The easy availability of new mixing software has
enabled mixers worldwide to easily & efficiently
craft their own pieces from already recorded material
into new works that feature combined elements of the
source tracks. Grafting compatible beats, vocals & riffs
into one new cut is most commonly referred to as
'Mashing'. Also known as 'bootlegs, remixes, & qradips",
Listeners online tune into the unlicensed music in
ever-increasing numbers due to the quality &
creativity exemplified by a world-wide array of PC &
Mashup-makers are allowed no claim legally to their
work, given only the privilege of posting. All creative
rights are retained by the original artist. It
provides a wonderful forum to display the skill of
mixing.It's not entirely unheard of for labels to
clear the copywrites & release the boot officially ; a
famous example being Blondie & the Doors sanctioning
Go Home Productions'track "Rapture Riders",which
combined "Riders on the Storm" & 'Rapture".
Fans of the genre are thrilled to sample the constant
flow of new tracks.Clubs feel the benefit as some
feature the mixers in person,a large inducment to
attend.The chance to see a live boot-legger's
performance is one not regularly passed by music
fans. Some tours even feature the DJ's as opening
acts.Nine Inch Nails & Queens of the Stone Age were
supported by a live set from L.A.'s popular Party
Ben, an excellent bootlegger with many well-known
Once you've located the web site of one
Mashupper, it's generally easy to access more from the
links many provide on their pages. With names like
Lobsterdust, Eve Massacre, & Brat, the DJ's consistently
crank out new works combining existing recordings to
the delight of thousands of online devotees. Take some
Justin Timberlake (always a popular artist), add some
James Brown, or maybe Chemical Brothers & you've got a
brand new bag!
In some cases, the label artists serve cease & desist
orders on the the 'bastard' tracks,meaning they must
be withdrawn from posting. In most cases the mashed
versions are welcomed & in some cases even encouraged. The
Beastie Boys have made vocal-only acapellas available
to stimulate the use of their work in new
mashups. This results in many,many mashups with the
same song as a basis,such as 'Intergalactic", one of
the more popular 'pellas. I've counted over 50 tracks
made with Justin T's "Sexyback" & many of them are
Robert Urban: Bob and Jack Celebrate 52 Years in Love (afterelton.com)
Stu Maddux's simple but utterly charming documentary, Bob and Jack's 52-Year Adventure, chronicles the half-century-plus romance between gay life partners Jack Reavley and Bob Claunch. Bob and Jack are endearing, humorous and engaging, and the longevity of their partnership generates a feeling of warm reassurance about the possibility of lifelong love. Anybody in a relationship, gay or straight, will see something of themselves in these two lovely and still in-love men.
Widow of Warcraft (7d.blogs.com)
Dear Mistress Maeve, My live-in boyfriend just discovered the online game World of Warcraft, and he plays it all the time. He stays up half the night playing this game, and consequently, we haven't had sex in two weeks (very unusual for us). We've had a couple arguments about it, and I'm not sure what to do. Thoughts?
Purple Gene's review of David Caruso's Character, Horatio Caine, on "CSI: Miami" (CBS, Monday night):
For anyone who's stayed up on Monday nights to watch CSI Miami on CBS at 10 PM, you've been exposed to near cult like performances by the creepy David Caruso starring as Detective Horatio Caine….It's been quite a journey for Caruso….
He started his movie career as Henry in "Getting Wasted" (1980)…was a gang leader in "Hill Street Blues" (1983)….was Kit Kat in "Hudson Hawk" (1991)…then he got the part of Detective John Kelly on "NYPD Blue" (1994) and he got some positive reviews which swelled his head up and so he quit to make Hollywood movies his career and pissed everybody off…..So he starred in "Kiss of Death" (1995) and "Jade" (1995) and was an asbestos cleaner in "Session 9" (2001)….what messy career…goin' down slow……
But somebody at CBS decided after the success of the original CSI in Las Vegas that they needed to branch out…to New York and Miami…well they got David Caruso out of the trash can and named him Detective Horatio Caine …a complicated man with a troubled past, a cool deliberate demeanor and the greatest one liners (while putting on his dark glasses) since Sergeant Joe Friday's "I'm a Cop...just the facts ma'am" in "Dragnet" (1967)….
If you seen one intro to the show then you can't wait for the next one….with an over color saturated city scene and the strains of the Who singing "Won't Get Fooled Again"…"Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa"….Horatio Caine delivers the greatest insipid single line show stoppers since Cagney, Bogie and Edward G. You tube has compiled a piece called "Endless Caruso"
Sit back and enjoy the best of CSI Miami intros...nobody in the Television business can match Caruso's quirky dark glasses one line delivery!
Purple Gene gives David Caruso's Horatio Caine character one liners a 10 out of 10 on the really weird side glancing neck turning talking out of the side of his mouth in strange whispered tones while leaning over…scale….check it out and chortle.
Last Friday we brought the kid's 'Terrarium O'Death' (his collection of carnivorous plants) inside because of the low temperatures.
We've never had to do that before.
Should be able to put the terrarium back on its bench by the weekend, according to one of the frustrated comedians who works as a local TV weather-reader.
CBS starts the night with a FRESH'Armed & Famous', followed by a FRESH'Criminal Minds', then a FRESH'CSI: The 3rd One'.
Scheduled on a FRESHDave are Tina Fey, Terri and Bindi Irwin.
Scheduled on a FRESHCraig are Juliette Lewis, Common, and Aaron Lewis.
NBC opens the night with a FRESH'Friday Night Lights', followed by a FRESH'Deal Or No Deal', then a FRESH'Medium'.
Scheduled on a FRESHLeno are Meredith Vieira, Ryan Reynolds, and Robin Thicke.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan O'Brien are Robin Wright Penn, Colin Hanks, and the Holmes Brothers.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson Daly are Richard "Mack" Machowicz and Joshua Radin.
ABC begins the night with a FRESH'Jim', followed by another FRESH'Jim', then a FRESH'Knights Of Prosperity', followed by a FRESH'In Case Of Emergency', then 'Primetime'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Shaun White, and Naked Trucker & T-Bones.
The CW offers a FRESH'Beauty & The Geek', followed by a FRESH'One Tree Hill'.
Faux has a FRESH 2-hour 'American Idol'.
MY has a FRESH'Wicked Wicked Games', followed by a FRESH'Watch Over Me'.
A&E has 'CSI: The 2nd One', another 'CSI: The 2nd One', 'The Sopranos', and another 'The Sopranos'.
AMC offers the movie 'Back To The Future Part III', followed by the movie 'Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines', then the movie 'Rambo: First Blood Part II'.
[1:00 pm] As Time Goes By - Episode 3;
[1:40 pm] Are You Being Served - Goobye, Mr. Grainger;
[2:20 pm] Keeping Up Appearances - Episode 3;
[3:00 pm] The Benny Hill Show - Episode 24;
[4:00 pm] The Saint - The Reluctant Revolution;
[5:00 pm] The Avengers - Wish You Were Here;
[6:00 pm] BBC World News;
[6:30 pm] Cash in the Attic - Episode 11;
[7:00 pm] Cash in the Attic - Episode 7;
[8:00 pm] Whose Line Is It Anyway? - Episode 9;
[8:30 pm] Whose Line Is It Anyway? - Episode 6;
[9:00 pm] Turn Back Your Body Clock - Episode 2;
[9:30 pm] How Clean Is Your House? - Episode 3;
[10:00 pm] The Wow Factor - Episode 1;
[11:00 pm] Whose Line Is It Anyway? - Episode 9;
[11:30 pm] Whose Line Is It Anyway? - Episode 15;
[12:00 am] The Benny Hill Show - Episode 25;
[1:00 am] Turn Back Your Body Clock - Episode 2;
[1:30 am] How Clean Is Your House? - Episode 3;
[2:00 am] The Wow Factor - Episode 1;
[3:00 am] Faking It - Managment Consultant to Dog Handler;
[4:00 am] Faking It - News Stand Owner to Showbiz Reporter;
[5:00 am] Faking It - Chess Player to Soccer Manager;
[6:00 am] BBC World News. (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Top Chef', another 'Top Chef', still another 'Top Chef', and a FRESH'Top Chef'.
Comedy Central has 'Scrubs', another 'Scrubs', last night's 'Jon Stewart', last night's 'Colbert Report', 'Mind Of Mencia', 'South Park', another 'South Park', and 'Naked Trucker'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJon Stewart is Jerry Rice.
Scheduled on a FRESHColbert Report is Richard Clarke.
FX has the movie '13 Going On 30', followed by the movie 'The Hot Chick', then the movie 'The Hot Chick', again.
[06:50 AM] This is Not a Film;
[08:20 AM] Amelie;
[10:25 AM] The Flower of Evil;
[12:10 PM] This is Not a Film;
[01:45 PM] Amelie;
[03:50 PM] Le Divorce;
[05:50 PM] This is Not a Film;
[07:25 PM] Monster in a Box;
[09:00 PM] Office Space;
[10:35 PM] The Tao of Steve;
[12:10 AM] Hopeless Pictures #3;
[12:30 AM] Office Space;
[02:05 AM] The Tao of Steve;
[03:40 AM] Hopeless Pictures #3;
[04:00 AM] Monster in a Box;
[05:35 AM] Media Lab Shorts Uploaded. (ALL TIMES EST)
[07:00 AM] The War Room;
[08:35 AM] Face (2002);
[10:05 AM] The Guggenheim and the Baroness;
[11:00 AM] Boom!;
[12:50 PM] The Moscow Skyscraper;
[02:15 PM] Face (2002);
[03:45 PM] Condo Painting;
[05:15 PM] The Public Eye (1972);
[07:00 PM] The War Room;
[08:40 PM] Food;
[09:00 PM] One Punk Under God: Episode 6;
[09:30 PM] IN SHORT: Pride 2;
[10:00 PM] Calvaire;
[11:30 PM] IN SHORT: Festival 5;
[12:00 AM] One Punk Under God: Episode 6;
[12:30 AM] Godly Boyish;
[01:00 AM] Iconoclasts Season 2: Episode 6: Dave Chappelle + Maya Angelou;
[02:00 AM] City of Men - Season 3: Episode 5: Father and Son;
[02:45 AM] Havoc;
[04:15 AM] Stryker. (ALL TIMES EST)
This photo provided by Steve Silver Productions Inc. of Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, center, greeting members from the production, Beach Blanket Babylon, backstage after she saw the show in San Francisco, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2007. At left is Ellen Toscano, who plays Nancy Pelosi, and Val Diamond, right, with her San Francisco skyline hat.
Photo by David Allen
Michael J. Fox, whose advocacy ads created a stir in last fall's elections, will attend resident Bush's State of the Union address next week as a guest of Rhode Island Rep. Jim Langevin.
"Congressman Langevin is a tireless champion for the advancement of medical research, and I am honored to join him next week at the State of the Union," the actor said in a statement.
Langevin, who has been confined to a wheelchair since an accidental shooting that occurred when he was a teenager, addressed his colleagues in the House of Representatives last week in support of a bill that would bolster embryonic stem cell research.
'Babel' director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (C) and producers John Kilik (L) and Steve Golin pose with the award for best motion picture - drama at the 64th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, January 15, 2007.
Photo by Mike Blake
Bob Hope was always a tough act to follow. George Lopez is holding his own, so far. Firing off jokes that likely would have had even Hope guffawing, the actor named his ideal golfing partners.
The five-day event has Lopez's name attached for the first time - the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic hosted by George Lopez.
Hope's widow, Dolores, has said she admires Lopez as one of the country's brightest young comedians. Lopez, an opening act for Hope at one show some 15 years ago, said, "Well, if you're 45 and they consider you a young comedian, that's fantastic."
Outspoken property tycoon and reality television host Donald Trump says his 10-month old baby son is an abrasive chip off the old block.
Trump, who has captivated America's tabloid media recently by engaging in a long-running war of words with television host Rosie O'Donnell, said Tuesday his son Barron has shown signs of following in dad's footsteps.
"He's strong, he's smart, he's tough, he's vicious, he's violent -- all of the ingredients you need to be an entrepreneur," said Trump the host of reality television show "The Apprentice."
Trump was speaking at a ceremony at which he was awarded a star on Hollywood's fabled "Walk of Fame."
In this photo released by the Teatro alla Scala, Argentinean-born conductor Daniel Barenboim performs at the Teatro alla Scala during a concert to remember Arturo Toscanini, 50 years after the death of the celebrated Italian conductor, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2006.
The stuffy cave-like club where the Beatles staged some of their earliest performances celebrated its 50th birthday Tuesday.
The Cavern Club - a former fruit warehouse cellar and air raid shelter - opened as a jazz venue in 1957 with the Merseysippi Jazz Band, but it was the advent of rock `n' roll that popularized the club where music producer Brian Epstein eventually discovered the Fab Four.
The Beatles first played a lunchtime session in 1961, but Lennon and Paul McCartney both appeared at the club with the Quarrymen Skiffle Group years before. Ringo Starr is also thought to have made his debut at the club with the Eddie Clayton Skiffle group - another band playing the improvised form of jazz popularized in Britain in the 1950s - while George Harrison appeared at the group's 1961 debut.
Two historians who lost a plagiarism case against "The Da Vinci Code" author Dan Brown launched an appeal on Tuesday to have the verdict overturned.
Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, who wrote "The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail," which they say Brown copied, were at London's High Court to hear the opening of the appeal.
Their lawyer, Jonathan Rayner James, will argue that the original judge was wrong to dismiss the idea of a "central theme" in the historians' research which he says was used extensively in six chapters of "The Da Vinci Code."
The appeal is likely to focus on legal argument, and lack the original case's colorful and often heated debate about the Merovingian monarchy, the knights Templar and Jesus' bloodline.
A judge ordered jury selection to begin on March 19 in the murder trial of rock producer Phil Spector, who is accused of killing a B-movie actress at his Los Angeles-area home.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler on Tuesday said some 300 potential jurors summoned for Spector's trial would be asked first to fill out a questionnaire about their ability to serve on a case that could last as long as three months.
Fidler might also question the prospective panelists about their knowledge of the case, which has been covered worldwide since Lana Clarkson was found shot to death in the foyer of Spector's mock castle on February 3, 2003.
Handwritten lyrics by the late Beatle George Harrison to his song "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" have sold for 300,000 dollars at a rock and roll memorabilia auction.
Beatles memorabilia fetched the highest prices at the auction on Monday: John Lennon's 1966 military band tunic, which he was photographed wearing hundreds of times, went for 350,000 dollars.
A signed Lennon watercolor of a bird painted when the musician was 11 sold for 52,500 dollars; a rare album cover signed by the Fab Four in 1963 sold for 25,000 dollars; and a set of four 1964 grey and black Beatles suits sold for 30,000 dollars.
Even a humble shopping list written by Lennon requesting light bulbs, cabbage, yogurt, and hamburger for his cats sold for 1,400 dollars.
This photo released Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, by the University of Chicago shows three clay sling bullets found last fall in a recycling pit at the ancient city of Hamoukar in Syria. Researchers working at the joint excavations last fall by the University of Chicago and the Syrian Department of Antiquities, announced Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, that they had found the clay bullets lined up and ready to be shot from slings in a desperate attempt to stop fierce invaders who soon would reduce much of the city to rubble.
A Catholic diocese in Nigeria has instructed parishioners to show they have registered to vote in April elections or forsake the right to take communion, newspaper This Day reported on Tuesday.
The diocese of Nsukka in the southeastern state of Enugu circulated a bulletin in Catholic churches on Sunday telling the faithful that they had to make their vote count in this year's elections despite Nigeria's long history of poll rigging.
"Whoever has not collected the voter's card after February 7 has automatically alienated himself or herself from the community, the Church, the nation and will not be allowed to receive the holy communion," the bulletin said according to This Day.
Climate change over the past two decades has caused Sweden's tree line to move north at a faster rate than at any time in the past 7,000 years, Swedish researchers have said.
"The tree line has moved by up to 200 metres (656 feet) in some places. Trees have not grown at such high levels for around 7,000 years," Leif Kullman, a professor at Umeaa University's department of ecology and environmental science, told AFP Tuesday.
While some of the change could be explained by natural phenomena such as the reduction in global volcanic activity -- allowing more sunlight to warm the Earth -- the trend was clearly provoked for the most part by man-made factors.
'Mozart has a new record - and this one isn't pressed into vinyl. Organizers of last year's series of festivals, exhibitions, concerts and conferences to celebrate the 250th anniversary of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's birth said Tuesday the jubilee drew 1.2 million tourists to Austria - a record for a single festival.
Vienna Mayor Michael Haeupl called the birthday bash a resounding success. "We didn't make Mozart a kitsch, we didn't bore people, and we made Mozart familiar to people who otherwise wouldn't have remembered to do so themselves," he said.
Austria's Mozart celebrations began with a flourish in January 2006 with a much-hyped TV documentary about a new DNA analysis of a skull some say belonged to Mozart. Last month, a recently discovered allegro attributed to a young Mozart was performed on a harpsichord in Salzburg.
To pay for World War II, Americans bought savings bonds and put extra notches in their belts. President Harry Truman raised taxes and cut nonmilitary spending to pay for the Korean conflict. During Vietnam, the US raised taxes but still watched deficits soar.
But to pay for the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US has used its credit card, counting on the Chinese and other foreign buyers of its debt to pay the bills.
The US is spending about $10 billion a month on Iraq and Afghanistan. By the end of this year, the total funds appropriated will be nearly $600 billion - approaching the amount spent on the Vietnam or Korean wars, when adjusted for inflation.
Unlike in previous major wars, the United States has cut taxes at the same time it has increased military spending. "It's fair to say all of the money spent on the war has been borrowed," says Richard Kogan, a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a think tank in Washington. "But eventually everything has to be paid for."
Ice covers an orange on a tree near Modesto, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007. Three nights of freezing temperatures have cost California up to three-quarters of its billion-dollar citrus crop, according to an industry estimate given Monday as forecasters warned the cold weather could batter groves through midweek.
Photo by Rich Pedroncelli
You have reached the Home page of BartCop Entertainment.
Make yourself home, take your shoes off...
Go ahead, scratch it if it itches.
The idea is to have fun.
Do you have something to say?
Anything that increased your blood pressure, or, even better,
amused or entertained?
Do you have a great album no one's heard?
How about a favorite TV show, movie, book, play, cartoon, or legal amusement?
A popular artist that just plain pisses you off?
A box set the whole world should own?
Vile, filthy rumors about Republican musicians?
Just plain vile, filthy rumors?
This is your place.