Saturday Night Mash-Up
When Montana blogger Dave Budge isn’t bashing labor for killing Twinkie jobs, he’s making cheese, and anyone interested in his cheesy knowledge can attend a class at the Missoula Food Co-op on Nov. 27th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm for an introduction to cheese making.
Cheese pairs nicely with wine, or so I’ve heard, and I’m going to try and make that a smooth segue to a wonderful musical pairing that popped up on my twitter feed today.
Musical mash-ups are nothing new. One of the more well known efforts is Danger Mouse’s controversial mashing of Jay-Z and the Beatles, producing the Grey Album.
Pulling off what Danger Mouse does takes chops.
The musical pairing I urge you to watch is not edited to fit perfectly together, it just does. The culture of what’s buzzing says so:
In his review of the Miles Davis-written score to the 1958 film Elevator to the Gallows, critic Phil Johnson called it “the loneliest trumpet sound you will ever hear, and the model for sad-core music ever since. Hear it and weep.” Replace “trumpet” with “piano,” and the same description could work for LCD Soundsystem’s “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down.” Especially when you remember that it’s the last song the band performed.
So without further delay, here it is: LCD Soundsystem’s New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down with Miles Davis’ Elevator to the Gallows: