JANUARY 22, 2009 HELLO, CHRIS MOYLES FANS, POPWATCH READERS, NEW ZEALANDERS: HERE IS THE MASHUP YOU REQUESTED Sexy people tip. My latest novelty mashup confection, "Single Ladies (In Mayberry)," continues to get some welcome publicity, although I'm starting to get a bit concerned about the technological abilities of the English. First up, BBC Radio 1 morning host Chris Moyles is rapidly becoming my biggest promoter, as the show played an excerpt of "Mayberry" Wednesday morning in between discussing our new President. They gently mocked me for always posting clips of the show when they talk up my tracks, but jeez, do they really think there's anything more interesting for me to talk about? "Today I made oatmeal." They cheekily suggested I put an "Approved by Chris Moyles" sticker on the Party Ben van, but unfortunately that's in the shop, so I'll just stick one up right here, why don't I.
Unfortunately, after the airing, I was immediately subjected to a barrage of e-mails from the UK, demanding to know where they could download the track. Ever heard of scrolling down, limeys? Kidding, I kid because I love. Okay, to make it up to you I'll post it again, right here, to make it simple.
Beyonce vs. the Andy Griffith Theme - "Single Ladies (In Mayberry)"
Anyway, thanks again Mr. Moyles and crew, and how does it feel to be jealous of our awesome leader? Take that, Prime Minister Whosit.
"Single Ladies (In Mayberry)" also got some love from the Entertainment Weekly PopWatch blog today, which is kind of ironic since I totally steal story ideas from them for the Mother Jones all the time. With links, I promise.
Finally, I have a bit of a mystery I need some help in clearing up. Google Trends is showing that a vast majority of the interweb searches for "Party Ben" are coming from New Zealand, and I have no idea why. Am I on some Auckland radio station in between ads for Lord of the Rings? Did Flight of the Conchords cover one of my tracks? What's the deal? Any Kiwis with internet access and an ability to type, please respond!
Oh, and a couple people were like, "Why did you talk about and offer a cover for 'We Will Jump You' and then not post a link?" Duh, because of the brain not work good!
Queen vs. House of Pain vs. Go Home Productions -
"We Will Jump You"
Download: 3MB 128kbps mp3
Whew. Now it's back to making videos for my set this Saturday at Bootie which I hope to see every one of you out at, even if it requires an expensive international flight.