Thursday, October 20, 2005

The Proof Is in the Mashing

DJ Danger Mouse created "The Grey Album" by mashing Jay-Z's "The Black Album" with the Beatles' "White Album." He took two very different records and mixed their tracks to create something new and original.

Songs are relatively simple to mash since you only have to worry about audio. Plus songs are only three minutes long compared to 20 (or 40) minutes for a TV ep. I reckon that TV mashing might start by mixing animation with live-action. Take one character from an animated show and overlay that character on the live action. The first TV mash-ups might look a lot like "Roger Rabbit."

Right now DJ Levitan might be out there creating "Sammy, Just Shoot the Bunny" with Mark Bender and his brown-nosing assistant, Sammy French.

Has anybody seen an extended TV mash-up?

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