Every so often you find a story that totally blows your mind. Today I found the Instagram belonging to Medal Of Honor recipient, Kyle Carpenter. Which shows meeting Dave Grohl at the White House.
There’s a staggering amount of awesome going on here. Think about it, A guy wins gets the MEDAL OF HONOR for jumping on a grenade in Afghanistan. The youngest guy to ever get said medal by the way, and he lost an eye doing it. Then, while at the White House he just happens to run into Dave Grohl. I like to think of myself as being a badass, but there are several parts about that story where I would literally piss my pants.
Sorry Mr President.
Sure, I get to meet rockstars all the time, and I met Dave Grohl during the Olympics. But in the White House? I’d be all “Oh sure Barack, I’ll be with you in a sec”. I'm also trying to make heads or tails of why Dave Grohl is just wandering around The West Wing. Is that how it works? When you're a world famous rockstar you can just hang out wherever you want? I should really apply myself. Now that I think about it, the most ambitious thing I'VE today was use spellcheck to make sure I was spelling ambitious right for this blog.
Then I peed my pants again.
Anyway, Dave and his Foo Fighters are leading the lineup at the Voodoo Music and Arts Experience. Headlining this year's edition of the New Orleans event along with OutKast, Skrillex, and Arctic Monkeys. The full Voodoo lineup is available at WorshipTheMusic.com, where fans can also get tickets starting June 27th.
Have you ever wondered what one band’s song would sound like with one another artist’s music and/or lyrics mixed in? Well that is called a “mashup.” It is always interesting to hear your favorite song mixed to the music of someone else. Just like a cover song, sometimes they suck, sometimes they rock, and sometimes they’re just… “meh.” Here are six mashups that have been handpicked for your listening pleasure:
“Car Radio” by Twenty One Pilots/”Heartbeat” by Childish Gambino
This features the music of “Car Radio” with the rap melodies of Childish Gambino combined with a verse from Twenty One Pilots. You can listen to more Twenty One Pilots/Childish Gambino mashups here. They all go really well together.
“Speed Of Sound” by Coldplay/ “This Twilight” by Nine Inch Nails
We hear the sounds of Coldplay mixed with the vocals of Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. If you have ever listened to the original version of “This Twilight” the instrumentals are a lot darker, giving the track a more sinister feel. Coldplay’s instrumentals provide a more upbeat version to the Nine Inch Nails song.
“Islands” by Young The Giant/“Intro” by The XX
If The XX were to put vocals to “The Intro” I’d imagine that it would sound a lot like this. Sameer Ghadia’s falsetto vocals work perfectly with the beats provided by The XX.
“Do I Wanna Know?” By Arctic Monkeys/“Waiting For The Rapture” by Oasis
It wouldn’t take a lot of effort to mash these songs together, considering they both have the same beat and tempo. Oasis’ vocals work well with the tune of “Do I Wanna Know?” as well as being mixed in with the vocals of Alex Turner.
“Little Secrets” by Passion Pit/“What You Know About That” by T.I.
This mashup changes a rap song into an extremely catchy dance song. T.I.’s rap has been mixed with the sounds of Passion Pit along with the chorus of “Little Secrets.”
“Animal” by Neon Trees/ “Still Into You” by Paramore
These two go together a little too well. It’s almost as though Neon Trees re-wrote “Animal” to the tune of “Still Into You.” Haley Williams does sing the chorus once, towards the end. Other than that, this features the vocals of Tylar Glenn with the instrumentals of Paramore. But it’s not too far off from something that Neon Trees could have written.
Do You have a favorite mashup that hasn't been included here? Let us know! We would love to hear it!
Written by: Zach McEntire(Intern)(@mcentirezach)
Edited by: Richie T
In 1992 I was in the 8th grade at Bennion Jr. High. As you can see by the X96 T-Shirt that I’m rocking under my button down denim shirt, and mystic crystal attached to a leather shoelace around my neck, I was already into music by then. Alternative Rock was growing in popularity, but it was nowhere near where it is now. While most of my fellow bennionites were enjoying Snow’s “Informer” and jumping around to House of Pain, I was busy drawing “Ned’s Atomic Dustbin” logos on my notebooks.
Yes, I saved them. No, I don't know why.
I still may be the only guy in history to request Depeche Mode’s “Master and Servant” at the Classic Skating in Sandy. Sure, there were better songs from DM I could have asked for, but I thought it was funny to see a bunch of kids in Guess overalls and bright green Rollerblades skating to a song about bedroom naughtyness.
We want to wish Trevor a special "Happy Birthday!" And now, here's a song about F*(&%ing
On weekends I would have my parents drive me to Movie Buffs and Salty Peaks so I could hang out with Todd Nuke ‘em and get free milk, and my brother would score me Midnight Oil and Living Colour CD’s from the prize closet. I was asked to DJ a church dance once, but the Bennion Hieghts 2nd Ward was not convinced that Siouxsie & The Banshees, and Jesus Jones were appropriate. I even pointed out that they had “Jesus” in their name. So there’s a Throwback Thursday for you. Lucky for me there are only so many photos of me in the 90’s because my hair only got worse from there.
Fun. performed a brand new song last night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Check it out!
Working in radio is pretty cool. Most Radio DJ’s will let you think they don’t like it by complaining publicly about how little they get paid, or how they wish they could do something else. But the truth is, at least for the most part, that we dig working in radio. You get to meet rock stars, people come up and say hi to you in public, and I haven’t paid to see a band play live since 1996 (I think it was Blink 182 and Pennywise, but I could be wrong).
Your 16 dollars helped buy our 8th house in Malibu.
But occasionally disaster strikes. Today, my headphones broke. The headphones are to the DJ what the sword is to a samurai. The light saber to a Jedi, The spatula to the world’s greatest BBQ chef!
it's possible that I need more work to do when I’m here.
Some of you will be tempted to say “just do that thing where you hold them up to one ear.” Yeah, that doesn’t work for what I do. I wish it did, I mean it looks a lot cooler than putting some giant cans on your head like I’m about to take a 27 hour flight to Kuwait. But for radio stuff, I need both sides. At least I know that if I can’t fix this pair, I’m just an iPod playlist away from spinning in the clubs as the world famous "DJ SoggyBottom"
Awww daaaayumm! I shoulda run to the battroom while playing that 18 minute Avicii mix
So I’m going to throw some Kragle on this and hope to Hell it holds. Otherwise I have to borrow Ritchie’s headphones. He wears his at the gym.
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