Wizard Rock and Eggnog Martinis

Fusion. Ah, the refreshing creations born of outside-the-box-thinking and unlikely combinations. You know, like eggnog martinis or sloshball….And, um, all the ones that don’t involve alcohol.

I find new musical genres created through fusion or experimentation to be particularly exciting. Traditional categories like rock, pop, classical, etc are so….yawn. Bring on the Crust Punk and the Swamp Blues!

You’ve got the instant classics like: Reggaeton – “the mix of dancehall reggae, hip hop, salsa, cumbia and other Caribbean beats”, and Nerdcore – a “largely white subgenre of hip-hop that celebrates the solitary pleasures of science fiction, computers and bad teenage movies”.

Here are a couple newcomers: Wizard Rock – featuring bands like “Harry and the Potters”, and Yiddish Rap – Yiddish cover songs of…50 cent? So wrong yet so right.

Seems like mashups are popping up everywhere these days. From musical styles to web applications. Guess that’s what happens when you encourage open collaboration and sharing between people, huh? πŸ™‚

Go music 2.0! And, well, everything else 2.0 too.


1 Response to “Wizard Rock and Eggnog Martinis”

  1. 1 Charles October 4, 2007 at 3:59 am

    Nice post… except the reggaeton part, ‘instant classic’ and ‘reggaeton’ in the same sentence together just sound funny to me. i could be biased though. πŸ™‚

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