Tag Archive: collaboration

At some point, somewhere, someone went through every Nicolas Cage movie and edited together only the parts where he was screaming. At another point, someone else went through every Aaron Sorkin film and TV show and edited together tons of similar phrases. Sometimes, from a massive library of work, we only want certain parts.  The internet can make that happen.

If you’ve always wanted an album that combines every time Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes have appeared on a song together as well as new material from the two hip-hop legends, then you have both strange desires and good taste, and that material has arrived in the form of a free, downloadable .zip file.

For a shoe company, Converse makes some pretty entertaining songs.  Every so often the company acts like a hipster DJ Khaled, uniting young hip-hop and indie artists for a collaborative recording in order to promote its brand and spread some good music.  There was Santigold, Julian Casablancas and Pharell’s “My Drive Thru” a few years ago, and “All Summer” by Vampire Weekend, Kid Cudi, and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino after that.

In the most recent Doug Loves Movies podcast, Doug Benson and his guests briefly discussed the phenomenon in which audiences find it off-putting when a typically serious actor stars in a comedic film.  Comedian Nick Swardson said it best: “Some people are always baffled when serious actors do comedies; they’re like ‘why would they fucking do that?’ Maybe because they don’t want to get shot and raped in every fucking movie they do.” Makes sense.