Wish I Could Wake In September (COVID-19 Mashup – Pink Floyd vs Green Day vs Richard Hendrick)

Well there’s one good/bad* thing to the current events I have started making mashups again!
(*delete as necessary)

This is my current response to the coronavirus epidemic aka COVID-19, a complete nightmare and I want to just sleep til September and wish others were here in my isolation. Already had the Pink Floyd ‘Wish You Were Here’ (well a cover by London Orion Orchestra since no instrumental of the original exists) vs Green Day’s ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’, but then heard Richard Hendrick’s moving poem, ‘Lockdown’ and added him reading it on BBC Radio London over the phone….lends itself to radio noises, that. That poem gives me hope in a rather bleak mashup.

So remember to sing from your balconies, and listen to the birds beyond the hum and static of your thoughts.

Download: Instamatic – Wish I Could Wake In September (Green Day vs Pink Floyd vs Richard Hendrick)

Well there’s one good/bad* thing to the current events I have started making mashups again!
(*delete as necessary)

This is my current response to the coronavirus epidemic aka COVID-19, a complete nightmare and I want to just sleep til September and wish others were here in my isolation. Already had the Pink Floyd ‘Wish You Were Here’ (well a cover by London Orion Orchestra since no instrumental of the original exists) vs Green Day’s ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’, but then heard Richard Hendrick’s moving poem, ‘Lockdown’ and added him reading it on BBC Radio London over the phone….lends itself to radio noises, that. That poem gives me hope in a rather bleak mashup.

So remember to sing from your balconies, and listen to the birds beyond the hum and static of your thoughts.

Download: Instamatic – Wish I Could Wake In September (Green Day vs Pink Floyd vs Richard Hendrick)

And here is the original demo of this mashup, without the Richard Hendricks poem:

I’m in the Bootie Top 10!

My mashup ‘Her Breath is the Wind’ – (Fleetwood Mac’s Rhiannon vs Sia’s Breathe Me) made the latest Bootie Top 10 – well 20 since this is a bumper March/April edition – and love the comment: ‘This one has “late-night closing song” written all over it. Gorgeously epic.’ *blush*

Watch this space because it seems the last 2-3 mashups bar the last (which was actually created before all of these, just to confuse!) have a theme and the next one is in keeping, I hope it goes down as well as that one! Certainly temped to do Fleetwood Mix 2, Electric Boogaloo on my own at this rate…

Thanks A+D! And I of course will be attending Bootie London in a week’s time – see you all there?

Long mixes (Cuddle The Present, R-House, I Hate Jazz, Punk mix)

Cuddle kitties!!!!1111

Cuddle kitties!!!!1111

There’s a new long mix – Cuddle the Present out now, done for 50 Pound Note podcast including a cast of millions:

Phantom (Faex Edit) by Justice
Freak Up The Love by Celebrity Murder Party
Steam And Sequins For Larry Levan by Matmos
The Island That Loves by Totom
The Future (Mark Moore Remix) by Prince
Chikki Chikki Ahh Ahh by Baby Ford
NRG (Act Of Dog’s Acidtonic Mix) by Adamski
Charly The Cat by Elbarto & Liam B
I Like Starsky’s Moves by Pilchard
Peaches vs, Kinks white label (PFF Re-edit)
We Rocked Your Friend’s Body by Josh Console
Fa Fa Fa by Datarock
Do Re Me, So Far So Good by Carter USM
Jet Boy, Jet Girl by Elton Motello
Tainted Love by John B featuring Marcy Meow
Harlesden (Cyantific Remix) by London Elektricity
Hopping + Wiggling by David Shrigley
Beauty Queen by Roxy Music
Scribbling by David Shrigley


Don’t forget my other long mixes:

London Booted – Spanish Bombs (Over Baghdad) (The Clash vs Outkast)

London Booted – cover Clash mashups Spanish Bombs (Over Baghdad) Instamatic

In honour of the 25th anniversary of Clash’s London Booted Richie over at CultureDeluxe decided to get everyone to mash up the whole album, Grey Album stylee back in Jan/Feb 04…I got ‘Spanish Bombs’, which was a very Strummer polemic about Lorca, the Spanish Civil War and ETA…I prevaricated (even wrote long words like that) until the night I was actually starting it the Madrid bombs went off – so I had 2 choices…either be silly or make a point, but the latter seemed forced on me, really.

It’s a topical political mashup, using Outkast’s Bombs Over Baghdad with the Clash…got quite a few comments about this on blogs and Boing Boing, and even reviews in Catalan Yahoo (which I couldn’t read – well have YOU ever seen Catalan as one of the options over at Babelfish?!?)

The London Booted site is currently down, but apparently this and the other tracks might be err ‘seen’ again later this year…I’m saying no more :-X

Spanish Bombs (Over Baghdad) from London Booted

Godlife (off Parkspliced) (Blur vs Beach Boys)

Parkspliced cover - the dog's apparently called Rocco by the way

Parkspliced was a remix album in the vein of grey Album and London Booted…oh funny I mention that 😉 and I took on the title track ‘Parklife’ and added the Acapella of Doom itself, ‘God Only Knows’ by the Beach Boys.

Available here because it’s now not available anywhere else, it has some tuning issues but I still like it, in that ugly-child-kind-of-way…You should’ve heard what it could’ve been (Queens in the Park – George Michael ‘Outside’ vs Parklife!)

I think the ‘b’ side -‘Golden Beard’ released as ‘tbc’ and available here also was more successful. Oh and I did the album art which was a hit so I felt better for that – used on Boing Boing and a few other sites :-D)

GodLife (Beach Boys vs Blur)

Ludakris (Kriss Kross vs Ludacris)

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As requested here’s the one boot I know has been played on radio in the US and other places (was part of Flounder’s Boots of 2004 on DC101) and goes down a storm on the dancefloor, be it San Francisco or London or Australia…(now yer showing off, well not been to Oz anyway ;-).

It’s a fun nostalgic dancefloor-friendly hiphop boot, does what it says on the tin. If it was in a tin that is (?)

It’s totally LudaKris (Ludacris ‘Stand Up’ & ‘Gossip Folks’ vs Kriss Kross ‘Jump Around’). Enjoy.