The Oxhorn Brand Medley is my Thanksgiving song, for more than just the turkey-themed tasty caruncles. See, the medley played at my wedding. When my wife first joined me in our deep love and appreciation of WoW machinima and filk, Oxhorn Brand Medley rocketed to the top of our playlist. The varying styles and addictive catchy lyrics keep the medley in a frequent, family-friendly rotation.
I'm thankful for my wife, and I'm thankful for my daughter. I'm thankful for you guys, the machinima creators and machinima watchers. I'm thankful for the WoW community and all the creative, artistic moments. I'm thankful for all of it. So while we're all chowing down on some forget-the-diet quality food, take a moment and enjoy this awesome, amazing life we all share. Interested in the wide world of machinima? We have new movies every weekday here on WoW Moviewatch! Have suggestions for machinima we ought to feature? Toss us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oxhorn Brand Medley was one of the first machinima my wife ever heard. And while the graphics for the video are dandy, it was the music and catchy refrain that captured her ear. This is the song that made her a machinima fan.
For me, of course, the Oxhorn Brand Medley served to underscore Oxhorn's huge cast of characters, his history as a storyteller, and his original music. This song is still my favorite, even though Oxhorn has certainly done other work since then. If nothing else, you'll find yourself singing "lolomgwtgdairyqueen, lolomgbbtheq" over and over again. Interested in the wide world of machinima? We have new movies every weekday here on WoW Moviewatch! Have suggestions for machinima we ought to feature? Toss us an email at email@example.com.
Reader Ted T. asked for a good place to get started with Oxhorn videos. That's a really tough call, because Oxhorn's created so many different movies. But, I guess my favorite Oxhorn piece is the Oxhorn Brand Medley. (Moo Money actually first covered it about a year ago.)
Not only does it combine everything there is to love about Oxhorn machinima, it also expands his music in some interesting ways. When my fiancee and I first saw it, we spent all weekend singing its chorus over and over and over.
The chorus seems simple, but is actually rather difficult to belt out in tune and in time. "LOLOMGWTGDAIRYQUEEN" flies across the screen to help you know what Oxhorn's singing, but getting it down corectly and reliably can be a challenge. The "Oxhorn Brand Medley" revisits and tips its hat to some of his best songs, but still manages to blend them all together in a convincing way.
While it might help if you're familiar with Oxhorn's many videos, you definitely don't need to have seen them to enjoy the video. Take a few minutes, check it out, and see what you think.
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