[rumori] mishearing as cultural recycling

From: Steev Hise (steevATdetritus.net)
Date: Fri Jan 25 2002 - 07:57:38 PST

i've seen a trend in Flash animation around the web
that i've just realized is a sort of cultural recycling.
it might not be new to some of you but i'm sort of late to the
Flash appreciation party.

anyway, the way it goes is: take a song and listen to it, but
purposely "mishear" the lyrics. then make visual accompaniment
based on those new lyrics. perhaps i could coin the phrase
"noisy intertextuality" to describe this phenomenon. I remember
there being a type of poem with the same method - take a poem in
one language, and phonetically write a new poem with words in a
different language that sounds like the original. anyone remember
the name of this type of poetry?

hilarious flash examples:
http://www.rathergood.com/alf/ ( a "Destiny's Child video" )
        (this one also has a conceptual resemblance to the All
Your Base phenomenon)

if anyone has more partcularly good examples, send 'em in.


Steev Hise, Subversive Radical Hippy Hacker
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