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In which I once again reveal my mash-up addiction

I wonder if you have to be a certain age to enjoy this. I thought Andrew (aka classic rock kid) might. He does like Metallica and has Enter Sandman on his iPod. His response when this was done:

“It’s weird.”

I, on the other hand, love it. Love. It.

Not only does the band in question, Rock Sugar, have this mash up, it’s apparently what they do. All mash-ups, all the time. Dude. Even better, they’ve taken Madonna’s Like a Prayer and combined it with AC/DC’s Shook Me All Night Long. Definitive proof Like a Prayer should’ve been a heavy metal song all along.

I tell you, these guys are genius.

So, if you’re of a certain age, enjoy:

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Geeking out over Glee

I watched the pilot of Glee last night. Yeah, I know, where have I been. Actually, I’ve been meaning to watch it since it aired three months ago. But, I don’t watch a lot of TV (okay, almost none). And I’m still holding a grudge against FOX for moving The X-Files from Friday night to Sunday night.

Certain shows belong on Friday night, and even if Glee is a Wednesday night show, it really belongs on a Friday. Thanks to the wonders of technology, I can now watch it then–or anytime I want, like the second show tonight. (It is permissible to watch a Friday show on a Saturday.)

Of course, there’s also the director’s cut of the pilot that also might be worth watching. Hmmm … I’m running out of days.

Anyway, who’s watching along with me? (I’ll forgive you if you’re not actually watching on Friday.) What do you think of Alyssa Rosenberg’s take in The Atlantic?

Glee, a new series on Fox, shows just how far portrayals of teen social life have evolved since the angst-ridden era of Breakfast Club.

Or is it simply the serious music/80s love going on? I wish FOX wasn’t being so stingy with videos. (Watch as I renew my grudge against FOX.)

But the extended trailer has a bit of the performance for Don’t Stop Believin’:

And the whole song is here. Enjoy!

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Thank you very much, Mr. Earworm

I don’t know where Andrew picked up on this insidious bit of 80s music. He’s been singing: “Dōmo arigatō, Mr. Roboto” for a week now, over and over again. So I finally asked, “Have you heard the entire song?”

He hadn’t.

YouTube to the rescue! But first, a little background. From Wikipedia:

The song tells part of the fictitious story of Robert Orin Charles Kilroy (ROCK), in the rock opera Kilroy Was Here. The song is performed by Kilroy (as played by keyboardist Dennis DeYoung), a rock and roll performer who was placed in a futuristic prison for “rock and roll misfits” by the anti-rock-and-roll group the Majority for Musical Morality (MMM) and its founder Dr. Everett Righteous (played by guitarist James Young).

The Roboto is a model robot which does menial jobs in the prison. Kilroy escapes the prison by overtaking a Roboto prison guard and hiding inside the emptied-out metal shell. When Jonathan Chance finally meets Kilroy, at the very end of the song, Kilroy says,I am Kilroy! Kilroy! ending the song.

Aren’t you glad you asked? Okay, I realize you hadn’t. Enough, then. I’ll leave you with the musical stylings of Styx:

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And the beat goes on

So, yesterday, Miss B and Bob came back from Home Depot. On the ride home, Kyra discovered a new song on the radio. Bob said, “Tell Mommy what you heard.” And Miss B sang:

Girls just want to have some fun!

That’s right. Cyndi Lauper was playing, specifically, this:

Girls Just Want to Have Fun (link only, I can’t embed it).

Check out the awesome choreography at the 1:30 mark. They dont’ make videos like that anymore. Because she enjoyed that so much, I introduced her to the Go-Go’s:

She really liked this one. Once Bob left the room, we danced around like Belinda Carlisle, which isn’t all that difficult but isn’t something you necessarily want others to see. All that was missing were the off-the-shoulder sweatshirts, leggings, and giant earrings.

Ah, 80s pop music–bridging generations.

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