10 September, 2010

What is it with DJ Danger Mouse and sci-fi?

Not that I'm complaining.
First, let's check out his performance in his project with Cee-Lo, Gnarls Barkley, at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards. By the way, it was a pain in the ass to find a copy online with both decent video and audio quality. Apparently, everybody's got their hands on a third generation dub or whatever and trades off one quality for the other. And, of course, MTV got a hair up their ass and took the decent ones down because YouTube has no balls when it comes to dealing with the megacorps.
And you better believe I spared no expense of energy looking for clips that didn't involve that stupid-assed Borat introduction.
Possible captions include:
  1. Go. Away.
  2. Your fifteen minutes were up three years ago.
  3. Not even the guy who made you up wants to do you anymore.
  4. The Early 21st Century: Not the least bit embarrassed that historians will see that we transitioned from Sacha Baron Cohen to Seth McFarlane.
You decide.
Anyway, check the costumes: Danger Mouse is Obi Wan on keys along with Boba Fett on another set, two Imperial Stormtroopers take guitar and bass, Imperial Officers work the string section, Rebel Pilots do background vocals, Chewie's on drums, and Cee-Lo is Darth Vader on vocal.
It's not like I need to tell you about that song, though, because fucking everybody knew about it. What you probably didn't know (I didn't know it either until I looked it up on Wikipedia, which turned out to be correct) was that the song is based off a song called "Last Man Standing" by Gian Piero Reverberi and Gianfranco Reverberi from an old spaghetti western called ¡Viva Django! and let me tell you, I thought the Star Wars footage was a bitch to find until I went looking for this thing.
Here's an OK quality version with some extra gun fighting.
Here's a higher quality version with just the song.
Our next bit of evidence that Danger Mouse is into sci-fi is the new video for "The Ghost Inside" by Broken Bells, his project with James Mercer from the Shins. This one stars Christina Hendricks, aka Joan from Mad Men, with cybernetic prosthetics. You'll see in a minute.

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