Musical Hybrids


Today is Monday, May 14, International Breakfast for Dinner Day. (Save me some bacon.)

Tuesday is May 15,
International Obscure Catchprhase Day. (As does the Cow to Wood.)

Wednesday is May 16,
International Go All Kung Fu on Yo' Ass Day. (Don't visit and that's what might happen to you.)

Thursday is May 17,
International Pop Some Bubble Wrap Day. (Start a debate over big vs. small.)

Friday is May 18,
International Stomp on Ants Day. (And somewhere a guy named Adam cringed.)

Saturday is May 19,
International Be Nice to Someone Smaller than You Day. (Sigh. For me this means everybody.)

And Sunday is May 20,
International Skinny Jeans Day. (I didn't know jeans needed to go on diets. I'll never get women's fashion.)

These are your International Days for the week. Get off your lazy asses and go leave some comments for those hard-working people, or I'm going to quit talking to all of you!


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Years ago I predicted "fusion" or "hybrid" music as the next big thing. Of course (as usual), I was correct, as the music genres blended toward each other, with the biggest unifying sector being Hip-Hop (again, just as I predicted). Some even had the idea to do mash-ups, which I didn't actually think of but goes right along with my theories.

Anyway, the other day I got to thinking that it would be cool if we could literally mash musical groups together and see what kind of songs they'd come up with. For years I've longed for a Mariah Carey/Metallica World Tour, and I've have given a pretty penny to hear Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin sing Head Like a Hole.

But me being me, I had to get all clever, so instead of Mariah Carey and Metallica, I'd have something like Mariah Carey + Carrie Underwood = Mariah Carey Underwood. Lame, I know, but I bet you dollars to donuts you crack up at least four times.

Before we get to the Top 20 List, here are a few HMs:


HONORABLE MENTION
Desiree Charles
Tori Amos Def
Widespread Panic at the Disco
Alexisonearthwindandfire
Mamas and Papa Roach
Grand Master Flash Railroad
Mariah Carey Underwood
The WHOdini
Garth Brooks and Dunn
Sinead B.T.O. Connor

Hopefully you've caught on how this works by now, but if not, ask a "cooler" co-worker to explain it to you. (You see, If Tori Amos and Mos Def merged into one, they'd be Tori Amos Def.)

Anyway, here are the



Top 20 Musical Hybrids I'd like to See







#20 Three Snoop Dogg Night - Snoop looks like he'd fit right in, don't he?




#19 Blue Oyster Cult Jam (featuring Full Force) - I think I would be scared to go to this column, but I find "Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam (Featuring Full Force)" to be one of the funniest groups to even say, so how could I not pair them up?








#18 Spin Doctor Dre - When you mix the epitome of Cool with its complete antithesis, what do you get? (All I know is Little Miss better not be wrong, or she'll find a cap in her ass.)







#17 Patti Aerosmith - What can I say? Sometimes Love in an Elevator just ain't enough....




#16 RUN DMCCR - If only for the afterparty.....







#15 Alice Cooper in Chains - I been caught being hot for the Teacher once (when I was five).






#14 Two Live Motley Crew - One and One, we're havin' some fun (in the Makeup Room all day, and all of the night).




#12 Rolling Stone Temple Pilots - If you're half the man you used to be...(no wonder you can't get no satisfaction).






#11 Elton John Bon Jovi - "On a Rhinestone-studded steel horse I ride...."


Up Next: the Top Ten


[Special thanks to both my sisters for ideas]

2 comments:

Dragon said...

An Elton John - Bon Jovi duet would be SWEET!

Sparky Duck said...

I find myself saying widespread panic at the Disco all the time.