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‘Ghostbuster Style': Trick Or Treat? 

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(credit: Tim Mudd)

(credit: Tim Mudd)

There’s something very important we often forget: don’t cross the streams. Why? It would be bad. If you’re fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing, try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light. Total protonic reversal. Important safety tip.

In very rare instances however, crossing the streams can lead to surprisingly good results. Take, for example, the latest buzzed about mashup of PSY’s “Gangnam Style” seamlessly integrated into Ray Parker Jr’s 1984 #1 hit (and theme song to the movie of the same name) “Ghostbusters.” Just in time for Halloween’s spooky apex, this combination incites far more warm fuzzies than eye rolling. 

From the pace of the movie clips used down to the way in which the ‘Ghostbuster Shuffle’ (performed in the original music video by Ray Parker Jr., Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson) perfectly complements PSY’s ‘Invisible Horse Dance’ as though that was their intention all along, “Gangnam Busters” avoids getting slimed and could quite happily take on both Gozer and Zuul on the worst of days. Don’t believe us? Seeing is believing:

So the streams got crossed. The result was not real wrath-of-God type stuff. Fire and brimstone didn’t come down from the sky, rivers and seas didn’t boil and we were not plunged into forty years of darkness, earthquakes, volcanoes. We’re unlikely to see the dead rising from the grave, but there’s still hope. If there’s one thing this mash up does prove, maybe cats and dogs really can live together without mass hysteria? 

Check out the original “Ghostbusters” music video here:

-Tim Mudd/Energy 103.7 ENERGY/San Diego

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