Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday End of the Week Music


This is what the Internet is good for (well, and porn, but that just goes without saying).

This is a Cher/Marc Cohn mashup of Cohn’s Walking in Memphis. The two singers never actually recorded together or made a video together. Somebody named nanzi1291 just created it via some very creative editing – including adjusting Cher’s voice to match the key Cohn is singing in.

Even ten years ago this would have been difficult for a professional studio to do. Now, anybody with some time on their hands and a bit of freeware can literally alter the fabric of reality to create entirely new professional caliber artwork. Amazing.

Of course, I’m not sure that this is entirely legal, or that copyrights haven’t been violated, or that somebody doesn’t owe somebody royalties…

Still, very cool. I’ve always loved this song.


  1. I liked that. I'm a Marc Cohn fan and own a number of his CDs, and the ex is a Cher fan.

  2. Ah, Memphis.

    (Not a great video, but I don't like the newer ones as well.)

  3. THAT made my morning -- and I was already having a pretty good one. :)

  4. What- I can get porn on the Internet?

  5. Every once in a while, it's nice to be reminded that Cher actually has (had?) talent. Other than hearing her pronounce it Mem-Fuss, I deem it excellent.

  6. Nathan -- her pronunciation of "Memphis" also bugged me. I don't really dig her cover of the song.

    Jim, thanks for the link. That is one of my all time favorite songs. I get all warm and squishy inside at the sound of Marc Cohn's voice.

  7. Phil Plait at Bad Astronomy dug one up of Carl Sagan's "to make an apple pie from scratch" talk from Cosmos, where someone set it to music and key, not much for rhyme, but the beat left me sitting there with my mouth open.

  8. Um, Thordr?

    That was amazing. Thank you and all, except now I'm kinda sad that I'm probably never going to make it into space all over again...


  9. Thordr, I am in complete and total love with that video. I'd also seen it on Bad Astronomy, but I can watch it over and over.

    I've posted about it on my own blog.



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