My virtual self was parked at her usual haunt last Tuesday while I finished up my TC diary - Cafe Wellstone, where Progressive Pixel People hang out to socialize, share information, inspire each other to activism... in short, it's just like Top Comments, Cheers & Jeers, and any number of Community Diaries here at dKos except with shared music and graphics :). Two Kossacks (names withheld until I know it's OK to post their names (EDIT: Progressive Witness and JacksonStreet Dan)) were DJing and both set lists were remixes and mashups. I was in music nirvana!  Follow me below the dingledoodle squigglie dKosagnocchi dividerthingie fold for the goodies you come for after a word from our sponsor...

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Tuesday nights at Cafe Wellstone always consist of DJs choice of album to share with everyone - a new release or old favorite, and then several hours of related or just plain good music. Last week's album was a remix of Green Day's American Idiot, American Edit, by collaborators Party Ben and Team9 under the shared alias Dean Gray, and it was absolutely fantastic. As you might suspect, Green Day's label Warner Records issued a cease and desist 8 days later, but the music's survived due to fan interest.

Because I'm a rebel this way, I'd like to share a few of my favorite tracks, and a couple of other great remix/mashups:

By Dean Gray:

American Jesus - Mixes "American Idiot" & "Jesus of Suburbia" with many other songs!

Novocaine Rhapsody - Mixes "Give Me Novocaine" with Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody".

Dr. Who on Holiday - "Holiday" swirled with "Doctorin' the Tardis"!

By the master of mashups, DJ Schmolli:
Rock Of Ages - a friend described this as a mashup of every good piece of rock ever. I was blown away.

Titanium 500 - How can David Guetta & Sia mixed with The Proclaimers and Midnight Oil be bad? :)

Sledgehammer & The Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall & Peter Gabriel, mmmhmm

Another favorite is Dance Dreams, a lovely merger of Lady Gaga's "Just Dance" & the Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams", by Divide & Kreate.

No dKos musical mashup collection would be complete without RX's Dick Is A Killer. Needs no explanation in these circles :).

Have any remixes or mashups that tickle your musical fancy? Do share!!

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Top Mojo for yesterday, November 16th, first comments and tip jars excluded. Thank you mik for the mojo magic!
  1) Yes, they said it was the lowest increase by LibrErica — 295
  2) Petreus' Testimony confirms McCain and other by lineatus — 289
  3) They TOLD you the increased cost was by yellowdog — 172
  4) I think we need a new select committee... by quiet in NC — 164
  5) Tom, don't know if you've seen this, by AnnetteK — 158
  6) Bravo, Representative Ackerman.  Let's hear by pittie70 — 158
  7) And furthermore from the hearing: by Miniaussiefan — 132
  8) I really enjoyed that.  I saw it. by Carlo408 — 121
  9) This diary is arguably your best, which is saying by RFK Lives — 116
10) It was a righteous smackdown by quaoar — 113
11) Josh Marshall is citing a reader by litho — 103
12) Jesus Christ by bink — 103
13) Time for FOX to dirty up Petraeus...oops!...too by skillet — 98
14) IMHO by lawstudent922 — 98
15) My Guess by bink — 97
16) Far Out! by Ky DEM — 97
17) hypocrisy by Winston Sm1th — 94
18) The Episcopal Church is welcoming by FishOutofWater — 93
19) Good point. by TomP — 86
20) The boy should consider it a blessing by ontheleftcoast — 86
21) He is right by Sherri in TX — 85
22) Here is another link: by dweb8231 — 85
23) I thought your employer was pulling a "Papa John" by Ruh Roh — 83
24) Can you imagine him heading up a select by Susan from 29 — 81
25) So by LeftHandedMan — 75
26) Shopping with blacks by high uintas — 75
27) I can't wait for Karl Rove to take out by bluegrass50 — 73
28) he told him to get off his lawn.. by Karl Rover — 73
29) I'm in California and Mine Went Down by smirking — 73
30) Thrice married Newt by greenbell — 71
31) Beautiful diary, thanks. by translatorpro — 71

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