- More on this laterhttp://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1609134961558581805&q=dancing
- This man travels. And he dances. And it's actually funny! Who doesn't
want to dance on top of Kilamanjaro?http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/archive/2005/11/22/495741.aspx
- This is a celebrity recasting of Harry Potter. Oh the horror.http://blog.outer-court.com/archive/2005-11-22-n58.html
- This is a hip new website statistics analyzer which looks pretty awesome.
Ok, American Edit. It's Greenday's American Idiot album, but mashed up multiple times to create this genius piece of work. My personal favourites are Dr. Who on Holiday
(Holiday mashed up with the Dr Who theme!) and Boulevard of Broken Songs (Dance Mix '05)
. The normal Boulevard of Broken Songs is pretty good too, but the dance mix actually sounds really awesome and funny at the same time. And that's enough on that subject.
Today, I decided I'd play some music over the school radio station at lunch. I usually don't, I detest running radio shows because they suck, but nobody showed up for theirs today and I had no homework to complete. So, I sat down and grabbed a random CD and played a random track, so far so good. But sitting waiting for songs to finish kind of sucks, so I looked for something else to do. My gaze fell upon the pitch sliders on the CD decks, which I've played before but never seriously done anything with. I grabbed another random CD, chose a random track, turned off broadcasting on the second CD deck and began fiddling. 30 seconds later, I had the beats matched. Now, I actually started to listen to what I had playing. From the left side, the melodic strains of The Darkness. On the right, the Guess Who (some song about Saskatchewan). On the spot, I decided to make the 30 minutes of lunch remaining a lunch hour of pain, putting on the most bizarre and hated tracks possible and mixing them all together. For the rest of lunch, my playlist flowed from The Guess Who to the Hamster Dance to the Cartoons (Witch Doctor is my signature track whenever I play music now!) to Jessica Simpson to Paul Oakenfold to Dancing in the Key of Love - there was no stopping me! I was tearing up the decks, putting on the wildest combinations and getting it near perfect every time!
You know what the best part is? Nobody in the caf even noticed. Most people would be discouraged by that. But not I! The key to good mixing is that it shouldn't be noticeable. If you're specifically listening for it then yeah, you should be relatively impressed when one song fades to another and the beat doesn't even skip. But if it's casual listening? Never, ever should you be aware that the song is changing. That means the person mixing isn't doing it right.
In conclusion, this is why I want turntables. Which I cannot get until February, now. My parents weren't willing to loan me $700 at this point in time. How rotten can you get?