M Is FOR MASHUP - January 20th, 2016
David Bowie Mashups In Remembrance
By DJ Useo
As so many of us hurt over the loss of super star David Bowie, so did the bootleg community. It's a passing that left us gutted emotionally. The depth of the absence was always going to be deep, but combined with the unexpectedness of it, most were placed in shock. We'd just so recently enjoyed his new ( last ) album.
Grief is tough in all cases, & we each need to process in our own way. Mashers mash to ease the hurt. This gifts you, the listeners, with welcome and timely tracks that contribute to the honoring of the great man. Allow me to mention a few worthy projects that celebrate David Bowies' place in our lives.
01 - KOPIMI RADIO w/ Mazanga Von Badman David Bowie Tribute 01 13 16 -
FM & Internet Deejay Mazanga Von Badman spins an incredible assortment of David Bowie mashups by many, many heartbroken bootleggers. Stream, or d/l here
( hearthis.at/kopimi/david-bowie/ )
02 - Bootie Loves Bowie - Mashup tribute to David Bowie -
BOOTIE MASHUP PARTY bequeaths us a superb 12 track collection of magnificent Bowie mashups by many of the best bootleggers out there. One convenient file located from here
( bootiemashup.com/blog/2016/01/bootie-loves-bowie-mashup-tribute-to-david-bowie.html )
03 - DJ Paul V - David Bowie Tribute (The Independent FM 1/15 & 16) -
Acclaimed DJ & masher DJ Paul V delivers a fantastic 2 hour radio show chock full of the tunes we love.
Stream, or d/l here
( hearthis.at/djpaulv/davidbowietribute/ )
04 - SANNY X - David Bowie Sanny X DMC Megamix - ( 8 minutes )
DJ Paul V Found this on an old hard-drive, and he wanted to share it in tribute to the amazing David Bowie. All respect and kudos to its creator, Sanny X at DMC!
( hearthis.at/djpaulv/bowie-megamix-sanny-x-dmc-remix/ )
05 - Charlesish - Modern Modern Love - David Bowie Mashup Tribute
A 3 minute tribute mashup of some of the best David Bowie songs set to "Modern Love".
( www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf4aPvpsW4Q )
06 - Terry Urban - "Biggie Stardust" single track mashup -
A mashup of a Notorious B.I.G. song and a David Bowie song pays tribute to both late artists.
A hugely popular new track that does the seemingly impossible by virtue of this excellent genre clash.
( soundcloud.com/terryurban/biggie-stardust )
07 - DJ Useo - "Get it On Starman" ( David Bowie vs T. Rex )
I actually made this last December to ease my still sore loss of Marc Bolan from T.Rex, but now it means even more to me.
( hearthis.at/vxmfxz7w/get-it-on-starman-david-bowie-vs-trex/ )
There's literally tons more out there, & more coming every day. My next album has Bowie vs Cheap Trick, Bowie vs Heaven 17 & maybe even Bowie vs Squeeze vs Beatles. All were begun directly before the Man's passing, amazingly. May your own grief be eased by the many tunes.
Aditya Chakrabortty: We've been conned by the rich predators of Davos (The Guardian)
They write their own tax laws; they buy their own politicians. No wonder the wealth of the very richest people on the planet is ballooning.
Damian McBride: The next financial crash is coming. Which way will the world turn? (The Guardian)
I used to think a rerun of 2008 would undoubtedly benefit the anti-capitalist left. Now I'm not so sure.
Claire Armitstead: Book festivals are worth far more than fees (The Guardian)
Writers, championed by Philip Pullman, may object to attending literary gatherings for free. But the events help to sustain a reading culture.
Carole Cadwalladr: The Revenant is meaningless pain porn (The Guardian)
This empty, violent movie will scoop up awards. What does that say about society and our attitude to violence?
Craig Corrie: Alan Rickman gave the greatest gift to my late daughter, Rachel Corrie (The Guardian)
The actor's courage and care turned Rachel's story into an extraordinary play, My Name is Rachel Corrie; all the while treating us with a rare thoughtfulness.
Nate Jones: Glenn Frey, Eagles Guitarist, Dies at 67 (Vulture)
Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey has died at age 67, the band's official web site reports. According to a statement from the group, Frey died of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia.
B.T. Doran, Abraham Mireles, E.M. Caris, Tara Marie, Billy Fitzsimmons: The 5 Most Insane Ways Celebrities Became Famous (The Guardian)
Most movie and TV stars get noticed in a casting call, and then hope they get to keep working long enough that they become famous and that society's rules thus no longer apply to them. It's a pretty straightforward process. But some celebrities take the scenic route to stardom, and wind up going down some strange back roads ...
Bella Mackie: "When I feel unutterably sad, there's only one thing that helps: exercise" (The Guardian)
More than antidepressants, counselling or eating a box of doughnuts, it's the one thing that has kept me going - so why do so many people never do any exercise?
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In The Chaos Household
While listening to the T-rump sound bite about "Two Corinthians" I was sure the next line was gonna be "walk into a bar".
Yeah, he's got that bible lingo down pat.
Celebrates Glenn Frey
Winslow, Arizona, was all but forgotten when Interstate 40 displaced Route 66 and began whisking travelers around its downtown in the late 1970s.
But it still had one thing going for it: Everybody wanted to stand on a corner in the small city after hearing Glenn Frey and the Eagles make it sound so cool in "Take It Easy."
Locals capitalized on the lyrics with an annual festival and park featuring a statue and mural commemorating the 1972 song.
Winslow residents staged a memorial service Tuesday night that featured Eagles songs and dancing in the park near the statue.
"Birds, Not Bullies"
With the armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon in its third week, Ammon Bundy and his group are still trying to muster up broad community support - so far without much luck.
Bundy has drawn a lot of attention to the dissatisfaction of ranchers and local townsfolk with federal land-use policies in the West. But the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has also begun to result in pushback from others who use public lands - birders, hunters and hikers, among others.
On Tuesday, several hundred people rallied in Portland - about 300 miles north of the remote refuge in southeastern Oregon - to demand Bundy end the occupation and to point out that federal management makes it possible for all kinds of people to enjoy public lands.
Protesters chanted "Birds, Not Bullies," a reference to the Malheur refuge's creation in 1908 as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. The rally was organized by Oregon Wild, Portland Audubon and the Center for Biological Diversity.
Conservation groups have also shown up at the refuge itself to demand that Bundy and his followers leave, and last weekend got into a shouting match with Bundy's group.
Left By Early Explorers Antarctic
Conservationists in Australia's oldest Antarctic outpost have scraped away a hundred years of snow and ice to unearth items, from bullets to a bowl of peas, that reveal the harsh conditions battled by early explorer Douglas Mawson and his team.
Six restorers have painstakingly moved the equivalent of a 5-tonne truck of ice, or 30 cubic meters (39 cubic yards), out of a hut that was the base for critical geological and scientific surveys of the region done before World War One.
Mawson's Huts is Australia's most isolated Antarctic outpost, perched on the edge of Commonwealth Bay, 2,696 km (1,675 miles) south of the Tasmanian capital of Hobart.
One of six complexes surviving in the world from the 'Heroic Era' of Antarctic exploration, it was used during 1912 and 1913 by Mawson's expedition, which charted the region's coastline and first described several of its bird and animal species.
The Mawson's Huts location, which the explorer termed the "home of the blizzard" for its ferocious winds, is recognized as a historic site and monument under the Antarctic Treaty.
Worst Of 2015
If your password is on this list, you better change it ASAP. The 25 worst passwords of 2015 have been released by Los Gatos, Calif.-based SplashData.
The company, which makes password management software, compiles the annual list from the most common passwords leaked online each year - more than two million in 2015.
Think 1qaz2wsx is a strong password? Think again. It's based on the first two columns of keys on a standard keyboard, and it made No. 15 on this year's list.
It was among several new and longer passwords on the list for the first time, along with qwertyuiop and 1234567890. They suggest users and websites may be making more of an effort to make their passwords more secure, SplashData said.
The password 123456 and "password" itself remain the top two commonly used passwords, respectively - as they have every year since SplashData started compiling the annual list in 2011.
Conservative Family Values
The older son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was arrested in a domestic violence case in which his girlfriend was afraid he would shoot himself with an AR-15 assault rifle, according to court documents filed Tuesday.
Track Palin, 26, is charged with assault, interfering with the report of a domestic violence crime and possessing a weapon while intoxicated in connection with the incident Monday night at the Wasilla home of his parents, where he lives, according to an affidavit by police.
The girlfriend told authorities she was punched in the face by Palin, who is the oldest child of Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and conservative leader.
According to the three-page affidavit, both Palin and his girlfriend called 911 that night. Police Officer Andrew Kappler wrote that he arrived at the Wasilla home and found Track Palin walking outside and talking on a phone. The officer said Palin had an injury to his right eye and surrounding area, smelled strongly of alcohol and acted with escalating hostility, prompting Kappler to put him in handcuffs.
Police say a breath sample provided by Palin showed he had a blood alcohol level of 0.189. The affidavit says other officers found the girlfriend hiding under a bed inside the home and crying.
$100 a Month for Poisoned Water
The city of Flint still charges its constituents for water. Water that a team from Virginia Tech revealed to be toxic, in many cases. Water that runs yellow and brown and smells like sewage even when it doesn't. And according to Flint residents who spoke to Mic this weekend, that water costs between $100 and $200 a month.
In 2013, Flint made the cost-cutting decision to stop buying water from Detroit and, instead, connect to a future pipeline coming from Lake Huron. When Detroit stopped selling water to Flint before the pipeline could be built, Flint started drawing water from the extremely corrosive Flint River. The water wreaked havoc on the city's old plumbing, flooding residents' pipes with lead. People of Flint figured it out when their faucets released brown liquid that made their hair fall out and gave them rashes .
Since then, 10 people have died from the pneumonia-like condition Legionnaire's disease. The city finally admitted it needed help. Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Guilty) called in the Michigan National Guard to bring aid to Flint.
At no point during the sickness and death did Flint stop charging its residents for the poison in their sinks.
The New Normal
26 Years Later
Tammy Thomson switched off the lights and crowded the children into the corner of the classroom. She tried not to think of her father or that morning 26 years ago, focusing instead on her students and the lock-down drill, this testament to a new American reality.
On Sept. 14, 1989, Joseph Wesbecker, a disgruntled worker wracked with rage and mental illness, stormed the Standard-Gravure printing plant with an AK-47 and killed her father, Lloyd White, and seven others before turning his gun on himself.
The TV cameras eventually packed up and the day was filed away to history - for all but the families of the dead, the 12 who were injured but survived, and dozens who hid in closets and cubicles and had to step over their friends, dead and dying, to escape.
Wesbecker robbed them of loved ones. He took the ability to walk, to laugh, to enter crowded rooms, to live without wondering what more they should have done that day.
It seemed unthinkable 26 years ago. They have watched it become almost routine.
26 Years Later
Twenty-six former students alleged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that they were repeatedly sexually abused by a now-deceased psychiatrist at a private school for Native Hawaiians.
The plaintiffs are suing Kamehameha Schools and the estate of psychiatrist Robert Browne, who they say molested them during therapy sessions between 1958 and 1985. Kamehameha Schools required each student to undergo therapy, took them to Browne's office and paid for the services, according to the lawsuit.
Kamehameha Schools has known about the allegations for the last 25 years but failed to respond or investigate them, the lawsuit said.
Kamehameha Schools was established in 1883 by the will of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Kamehameha Schools gives admission preference to students of Native Hawaiian ancestry and enrolls nearly 7,000 at three campuses statewide.
The lawsuit also names as a defendant St. Francis Medical Center, where Browne served as director of psychiatry until he lost his credentials. He then continued practicing at Kuakini Medical Center, now known as Kuakini Health System, which is another defendant.
Missing Hong Kong Publisher
The chief editor of a Hong Kong publisher of books banned in mainland China who disappeared three weeks ago has been located in the mainland, Chinese officials told Hong Kong authorities.
Lee Bo, a British citizen, is one of five men linked to Hong Kong publishing company Mighty Current and its Causeway Bay bookshop who have gone missing in recent months. The cases have gripped the semiautonomous Chinese city and sparked fears Beijing is clamping down on the city's freedom of speech.
Hong Kong police said late Monday that they received notice from Guangdong province's public security department that Lee was "understood" to be in the mainland.
Lee's case in particular raised alarm bells because it raised suspicions that Chinese security agents crossed into Hong Kong to abduct him. According to local news reports, he was last seen at his company's warehouse and did not have his travel permit for mainland China with him, but days after he went missing he called his wife to say he was in Shenzhen, the city next to Hong Kong.
Police said in a brief statement that Guangdong officials also forwarded to them a letter from Lee to the Hong Kong government, with handwriting that Lee's wife confirmed was his. Police said the letter was similar to one Hong Kong media reported on Monday, which he purportedly wrote to his wife to tell her he "voluntarily" went to the mainland to assist authorities with an investigation, details of which he didn't disclose.