M Is FOR MASHUP - February 4th, 2015
The Institute Of Bootleggers Presents PEACOCK
By DJ Useo
: 17 new Mashups
I was struck by inspiration recently. Inspiration to make an instant mashup album. The flood of great mixes lends itself so well to being collected. It also aids the listening experience to have some type of order to the tunes. Now, I can easily choose, & assemble a pretty good album based on my own tastes, but in this case I decided to add in the tastes of all the listeners. This means I loaded my Soundcloud mashup feed with all the bootleggers I've signed up to follow.
Next, I chose about thirty tracks, based on who, & what I like combined with the numbers generated by the people who heard the tracks already. Many tracks had only been available less than a day, but already had hundreds, & in some cases, thousands of listens. Next, I listened to all of the thirty, & pared them down to only one discs' worth. By now, it was one superb collection embodying excellent production, combined with high musical appeal. The mixers are a great blend of newer, & also well known producers, so you go from established folk like ToTom, oki, & DRA'man, to people you'll want to know like Moxcie, Englewood, & HODJ.
Everybody mixed with who they love, with artists ranging from Janet Jackson, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, & David Guetta to Skrillex, Daft Punk, & Filter w/ Crystal Method. Together, the mixers, & the source artists give you the most modern style of music, the mashup. I had a great time mastering, & leveling all the tracks into one wavescape. We didn't clear the samples, we merely released under a Creative Commons Licence, so you get the album for free! I loaded a couple convenient mirror links here ( theinstituteofbootleggers.blogspot.com/2015/01/peacock-17-all-new-mashups.html ) so I hope you'll go & grab the set & play it often.
Here's a preview link for zachsyrylo's "Viva la Dreams" ( Taylor Swift vs Coldplay )
( soundcloud.com/zachsyrylo/viva-la-dreams )
You can tell from his mix how much you'll love PEACOCK, the full album.
Here's the full playlist for you to ponder.
01 - Assal - Ma Quale Do ( Pino d Angio vs Janet Jackson )
02 - Moxcie - Dreams Of Her ( P.I.M.P. ) ( Gramatik vs 50 Cent )
03 - Engelwood - Come On Down And Party And Bullshit ( Engelwood vs Notorious Big )
04 - DJ Useo & Chocomang - Dr Mabuse Time ( Propaganda vs Owl City & CRJ vs Disturbed ) ( Long Version )
05 - zachsyrylo - Viva la Dreams ( Taylor Swift vs Coldplay )
06 - D|S -High For Fire ( Ed Sheeran vs M83 vs Ellie Goulding vs Passenger ) ( Kygo Remix Mashup )
07 - Breathing Room - Playing Games ( Destiny's Child vs starRo vs Vallis Alps )
08 - Joan Caramba - Dangerous Whisper ( David Guetta vs George Michael vs Busta Rhymes )
09 - DJ Arique - Da Uptown Funk ( Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars vs Daft Punk )
10 - BilljDj - City Thriller Rock Burn Down ( William Pitt vs Michael Jackson vs Linkin Park vs Maroon 5 )
11 - Djampo - SAXo Devotion ( Laidback Luke & Tujamo vs Bingo Players vs Laurent Wolf )
12 - DRA'man - Bouge de là (Trung mashup) ( Mc Solaar vs Skrillex )
13 - HODJ - Swaggle That Dope ( Future vs RL Grime vs SwaggleRock )
14 - DJ Axcess - All Of My Children (Every Breath You Let Go ) ( John Legend vs Robert Miles vs David Guetta vs The Police )
15 - ToTom - (Can't You) Funk Like I Do ( Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson vs Filter & Crystal Method )
16 - Matthew's Mashups - Rather Play Poker ( Clean Bandit vs Jessie Glyne & Lady GaGa )
17 - oki - Freedom ( David Hasselhof vs Rage Against The Machine )
Tell your friends if you like the record. They may appreciate it.
Before I stifle it, I'd like to mention the newest DJ Useo Mashup Showcase podcast ( #12 ) featuring 30 minutes of AtoZ mashups here
( soundcloud.com/dj-useo/12-mashup-showcase-atoz )
It's doing really well for less than a day. Lots of Beatles in it too.
Catch y'all next week.
AN HONEST LIAR Bonus Footage: Penn & Teller on The Amazing Randi (Vimeo)
The Amazing Randi suggested that Penn & Teller team up.
ADAM HIGGINBOTHAM: The Unbelievable Skepticism of the Amazing Randi (NY Times)
Once he understood the power he had over his audience, and how easily he could exploit their belief in the supernatural to make money, it frightened him: "To have deceived people like that ... that's a terrible feeling," he said.
Alison Flood: Kwame Alexander slam dunks Newbery medal with basketball tale The Crossover (Guardian)
Story-in-verse of hoop-loving twins wins top US children's literature award, while Dan Santat takes home Randolph Caldecott medal for picture books.
Deborah Orr: TV soaps just don't ring true any more - where are all the people staring mutely at their iPhones? (Guardian)
Anne Kirkbride's funeral is a reminder of a lost era, when Coronation Street and EastEnders showed our changing times back to us. Maybe it's become hard to depict Britain on screen because so much of British life is now conducted in front of one.
Giles Fraser: I don't believe in the God that Stephen Fry doesn't believe in either (Guardian)
There's bravery in the entertainer's imagined confrontation with God - but in describing it he shows that he misunderstands the nature of Christianity.
Jessica Valenti: Your feelings about vaccines don't trump another child's medical reality (Guardian)
I almost understand the kind of love that makes a parent believe that they know better than established science. Almost, but not quite.
Lucy Mangan on her feminist education (telegraph)
She's been a bluestocking schoolgirl, student, City lawyer, wife and now mother. So what has Lucy Mangan learnt about the F-word over the past four decades? (Apart from the fact that some men are still rubbish at cleaning loos.)
Downward mobility: Lucy Mangan on the fall of the middle class (Telegraph)
The middle classes are being squeezed and stripped - of jobs, income and security - like never before. Lucy Mangan reports on 'a profound psychological shift in the nation's heartland.'
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From The Creator of 'Avery Ant'
Re: a minority report
As per your concern, resistance to drugs and bad vaccination
strategies goes hand in hand:
Re: a minority report
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 8:22 AM
Of course, it's only "Conspiracy-Theories" when it doesn't conform to the official propaganda.
SIDS Death Plausibly Linked to Vaccines in a 4-Month-Old Baby Boy http://vactruth.com/2015/02/03/sids-death-vaccines/?utm_source=The+Vaccine+Truth+Newsletter&utm_campaign=572be8d28b-02_03_2015_sids&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ce7860ee83-572be8d28b-408375781
Re: a minority report
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 3:09 PM
The CDC, an organ of government propaganda that wants all us "health-care" consumers to presume that scientifically confirmed, toxic poisons are yet harmless (enough?) if they're incorporated within any and all sanctioned vaccines.
I get where you're coming from, Dan, but I still see it differently.
Here are a couple of links an old pal, who is backwoods-bred, and has spent nearly 40 years in public health, sent:
Addicting Info - Dear Anti-Vaxxers: The 'Study' You All Base Your Pseudo Crap On, Has Been Discredited, Debunked, And Labeled '
How do vaccines cause autism?
She also asked why do the anti-vaxxers think autism is the end of the world?
There is a full spectrum of autism, but fear of one extreme is being used to manipulate parents, and there is money in fear.
And on that note, I'm done.
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Hello Bartcop fans,
As you all know the untimely passing of Terry was unexpected, even by him. We all knew he had cancer but we all thought he had some years left. So some of us who have worked closely with him over the years are scrambling around trying to figure out what to do. My job, among other things, is to establish communications with the Bartcop community and provide email lists and groups for those who might put something together. Those who want to play an active roll in something coming from this, or if you are one of Bart's pillars, should send an email to email@example.com.
Bart's final wish was to pay off the house mortgage for Mrs. Bart who is overwhelmed and so very grateful for the support she has received. Anyone wanting to make a donation can click on this the yellow donate button on bartcop.com
But - I need you all to help keep this going. This note isn't going to directly reach all of Bart's fans. So if you can repost it on blogs and discussion boards so people can sign up then when we figure out what's next we can let more people know. This list is just over 600 but like to get it up to at least 10,000 pretty quick. So here's the signup link for this email list.
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In The Chaos Household
Bulking Up On Researchers
John Oliver says that he's hired three new researchers to help with what has become his HBO show's signature, a long-form take on a newsy subject where it's often hard to figure out where he will find the comedy.
Oliver's show, "Last Week Tonight," returns Sunday after being on hiatus since November. He'll make 35 new episodes between now and November 2015.
His boss, HBO chief executive Richard Plepler, said Tuesday that he can't think of any HBO show that has broken through in the zeitgeist as fast as Oliver's, which debuted last April. "Last Week Tonight" has become known for segments, often longer than half of the 30-minute show time, that have taken on topics like net neutrality, the Miss America pageant's finances, translators in the Afghan war and anti-gay laws in Uganda.
Initially, "Last Week Tonight" had one person on staff with a background in journalism at the New York Times Magazine to help with newsier segments. The show has since added another person who used to work for the Times magazine, someone who worked at ProPublica and another former Al Jazeera staff member.
'Rediscovered' Novel To Be Published
"To Kill a Mockingbird" will not be Harper Lee's only published book after all.
Publisher Harper announced Tuesday that "Go Set a Watchman," a novel the Pulitzer Prize-winning author completed in the 1950s and put aside, will be released July 14. Rediscovered last fall, "Go Set a Watchman" is essentially a sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird," although it was finished earlier.
Reactions ranged from euphoria (Oprah Winfrey issued a statement saying, "I couldn't be happier if my name was Scout") to skepticism that the new book will be of the same quality as "Mockingbird." Biographer Charles J. Shields noted that Lee was a "beginning author" when she wrote "Watchman."
The 304-page book will be Lee's second, and her first new work in print in more than 50 years, among the longest gaps in history for a major writer.
Growing Divide Between Rich, Poor
There is a growing divide between who earns a bachelor's degree by age 24, with the gap between the nation's richest and poorest students doubling during the last four decades, according to a report released Tuesday.
The percentage of students from the lowest-income families - those making $34,160 a year or less - earning a bachelor's degree has inched up just 3 points since 1970, rising from 6 to 9 percent by 2013.
Meanwhile, college completion for students from the wealthiest families has risen dramatically, climbing from 44 to 77 percent.
Among the report's other findings: The percentage of students from all income levels enrolling in college has increased during the last four decades. There was a 46-point gap between rich and poor in 1970, compared with a 36-point gap in 2012.
But completion gaps are growing: While 99 percent of students entering college from the highest-income families - those making $108,650 or more a year - graduate by 24, just 21 percent of students from the lowest-income families finish by that age.
Pope Frankie's Future Saint
Archbishop Oscar Romero
Pope Francis on Tuesday ruled that Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was murdered by a right-wing death squad in 1980 and is an icon of the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America, had died as a martyr and will be beatified, the Vatican said.
The Vatican said the pope had approved a decree that Romero had been killed "in hatred of the faith", ratifying recommendations by a commission of cardinals and theological experts.
Francis, the first Latin American pope, unblocked Romero's sainthood process shortly after his election in March, 2013.
The process had stalled under popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI because they saw Romero as too close to Liberation Theology, a radical movement that emphasised helping the poor and opposing injustice.
The murder was one of the most shocking of the long conflict between a series of U.S.-backed governments and leftist rebels in which thousands were killed by right-wing and military death squads. No one was ever brought to justice for Romero's killing.
Archbishop Oscar Romero
Liar Lies Again
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars after a night of partying in Aspen but agreed to let his longtime girlfriend take the blame to avoid national attention, police reports show.
Aspen police cited Armstrong with failing to report an accident and speeding weeks after the Dec. 28 accident, but only after his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, admitted to lying for him.
Hansen initially told police she had been driving home from an Aspen Art Museum party when she lost control of Armstrong's GMC Yukon on the icy roads, hitting the cars. She said she drove because "Lance had a little bit to drink," according to the reports.
Detectives later interviewed Hansen, who eventually told them Armstrong was driving, but they had both decided to let her take the blame.
'Power Ranger' Not Charged
Prosecutors have declined to file charges against a former "Power Rangers" actor arrested in the stabbing death of his housemate in Southern California.
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Tuesday that prosecutors have asked sheriff's investigators for further investigation regarding the weekend death of Joshua Sutter.
Deputies arrested Ricardo Medina on Saturday. Authorities said Medina stabbed Sutter in the abdomen with a sword, then called 911 and waited for help.
Medina played the Red Ranger on "Power Rangers Wild Force," which aired in 2002.
Fox "News" Suit
Fox News said on Tuesday it will defend itself against the actress Lindsay Lohan and her mother Dina, who are suing the network for defamation over a segment accusing the Lohans of doing cocaine.
"We removed the segment from our archives altogether last February and also apologized on-air," a Fox News spokeswoman said. "At that time, the Lohans did not make any demands for money, and we are surprised they are doing so now."
The comment was made by Michelle Fields on the Feb. 4, 2014, show hosted by Sean Hannity.
The Lohans filed the complaint against Fox News, Hannity and Fields in a New York state court in Manhattan on Monday.
Website Operator Convicted
A San Diego man has been convicted of running a "revenge porn" website where people posted nude pictures of their ex-lovers, who then had to pay the man to take down the images.
Kevin Bollaert, 28, was found guilty Monday of 27 counts, including identity theft and extortion, and faces up to 20 years in prison. The San Diego County Superior Court jury was unable to reach verdicts on two charges of identity theft and conspiracy, and a judge declared a mistrial on the counts.
It was believed to be the first conviction of an operator of a revenge-porn website, although two months ago a Los Angeles man who posted a topless photo of his ex-girlfriend on Facebook was sentenced to a year in jail for violating California's new revenge-porn law.
That law was enacted in October 2013, after the incidents for which Bollaert was charged. It makes it a misdemeanour to post identifiable nude pictures of someone else online without their permission and with the intent of causing serious emotional distress or humiliation.
Bollaert also ran another now-defunct website, changemyreputation.com, where victims could go and be charged up to $350 to have the images removed.
Park Opening Delayed To 2016
US entertainment giant Disney's first theme park in mainland China will have its opening delayed to next year, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The $5.5 billion park in Shanghai's Pudong district was originally due to welcome its first customers this year, but will only do so in the first half of 2016, the paper said Monday, citing people close to the project.
The English-language China Daily newspaper reported in January that there might be "some difficulty" with a 2015 opening. Disney and its Chinese partner, Shanghai Shendi Group, broke ground on the park in April 2011.
The facility will be Disney's third in Asia after Hong Kong and Tokyo. It also has parks in the US states of California and Florida, as well as near the French capital Paris.
Four Out Of Five Bogus
Bottles of Walmart-brand echinacea, an herb said to ward off colds, were found to contain no echinacea at all. GNC-brand bottles of St. John's wort, touted as a cure for depression, held rice, garlic and a tropical houseplant, but not a trace of the herb.
In fact, DNA testing on hundreds of bottles of store-brand herbal supplements sold as treatments for everything from memory loss to prostate trouble found that four out of five contained none of the herbs on the label. Instead, they were packed with cheap fillers such as wheat, rice, beans or houseplants.
Based on the testing commissioned by his office, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday he has sent letters to the four major store chains involved - GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreens - demanding that they immediately stop selling adulterated or mislabeled dietary supplements.
Schneiderman said the supplements pose serious risks. People who have allergies or are taking certain medications can suffer dangerous reactions from herbal concoctions that contain substances not listed on the label, he said.
The herbal supplement industry criticized the method used to analyze the samples and raised questions about the reliability of the findings.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Jan. 26-Feb. 1. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. Super Bowl: New England vs. Seattle, NBC, 114.44 million.
2. "Super Bowl Post Game Show," NBC, 72.51 million.
3. "The Blacklist," NBC, 25.72 million.
4. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 17.25 million.
5. "NCIS," CBS, 12.89 million.
6. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 11.87 million.
7. "Mom," CBS, 11.78 million.
8. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 11.72 million.
9. "Empire," Fox, 11.36 million.
10. "American Idol" (Wednesday), Fox, 11.28 million.
11. "Super Bowl's Great Commercials," CBS, 10.83 million.
12. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 10.7 million.
13. "Hawaii Five-0," CBS, 10.5 million.
14. "Scandal," ABC, 10.48 million.
15. "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," CBS, 10.38 million.
16. "Two and a Half Men," CBS, 9.71 million.
17. "American Idol" (Thursday) Fox, 9.37 million.
18. "How to Get Away with Murder," ABC, 9.18 million.
19. "The Mentalist," CBS, 9.17 million.
20. "Grey's Anatomy," ABC, 8.71 million.
Valerie Stevenson, a singer and actress who starred on the short-lived 1980s CBS musical series Dreams, has died. She was 52.
Stevenson died Jan. 10 of liver disease at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, her family announced.
Stevenson starred alongside John Stamos (then coming off a successful turn on the ABC soap opera General Hospital) and Jami Gertz as drummer-singer Lisa Copley in Dreams, a show about a rock band looking for a record contract.
It was quickly canceled in 1984 after a handful of episodes, but Stevenson later landed a CBS recording contract.
A native of Philadelphia, Stevenson moved at age 16 to Nashville, where she worked at the Grand Ole Opry and as a background vocalist for Louise Mandrell. She also had her own show on The Nashville Network.
Stevenson later appeared on The A-Team, Our Family Honor, The Ellen Burstyn Show and Guiding Light. She most recently lived in Miami.
Survivors include her husband, Lance; daughter, Samantha; sisters, Sharon and Virginia; and brother, William.
In lieu of flowers, Stevenson requested that donations be made to the University of Maryland School of Medicine Liver Transplant Research & Education Fund.