Commodores are still the coolest old-school home computers. Heck, we've blogged about them plenty here at WFMU. But if you still need proof, check out this music video programmed completely on an old VIC-20 by Finnish programmer Viznut (aka Ville-Matias Heikkilä).
Now follow the jump for this week's mp3 finds
- Xtabay's World shares a skin-pounding collection of exotica: Bongomania! And while you're there, don't miss the "savage and sensuous" bongos as well.
- Folk music plus folksy comedy plus skiing equals Ski Songs Sung by Bob Gibson.
- Reverend Frost joins us in the 21st century (which I, too, tend to shy away from, so no offense) in order to celebrate Broke & Hungry Records.
- I don't even care what this sounds like, you already stole my heart with the blog post title.
- The Big "A" = The Big "M" has now been reposted. And I won't spoil the pure pleasure of hearing this for the first tim by telling you what it is. Just go. Now.
- Obsessed with the movie version of Dune and the music of Toto? Then this is the answer to your prayers.
- RobotsInHeat always features a variety of groovy tracks from throughout the ages - no commentary, just straight up music. The song that particularly caught my eye this week? 3,000,000 Synths! That's a whole lotta synths.
- Holy crap - the norelpref compendiums of "remixes, cut-ups, culture jamming, agit propping, sonic mayhem" have just hit number 40. That means at least 40 hours of insanity are lurking out there waiting to be consumed.
- True punk rock is what we in the internet world call NSFW.
- Who is Paul Lowry? He may have worked for the BBC, but I'll have to leave any details for Irwin or Ergo Phizmiz to fill in later. In the mean time, just check out some of his masterful early tape remixing.
- Nice borrowing: Buddy Miles steals from Joe Tex, but makes up for it by naming the song after him.
- Not so nice borrowing: Marvin Gaye ruins Leon Ware's album by demanding all the songs for I Want You. Fortunately, Ware bounced right back with something else seriously funky. And with more massage than message.
- 38 versions of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now". Yeah...38. The Leonard Nimoy version is still my number one, though.
- The songs behind hip-hop samples. I just discovered this, but it's already up to part six.
- What do The Rezillos have to do with The Human League? Read on...
- Mel Brook's greatest hits!
- Zsa Zsa Gabor um, goes mod or something, and sings "High Heel Sneakers".
- That horrible kiddie fast food song becomes a Euro dance hit. With cheesy video to match. (via The Morning News)
- Ernie Kovacs' furniture meets Esquivel. The result includes everything from musical filing cabinets to dancing skinned chickens. Yeah, it is about as awesome as it sounds like it will be.
- Everyone's covering "Crazy" - but not everyone's doing it on the theremin.
- Holy scorching hotness - Tom Jones and Janis Joplin rip it up doing "Raise Your Hand".