Friday, 7 August 2009
Mister Talbo sent me a link to a video on YouTube, that turned out to be the tip of an iceberg that I had completely overlooked. Before I tell you what this musical phenomenon is about, maybe it is better to watch some video’s first. I just picked three that I liked for personal reasons, but you can easily find other examples:
This mixing of videos with a wrong soundtrack is called “shredding”. I have no idea yet where that name comes from, but I wanted to share this Internet gimmick with you right away.
What fascinates me about it, apart from the fact that it appeals to my sense of humour, is the synesthesia that takes place. My mind wants to hear music and sounds that are not there, but that the images suggest. When I listen to the soundtrack of the B.B. King video without the images, it suddenly sounds ten times worse. Somehow seeing B.B. King playing the guitar deceives my ears.
I didn’t miss the Internet one single moment while I was on vacation. But now that I am back, I am happy to watch all these shredvids. Here is another nice one: