A while back, probably in the DangerMouse era, about half of everyone who is anyone in the techno corner of the blog world got very excited about mashups. Former DJ that I am (a fact that inevitably shocks my students, proving that they clearly have a very partial image of their professor), I went and started downloading mashups.
But they just didn’t do that much for me. Maybe I’m too much the purist or something.
But here’s a marvelous mashup that I think really works, producing a new whole that equals the sum of the very classy parts: No One Takes Your Freedom.
Wish I knew who it was by. It’s by DJ Earworm. Is there more where that came from? And, yes, there’s more where that came from!
As for your students being shocked at your past-don’t you know that teachers are not to be ‘cool’ ? They have tis idealized preconception that you devote long hours to study, theory & a professional life. Those ‘unproffessorial’ jobs on the resume/cv make them realize that one can have other interests in this world.