M Is FOR MASHUP - RERUN - June 25th, 2014
Get Your Summer Booty 2014!!
By DJ Useo
So, like, I'd already overseen making seven volumes of "SUMMER BOOTY The Summer Mashup Album". This year I decided it didn't fit into my schedule. Sighs of relief all around here. I really didn't plan another.
Then…I got FOURTEEN incredible mashups from folk who had been on previous editions. The tracks were each, and all, sublime, and I got completely inspired to make 2014 the year of the eighth volume.
Now, most of the past years, SUMMER BOOTY was actually THREE discs! ~GASP!~ Lol. Well, I decided to do myself a favor, and keep it to two simple discs. Well, after I sent out invites, people sent me multiple submissions. Really FANTASTIC multiple submissions. I'm no fool, not about mashups at least, lol, so I decided to not decline any mix that was wonderful. This quickly swelled the collection back to the previous years' norm of three discs. Shazbot!
The thing about the 2014 volume having three discs, though, is it is 100% great mixes right to the end. So, that's 27 bootleggers, 3 discs, 3 & 1/2 hours, and 49 tracks ! Many of the most skilled mashers appear on the comp this year, and the results are a delight to the ear. Hype? Not at all. I hope you've been reading my articles on mashups, & not just skipping down the Bartcop E page to see if Dale of Diamond Springs posted a hottie. ;) If you have been reading, you'll be happy to hear that SUMMER BOOTY 2014 has mixers onnit like Voicedude, DRA'man, DJ Zebra, Sgt Mash, AtoZ ,Solcofn, DJ Spider, and so many more. 27 bootleggers in fact, as mentioned above.
Each of these international mixers expressed in a track, the vibe of Eternal Summer, as they saw that concept themselves. The variety of artists mashed is wide, yet, always incredibly appealing. Check out the full 3 disc playlist here
( audioboots.com/forum/index.php?p=/discussion/235/summer-booty-2014-the-summer-mashup-album )
An interesting trivia of note regarding SUMMER BOOTY 2014 is that each disc ends with a mashup using Underdog Projects' classic song "Summer Jam". I thought that was a great capper to the tradition of that tune appearing in some form on every edition of this mashup series.
There're mirror links so you can choose the best way for you to get the files. There's also one link that nets you all three discs in one LARGE 500 mB file. ( That's the way to go, since, as I mentioned, the album is super to the last track. ) All links found here
( groovytimewithdjuseo.blogspot.com/2014/06/summer-booty-2014-summer-mashup-album.html )
Remarkable preview track video from Voicedude & BobbyG " I Like The Way Godzilla Works It " ( Blackstreet vs Blue Oyster Cult ) here
( www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlsJtXRFifk )
That almost tells the tale, but I must say thanks to AtoZ for providing the fine covers. Much appreciated, m8. Then, I can't leave without telling you that renowned veteran long mixer, BUDTHEWEISER will soon post his Lo-ong mixes containing all three discs, but seamed onto three single tracks. This again, is a fine tradition for this series, & I'm powerful pleased it occurs again. Thanks, Bud!
Have fun with the album. It's meant to last all Summer. :D
Corey Robin: How Intellectuals Create a Public (Chronicle)
Though the public intellectual is a political actor, a performer on stage, what differentiates her from the celebrity or publicity hound is that she is writing for an audience that does not yet exist. Unlike the ordinary journalist or enterprising scholar, she is writing for a reader she hopes to bring into being. She never speaks to the reader as he is; she speaks to the reader as he might be. Her common reader is an uncommon reader.
Maggie Doherty: Who Pays Writers? (Dissent)
No longer supported by the state, today's writers must meet market demands. Those who succeed often do so by innovating no more than is necessary. Many of today's most celebrated writers marry experimentalism with accessibility; they produce prize-winning fiction with just a dash of formal excitement, enough to catch the eye of cultural gatekeepers but not so much that it renders a work unmarketable. They forge aesthetic compromise and favor political consensus. Their work reassures readers more often than it unsettles them. This isn't so much bad literature as boring literature.
Nora Caplan-Bricker: The Instagram Hoax That Became an Art-World Sensation (Slate)
How one savvy artist found a new format for an age-old line of feminist critique.
Samual Garner: Betrayed by the Dream Factory (Slate)
My life and career have been scarred by the naïve exchange I made at college: an education of questionable value for a dangerous amount of debt.
Stephen Moss: "Houdini's big secret: the sidekick who was more skilled than his master" (The Guardian)
When Houdini got lowered into water, who padlocked his trunks? A British carpenter and locksmith called Jim Collins. Now a magician has written a play about the forgotten hero of escapology.
Rosanna Greenstreet: "Q&A: Stanley Tucci - 'I would like to say sorry to my late wife'" (The Guardian)
She died of cancer. We tried everything we could do to save her. I wish that I could have done more.
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Well, here it is Australia Day, a day for yobbos and bogans to revel in faux patriotism and give all the inhabitants of this land down under an excuse to have a day off work, two if they took a 'sickie' yesterday which was a Monday, so in other words a Long Weekend and a day celebrated by having a barbie, getting near or on the water, drinking responsibly (Ha, you gotta be kidding!) and having a good time. Residents from overseas like to take their vows of citizenship on this day. So, new fresh-baked Aussies should number about 17,000 after today.
Why today? Well, Captain Arthur Phillip landed his contingent of British refugees, er colonists, on this day in 1788 in Sydney and claimed it for the British Empire , declaring it Terra Nullius (nobody's land), a horrendously abysmal decision totally disregarding the 50,000 years custodianship of this land by its aboriginal inhabitants and it is for that reason they march in protest demonstrations in the capital cities here on this day that they call Invasion Day.
Now as it happens our current Immigration Minister, a man suitably unqualified for the position, was taken to task by a female journalist who was basically reporting the facts as she saw them. The esteemed Minister took exception to the news article she had written about one of his Liberal Party colleagues being forced to resign over inappropriate behaviour to a female staff member and sent a demeaning text message intended for that colleague. But just to highlight his lack of any commonplace ability at all he accidentally sent the text to the journalist herself in which he refers to her as a Mad Fucking Witch. Well, didn't that put the cat amongst the pigeons.
Stephen is a former Peppy Techer from the Heidelberg days, who spent his youth (mostly) in Oklahoma, and now resides in 'the land down under'.
from Marc Perkel
from that Mad Cat, JD
"IT DOESN'T FEEL LIKE VICTORY."
SHOOT SOMEBODY! THAT'S THE TICKET!
DAMN STRAIGHT "I AM ANGRY"!
NO! NO! NO! NO!
FUCK THE OILY BASTARDS!
IT'S LIKE LETTING CHILDREN PLAY WITH LOADED GUNS!
JAIL THE SLEAZY, LYING BASTARDS!
"A CITY IN HIS STATE WAS POISONED ON HIS WATCH"!
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Dear old dad is 91 today.
A grand jury's decision to indict two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos about Planned Parenthood might be less about sending someone to jail than about expressing disapproval for how the pair conducted their investigation, legal experts said Tuesday.
David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt are accused of using fake driver's licenses to infiltrate the nation's largest abortion provider in order to make videos that accused Planned Parenthood of illegally selling fetal tissue to researchers for profit. The footage provoked outrage among Republican leaders nationwide and prompted investigations by Republican-led committees in Congress and by GOP-led state governments.
Both activists are charged with tampering with a governmental record, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Daleiden was also indicted on a misdemeanor count related to purchasing human organs.
The Texas video was the fifth released by the Irvine, California-based Center for Medical Progress, which Daleiden founded.
Despite the center's lofty name, public filings suggest only a small number of people are affiliated with the nonprofit, none of whom are scientists or physicians engaged in advancing medical treatments. The people named as its top officers are longtime anti-abortion activists with a history of generating headlines.
Refuses To Debate
Donald Trump (R-Wichser) on Tuesday bowed out of the final Republican presidential debate before the leadoff Iowa caucuses, saying Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly is "a lightweight."
With 48 hours to go before the faceoff, campaign manager Corey Lewandowski confirmed Trump's decision Tuesday evening after a press conference in which Trump lashed out at Kelly and said she'd been "toying" with him.
"He will not be participating in the Fox News debate Thursday," Lewandowski said immediately after the press conference.
Trump had suggested he might skip the Fox debate earlier in the day, drawing a sarcastic statement from the television network that "the Ayatollah and Putin both intend to treat Donald Trump unfairly when they meet with him if he becomes president."
"A nefarious source tells us that Trump has his own secret plan to replace the Cabinet with his Twitter followers to see if he should even go to those meetings," the Fox statement said.
Reflects Threat To World
Rising tension between Russia and the U.S., North Korea's recent nuclear test and a lack of aggressive steps to address climate change are putting the world under grave threat, scientists behind a "Doomsday Clock" that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm said Tuesday.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that the minute hand on the metaphorical clock remained at three minutes-to-midnight. The clock reflects how vulnerable the world is to catastrophe from nuclear weapons, climate change and new technologies, with midnight symbolizing apocalypse.
"Unless we change the way we think, humanity remains in serious danger," said Lawrence Krauss, chair of the bulletin's Board of Sponsors.
The scientists behind the bulletin adjusted the clock from five minutes-to-midnight to three minutes-to-midnight last year. They cited climate change, modernization of nuclear weapons and outsized nuclear weapons arsenals as "extraordinary and undeniable threats to the continued existence of humanity." The clock was previously at three minutes-to-midnight in 1984, when the bulletin said talks between the U.S. and Russia virtually stopped.
Bioengineered Tree Could Revive Forests
A century ago, towering forests of chestnut trees blanketed the East Coast of the United States. Then a fungus that hitched a ride on imported Asian chestnut trees began to infect entire woodlands.
The result: Where 4 billion chestnut trees once stretched from Georgia to Maine, only about 400 million remain
"The fungus took out a quarter of all our eastern forests," said William Powell, codirector of the American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project, who envisions restoring vast Eastern chestnut forests by reclaiming mining lands and other barren areas.
He began working to bring back the chestnut 26 years ago. He and project codirector Charles Maynard combed through more than 30 plant genes to find one that would help stop the blight. They settled on a gene from a cultivated wheat species that produces an enzyme called oxalate oxidase. (Powell points out that the gene has nothing to do with gluten, and the chestnuts will stay gluten-free.) The gene is also found in strawberries and bananas.
Gov. Calls For State Takeover
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R-Feckless) said Tuesday the state will assume vast control over Atlantic City's finances and decision-making, saying the seaside gambling resort is incapable of getting its finances together after years of overspending.
Christie, a Republican presidential candidate, was joined by the Democratic leader of the state Senate, who has already introduced a takeover bill, and the Republican mayor of Atlantic City, who reluctantly went along with the plan.
Christie and Senate President Steve Sweeney said the takeover bill in the Legislature will be amended to incorporate elements of a financial assistance package the governor vetoed last week. That includes a provision to let the city's eight casinos make payments in lieu of taxes and prohibit them from appealing their taxes.
The legislation, which must be approved by the Legislature, will also let the state negotiate to restructure municipal debt, give it the right to cancel collective bargaining agreements, and sell off city assets and land.
3 Tracks Planned To Test
It's a race befitting the goal of moving passengers and cargo at the speed of sound: Three Southern California companies are building separate test tracks to see how well the "hyperloop" transportation concept works in the real world.
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk breathed life into the hyperloop in 2013, when he proposed a network of elevated tubes to transport specially designed capsules over long distances. Top speed: about 750 mph.
Though momentum to build a hyperloop has been growing since, the concept dates back decades.
Capsules would float on a thin cushion of air and use magnetic attraction and solar power to zoom through nearly airless tubes. With little wind resistance, they could make the 400-mile trip between Los Angeles and San Francisco in about a half-hour. Musk has said that while he does not plan to develop the hyperloop commercially, he wants to accelerate its development.
On Tuesday, his SpaceX rocket launching firm said global infrastructure firm AECOM would build a one-mile track at SpaceX headquarters near Los Angeles International Airport.
Turns To India
As red-hot sales in China show signs of cooling, Apple Inc executives are touting India's growing appetite for iPhones.
In an earnings call in which the company reported meager iPhone growth and forecast its first revenue drop in 13 years, the Indian market stood out as a rare bright spot for Apple.
Sales of the company's flagship smartphone climbed 76 percent in the country from the year-ago quarter, Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri said on the call.
And Apple CEO Tim Cook suggested more growth is on the horizon, noting the median age in India is just 27.
Growth in India is a tantalizing prospect as Apple grapples with the economic downturn in China, its second largest market. While revenue in Greater China rose 14 percent in the last quarter, Apple is beginning to see a shift in the economy, particularly in Hong Kong, Maestri told Reuters in an interview.
Christie's Auction House
London-based Christie's International, the world's leading auction house by revenue, on Tuesday reported a five percent fall in annual sales with economic uncertainty damping demand in emerging markets.
Bucking five straight years of growth, the company recorded sales of £4.8 billion ($7.4 billion, 6.8 billion euros) in 2015, down from £5.1 billion in 2014.
The figures still represent Christie's second-best performance ever.
In its Old Masters, 19th century and Russian art category, Christie's recorded a 37 percent loss, and a 14 percent loss in its postwar and contemporary auctions.
Private sales slumped by 39 percent to £554.9 million but Impressionist and modern art rose 57 percent to £1.3 billion.
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Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Jan. 18-24. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. NFL Football: NFC Championship, Arizona at Carolina, Fox, 45.74 million.
2. "NFC Championship Post-Game Show," Fox, 33.9 million.
3. "The OT," Fox, 24.32 million.
4. "NCIS," CBS, 17.51 million.
5. "The X-Files," Fox, 16.19 million.
6. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 13.31 million.
7. "Scorpion," CBS, 11.61 million.
8. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 11.56 million.
9. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 11.09 million.
10. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 10.64 million.
11. "Hawaii Five-O," CBS, 10.07 million.
12. "60 Minutes," CBS, 9.69 million.
13. "American Idol" (Thursday), Fox, 9.36 million.
14. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 9.25 million.
15. "American Idol" (Wednesday), Fox, 9.22 million.
16. "Life in Pieces," CBS, 8.78 million.
17. "Supergirl," CBS, 8.77 million.
18. "Mom," CBS, 8.49 million.
19. "60 Minutes" (Sunday, 8 p.m.), CBS, 8.32 million.
20. "Chicago Fire," NBC, 8.16 million.
Abe Vigoda, who earned Emmy Award nominations in three straight years for his portrayal of the world-weary Det. Phil Fish on the 1970s ABC sitcom Barney Miller, has died. He was 94.
Vigoda is remembered for his role as hulking mob hitman Sal Tessio in Francis Ford Coppola's first two Godfather films.
In 1982, People magazine noted that "the late" Abe Vigoda did not attend the Barney Miller wrap party, and rumors/reports of his death circulated many times in the ensuing years. A website was created with a sole purpose: to indicate whether the actor was dead or alive.
The good-natured Vigoda capitalized on the bizarre situation to keep his career going in his later years. He made frequent appearances on Late Night With Conan O'Brien and the Today show, starred with Betty White in a wildly popular Snickers commercial that debuted during the 2010 Super Bowl telecast and was revealed to be inside a furry costume onstage at a 2013 Phish concert in Atlantic City, N.J. (He and his spinoff show, Fish, are referenced in their song, "Wombat.")
The New York native was 53 when his agent told him to rush to an audition for Barney Miller in Studio City. He had just jogged five miles and hadn't showered.
Vigoda got the part of Fish, a man much older than he, and Barney Miller premiered in January 1975. The sitcom starred Hal Linden as the title character, the captain of the fictional 12th Precinct in New York's Greenwich Village.
Vigoda was a regular for two seasons of Barney Miller and received Emmy supporting actor comedy noms in 1976, 1977 and 1978. His character retired in the fourth season, and Fish, starring Vigoda and Florence Stanley as Bernice, launched in February 1977. It lasted two seasons and 35 episodes.
Abraham Charles Vigoda was born in New York City on Feb. 24, 1921. His father was a tailor in a flat on Manhattan's Lower East Side. The youngster stayed in shape by excelling in handball, then got his start on TV on an episode of Suspense in 1949.
Later, he appeared on Broadway in The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade, in Robert Shaw's The Man in the Glass Booth and, as Abe Lincoln, in the comedy Tough to Get Help. He also had a role on the spooky daytime serial Dark Shadows.
Vigoda's TV résumé also includes a role as Gambino crime family boss Paul Castellano in the 1998 NBC telefilm Witness to the Mob and stints on Mannix, The Rockford Files, Toma, Kojak, Cannon, Murder, She Wrote, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Family Guy, The Norm Show, As the World Turns and Santa Barbara.
He also appeared in such films as The Don Is Dead (1973), Prancer (1989), Look Who's Talking (1989), Joe Versus the Volcano (1990), Sugar Hill (1993), Jury Duty (1995), Good Burger (1997), Chump Change (2000) and Crime Spree (2003).
Marvin Minsky, a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who saw parallels in the functioning of the human brain and computers, died Sunday at age 88.
The university said Minsky died Sunday at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. The cause of death was a cerebral hemorrhage.
Minsky viewed the brain as a machine whose functioning can be studied and replicated in a computer, and he considered how machines might be endowed with common sense.
Minsky joined MIT's faculty in 1958, after earning degrees from Harvard and Princeton universities. It was at Princeton that Minsky met colleague John McCarthy, and in 1959 the pair founded the M.I.T. Artificial Intelligence Project, now known as MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. McCarthy is credited with coining the term "artificial intelligence."
The New York Times reports the lab brought about the notion that digital information should be shared freely and was part of the original ARPAnet, the precursor to the Internet.
Minsky's other accomplishments include inventing and building the first ultrahigh-resolution confocal microscope, an instrument used in the biological sciences. In 1969, he was awarded the prestigious Turing Award, computer science's highest prize.
Minsky's books include "The Society of Mind" and "The Emotion Machine." He also advised iconic director Stanley Kubrick on his 1968 science-fiction classic "2001: A Space Odyssey." Kubrick visited Minsky seeking to know whether he believed it was plausible that computers would be speaking by 2001, according to the New York Times.
Born in New York City, Minsky served in the Navy during World War II before studying mathematics at Harvard and Princeton.
Minsky is survived by his wife, Gloria Rudisch, a pediatrician; their three children; a sister and four grandchildren.