➟ Mad Men Theme + Nature BoyA live band performs RJD2’s A Beautiful Mine with the old Nat King Cole song Nature Boy sung over it. Live, in one take. It works really well.
➟ Cee-Lo’s "Fuck You"
This super-catchy song by Cee-Lo Green of Gnarls Barkley fame is this year’s “Hey Ya”, mark my words. You’re going to hear it sung out of car windows, college dorms, dive bars, and there’s nothing feeble attempts at radio censorship can do about it. For everyone under 20 right now, YouTube IS radio.
➟ Das Racist: Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell (Wallpaper Remix)
Just came across this song at work while testing something on YouTube and it’s already my favorite thing of the week.
The Dokaka Discography
Less than a week after I placed my order for The Dokaka Discography, a limited edition 6-CD set of the Japanese mouth-musician’s work, I hold copy #22 in my hands.
Still available for $30USD at Dokaka.com. The fact that they didn’t immediately sell out upon release greatly disappointments me.
➟ Dokaka performs the Super Mario Castle themeThis is an oldie but a triple-A, gold-starred goodie all the same. It’s probably not fair to call Dokaka a beatboxer – he’s more a shrieking, humming genius – but that’s probably the only way to sell him outside of Japan. I was reminded of this video today while listening to his version of the Katamari Damacy theme song from the soundtrack album. He also appears alongside Rahzel and other more conventional vocal instrumentalists on Bjork’s Medulla album, which is notable for being almost completely composed of human voices. If you have the time, watch him do a Nirvana cover on a street corner while no one seems to care.Anyway, enjoy the video. It’s impossible to watch this and not think him completely mad while you laugh.
Edit: Turns out my timing couldn’t have been better. A new 6-CD album, he calls it “The Dokaka Discography“, has just been released on his website. Only 100 copies are available, each one handmade and autographed. Just USD$30 including delivery. Half unreleased material, and most of his output since 1992 is included. There’s even the threat that this may be the last CD he’ll ever put out. It’s a wonder they haven’t been sold out yet (or perhaps I’m just mad), so hurry and order one now!