Girl Talk

Hear Girl Talk’s Latest Mashups: “Get Lucky” x Michael Jackson, “Black Skinhead” x Marilyn Manson

Back when Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead” first emerged, it soon became Web fact that the song sampled Marilyn Manson’s “Beautiful People.” But once the Yeezus credits were posted, we all learned that the assertion wasn’t actual fact, as there was no such sample used in the song. But thanks to mashup mastermind Girl Talk, we now…

Carl Williott | July 18, 2013 - 1:07 pm

Coachella Cruise To Set Sail This December

Coachella has become so big, even two back-to-back weekends aren’t enough to satiate eager music fans. The fest’s promoter Goldenvoice has announced that it will launch S.S. Coachella, two separate sailings with the same lineup. Pulp will headline the two inaugral voyages: Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas from December 16-19, and Fort Lauderdale to Jamaica from December 19-23.

Becky Bain | July 17, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Best Of Bonnaroo: 11 Great Pop Moments In The Festival’s History

This weekend marks the 11th iteration of Manchester, Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. At the inaugural fest in 2002, it was a jam-band paradise, heavy on the noodling but light on the zeitgeist. Each year, though, it has expanded in size and scope, and this year’s lineup is the biggest and arguably the most…

Carl Williott | June 7, 2012 - 5:30 am

Idolator’s Top 10 Favorite Pop Mashups

It’s a fast-paced world, and sometimes we find ourselves way too busy to listen to songs one at a time — which is why we love jamming out to mashups. It’s called multitasking, people! One awesome song combined with another awesome song should get you twice the awesome in the same amount of time,…

Idolator Staff | September 12, 2011 - 3:32 pm

The Morning Mix: Britney Spears Earns Half A Million For Product Placement

Did You Hear?

:: Britney Spears wrestled up $500,000 for filling her “Hold It Against Me” video with shots of Sony, Make Up Forever, and, as well as her own fragrance, Radiance. We’re positive that 500,000 Britney fans would have donated one dollar each for the video to be free of obvious…

Becky Bain | February 23, 2011 - 5:03 am

10 Out Of ’10: Idolator’s Favorite Albums Of The Year

With the year just about wrapped up, we here at Idolator decided to get together, pore over our individual iPods and revisit the music that got us motivated in 2010. Perhaps some of the following 10 albums weren’t the most critically acclaimed, but they were ones that inspired our hopes, heart-felt dreams and repeated plays…

Idolator Staff | December 15, 2010 - 12:08 pm

Toby Keith Way Too Much Of A Bad-Ass To Be A Leader

In today’s wrapup of headlines: Toby Keith isn’t ready to make nice with voters, Elton John says “goodbye” to Las Vegas’ 10-karat-bricked roads, and Gregg “Girl Talk” Gillis is thinking about maybe engaging in the art of songcraft! …

Maura | April 23, 2009 - 12:00 pm

William Safire Writes A Mash Note To Mash-Ups

William Safire’s “On Language” columns have gotten a lot more enjoyable since he stopped writing op-eds for The New York Times, but when he steps into a field with which he is not entirely familiar, the results cross that fine line between charming and cringey. Of course, it’s also hard to tell when he’s kidding—he…

Mike Barthel | February 16, 2009 - 3:00 am

New Muxtape Offers Exciting New Chance To Listen To Middling Indie Rock… In Bright Colors!

Muxtape is back! Sort of! Once the sleekest, niftiest way to trade mix streams of your fave raves, Muxtape is has now been relaunched as a platform for bands to offer their music for free! Cool! So it’s sort of like a space for my music to be held, you know? …

Christopher R. Weingarten | January 27, 2009 - 1:00 am

80 ’08 (and Heartbreak): Announcing Idolator’s Year-End Extravaganza

What were the 80 most important musical recordings, artists, trends, events, and performances of 2008? What were the eight things this year that broke our hearts—or, at least, our ears? We’re happy to announce 80 ’08 (and Heartbreak), Idolator’s year-end overview. The list is below the jump. …

Michaelangelo Matos | December 31, 2008 - 12:45 pm

No. 24: Girl Talk, “Feed The Animals”

The non-music media loves to write about mash-ups, because it allows them to talk about the niche concern of pop music without much discussing music at all. Because mash-up artists use existing songs, journalists trade the difficulty of understanding new artists for reliable classics. They can talk about all the non-musical aspects of music—MP3s, piracy,…

Mike Barthel | December 24, 2008 - 10:00 am

Stephen King Takes A Shine To Girl Talk And Al Green

Last year, Stephen King could only pick seven albums that he liked from the year’s offerings, but 2008 has apparently been kinder to King’s ears: Not only was he moved to pick a full top 10, he placed two albums—Buckcherry’s Black Butterfly and the Pretenders’ Break Up The Concrete—at No. 1. Whoa, don’t get too…

Maura | December 1, 2008 - 1:00 am

“Paste” Inspires Many A List-Watching Music Fan To Ask, “She & Him??”

Paste’s 2008 best-of isn’t unlike the magazine itself: largely predictable, but with a few surprises seemingly thrown in to confuse or distract. The list hews rather closely to their adult alternative aesthetic, but as likely obligated by law, they threw in Lil Wayne (No. 29). He’s not quite as good as MGMT, in case you…

Dan Gibson | November 21, 2008 - 3:00 am

The Idolawyer Gives Us Some Real Talk About Girl Talk

I’ve been asked to comment on Mike Barthel’s excellent “Girl Talk is Not Fair Use,” which appeared on Idolator yesterday. I’m a transactional entertainment lawyer, so I never actually litigate copyrights. Nevertheless, I’m treading in dangerous waters because I often represent copyright owners. I don’t claim to know how federal courts would analyze a hypothetical…

JohnPStrohm | November 11, 2008 - 3:00 am

Girl Talk Is Not Fair Use

Toronto alt-weeklies Eye and Now took sides on Greg Gillis, a.k.a. Girl Talk, in warring cover stories last week. Marc Weisblott’s piece in Eye takes the “anti-” position, expanding on some of the criticism of copyfighters posted here in recent weeks and raising further questions about the implications of the BoingBoing model for the record…

Mike Barthel | November 10, 2008 - 9:30 am

Idolator Takes On The Perspiring, Stripping, Pretty Young Masses Of Girl Talk Fans

A lot of you out there have probably heard about the sweaty, dayglo, incessantly referential shows put on by the apocalypse-anticipating laptop-slinger who goes by the stage name Girl Talk. You might be wondering, “Are these shows for me? Would I have a good time? Where would I keep my wallet and keys during the…

Maura | October 30, 2008 - 10:00 am

Ever wonder what Gregg Gillis would have to go through if he wanted to actually clear the hundreds of samples he stitches together on the albums he records as Girl Talk?

Maura | August 28, 2008 - 1:00 am

The Girl Talk dude is planning his final show for Dec. 21, 2012–the day that the world will end, according to the Mayan calendar. It’ll be 24 hours long and “really make it bad for [the audience] for like 20 hours and … kill it for four hours, and everyone will be really excited.”

Maura | August 11, 2008 - 9:15 am

Should Writers Tell Rappers About Girl Talk?: A “Post-Millennial” Dilemma

MTV’s James Montgomery recently found himself in a bit of a kwinky-dink when he realized he was listening to Girl Talk’s Feed The Animals on a plane while LL Cool J, whose “Mama Said Knock You Out” is sampled with impunity, sat in first class, oblivious to the lift. Should the writer leave coach and…

anthonyjmiccio | June 25, 2008 - 11:30 am

Girl Talk: The Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers Of The Modern Age?

ARTIST: Girl Talk
ALBUM: Feed The Animals
WEB DEBUT: June 19, 2008 …

anthonyjmiccio | June 19, 2008 - 11:30 am
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