Thursday, August 21


Embedding Enableded!!

This is probably the best thing on Youtube, but for some reason - copyright concerns would be my guess - embedding has been disabled since forever.

Now it's not.

Norwegian Recycling's Six Songs Collide

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 08:29 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 Ah, thanks for posting this; it happens it's been on my mind for the last week or two, but I couldn't find it --in fact, my last search term was "five song mashup", which might help explain why I couldn't find it.

I have read that this collision works because the source songs are all essentially riffs on Pachelbel's Canon in D-Major.

For whatever reason, it does work, beautifully, and I'm bookmarking it so I can't lose it again.

Posted by: refugee at Friday, August 22 2008 09:25 AM (l5DzU)

2 And yes, I know about the cellist's rant against the Canon. Don't care, I still love it. Would that all cliches were this beautiful.

I first heard the Canon while visiting a friend in her co-ed dorm. We were talking (no, talking, really, honest), and I slowly became aware of this gorgeous music seeping in from the hall. I had to stop the conversation and find the guy who was playing it and ask him what it was....

Posted by: refugee at Friday, August 22 2008 09:32 AM (l5DzU)

3 That's... that's brilliant

Posted by: Wonderduck at Saturday, August 23 2008 01:25 PM (xC579)


What's the story on this, then? Did all those different performers really collaborate on doing the music, or is this an astounding and amazing mix retroactively done by someone who noticed that all those songs had the same beat and key signature and similar enough melodies that they could be combined in that way?

My intuition is that it really was performed this way, not mixed retroactively. It just seems too good.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Saturday, August 23 2008 01:51 PM (+rSRq)

5 Your intuition has done you wrong for once.  smile   The guy who did this has done about thirty other such mixes.  This is the best one I've heard so far, though.

He changed the tempo of some of the songs to fit (probably all but one, since they fit so exactly).  The Jason Mraz piece that it starts with is normally much slower; the other changes are less noticeable.

Although he uses the name Norwegian Recycling for his mixes, the artist's name is Peter Bull and he lives in Australia.  You can download all his work here, at least until the record companies decided otherwise - or give him a contract.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, August 23 2008 02:39 PM (PiXy!)

6 I'll just correct myself a little there.  The guy's name is Peter Bull, and he lives in Byron Bay in northern New South Wales...  And he is, indeed, Norwegian.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, August 27 2008 12:20 AM (PiXy!)

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