It is no secret that I am a mashup addict. I...may have over 500 mashups on my iTunes right now. Yep. Hi.
I find myself entirely addicted to things in mashups that I have no use for elsewise. Like Ke$ha. I hate Ke$ha's music. But for some reason I am unable to resist her in mashups. It's like eggs. Scrambled eggs are ass-nasty and I will not ever put them in my mouth. But I like cake, and cake has eggs in it. It's like that with mashups what have Ke$ha in. Really.
So I put music on because I need to do housecleaning and I cannot bear Obligation Work without music, I simply cannot. And I get "Walkin' Out Yo Girlfriend"
(Unk vs. Avril Lavigne vs. Toni Basil, mashed up by Lobsterdust).
And I am suddenly in a frenzy of bootyshaking and bouncing.
You guys. I must reiterate that this is Avril fucking Lavigne plus a song I previously knew only as That Song They Play When Someone Gets Booted Off America's Best Dance Crew
Incidentally, if you are at all a fan of mashup/remix culture, you need to be watching ABDC, because it is that
applied to various styles of dance. Not even just hip-hop dance, I swear, they have got jazz and ballet and all sorts of stuff up in there. It is a fascinating deconstruction and reconstruction of modern dance and dance culture. Also Mario Lopez is a total cheeseball.
Also I think RuPaul's Drag Race
is a fascinating and multifaceted examination of the social construct of gender performance. (I originally typoed "multifascinated". I am MULTIFASCINATED by this show.)
(Part of the lesson here may be that I can justify anything as having scholarly merit. Maybe. But not the whole lesson!)