Goodfellas recut as a 90s sitcom

Even with the laugh track added to Goodfellas, Joe Pesci is still as scary as hell. Read the rest

Watch this great 60s biker movie with modern actors and effects digitally added

Kudos to Mike Upchurch for his latest YouTube video: Freeway to Hell. It's 22 minutes, with voiceovers by Mike Judge, and starring Chris Fairbanks, Jon Dore, Ron Lynch, and Emily Maya Mills.

Electric Television Presents... (1967) Lost motorbike gang film. "Freeway to Hell," A shocking and wrenchingly violent morality tale in which a technological worker quits his job, joins a gang, and takes a wild ride through a seedy underworld of rowdy men, wild women, and motorbikes.

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The Library of Congress is launching an open-source archive of hip-hop samples dating back more than a century

Citizen DJ is the brainchild of Brian Foo, a 2020 Innovator-in-Residence Program at the U.S. Library of Congress. The goal of the project is simple: to provide free audio and video samples to encourage creativity through remixing. Or, in Foo's words:

Cultivate the creation of new and transformative music using free-to-use audio and video materials from the Library. Connect the general public with culturally significant, underutilized, and free-to-use audio and video collections available from the Library. Engage communities, such as secondary school students and amateur musicians, that may have a strong relationship with hip hop music, but little to no existing relationship with the Library or the Library’s materials. Provide the general public (in particular, those with little to no formal research training) with the tools and resources to navigate the United States copyright system in the context of sample-based music creation. Contribute to human-computer interaction research and best practices for search and discovery of large audio and video collections.

As for why, specifically, to take a DJ/hip-hop approach to this kind of project?

Today, collage-based hip hop as it existed in the golden age is largely a lost (or at best, a prohibitively expensive) artform.

I believe if there was a simple way to discover and access free-to-use audio and video material for music making, a new generation of hip hop artists and producers can maximize their creativity, invent new sounds, and connect listeners to materials, cultures, and sonic history that might otherwise be hidden from public ears.

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Madonna's "Justify My Love" with only Lenny Kravitz's backing vocals is excellent mutant pop

"Justify My Love" is a 1990 trip-hop tune by Lenny Kravitz and Ingrid Chavez with spoken vocals by Madonna and soulful humming and moaning by Kravitz. Someone mixed a version of the track sans Madonna and with Kravitz's backing vocals brought to the forefront. The above sounds like a compelling piece of "outsider pop," as described by bil-sabab on r/ObscureMedia.

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Every instrument in Billie Jean replaced with a springy door stop

"just thought i would SPRING into action haha do you get it?" writes Beeble. Read the rest

Baby Yoda's just fiddling with the radio (meme alert)

There's a scene in the fourth episode of The Mandalorian where the unnamed child (aka Baby Yoda) is literally pushing Mando's buttons, well, the buttons on his ship anyway. Since it aired, the internet has been doing its thing — imagining Baby Yoda is playing with the ship's radio.

The meme started a couple of weeks ago, so there a TON of them out there. I picked out a few of my favs:

And, OF COURSE...

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Listen to Tame Impala with Justin Timberlake

Take 'em to the bridge. Read the rest

Production company posts funny remix after rapper refuses to pay for music video

Sheck Wes, the "Mo Bamba" guy, didn't like a new music video and stiffed the production company, so they posted a funny remix. "Got a gun, but it's just a paint ball gun" approaches Weird Al-level good. Read the rest

Modest Mouse vs. Queen, a most excellent mash-up

Oneboredjeu slams together Modest Mouse's "Float On" with Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" to great effect.

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Samurai Jack vs the soundtrack from Doom

There are a so many points of apparent correspondence here I can't believe it's not edited! [By HappyOrange, via via]

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Mod turns Quake into a lovely walking simulator

Quake, the 1996 classic game set in a grim and hellish world of stone, fire and blood, pulsed with danger and violence. But a new mod from JP LeBreton turns it into a calm walking simulator, complete with a soundtrack based on Nine Inch Nails' chilly 2008 album Ghosts I-IV, which is available under the Creative Commons. Alice O'Connor:

In short, it’s a Quake that’s retooled to be nice to potter about. Quake as a whole is incoherent and largely brown (I quite like its exploration of browns and blues), sure, but it does have some interesting places and architecture. ... LeBreton has previously released tourism mods for games including Unreal, Deus Ex, and Thief, as well as a simpler one for Quake. He also keeps a game tourism page listing mods and instructions to make other 90s FPSs–and their modern descendants–safe to wander around.

Or if you’d rather Ghosts I-IV were paired with all the fragging and gibbing of Quake’s original campaign, hey, LeBreton explains how to disable tourism too. He also details how to change which song plays on which level, if you fancy a fiddle.

Download Ghosts I-IV For Quake from Itch. You’ll need the data files from a full copy of Quake to play, along with the Quakespasm fan-updated engine. The readme explains how to make it work.

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Indiana Jones movie sound effects remixed into dance track

Eclectic Method writes:

I made a house music video remix using only sound effects clips from the Indiana Jones movies. The sound design is made by Ben Burtt who also made the iconic sounds for Star Wars. So some of the sounds are the same as the Star Wars SFX Remix I did. You might notice how much a plane engine from Indiana Jones sounds like a laser from Star Wars. Whilst making this I also noticed the same punch sound occurring in 3 of the Indy movies. I'm pretty sure Han Solo and Indiana Jones' fists make the same sound.

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Classic remix: Bill O'Reilly will do it live

To celebrate the abusive lying bastard's sacking by Fox News, let's once again enjoy this classic dance remix of his legendary meltdown from the "brown acrylic wig" era of his career.

The original:

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Enjoy a startling "vintage cigarette commercial" from Japan

This is presented on the viral internet as a clever 1991 cigarette commercial for "Sutaffu" cigarettes, but it appears to be from Topknot Detective, an Australian entry in the annals of Steve Oedekerk-style problematic remix humor. Note: includes child subjected to offscreen slapstick violence.

Here is an indisputably real Japanese cigarette commercial from 1991, introducing Sir Charles Sheen as himself:

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The Big Bang Theory but the studio audience is replaced by Ricky Gervais

The awkward, creeping humorlessness of The Big Bang Theory (and perhaps all studio sitcoms) is famously revealed by removing the audience laughter. But it is made truly unsettling by replacement with Ricky Gervais.

BONUS: The Big Bang theory with the laugh track replaced by children screaming:

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Beyond Bad Lip Reading: the Auralnauts' astounding Star Wars remixes

The Auralnauts' wildly successful Star Wars remixes have gone from strength to strength, combining bad lip reading, South Park-ish raunchy humor, and massive dance-parties accompanied by some seriously rockin' tunes. Read the rest

Science themed music video made from remixed public domain footage

Luke Williams writes, "I thought you might like this song called 'Make Heat' from my science-pop album MOONS." Read the rest

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