As if the "Call Me a Hole" mashup wasn't unbelievable enough, it turns out that the man who mixed "Call Me Maybe" was none other than Dave "Rave" Ogilvie, who made a name for himself by working with industrial bands such as Skinny Puppy and Nine Inch Nails. What's more, he mixed "Call Me Maybe" with NIN in mind. I couldn't make this up if I tried. It's also no less than the most bizarre and spectacular bit of music trivia to come along in ages. I was reading about how he feared that the beats were a bit rough for a pop record, only to be told by the producers that it was exactly what they were shooting for, and it made such perfect sense and seemed so bleedingly obvious. And yet at the same time who could have ever made the connection on their own, without it being spoon fed to you? It's like the "Smells Like Teen Spirit"/"More Than A Feeling" connection, only ten times more awesome and unexpected.
What's more, I'm hearing odd connections everywhere now, like on this brand new song by Hollowphonic. Can you convince me that Brad Ketchen didn't ask for a "Call Me Maybe"-style kick drum to be glued onto his song during the mixing process? Up until a week ago I probably would have said this was Hollowphonic's homage to MBV's "Soon", but now I hear a catchy danceable intro and a big pop chorus.