You won't find any raindrops on roses, but Our Favorite Things, the latest DVD by Negativland, delivers the sound of music for mashup fans. The self-proclaimed Kulture Kut-up Kings have turned nearly three decades of “greatest hits” into a collaborative video project featuring 18 filmmakers from across the United States.
I have not yet had an opportunity to watch the flick, but if you value Cory Doctorow's taste at all, it looks like we're in for a treat:
“There's hours and and hours of mind-meltingly weird, funny and entirely illegal art here, video renditions of Disney's Little Mermaid spouting obscenities recorded from a phone conversation with an abusive entertainment exec, a blasphemous remix of The Passion of the Christ (The Mashin' of the Christ) and plenty of fun bonus material documenting the band's long history of media pranks and hoaxes.”
Our Favorite Things also comes with a bonus CD featuring the 180-Gs, a Detroit doo-wop group, performing Negativland tracks. I think I'll pick up an extra disc and sneak it into my grandma's gospel collection.