The beauty of the internet is that people can share their creative works with the world, and in some cases, they become immensely popular. For example, DJ Danger Mouse has put together two top albums of their times, The Beatles’ White Album and Jay-Z’s Black Album, and called it the Grey Album. It started as an underground success, but it was so good, that it became a bigger beast all its own. Unfortunately, the record companies didn’t take kindly to it, and EMI has gone after anyone hosting the Grey Album. A futile effort, if you ask me.
I’ve also discovered another creative work, this time infusing The Flaming Lips album, Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, with hip-hop flavors, and calling it Yoshimi Battles The Hip Hop Robots. While I’m not too fond of hip hop/rap, I really enjoy both of these creative works, and it is what makes me enjoy the internet that much more. Whether it is wrong or right can be argued either way until everyone is blue in the face, but good music is good, no matter how you stab it with a fork.
Speaking of music, the soundtrack for the movie, Kill Bill Volume 1, is really fantastic. I’m thoroughly enjoying the music choices Quentin Tarantino has chosen for this movie. Which bears to mind that I feel all his movies has superb music selections for the soundtrack. He revives interest in old genres of music that should be shared with our current generation.