Happy 30th Birthday, Gregg Gillis of Girl Talk

Posted by The G on October 26, 2011 under Celebrities | Be the First to Comment

Photo and autographs courtesy of the G Archives.

Girl Talk

Girl Talk

If you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing Girl Talk (aka Gregg Gillis) in concert, you are missing out.  I don’t know how he does it, but he is the king of the song mashup.  After taking bits of all sorts of songs, he puts the pieces together and makes new tracks with recognizable beats and/or lyrics, but with a freshness that belongs exclusively to Girl Talk.  His live shows are an extension of his in the studio work and are huge dance parties that are guaranteed to make you lose your mind!  Gregg was super cool when I met him earlier this year and he even appreciated that I had physical cds in the digital age.  That’s G power if I’ve ever seen it!  Happy birthday Gregg!

Also born today: actress Jaclyn Smith,  actor Bob Hoskins, game show host Pat Sajak, politician Hillary Rodham Clinton and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson (who turns 100 today).

An Encounter with Gregg Gillis of Girl Talk

Posted by The G on February 24, 2011 under Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

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Gregg Gillis of Girl Talk and Geoffrey Dicker

Gregg Gillis of Girl Talk and G

If you don’t know the music of Girl Talk, you are about to discover hours of listening pleasure.  Gregg Gillis, who goes by the name Girl Talk, mashes up music so seamlessly, you’ll wonder how he does it.  He takes the best bits of so many familiar songs and rearranges them in a way that is beyond genius.  His live shows are ridiculously fun dance parties.  He’s throwing another one tonight at New York’s Terminal 5.  I met Gregg Gillis prior to the show and he was super cool.  He was very happy to see copies of his physical CDs which he kindly autographed for me.  We talked about our love for discs in the digital age and I got to tell him how awesome I think he is.  G power was in full effect.  Thanks again Gregg!

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