I have a deep, deep problem - A crippling addiction to Girl Talk. By that, I don't mean I love chatting with women about their day and what not. (I mean, that can be OK from time to time; I'm not some Neanderthal.) Rather, I mean the musical artist, a "band" that consists of one guy remixing and mashing-up songs.
My latest find was the above video on YouTube, which painstakingly culls music video and live performance clips from the dozens of bands that make up a single track. It must have taken the creator hours to do - he only did four of the tracks as a result. The end of this track, with Metallica mixed with Lil Mama, is especially good. The quick cuts between the ridiculous heavy guitar music and the rapping is incredible, as are the transitions at the start and the end of the sequence. There are some other people doing the same thing on YouTube, although I find the other efforts to not be as well done.
My problem with Girl Talk is the same one I have with ice cream cakes - It's so much of a good thing that it is hard to transition back to "normal" music. Once you hear Metallica with Lil Mama, you think to yourself, "Well Ride The Lightening is good, but it sure would be better with some crappy rapping mixed in. Imma go listen to Girl Talk instead..."
The issue works in opposite as well. Because he uses so many unusual samples (and by unusual, I mean bad pop music), I find myself humming along to some horrible music now. The best example on Feed The Animals is probably "Girlfriend" by Avril, which is used to great effect on a track. But now, whenever it comes on, I must say that I'm supremely interested in it. Sigh. Damn you, Girl Talk!