I guess there’s something new to be learned every day.

Last weekend I made a long post about a trip to Seattle. In the post, I mentioned hearing some music in a restaurant that sounded like two songs mixed together — or maybe just two radios playing at the same time, although that was unlikely, since the new song sounded pretty good.

This morning I was listening to KNRK, the local “alternative” station (although just how alternative can it be if they’re owned by a huge corporation) and they played what I thought was Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”… but it was mixed with Oasis’ “Wonderwall”. It was both illuminating and frustrating. Much like trying to remember a song but getting confused, like you just can’t quite remember how it goes…

Then, in this month’s Wired I saw an article that explained what I’d heard.

Turns out that these are examples of what is called a “mash-up”. It’s been around since at least 2001 (an epoch by internet time) and even Salon did an article about it a year and a half ago.

So now I want to find that song, the one I’d heard in Seattle, the one that mixed Radiohead and Tone Loc. It’s only a matter of time…