As I’ve mentioned many many times before, just because I’m not posting here doesn’t mean I’m not doing anything. I’m just busy with other things. In many cases I’m still producing things under the Sma Man brand, they just don’t quite get finished. Of course this could be for many reasons. So, to shamelessly cash in (even though this is free) on said unfinished works, I bring you… THIS!!!
Bet you never thought you’d see Justin Timberlake, Jessie J, and Sonic the Hedgehog residing in the same cell, did you?
“It’s a quarter after seven, I’m all alone, but I made this vid!”
Every so often, I’ll get the urge to make a music video of one of my mashups. I’ve been tossing ideas about this one in my head for a while, and I figured it was about time to produce this one, especially since “Need You Now” won best song at the Grammy’s last month… amidst this controversy. As many blogs have reported, there are many distinct melodic similarities. Some are calling it a ripoff. Lisa Parsons (whom I can identify as Alan’s wife) called them out, and that’s when things really got cookin’.
What is it about Lady Gaga and video games from the early 90s?
With subtle modifications, I previously mashed up “Telephone” with “Moon Beach” from Streets of Rage on the Sega Genesis. And then there’s another Bad Romance mashup with “Flying Battery” from Sonic & Knuckles, of which the base line chord progressions are nearly identical. Perhaps Lady Gaga owned a Sega Genesis? The world may never know.
I’ve been on a racing kick lately, and I recently picked up Ridge Racer for the PS1. The crazy, quirky soundtrack instantly brought back memories. What happened next is how a lot of my mash-ups get started, I just start humming along a song to one of the game’s songs, and after that I pretty much have to produce it!
I haven’t had much time to do that with this project I was shooting this past week, but I did manage to get about the first minute or so finished. I’d like to share that with you now.