(PG-13: Language) Adam Sandler’s Netflix special 100% Fresh is filled with surprises – not the least of which being this heartfelt tribute to his friend, the late, great Chris Farley. It’s a cautionary tale filled with laughter and tears, and may just give you chills.
With lawsuits taking down musicians for sampling even the tiniest sound bites, remix artist Eclectic Method decided to see if YouTube’s copyright ID system would flag his video for including samples of less than 0.5 seconds each from more than 100 artists.
The Ska Tune Network’s peppy cover version of the Vince Guaraldi Trio’s classic piano track from A Charlie Brown Christmas is sure to have you dancing and tapping your toes at your desk. As an added bonus, you’ll enjoy a little extra holiday cheer along the way.
Jimmy Fallon and Saorise Ronan perform a duet of one of our all-time favorite Christmas songs, The Pogues’ 1988 track Fairytale of New York. Jimmy’s take on Shane MacGowan’s gravelly brogue is spot on, while Saorise’s lilt pays tribute to the late Kirsty MacColl.
YouTube’s resident metalnerd Leo Moracchioli takes on one-hit wonder Chumbawamba’s 1997 track Tubthumping, a song about getting drunk and in bar fights that will infect your ear by simply hearing “I get knocked down, but I get up again, you’re never gonna keep me down…”
Back in the day, Patrick Star asked the question “Is Mayonnaise an Instrument,” and his bubble was burst. But it turns out his inquiry wasn’t as far off the mark as you might think. YouTuber Flamp shows is in this video clip. We’re waiting for the horseradish music video now.
Vox video producer Estell Caswell digs into the design language of album art from Blue Note Records, and how one graphic designer, Reid Miles, working with the photography of Francis Wolff – was responsible for many of the most iconic jazz album covers of all time.
Musician Alexandr Misko works his magic on Klaus Badelt and Hans Zimmer’s familiar He’s a Pirate, the swashbuckling theme music from Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean movies. He manages to charm a rich array of sounds out of just a single acoustic guitar and a wooden stick.
It is the distant future… the year 2000… the robots have taken our jobs… and are dancing about it. The music video for The Chemical Brothers’ track Free Yourself, from directors DOM&NIC and effects house The Mill will take you on quite the ride. Boogie! Roboboogie!