If you don’t know who POGO is, then I feel sorry for you. POGO is an Australian DJ known for making songs of a random sounds and vocals from videos, movies and TV. His latest remix is of Back to the Future, the 1985 classic starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Enjoy.
Perhaps my favorite film from my youth (other than No Holds Barred – Hulk Hogan DUH!) was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The film undoubtedly still holds up today, despite the fact it was made in 1971. While made for kids the film does have many hidden adult jokes which makes it watchable today…not to mention a very scary tunnel scene. So scary in fact that during the filming, Gene Wilder’s acting was so convincing that it frightened some of the other actors. They thought that Wilder really was going mad from being in the tunnel. Australian musician/DJ POGO is also a big fan of this film. We’ve written about POGO before for his eclectic remixes of childhood classics. And of course when he posted a new remix of Willy Wonka (above) I couldn’t help but post. One of my favorite scenes in the film (which plays a big factor in my childhood obesity) is the “Candyman” sequence. POGO’s remix once was another instant classic. Watch for at 1:06, when Bill the Candyman flips …
We have featured POGO on the blog many times, his work is unbelievably good. And once again, here is another one of his many great remixes entitled “Muppets Mash”. A lot of us grew up on Sesame Street…we’ll not literally on the street, but lived there every morning via our television screens. This music video brings me back to a much simpler time and hopefully it takes you there too….Enjoy. Best comment on YouTube “Childhood! Why did you leave me!?”
POGO is an Australian musician/DJ who creates aww inspiring mash-ups using classic films, television series and whatever else he can get his hands on. I first heard of his music through his remix of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, titled “JAAAM”. What POGO is really good at is making music out of true classics – pieces that not only do we love and remember – but pieces that share a special place in our nostalgic hearts. While it’s hard to pick a favorite remix, Expialidocious might be at the top. Who can’t help but feel fuzzy when thinking about Mary Poppins. Not to mention the hilariously talented Dick Van Dyke.
Let me start off by saying Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was so much better than the 2005 Johnny Depp remake. Looking at it now as an adult, it definitely had some much darker elements to it. I still know people my age who get scared when the kids take the boat ride through the tunnel. This remix of “The Candy Man Can” is brought to you by POGO. Check out his stuff: http://pogomix.net/