October 20, 2008, 3:05 am
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The David Lynch mashup tribute, Mashed in Plastic, is nearing completion.
Here’s a quick taste of what’s to come…
Teaser Audio by Colatron
Teaser Video by The Reborn Identity

The Good, The Bad & The Creepy!

il Buono, il Brutto, il Creeepy…

Featuring: Radiohead vs Hugo Montenegro & his Orchestra

The Short Cigar belongs to the man with no name.
The Long Gun belongs to the man with no name.
The Poncho belongs to his mother…

Sounds like: ” The man with no name” wishes he was special.
File under: More Django than Tango


SEXUAL CLOCKWORK – Marvin Gaye vs Wendy Carlos

Being the adventures of a young man whose principal interests are
Welly, welly well, hope you slooshy this little warble.
Sounds like: Motown gets Ludovico Treatment!


SONG TO THE SIGUR – Sigur Ros vs This Mortal Coil

This track sort of happened after I heard an audio interview with a hundred year old woman called Rosina Florever talking about her life on WFMU. Inspired by her story
I went in search of as soundtrack for her life…

It features “Svefn-g-englar” (Sleepwalkers) by Sigur Ros, as featured on the soundtrack of Vanilla Sky. It also features the ethereal warbling of Liz Frazer’s from Cocteau Twins covering Tim Buckley’s “Song to the Siren” from It’ll End In Tears, by This Mortal Coil. This Mortal Coil was a musical project of Ivo Watts-Russell, founder of 4AD.

Note: This version of “Song to the Siren” inspired David Lynch to first work with Angelo Badalamenti & write “Mysteries of Love” together.

File under: It all started with an ear…


ELTON’S GLASSES on Toronto Star’s Anti-Hit List

Yep a SHOCKER indeed! It might be about as dancefloor friendly as a catatonic foxtrot & filed under”songs to make robots cry, but I’m delighted to announce that
“Elton’s Glasses”
, made it to no.4 on the Toronto Star’s Anti-Hit List.

Says the editor, Mr John Sakamoto:

“Making the former’s tragically overplayed “Your Song” sound new again is no small accomplishment, but self-styled “bedroom producer and part-time genius” Phil RetroSpector has done just that by pairing it with the stately “Raising the Sail” from Philip Glass’s score to Jim Carrey’s The Truman Show. The result transforms the sentiment in Elton’s signature ballad from youthful certainty to something closer to the cautiousness born of experience.”

Suddenly, the bedroom of this wannabe recluse doesn’t seem so bad after all…

Thanks John… (p.s. thanks to Reg & Philip too)

For those who might have missed it, Get ELTON’S GLASSES here.

Charlene vs Gustavo Santaolalla – I’ve never been to Brokeback Mountain…


This boot was made as a tribute to the late Heath Ledger. It’s short & sweet but seems quite fitting in a way. I’ve had a few requests to post it so here it is…
I’ve never been to Brokeback Mountain