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August 30, 2012
Music: "Don't Speak" - No Doubt
"Dream On" - Aerosmith
I don't own any of this, the music nor the images.
The story of this mashup and why it isn't that great:
Many, many years ago (five or six, maybe?) I was listening to the radio and "Dream On" came on. I had just been listening to my No Doubt CD, so "Don't Speak" was in my head. Upon hearing the Aerosmith song, I couldn't stop singing along with Gwen's words. I felt that, if put in the right people's hands, it could work really well as a simple mashup.
I had no skill or inclination of how to go about creating such a thing, so I decided that fate would eventually realize these songs were perfect for each other, and someone with talent would someday merge them, and I'd be able to listen to it and see if I were right or wrong.
Well, years went by. No one made the mashup. And then no one else made the mashup, and nobody at all made the mashup, and there was no mashup. (Well, except for this: http://youtu.be/IiKNGQLLKrc But it kind of blows.)
I grew frustrated. It's a very bizarre feeling, wanting to hear a song that doesn't exist.
Finally, a couple nights ago, it occurred to me that both of these are pretty popular songs. I could most likely find an a capella version of "Don't Speak" and an instrumental of "Dream On" and stick them together myself.
Sure enough, the songs were easy enough to find, but putting them together was not a simple slap job (as proved by the horrific example above). The timing was way off. And the only editing software I had any experience with was Sony Movie Studio. So I played with stretching and squishing the lengths of the song and this is what came out.
I would love it if someone better at music did this mashup in a more compelling way, but given my skill set, this is what came out. I am just grateful I finally got to hear the song!
"Don't Speak vs. Dream On", No Doubt/Aerosmith Mashup