Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Matters Best Solved with Fisticuffs.

For all of you rhythmically-challenged, or otherwise just too white readers out there who might not understand the strange, foreboding world of hip hop, I offer you this. It is a freestyle rap battle, translated for your edification. Enjoy.

[via Monkeys for Helping.]

Monday, September 29, 2008

Mashup Monday: Kirby Doggy Dogg.

This has gone around the 'net a couple times already, but let's send it around again just for the hell of it. It's Kirby vs. Snoop Dogg:

Friday, September 26, 2008

Jukebox Friday: More Improbable Covers.

The internet is lousy with clips of musicians taking a stab at other people's songs. Here are some more.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain tackles the theme from "Shaft":

A Thai karaoke version of "Dragostea Din Tei" (better known as the "Numa Numa" song):

(Other versions of this are also available in Vietnamese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian and Spanish).

A one-man-band version of AC/DC's "Back in Black":

And finally, the horror that is Kidz Bop. (I post this mainly to point out the insane intensity of the kid at 2:37):

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Hi-Fi Dorks (plus a remix).

Maybe you're a devotee of the Sharper Image Catalog (and who among us is not?) and you've already seen this. But if not, I present to you the sublime genius of the Beamz Music System:

Good thing someone came along and did a remix:

[via Monkeys For Helping.]

Monday, September 22, 2008

Mashup Monday: Ante Up.

"Sesame Street" mashes never get old. Here are Bert and Ernie breakin' it down:

Friday, September 19, 2008

Jukebox Friday: Another Trip to Japan.

What can I say? I'm a sucker for Japanese music. Here's another batch of videos:

"Love Message" by The Possible:

"Robo Kiss" by W, a Morning Musume side project:

And just to show that there's more to popular music in Japan than bouncy girl groups (not that there's anything wrong with that at all), here from 1965 is Akira Fuse and the Blue Comets with "Do the Clam":

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Not the Jackfruit Ghost.

In Thailand, they do things just a little different, as this commercial attests:

[via WFMU's Beware of the Blog.]

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

How the British Bust a Move.

This is just what every well-equipped home needs -- a Mellotron!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Jukebox Friday: Improbable Covers Edition.

Who doesn't love a good cover song? Especially from odd sources. Too wit:

Black Sabbath's "Paranoid" done in 8-bit style by Uner:

The great San Francisco drag tribute band The SheGees do "Jive Talkin'":

The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra does a great spin on Outkast's "Hey Ya!":

A bunch of cellists rip into Europe's '80s classic "The Final Countdown":

I'm not even going to tell you what this one is supposed to be. See if you can guess. It's from a Thai karaoke disc, with a video that apparently has nothing to do with the original English lyrics of the song:

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Fists of Steel!

Need your house demolished? These guys will do it for cheap. Hi-keeba!

[via Monkeys For Helping.]

Friday, September 5, 2008

Jukebox Friday: Triumphant Return Edition.

We're back. Word! And just in time for the weekend, too. Here are some tunes:

The angularly New Wave "Girl You Want" by Devo:

The charmingly vintage "Did You Have to Rub It In" by The Hi-5:

The whimsically parodic "What You Know About Math?" by TI84 feat. -E:

And finally, the jaw-dropping "Caribbean Moon" by Kevin Ayers:

Thursday, September 4, 2008


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