What's the deal with these horrible remixes? I guess horrible remixes are nothing new, but we're at an all time low right now I think. A few years ago it was all these hip hop and rock mashups, now it's all dance track mashups or tracks with terrible beats behind them, like the Baltimore remix. Every kid with Ableton has ruined Baltimore Club music. Also, putting a hit over a hit is a real ballsy move you cheeseball, you might as well call yourself Girl Talk. it's the same thing! Blu Jemz pointed this out to me last night and I can't stop thinking about it. To me, it reminds me of those Hooked on 45 or Hits on 45 records. For the non DJ nerds out there the On 45 series were hits of the time or even classical music hits with the same cheesy beat running under the entire record, megamix style. I'm pretty sure Metro Area or someone like that did sample from the Stars on 45 one though so that's pretty funny. See how big my unit is with that useless knowledge? Are the DJs and producers in this hipster scene going to be remembered in the same way those On 45 records are? Cause those records for the most part were the absolute worst and you're gonna be awfully embarrassed in a year or so when you have no respect and the next trend in music is upon us. What will you tell your kids, will they clown you for your terrible taste or will just hide the fact that you had any involvement in a such a crappy music scene.
And my last rant for the day. Blu Jemz is the man for telling the whole crowd at my night off for being jerks requesting Soulja Boy. That shit is getting pretty old. LA is so late on everything it's not even funny. I need to take a trip to NY soon. I feel like I'm taking crazy pills.
On a lighter side, here's the music for the day...
Todays selections in a way were spawned by my love of Miami Vice. (Campo, if you're reading this can you send me that link to that Jan Hammer CD signing?) I think every kid that grew up in the 80's had a love for the Dukes of Hazzard, the A-Team and Miami Vice. If you didn't like those shows I feel sorry for you and your parents, especially your father who had to explain to the guys at work that his son (or daughter) wasn't down with Murdock and the Face Man, Luke and Bo, Tubbs and Crocket. At one point I remember Don Johnson got into racing off shore power boats and my dad took me, my brother and a bunch of our friends out on our boat to watch him race off of Atlantic City. Don johnson was unstoppable then, I thought he and Melanie would be together forever. So this is the indirect way to segue Miami Vice into Short and Curly Cover Song Fridays. We'll start with Jan Hammer's masterpiece Crocket's Theme. I'm sure most of you know this one. The cover is by Vangelis and Jean Michel Jarre. Vangelis is most famous for Charriots of Fire but the dude has some serious jems in his catalogue. I celebrate quite a few of his releases. Since I've been lazy I'm also going to include a Vangelis track that is a weird beard classic and a fairly recent cover by Lindstrom.
Also Happy Birthday to me. Send me gift certificates for Ebay!
Let It Happen - VANGELIS
Let It Happen - LINDSTROM
I'm kind of conflicted about posting this one so I might take it down with in a day or two so make sure you get on it. I suggest you go buy this record too, it's well worth it.
Crockett's Theme - Jan Hammer
Crockett's Theme - Vangelis & Jean Michel Jarre