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Know what a “mashup” is in the musical context? It’s the blending of existing songs to create a new song, usually by amateurs and usually without the permission of the original songs’ authors. Typically the product is crap, but occasionally it’s transcendent! This is my favourite, a blend of Madonna’s “Ray of Light” with the Sex Pistols’ “Pretty Vacant” and “God Save The Queen”. The result is something called “Ray of Gob” which, in my opinion, is better than the original three source songs:
Andrew Currie insists, however, that the grand daddy of all mash-ups is a Frankensteinian blend of Destiny’s Child and Nirvana, called “Smells Like Teen Booty”:
Meanwhile, more evidence that my 7 year old prediction will come true…
And EK Horbneck sends us the –gulp!– Climate Change Video Game.