Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Mid-Week MP3

This week’s Mid-Week MP3 is especially close to my heart. It is, after all, my first attempt at a mash-up. I understand that Beastie Boys mashes are sort of the lowest common denominator, but the band was kind enough to furnish fans with easy access to acapella versions of so much of their catalogue that it seemed silly for me not to take advantage of such bounty.

While not as polished as many of the recent mash-up tracks I’ve featured, I hope you’ll at least give it a try. I’m actually fairly proud of it. Oh, and two little tidbits of info:

1) While editing the artist tag on this track I sarcastically typed in “Kid Charlemagne,” which is, of course, a reference to Hal’s pirate radio persona on the FOX sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. I liked it so much that it stuck.

2) The odd spoken-word sample that drops in after the 3 minute mark was taken from Cheap Ass Gamer's CAGcast 23. It’s a little riff that co-host Wombat let’s fly concerning his disdain for the Kingdom Hearts video game series.

Kid Charlemagne – Lust for Now