FEBRUARY 23, 2009
ONE MORE TRACK FROM VIDEO SET; PLUS, MAILBAG TIME!
Everybody's favorite segment of the late night talk show in my mind. I used to get e-mails all the time asking for new mashups people heard on the radio and stuff, but that's become more and more rare as I ride down the last little hill on this mini-roller coaster of pseudo-fame. However, after I posted one of the videos from my all-visual-entertainment set at Bootie in January, there was a slew of requests for this mp3, which surprised me, since it was kind of a joke: a riff on A+D's famous "Beethoven's 5th Gold Digger" combined with my earlier Kanye mashup. Plus, I really made it with a video in mind, so I'm not sure it works as audio alone, but hey, who am I to argue with like 7 e-mails!
||Justice vs. Kanye West vs. Soulwax vs. Walter Murphy
"Let There Be Love / Beethoven Lockdown"
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10MB 256kbps mp3
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Now, here's the question: is this the actual Soulwax mix of Walter Murphy's disco classic "A Fifth of Beethoven," or is this the Hidden Cat version, which sounds almost exactly the same? And could Hidden Cat be a worse DJ name than Party Ben, finally? Hmm, so many mysteries on the internet!
Speaking of e-mails, now it's time for everybody's favorite new feature here on Party Ben Information Systems: The Party Ben Mailbag!! These are actual e-mails sent in by actual humans and selected by my team of web programmers for their potential appeal to the widest array of internet users. Open up the first one Jim!
moyles want you to come to the radio 1 big weekend ,it would be freeking awesome man! (radio 1 joke),about 3 million people listen to moyles and everyone loves party ben,get your ass over here you will rock.
- Paul, UK
Boy, you Brits sure do spell stuff weird. Anyway, yes, as I've mentioned before, BBC Radio 1's venerable morning man Chris Moyles and his merry crew have been playing the heck out of my mashups for a while, most recently taking a liking to the little Beyonce/Andy Griffith combo. I really appreciate their support, and while I'm fully aware that it's all just a bit of radio comedy, it's been amusing watching Brit fans take over my Facebook page. Now, Mr. Moyles has started talking about using his morning show powers to force the BBC gods to bring me over to do a DJ set at the Radio 1 Big Weekend, a huge concert the station puts on every year. Well, first of all I'd like to point out that generally they book, you know, bands and DJs who are, like, famous and stuff. Of course, it would be cool (and thanks for the messages of support), but no actual invite has been tendered, and honestly, don't you think a crowd of 100,000 hip British kids would just throw vegetables and stuff at me? Or whatever they eat in place of vegetables over there? Well, if the Beeb (the Beeb!) comes to me with an offer, I'll be sure to announce it here. £1 is like $47, right?
Hi there! First of all, I would like to say that I'm a huge fan of your work. You probably get thousands of these, but you also probably enjoy some compliment, so no harm done. . . Secondly, please take 1 minute of your time to watch this ...
- Zé Tiago, Portugal
Thousands? More like, um, thousandths. Anyway, yes, that is really awesome. I've added it as a "Favorite" on my YouTube page, which now features not only videos I myself have produced to accompany my audio novelties, but also the work of other video editors from around the world. If you see a great video to a Party Ben jam, send it over.
Hey there, I don't know if you have had it explained why so many Kiwi's are checking your website out or not. But if you haven't its because Russell Brown mentioned you on his blog, which is one of the most popular blogs in the country. The exact post is here - Alright, well I hope that helps.
- Ben, New Zealander living in the Netherlands
Yes, I had asked about an unexplained uptick in my New Zealand web hits, but I've totally forgotten about that now. But, awesome name!
Hi just interested to know how much you charge for an evenings work.
- Annette, UK
Private dance: $1.50. Private breakdance: $2.50. Clean your kitchen dressed up like Wolverine: $3.75. Clean your kitchen dressed up like Chris Moyles: $4.75. Act as escort to VIP event, provide witty conversation, enjoy fancy cocktails and snacks, return to your home and provide hours of sexual pleasure, sleep soundly while holding you tightly in my arms, awaken to coffee, muesli and the newspaper: I'll pay you whatever you want.
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Coming soon, hopefully: European tour info...