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Sunday, November 14, 2021

I’m a sucker for a good musical remix — especially if it totally reinterprets the original song. And probably even more than that, a good remix title will snag me as well. Something about that parenthetical addendum to the track title speaks to me, promising an extra-special sound experience. And the more creative the tag is — whether it’s simply an unusual band/artist name, or a thought-out rework description — the more likely I’ll be to listen to it.

Below are my favorite remix titles, from my personal music collection. There are actually a lot more than I thought there’d be — I had guessed a maximum of five or six, but ended up with these 17. No particular order, although the first few are definitely the most compelling in my view:

1. “Lost and Found (Jaded Alliance Club Mix)”, Delerium feat. Jaël

2. “Mixtress (Son of the Electric Ghost Remix)”, DJ Baby Anne

3. “Filthy/Gorgeous (ATOC vs. Superbuddha Remix)”, Scissor Sisters

4. “Calabria (Hot Pink Delorean Remix)”, Enur feat. Natasja

5. “Circus (BitchSLAPhappy 3 Ring Circus Remix)”, Britney Spears

6. “Remedy (Kitch ‘n Sync Remix)”, Little Boots

7. “Fancy Footwork (Death To The Throne remix)”, Chromeo

8. “Boomerang (29 Palms Polysynthetic Remix)”, Cirrus

9. “Change of Heart (What Kind of Breeze Do You Blow Remix)”, El Perro Del Mar

10. “Boy In the Window (Ursula 1000 Artic Chill Extended Remix)”, The Gentle People

11. “Alejandro (Son of Vader Lipstixx Rmx)”, Lady GaGa

12. “Sympathy For The Devil (Who Killed The Kennedys Mix)”, Laibach

13. “Pink Neon (The Amalgamation of Soundz Dub)”, Natalie Walker

14. “Nice Day (Wamdue People Remix)”, Persephone’s Bees

15. “You’re Gonna Get Yours (Reanimated TX Getaway version)”, Public Enemy

16. “How To Kill A Radio Consultant (The DJ Chuck Chillout Mega Murder Boom)”, Public Enemy

17. “Who Stole The Soul (Sir Jinx Stolen Souled Out Reparation Mixx)”, Public Enemy

by Costa Tsiokos, Sun 11/14/2010 10:42pm
Category: Creative, Pop Culture, Wordsmithing
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Apparently, those rear-window car sticker decals representing happy SUV-filling families have been annoying people since 2008. So I guess I’d be late to the party in expressing my revulsion.

For whatever reason, they seem to be more prevalent now, at least here in New York. I’ll see them on parked cars in the City, as well as during my rare stints behind the wheel on suburban roads. Just from my limited exposure, this automobile-flare Mom-Dad-Kid1-Kid2-etc. lineup seems to be gaining popularity.

What could stop this spread of white-on-window nuclear family cuteness? Defacement and vehicular damage seem extreme. I’m guessing alarmist theories about exposing your kids to tailgating predators might dent the enthusiasm for some. More likely, overexposure will lead to this fad fading. That, and the ever-steady 50 percent American divorce rate…

by Costa Tsiokos, Sun 11/14/2010 08:56pm
Category: Pop Culture, Society
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