Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Beylanis Knolisette - You Oughta Knowles

A quick one here, involving notoriously scorned Canadian Alanis Morissette tearing Dave Coulier/Matt LeBlanc/other dude to shreds, trading in the luscious mood of a Beyonce hit for a more rigorous romp. Since Alanis' vocals were censored here, I would like to thank Ms. Knowles for swearing on her behalf.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Delta Airlines - Delta Airlines

To my knowledge, nobody has yet to put together a mash up utilizing the music of the lovely Delta Goodrem, which I consider a shame as she has great vocals (and is a classic beauty to match!). Taking matters into my own hands, I have paired up the Aussie songbird's epic pop ballad "Believe Again," stripping it of its new-age packaging and setting it atop a more downtempo electronica backing, courtesy of French duo Air's "La Voyage de Penelope." It fit nicely, I think. I am also quite proud of the mash title. Hehe. Enjoy.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Waula Dandul - Dance Like Bohemian

I have a confession to make, so prepare yourselves: I am a Paula Abdul fan. She has always been awesomely cool, and I feel her tunes are the epitome of good solid pop music. Now, as we get the laughters out of the way... Paula made a mini-comeback earlier this year by putting out a cool enough song called "Dance Like Tomorrow," with fellow American Idol judge Randy Jackson on bass. Now, I like it and everything, but always felt it had a rocky melody that Randy (who produced it) didn't get a hold of... I mean, yeah, Paula had to flaunt her choreo but as plenty of mashup videos have proven, some poppy choreo and upbeat pop-rock can mesh rather well. Therefore, I teamed her up with the Dandy Warhols' "Bohemian Like You." The result? You decide. If you have any feedback, feel free to tell me. Straight up, now.

Paula Abdul official
Dandy Warhols official

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Teddeona Bearis - Punklover

Lately, I am rejoicing in the return of actual melodies in the pop scene - gone are the tuneless days of humps and hollabacks of yore! This little ditty, "Bleeding Love," from UK songbird (and X-Factor victor) Leona Lewis caught my attention, simply because of the emo lyrics set to a gothic R&B backing reminiscent of a classy funeral, and a pretty voice singing on top. I love odd combinations, and the original track had its mix of unusual ingredients. My only qualm is the rather monotonous choruses in the radio track. (Oddly enough, this isn't the case live.) So when I got my hands on this pella, I tried to hook it up to something else to juice out the melody... The Teddybears' Punkrocker was up to the match, after Iggy gracefully stepped aside. Have a listen!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Holly Suntado - Saved by Furtado!

Well, GYBO has finally put up a TV Theme challenge. I say "Finally," because I've waited an eternity to have the opportunity to put together something involving a certain girl group.

Like many others of my generation, we spent a lot of our naive days in front of the TV set with awesome early '90s sitcoms. "Saved by the Bell" was a pleasure to watch for some, in all its radical-ness; these days, I still get my kicks watching it, for purely different reasons. My favorite episode has to be "Jessie's Song," wherein Jessie Spano picks up a caffeine pill addiction while Zack tries to get her, Kelly, and Lisa together to form a girl group, Hot Sundae. Their first and only song, "Go For It," involved a wonderfully choreographed work-out music video. (Can't remember? For shame! This should jog your memory!) Jessie finally breaks down from fatigue,
resulting in quite possibly the best nervous break-down scene in television history. "I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so... scared!" That classic line has become my ringtone. Jessie then leaves Bayside, to pursue a career in Showgirl-ing.

So, I paired up those brilliant ladies with Madame Nelly Furtado's amazingly '80s "Do It" for some retro fun. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Veroniclarkhouse - Angry White Girls

Congratulations to Amy Winehouse on her multiple victories at this year's Grammy's! I honestly love the woman, and commend her for everything. "Back to Black" is one of my favorite Amy tracks, as it sounds beautifully morbid - it's an audio equivalent of a funeral directed by Scorsese. I've always wanted to play with the ironic potential of this song... therefore, I had Amy sing over the lovely boy-hating Origliasso sisters of The Veronicas' "Hook Me Up" and teamed her up with resident angry girl Kelly Clarkson's angsty guitars from "Never Again" all into one glob of bouncy bitterness. Ah, I love angry white girls this early in the morning.