Thursday, December 25, 2014

2014 mixes - Mashups

Since I (finally!) went to Bootie this year, I thought it would be a good time to make a mix of some of my favorite mashups:

1. Run This Town and Fugue - Johann Sebastian Bach vs. Jay-Z ft. Rihanna and Kanye [DJs from Mars]
2. Bad Things Roll with the Devil - Marilyn Manson vs. Christina Aguilera vs. Jace Everett vs. Rihanna vs. Lady Gaga vs. Katy Perry vs. Yeah Yeah Yeahs vs. Drowning Pool vs. 666 vs. Mike Oldfield [Titus Jones]
3. Cruelly Good Summer Feeling - Flo Rida vs. Avicii vs. Ace of Base vs. Sak Noel vs. Jason Derulo vs. Stanton Warriors vs. Aura Dione vs. Tatu vs. Adele vs. Travie McCoy vs. Groove Armada vs. Britney Spears [DJ Schmolli]
4. Hello Girl, Let's Party Til the End - Martin Solveig ft. Dragonette vs. Britney Spears vs. LMFAO vs. No Doubt vs. Sum 41 vs. Vanilla Ice [Titus Jones]
5. Any Way You Gotta Feeling - Journey vs. Black Eyed Peas vs. Robin Thicke [Voicedude]
6. Stupid Girls, Holla if You Hear Me - Garbage vs. 2pac [?] {Video has been taken down. Sadness.}
7. We Are Never Ever Getting the Sweater - Taylor Swift vs. Weezer [A Plus D]
8. Jump on the Fifth - House of Pain vs. Walter Murphy vs. Soulwax [The Bootleague]
9. Eine Kleine Big Booty Bonkers - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart vs. Dizzee Rascal vs. Bombs Away [DJs from Mars]
10. Call Me A Hole - Nine Inch Nails vs. Carly Rae Jepsen [pomDeter]
11. Call Me Uprising - Blondie vs. Muse [CjR]
12. Crazy Diamonds in the Midnight Sky - M83 vs. Rihanna vs. TLC vs. Seal vs. Carly Rae Jepsen vs. Shirley Bassey vs. Incubus vs. The Eagles [DJ Schmolli vs. Lobsterdust]
13. Dance Alarm - Nicki Minaj vs. Avicii vs. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen vs. Britney Spears vs. Eminem vs. Lady Gaga vs. Taio Cruz vs. Cascada vs. Etta James vs. Dev [Titus Jones]
14. Otherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers Bootleg Club Mix [DJs from Mars]
15. Levels that I Used to Know - Gotye ft. Kimbra vs. Avicii [?]
16. Timber Party - Pitbull ft. Ke$ha vs. Rihanna vs. Rednex vs. Garbage [Shahar Varshal]
17. Stardust Kids - David Bowie vs. MGMT [A plus D]
18. I Want It All/We Will Rock You Mashup - Queen [Sucker Punch Sndtk]
19. 99 Problems (Linkin Park Remix) - Jay-Z vs. Linkin Park
20. Overtime - Smashing Pumpkins vs. Three 6 Mafia vs. Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock vs. Laid Back vs. Wonderland Avenue vs. Fleetwood Mac vs. 69 Boyz vs. Folk Implosion vs. Technotronic [Girl Talk] {I actually love All Day best, but.... that's its own list.}
21. Don't Stop Believin' In This Love on Earth - Lady Gaga vs. Belinda Carlisle vs. Journey vs. Madonna vs. Ke$ha vs. Bruno Mars vs. Leona Lewis vs. New York Outlaw [Titus Jones]
22. Dance Dreams - Lady Gaga vs. Eurythmics [Divide & Kreate]
23. Bella's Finals: Price Tag/Don't You (Forget About Me)/Give Me Everything/Just the Way You Are/Party in the USA/Turn the Beat Around [The Barden Bellas, Pitch Perfect Sndtk]
24. Bittersweet Dirt Off Your Shoulder - Jay-Z vs. the Verve [?]
25. Titanium 500 - David Guetta ft. Sia vs. The Proclaimers vs. Midnight Oil [DJ Schmolli]
26. Last Bulletproof Dance Night - Katy Perry vs. Robyn vs. LaRoux [Marc Johnce]
27. Crazy Logic - Gnarls Barkley vs. Supertramp vs. Rockwell [Arty Fufkin]
28. Royals Hotel California - Lorde vs. The Eagles vs. Massive Attack [Shahar Varshall]

2014 Mixes - Mix 2

The even more random assortment:

1. Panic at the Disco - Casual Affair

2. Bastille - Things We Lost in the Fire

3. Lana Del Rey - Video Games (Club Clique Remix)

4. Chvrches - Science/Visions

5. Club 8 - Into Air

6. Holy Ghost! - Dumb Disco Ideas

7. Tiësto - The Feeling ft. Ou Est Le Swimming Pool. Technically Outside Lands, but I was at another stage.

8. Watsky - Pumped Up Kicks remix. Outside Lands.

9. Mika - Elle Me Dit. (His Boum Boum Boum is a more fun video.)

2014 mixes - Mix 1

I didn't listen to a lot of new music this year, so I'm mixing in my Outside Lands songs with the things I did listen to this year. Videos embedded where they exist. Links to the songs without videos. 2010 lives here, 2011 here, here and here, 2012, and 2013. Only just realizing that 2008 and 2009 never got their own posts. Whoops!

[Ed: Fixed now! 2008 and 2009.]

1. Lana Del Rey - Cruel World

2. Ruby Friedman Orchestra - You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive. Justified closes out each season with a rendition of this song. This is my favorite so far. (What do we think Boyd's chances are of making it out of the final season alive?)

3. Brody Dalle - Meet the Foetus/Oh the Joy ft. Shirley Manson. These fucking women. I like the first half of the song, but I am obsessed with Oh the Joy when Shirley joins in.

4. Tom Petty - Runnin' Down a Dream. Outside Lands. Tom Petty was awesome. He played all the hits and it was wonderful. (Did not realize there was a Little Nemo video for this song.)

5. White Denim - At Night in Dreams

6. Queens of the Stone Age - I Sat by the Ocean. Speaking of Mr. Brody Dalle... I saw them play the Bill Graham in April and it was easily one of the best concerts I've been to. They were absolutely amazing.

7. TV on the Radio - Satellite

8. Alt-J - Left Hand Free

9. Spoon - I Turn My Camera On. Outside Lands. So I ended up closing out Sunday at OL by managing to be in the front row for Spoon, The Flaming Lips, and The Killers. It was AMAZING. Spoon was fab. (There is a video for this song, but I can't find a high quality version.)

Monday, December 15, 2014

75 Musical Numbers

Hullo, blog. It's been awhile.

My brother has set himself a challenge over on Facebook: 50 (western) musical numbers, one song per show, no jukebox musicals allowed (but I'm bending that on occasion). I'm going with 75, so I can reuse composers. Gilbert & Sullivan were banned for being operettas, although RENT, Les Mis, Porgy & Bess, and Phantom were allowed in.... All That Jazz is also all standards, even with some lyrical changes. (Well, maybe not Take Off With Us, but... it's really no Everything Old is New Again and There Will Be Some Changes Made.)

So. Here are my 75. (Shockingly, Peter Pan will NOT be making this list.)

Yet to hear and thus ineligible: La Cage Aux Folles, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Rose, Urinetown, Next to Normal, The Last Five Years, In the Heights, Tick Tick Boom, New York New York, The Wild Party, Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, If/Then, Carousel, Chess, See What I Wanna See, Victor/Victoria, Dames, Once Upon a Mattress, Candide, Gigi, Paint Your Wagon, The Band Wagon, Top Hat, Merrily We Roll Along, Mame, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Easter Parade, How to Succeed In Business, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Pal Joey, Purlie, State Fair, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Summer Stock, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, No No Nannette, Passing Strange, Curtains, The Light in the Piazza, Bat Boy the Musical, Oh Kay!, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the Scarlet Pimpernel, Ragtime, Miss Saigon, Funny Face, the Mystery of Edwin Drood, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the Boy from Oz, Woman of the Year, A Little Night Music, Follies, Applause, Fiorello!

Composers represented multiple times:
Sondheim (5)
Lerner & Loewe (4)
Kander & Ebb (3)
Oscar Hammerstein (3) (Richard Rodgers didn't work on Show Boat)
Andrew Lloyd Webber (3)
Cole Porter (3)
Ira Gershwin (3) (George didn't work on A Star is Born)
Alan Menken (3)
Stephen Schwartz (3)
Tim Rice (3) (2 with Elton John and 1 with Andrew Lloyd Webber)

Honorary Mentions - those shows I haven't seen all the way through, but I enjoy select songs from them:
South Pacific - Some Enchanted Evening (Rodgers & Hammerstein). I've never actually seen South Pacific, so I only know a couple of the songs. But I'm currently listening to Bloody Mary and it is... something else.
Wonderful Town - Ohio (Leonard Bernstein/Betty Comden/Adolph Green).
Sunset Boulevard - As If We Never Said Goodbye (Andrew Lloyd Webber/Don Black/Christopher Hampton).
Songs for a New World - Stars and the Moon (technically a revue, but I love this song, Jason Robert Brown).
Sunday in the Park with George - Finishing the Hat (Stephen Sondheim).
Gypsy - Everything's Coming Up Roses (Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim).
The Fantastics - Try to Remember (Harvey Schmidt/Tom Jones). Jerry Orbach was just the best.
Stormy Weather - Stormy Weather (Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler)
Jesus Christ Superstar - I Don't Know How to Love Him (Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice)
42nd Street - 42nd Street  (I may have seen this. I can't quite quite recall if I've seen the whole thing or just clips. Some of those backstage musicals blur a bit. Harry Warren/Al Dubin)
Holiday Inn - White Christmas (Irving Berlin)
Annie Get Your Gun - There's No Business Like Show Business (Irving Berlin)
Damn Yankees - Lola (Richard Adler/Jerry Ross)
Man of La Mancha - The Impossible Dream (Mitch Leigh/Joe Darion)
Guys & Dolls - Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat (Frank Loesser)
Gold Diggers of 1935 - Lullaby of Broadway (Harry Warren and Al Dubin)
Jeckyll & Hyde - Bring On the Men (Yes, I have heard that this is supposed to be one of the worst musicals ever written. But I love the way Linda Eder sings this number. Frank Wildhorn)

The Top 75 (these first couple are not good musicals, but have at least a good number in them):
75. Tie: Burlesque - Bound To You (Christina Aguilera/Samuel Dixon/Sia (?!)) and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - the Barn Dance, which is a dance and not a song, but whatever (Saul Chaplin and Gene De Paul).

74. Annie - It's the Hard Knock Life. (Charles Strouse/Martin Charnin). I'll be honest, I think of Jay-Z when I hear this opening now...

73. Tommy - The Acid Queen (The Who).

72. Les Girls - You're Just Too Too (Cole Porter). I love Kay Kendall in this.

71. Fame - Fame (Michael Gore).

70. Mary Poppins - Chim Chim Cheree (Richard & Robert Sherman).

69. Beautiful - 1650 Broadway Medley (multiple). Totally a jukebox musical, but I thought this medley was actually quite clever.

68. An American in Paris - I Got Rhythm (*cough*Gershwin jukebox*cough* But this list was light on Gene Kelly). (Also seen in Girl Crazy)

67. Bedknobs and Broomsticks - Portobello Road (Richard and Robert Sherman, partial clip). It's strange to me that Mary Poppins is so much more beloved.

66. Bye Bye Birdie - Telephone Hour (Carles Strouse/Lee Adams).

65. Meet Me In St. Louis - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Hugh Martin/Ralph Blane, half jukebox, half original).

64. The King & I - Shall We Dance (Rodgers & Hammerstein).

63. Beauty & the Beast - Tale as Old as Time (Alan Menken).

62. Hairspray - You Can't Stop the Beat (Marc Shaiman/ Scott Wittman).

61. Oliver - Consider Yourself (Lionel Bart).

58. On the Town - New York, New York (Leonard Bernstein/Betty Comden/Adolph Green).

57. Hello, Dolly - Put On Your Sunday Clothes (Jerry Herman).

56. On A Clear Day You Can See Forever - On A Clear Day... (Lerner/Loewe).

55. Spring Awakening - Mama Who Bore Me (Duncan Sheik/ Steven Sater).

54. Cats - Grizabella, the Glamour Cat/ Memory (Andrew Lloyd Webber).

53. Lion King - He Lives in You (Elton John/ Tim Rice).

52. Pippin - Simple Joys (Stephen Schwartz). (Patina Miller Aaaahhh.)

51. Nine - Unusual Way (Maury Yeston).

50. Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog - Brand New Day (Jed & Joss Whedon/Maurissa Tancharoen).

49. Spamalot - Where Are You (Eric Idle/John Du Prez/Neil Innes). I'm going Christian Borle on this one, because he CRACKS ME UP in Spamalot. His smile when Lancelot comes in still delights me. (Tragically the video of just this song doesn't seem to be on Youtube any more, so enjoy Sara Ramirez, as well.)