Beatboxing Dubstep Bird Drops the Bass

You know dubstep is officially a "thing" when even the animal kingdom is getting in on it.  Check out this parakeet or whatever it is.  It's memorized an entire dubstep song, including the wub-wubs:

I'm actually kind of mad, because this bird makes better snares than I do when I beatbox.  But he's got a strict lack of kick drum in there so I guess I'm still the superior beat-smith.

I remember this other video I saw from National Geographic or something where this photographer met a bird out in the jungle that had been hanging out around a big demolition crew that was taking down large swaths of trees.  It was making sounds of giant tractors, chainsaws, and other manmade tools.

You've got to be real careful what music and movies you play and especially what you say around these things.  This reminds me of a story.

Story Time!

I had a buddy who at one time got it in his head to redesign his living room like some kind of old school European guy going on crazy African safari's.  He went full Dr. Livingston, from the furniture to the leather bound books and all.

He installed a spiral staircase, mounted hyena and lion heads on the wall, and even bought a tiger skin rug (are tigers even in Africa?).  I didn't believe this crazy story because when I met him we were both broke as a joke working in a factory.  But he eventually showed me his picture albums.

tiger skin rug

During this time he had also decided to buy some kind of exotic bird that was humongous and had all these crazy colored feathers.  I guess it was some kind of parrot.  It was one of those that would mimic whatever it heard, but it would get stuck on certain phrases and never let them go.

Don't ask me how because I don't know the details, but this bird learned to start screaming a racial slur at the top of its lungs and some how associated it with visitors knocking on the door.  He would only scream this nonsense when someone was at the door, and you could hear him through the door because he had that high pitched bird voice.

exotic dubstep bird

"Shhh... someone's at the door." **Clears throat**

That's kind of funny, but the point of the story is that this guy told me he would roll up a newspaper and beat this bird with it whenever he would start screaming this bad word, and it would only get louder and say it more frequent.  The absurdity of the story cracks me up.  I couldn't imagine beating some exotic rainbow colored bird I paid several thousand for with a 25 cent newspaper for screaming racial obscenities.

I don't know what the ultimate fate of this bird was, but I can't imagine it was good.  My guess is he ended up with a little seasoning and BBQ sauce slathered all over him.

Anyways, cool video, huh?  I bet you wish you could make dubstep.