22nd July 2006
In three years my opinion hasn’t changed. The best thing on the internet is still Elbow’s cover of Destiny’s Child’s Independent Women, performed by Joel Veitch’s northern kittens outside The Gun public house.
Or am I wrong?
Oh you are very very right. For the last 3 years it’s been a sub-mission of mine to pass this gem of a Joel Veitch flash movie onto everyone I know. Initially I thought only the Brits would “get it” - but it’s become a firm favourite of pals who live as far as Sydney and Tokyo. So that told me, eh! Off to play it at full volume. Have a super weekend, Simon.
I don’t think it gets much better than this, I really don’t.
Yes, you are absolutely right. ItÌs still quite a close one between this and the ÏWe like the moonÓ song that me and a friend of mine would sing every evening a couple of years ago though. We still do it once in a while. Favourite song ever.
# Simon responded on 24th July 2006 with...
There’s another great Elbow cover - albeit without kittens - that they did for Radio 1, they did ‘1 Thing’ by Amerie. Someone must have put it on the web by now. It’s genius!
While I appreciate the lyrics may not be as ‘good’ I still prefer the bizareness of badgerbadgerbadger.com badger badger badger - they also have a football version now!
# Olly responded on 25th July 2006 with...
Look, now I know it’s funny and all that and I did nearly wee when I first saw it, but the best thing ont’interweb? That’s a big thing to say that is.
I like this.
Can’t help it, it’s a rare bit of utter bleedin’ genius, and it’s South Korean. And it’s by a woman. And all of the music is great, and it’s been there for years, and it keeps getting added to, and, and, and, etc, etc, etc.
I especially recommend the one called “Samsung means to come”.
# Simon Collison responded on 26th July 2006 with...
Wow! I didn’t expect so many people to agree. Bless you all!
Far as memes & music go otherwise, the Zizou headbutt song is pretty infectious:
Sorry I just HAVE to mention this as well: http://www.pbfcomics.com/files/PBF083ADExecutiveDecision.jpg
I’d have to say I much prefer Electric Six’s “Gay Bar”, and the viking kittens doing Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song”, which has been removed from RatherGood.com, but can be easily found via a Google.
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