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26 October 2010 2 comments

Even those of you who know me often don’t know I love a good mashup.  Here are some classics, each in their own age, making a whole greater than the sum. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Separately, I ran across this (props to my second cousin Shelby), and was impressed, but not surprised.  As I have repeatedly said: MUSIC IS MUSIC


  • Deb said:

    Awesome mashup. That is probably my favourite Beatles tune, tho, so I’m not objective.

    The second share is also outstanding. I think the appeal of the “Finding Forrester” soundtrack roots in this urban-meets-classical juxtaposition. It’s really intoxicating to me.

    I’m intrigued by your “Music is Music” statement. That sounds almost strikingly egalitarian, coming from a man who turns up his nose at all musicals, just because they are musicals. Care to defend your comment as to true/intended sentiment?

  • dan (author) said:

    Musicals tend to wrap themselves in the drama of the scene, rather than the exploration of the music itself. I loathe the very thought of some preening actor belting out a song at the top of his lungs as if the only thing that matters is his ability to match pitch. The very name – musical – suggests that it is something else, and the “music” is secondary. Moreso than opera or theatre, musicals seem to be far more self-congratulatory for their mere existence, rather than the amount of work and introspective quality that has been put into the performance.

    I think the reflexive nature of my phrase makes a proper defense tricky, but if the above does not cover it, I can speak more to it. I fear the above may be a bit too via negativa, but I’m taking a break to write this, and I didn’t want to forget what I was saying.