The Reckoning of Dorothy Parker

September 29, 2008

Last week Radiohead released the master tracks for "Reckoner", so that fans could do their own remixes.. I took a stab at mixing it with one of my other favorite songs, andd will share the results here:

Posted by jsmooth995 at September 29, 2008 8:03 PM

I never listened to Radiohead..but because of this.. I will def take a listen! Great job! I loved it!

Posted by: DJ Diva at September 29, 2008 8:19 PM

I like it. Starts off a tiny bit maligned and definitely comes together well. And I don't know of anyone else mixing Prince. That seems tough to do.

Posted by: Jay B at September 29, 2008 8:33 PM

Beautiful. You can just close your eyes and it kinda soaks in. Should definitely submit this.

Posted by: Dria at September 29, 2008 9:05 PM

Thumbs up. Considering I will never hear that Prince cover of "Creep", this will be the closest thing. Very nice.

Posted by: heyhey at September 29, 2008 9:26 PM

Very, very nice. Has a great dream-like quality.

Posted by: Kristin at September 29, 2008 9:58 PM

Truly ill. Truly going on my daily playlist!

Posted by: consumatron at September 29, 2008 10:28 PM

Love it, Jay. What I also love is when bands release master tracks for remixing; it's great to hear what the fans can put together and completely in the spirit of how music should be treated.

Posted by: Cerebelle at September 29, 2008 10:51 PM

Big Prince fan... very nice...

Posted by: TACH at September 30, 2008 12:34 AM

niice... definitely found my head bobbing

i spend about a half our the other day trying to hear other remixes but none would load, yours is the first im hearing, like it

i wonder how many man hours total were spend remixing this song around the world?

Posted by: colin at September 30, 2008 12:45 AM

this the kind of song people sit around listening to till they get to their floor. haha. nah but really though... boring ass song.

Posted by: hahaha at September 30, 2008 9:25 AM

Loved it!!! Nice work, J!

Posted by: Naomi at September 30, 2008 12:15 PM

The mellow beat compliments the song very well. Definitely better than the original. Great work!

Posted by: George at September 30, 2008 1:27 PM

Really nice and chill. It's the perfect beat for unwinding after a VERY long day.

Posted by: Ade at September 30, 2008 7:00 PM

I feel bad because here I was gonna ask if you wanted to collab on Batdance '08: The Ledger Mix but now you went at done it.

Posted by: Anil at September 30, 2008 11:16 PM

Man, I really like this remix. How can I go about downloading it? The Imeen link doesn't seem to work. Can you host it as a Quicktime?

Posted by: Anton at October 1, 2008 2:38 PM

lovely in that weird ethereal radiohead pre-apocalyptic suicide inducing kind of way. kind of gives a little bit of funk to the ole daily dose of antidepressants and lightens up the idea of swan diving from the catwalk of a train bridge...
(what i mean, sans sarcasm, is that i like it.)

Posted by: jenessa at October 1, 2008 6:25 PM

i'm feelin this a lot... could you make it available for download?

Posted by: reyshizz at October 1, 2008 9:02 PM

Hey, loved your take on this one... first as a big radiohead fan and then the beats you mixed in made it just perfect. Really perfect. I love how they let fans tweak their songs. Only one question, so um, can I get a copy? I tried that nifty download button but, um, that don't work.

Posted by: apricoco at October 2, 2008 12:59 AM

Another vote for "make available for download please!"

Posted by: Jessica at October 2, 2008 4:45 PM

one of my favorite Prince songs ever, and works so well with Thom's ethereal voice. nice little details in your edit too, like the pause before 'you are not to blame...' sweet stuff.

Posted by: rynokins at October 3, 2008 9:06 AM

An intoxicating string of celestial algorithms manifested in a sophistic psychedelic vibe….
And I mean sophistry of the complementary variety (For THOSE minds that are able to walk THAT mile ;-)… Jay Smooth, my brother, you are deeper than republican pockets.

Posted by: D'Angelo iCe at October 4, 2008 11:08 PM

That was incredibly tight.

Posted by: Laya at October 4, 2008 11:39 PM

Wow very nice! I've never heard the Radiohead song, but it and the Prince joint definitely compliment each other... Me likey :-)

Posted by: Nana at October 5, 2008 1:35 PM

That's one of my favorite Prince songs too.
it sounds dope : )

Posted by: Tbrown at October 7, 2008 9:42 AM

I love it. definitely submit! Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: Gina Marie at October 8, 2008 10:10 PM

This might be my favorite Prince song of all Prince songs. (Assuming one can have that sort of thing.) Mostly because she hadn't seen the movie cause she didn't read the book first, or something like that. Good advice. And I'm not mad at Radiohead either.

Posted by: Lisa at October 9, 2008 2:57 PM

This might be my favorite Prince song of all Prince songs. (Assuming one can have that sort of thing.) Mostly because she hadn't seen the movie cause she didn't read the book first, or something like that. Good advice. And I'm not mad at Radiohead either.

Posted by: Lisa at October 9, 2008 2:57 PM

Dope stuff, something to kick back and enjoy...

Posted by: Pete at October 11, 2008 9:58 PM

Hey Jay,
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your mash-up of Prince & Radiohead.
I'm a big big fan of "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker" and, I was initially sceptical about the choice.
But, now that I've heard it, i love it - occasional key & scale clashes an' all!

The dreamy evocative mood has been kept intact - which is a good thing.
Thom's falsetto works well over the music.
Though, ironically Prince didn't sing falsetto (for once!) on this particular song.
He did, however, track some vocals and instrumentation with the tape machine pitched down. Not unusual for Prince!
Makes me wonder what Thom's voice would sound like with other gospel-tinged, rhythm & blues, soul based music. Hmmm... intriguing!

Congrats again :)

Posted by: disco d at January 26, 2009 10:20 PM

This is an absolutely beautiful remix of my favorite Prince song. As much as I would love to have it, I think Prince's permission would be needed for us to be able to download it. Stunning remix though. I almost wish I had'nt heard now that I can't download it.

Posted by: Emma Peel at February 9, 2009 1:13 AM

Oh come on, there's gotta be a way for us to get this downloaded. It's killing me. I can't stop listening to this. Hopefully someone reading this will make it happen for us. I hate to think of something as beautiful as this just disappearing, or being forgotten.

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