330: Mashups…

Pass the wizards, please.Salt and pepper shakers have been used since the dawn of space-time as a never-ending opportunity to artistically re-create pairs of other, non-salt-and-pepper-related items (shoes, sensory organs, vegetables, tiny people, left-handedness, etc.).‬

‪Flowering plants have DNA many times more complex than human DNA, yet flowering plants do not make salt and pepper shaker pairs of anything. Which begs the question.‬


‪Yes, that is true. Salt and pepper shakers have been created in the likenesses of saints, serial killers, saints, and Bonanza characters. Even those.‬

‪If your life was a poem, and that poem was inside your DNA, written in pairs like salt and pepper, then it would be of a tolerable length and not like Ulysses as a flowering plant’s DNA would be.‬

‪And the poem itself might very well speak of the river of DNA that we recursive creatures compose and ride upon, as we churn out our shakers, impersonating our makers.‬

‪I am right now, sculpting salt and pepper shakers of my favorite bands. Which got me in the mind of mash-ups. Turns out there are some buttes out there.‬

‪I’ve selected a couple you can put into at least two pairs of sensory organs, at least while they last on YouTube…


‪Led Zeppelin vs The Beatles – Whole Lotta Helter Skelter (Soundhog)‬


‪Rock in Black – Queen vs. AC/DC feat. Robert Plant & Friends‬

Mashup by Go Home Productions

296: “When The Levee Breaks” and “Jungle Boogie” by Dread Zeppelin

Dread Zeppelin. Professional band band photo.In addition to being the single best reggae Led Zeppelin cover band with an Elvis-impersonator frontman ever, Dread Zeppelin invented the emergency poncho, which has served millions in times of emergencies requiring ponchos.

Dread Zeppelin is also the physical manifestation of a mathematical theorem striving to prove that life outside your head is even weirder than life inside your own head no matter how weird your head is. Look your ears in the eye and consider.

These guys were a great show way back in the 90’s when I was young enough to eat fried chicken right before strenuous exercise, and they’re still touring now… as though they haven’t eaten any fried chicken at all. Mathematical.

Enjoy. Especially if you’ve never Dread Zeppelin’d.

Song: When The Levee Breaks
Artist: Dread Zeppelin
Album: The I.R.S. Years
Label: Capitol Catalog
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes
Listen: MOG | Spotify

Song: Jungle Boogie
Artist: Dread Zeppelin
Album: The I.R.S. Years
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes
Listen: MOG | Spotify
Watch: YouTube

166: “That’s The Way” by Led Zeppelin

My hand is huge, is it not?The members of Led Zeppelin were most undoubtedly time travelers.  It’s obvious from their music.  Here’s a great video of an acoustic version of the song “That’s The Way,” performed at Earls Court in 1975, available via YouTube, without any time machine. It’s easy, laid back Zep.

Below is a scientifically confirmed* list of celebrities whose behavior makes it impossible to deny the fact that they can bend time to their betterment:

Roger Federer
Randy Quaid
Bristol Palin
Kobe Bryant
Steve Buscemi
Jared from Subway



Song: That’s The Way
Artist: Led Zeppelin
DVD: Led Zeppelin
Studio: Warner Strategic
Buy from: Amazon