Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Monday Morning (ish) Mashup! Volume 1

Some background on the psychology of blogging.....

My blog buddy "Spider" has his site running like clockwork. For example, on Sunday mornings when you power up your computer and check out his blog ,you will find S.U.N.D.A.Y S.N.I.P.P.E.T.S (which, by the way, spells out "S.T.A.N.D. U.P. E.N. P.I.S.S." if you juggle the letters around) . It is as reliable as the Sunday newspaper arriving at your doorstep. Nobody does it like Spider. "Warm and Fuzzy Fridays", "Meaningful Mondays", and my favorite "What the FUCK were you THINKING? Thursdays". We call this "destination blogging" (actually I call it this, I am not sure anyone else does). It is a very effective way to get readers on a routine to check out your blog systematically. This is why everyone reads A Spider's Web in Thornton Park.

PS...."Sorted Lives" does this also.....well.... sort of.

Anyhoo...

I am going to attempt to try a little destination blogging myself. Welcome to the first installment of ALTMIKE's MONDAY MORNING MASHUP. Just in case you don't know what a mashup is...read this. I happen to be a mashup freak. I love them. I find it fascinating when someone takes perfectly good music and ends up bastardizing the song to the point of no return by mixing it with another song. I particularly like finding a new song mixed with an old school one- kind of like the new song paying homage and giving respect to the old song which inspired it.
My thought process here is to find a fun mp3 every week and post it here on Monday mornings. Just a little burst of energy to help get the work week going. AND I KNOW IT ISN'T MONDAY MORNING DAMMIT BUT GIVE ME A BREAK I AM TRYING TO DO THE BEST I CAN!!!!!

Therefore...

Being acutely aware of my strengths ("another good idea Mike!") and weaknesses ("Mike will REALLY be able to COMMIT to putting this feature on your blog at the SAME TIME EVERY WEEK particularly the morning after a once in a blue moon night out with Brad for one dollar Long Island ice teas at the Savoy?")....

the end result is this...

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ALTMIKE'S MONDAY MORNING (ish) MASHUP

You will be able to preview the week's selection on the media player on the right. See it? Just press play. If you like you can use one of the links below to get the music. The song will have active links for a limited time so keep that in mind. :)

This week it is Christina Aguilera's "Aint No Other Man" vs. Dead or Alive's "You Spin Me Round". This mixture from hell I call "Ain't No Other Dead or Alive Man".
Now I didn't put this together and I would give props to the person who did if I knew who it was because it really is a flawless mashup.
Hope you like....let me know your thoughts.

And....

Don't forget to check back Monday morning sometime early next week to find the next installment of:
ALTMIKE's MONDAY MORNING (ish) MASHUP.




Download: "Ain't No Other Dead or Alive Man"
Purchase: Christina Aguilera "Back to Basics" CD from Amazon
Purchase: Dead or Alive "Evolution- The Hits" CD from Amazon



3 comments:

Spider said...

HOW DID I MISS THIS... this is TOO COOL for school... Screw my Meaningul Monday... THIS is where all the cool kids will be!

And thanks so much for the kind words Mike - I don't deserve them...

Devil You Know said...

Interesting mash up - but Dannii Minogue's 2 mash ups from a few years back (Begin to Spin Me 'Round (vs. Dead or Alive) and Don't Wanna Lose this Groove (vs. Madonna) really are a lot better. Check 'em out.

altmike said...

Actually Devil...
I have them both...
I will be doing a Madonna vs. ____thing in a couple of weeks you might enjoy.

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