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Any Asshole with a Mash-up by jason

As you all know, I love mash-ups almost as much as I love people recording themselves for the YouTube audience. So when someone plays a live mash-up, it’s a special thing for me…kind of like getting chocolate in my peanut butter.

With that in mind, this week’s “Any Asshole” is all about the two great tastes that taste great together.

This first guy was brought to our attention by reader Catherine, who thought I might like it. I did. Thanks, Catherine! This is Alex Nguyen, who seems to play just about every instrument ever. He mashes One Republic, Jack’s Manniquen, and Neon Trees. The end of this gets pretty epic.

These next two guys are Hello Money. I’ve mentioned them before…their thing seems to be acoustic mash-ups. Which, if you’re going to do a thing, that’s a good thing to do. This sprawling masterpiece of mashiness is a Third Eye Blind vs. The Postal Service vs. Modest Mouse triple threat. It really sounds like one song, though one that you could get lost in trying to find a chorus.

This third explosive mash-up is Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” and Bruno Mars’ “Grenade.” This one was brought to you by Carl Cayetano, Mike Summer, and the magic of the Internet. I’m not a fan of either song, but this is pretty good.

And finally, in the category of Obligatory MGMT Cover ™, here’s a mash-up of MGMT’s “Kids” with The Cranberries’ “Zombie.” The artist, Daphne Khoo, calls it “Zombiekids.” She’s got a great voice, and the two songs blend well.

And that’s it for this week’s Assholes. Come back next week for more Assholes!

-jason

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