Knight Rider theme performed on banjo and accordion

Shockingly good work by Banjo Guy Ollie.

Hey Folks. Here's a cover of the Knight Rider theme for a change from video game music covers. I want to do more series too in the future, so expect more like these, like Magnum PI ...AirWolf , A Team... yeah tons more

It's usually classic game tunes that get banjoed up by Ollie: OutRun (demonstrating that Splashwave is a superior composition to Magical Sound Shower), Speedball 2, Golden Axe, and Monkey Island.

Here's his cover of Bomb the Bass's Megablast (as remixed for the Amiga game Xenon 2, itself being hip-hop cover of John Carpenter's theme from Assault on Precinct 13)

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Chamomile Tea Party: remixed propaganda posters for the Trump age

Jeff Gates writes, "Back in 2010, when I started to take old propaganda posters and remix them with new text and imagery about the sad state of American political discourse, Boing Boing was the first to publicize the work. Read the rest

Meet the people who went to the US Copyright Office to demand your right to repair, remix and preserve!

Every three years, the US Copyright Office undertakes an odd ritual: they allow members of the public to come before their officials and ask for the right to use their own property in ways that have nothing to do with copyright law.

It's a strange-but-true feature of American life. Blame Congress. When they enacted the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in 1998, they included Section 1201, a rule that bans people from tampering with copyright controls on their devices. That means that manufacturers can use copyright controls to stop you from doing legitimate things, like taking your phone to an independent service depot; or modifying your computer so that you can save videos to use in remixes or to preserve old games. If doing these legal things requires that you first disable or remove a copyright control system, they can become illegal, even when you're using your own property in the privacy of your own home.

But every three years, the American people may go before the Copyright Office and ask for the right to do otherwise legal things with their own property, while lawyers from multinational corporations argue that this should not happen.

The latest round of these hearings took place in April, and of course, EFF was there, with some really cool petitions (as dramatized by the science fiction writers Mur Lafferty, John Scalzi, and Cory Doctorow [ahem]), along with many of our friends and allies, all making their own pleas for sanity in copyright law.

We commemorated the occasion with a collection of short video conversations between me and our pals. Read the rest

There's a "Weird Al" Yankovic remix of Portugal. The Man's "Feel it Still"

If I had a hit pop song that was fresh off a Grammy win, I would follow Portugal. The Man's lead and do all the things.

First, I'd want to perform on Ellen like they just did. But that's not big enough, I'd also want to bring the USC Marching Band onstage with me, like they did Thursday.

Then, just because I could, I would get "Weird Al" Yankovic to performing a rousing remix of my Grammy-winning song, like they just did with "Feel it Still."

Then I'd continue touring with my new album, like they are with "Woodstock." 'Cause: "Go big or go home."

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Mega Dance Party Mix, a triptastic animation by Cyriak

UK animator Cyriak Harris celebrated getting 1M YouTube subscribers by livestreaming this trippy Mega Dance Party Mix. It's a 20-minute long retrospective remix of some of his past music and videos.

No, you're not hallucinating. It just feels like it.

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This RATT and Marvin Gaye mashup is almost too good

Mixing '80s heavy metal hair band RATT with Motown artist Marvin Gaye just shouldn't work, but somehow it does. This mashup by YouTuber Bill McClintock is called "I Heard it Round and Round the Grapevine" and sets Gaye's 1968 soul classic "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" with the hard-rocking track from RATT's 1984 single "Round and Round." It works, I'm telling you.

In case you forgot, here's what the two songs sound like separately (I nearly forget RATT's music video starred Milton Berle):

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Eclectic Method's newest remix: 'Han Solo Song'

Based in Barcelona, DJ and music producer Eclectic Method has pulled in the Star Wars universe once again for his newest remix, "Han Solo Song."

He writes:

With the Han Solo movie on the horizon and The Last Jedi in the rear view mirror I thought it was time to remix everyone's favorite space rogue pirate smuggler war hero. Han Solo Song is a rhyming remix through the 4 movies of Han so far. Rhymed mostly by Han himself with a Han Solo solo on laser blaster. This is my 10th Star Wars Remix.

You can check out all 10 of those remixes here. Read the rest

E.T. is the star of Melodysheep's 'Phone Home' remix

Earworm alert: Remix maestro melodysheep (previously) just released "Phone Home," a "happy little E.T. song to brighten your day." It did. Read the rest

Remix master Melodysheep's latest visits the Wizard of Oz

Washington-based remix master John D. Boswell, aka melodysheep, describes his latest tribute song and video as a "magical musical adventure through the land of Oz." It's called "Oh my!" and it uses vocals and footage from the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz

The song's mp3 is here.

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EFF will tell the Copyright Office (again) to protect your right to remix, study and tinker

Every three years, the US Copyright Office has to ask America about all the ways in which Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (which bans bypassing DRM, even for legitimate reasons) interferes with our lives, and then it grants limited exemptions based on the results. Read the rest

A sleek Ghost In The Shell-themed remix

Eclectic Method teamed up with ill.Gates to create a catchy remix saluting the 1995 anime classic, Ghost In The Shell. Read the rest

Paul Anka gets a modern day remix

Musician Anthony Florey brings Paul Anka’s “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” into the 21st century. Read the rest

TED talk about remixes and appropriating made by remixing and appropriating TED talks about remixing and appropriating

Paul Fuog pieced this together out of 15 TED talks: it's pretty great, except what's with the low-energy narration? It's not very TED-like. Read the rest

Hillary vs. Donald Debate Remix from Eclectic Method

Remix of the 3rd un-presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump from with a hip-hop "Hail To The Chief" backing track, by Eclectic Method.

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Jamaican Thundercats

Behold the Tunda Cyat, one of the many delights from P5YCKONOMIXXX. NSFW.

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10 most sampled music tracks of all time

Number 1, of course, is the source of the Amen Break. But a surprise or two lurks in the top 10, as calculated by Who Sampled, a truly amazing website that tells you the when and where and what of samples for singles over the last few decades. Read the rest

Disco remix of Infinite Yul

They put Infinite Yul on proper TV and the inevitable has happened: is has been improved. Enjoy this disco remix, courtesy of Dean Caldicott.

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