This week I've got a full album of trippy mashups direct from my software to you in the form of my new INTENSE PSYCHEDELIA album. It's unlike any collection of bootlegs I've ever heard, & that was my intention. From the soaring guitars of "A Day In The Sunshine" (The Beatles vs The Posies) to the goa synth of "Puttin' On The Panic Kontrol" (Ella Fitzgerald vs Psykosonic), this assortment will turn your head around & dilate your pupils.LOL!
Perhaps a bit too daring, but I couldn't resist going there, anyway. Psychedelic music started waaay before I was aware, yet, when I discovered it I knew I'd found kindred spirits. If memory serves, the first music of this kind I heard was The Amboy Dukes '"Journey To The Center Of The Mind". The distorted soundscape of the track, with it's driving beat, & evocative lyrics caught my imagination, compelling me to investigate further.
I soon was smack dab in an otherwordly realm of sounds & sensations similar to the land of TOP 40, but loosed from the shackles of conventionality. To my joy, I soon found that there was a fantastic revival of psychedelia during the 80's. Bands like the Vipers, & the Hoodoo Gurus were defying New Wave & Punk attitudes by bringing back the psychedelic stance, this time with better production. I couldn't resist mixing up some of my faves & giving them an update into the bootleg Era.
INTENSE PSYCHEDELIA contains bits, & bobs from such varied acts as Flowerhead, Plasticland, & Pink Floyd, but all given twists with the addition of non-psychedelic artists like YELLo, Mahjong Connection, Tag Team & Van Halen. My secret to success on this release was to mix up many more tracks than I needed, & pare away the lesser cuts, leaving only the cream of the crop. So, as much as I liked "Lynn-Marie Prophet Song #2" (Queen vs Ultra Vivid Scene), or "Natural High In America" (Trees vs Eberhard Schoener), they had to make way for their betters. "The Bass (Blame It On The Fishline)" (Coco vs Yes vs Norman Cook f/MC Wildski) & "Eden Butterfly" (Peter Gabriel vs Iron Butterfly) are songs that give me a kick like no horse can!
It's too early in the release stage for me to have recieved much feedback. One pal I let have an early preview was too incoherent afterward to tell me much. I gave him some orange juice, & he's sleeping still. I found the grin on his snoozing face an encouraging sign. If you think this kind of record might appeal to you, dim the lights, spark up some incense, & head over to
groovytimewithdjuseo.blogspot.com/2008/02/intense-psychedelia-full-mashup-album_11.html for a wild aural ride you'll cherish. The password for the file with the entire album is FLOWER. More mirror links will be added as necessary. Tell your pals!
David Bruce (of "From Bruce" fame): Wise Up! Fathers (athensnews.com)
British comedian Paul Whitehouse thought that he would appear in a Harry Potter film, so he told his daughters about it, and of course one daughter told her friends. Unfortunately, Mr. Whitehouse's part was cut, and so his daughter's friends thought that she had been fibbing. This made his daughter angry. In addition, his very youngest daughter got angry, complaining, "How dare they do that? Daddy's a very good actress."
Roger Ebert: SID AND NANCY (R; 4 stars, 1986)
His real name was John Simon Ritchie, and his father was a trombone player who left before he was born. His mother wore her hair long and went to all the hippie festivals with the little boy at her side. They lived in London's East End, within the culture of poverty and drugs. When he was fifteen, Ritchie dropped out of school. When he was seventeen, he was one of the most famous people in England, although by then he was known as Sid Vicious of the notorious Sex Pistols.
Fill in the blank:
Once upon a time there was an engineer
Choo Choo Charlie was his name, we hear.
He had an engine and he sure had fun
He used ______________ candy to make his train run.
Charlie says "Love my ______________!"
Charlie says "Really rings my bell!"
Charlie says "Love my ______________!"
Don't know any other candy that I love so well!
A: Martin Balsam
B: Lorne Greene
C: Norman Lear
D: Fred Willard
E: Andy Williams
mj was first, and right, with:
That would be the original Captain Adama, who also happens to be dead and Canadian (anyone tell me two people brought to our attention by the quiz show that gave us that category?)
Marian the Teacher simply said:
B. Lorne Greene
Now you know: Pa Cartwright was a Jew. To pronounce his given name correctly - according to the precious grandson (who has studied Hebrew for 2 years now) you must, "pretend that you have a wad of phlegm in your throat."
Chaim knew that the goyim (Yiddish - literally meaning, the non-Jewish "peoples") could not do that, so he decided to change his name to, "Lorne." Personally, I think he really wanted the name, L'oreal but was misunderstood. (Unfortunately, I can't tell you the French translation of this name as it is unprintable...)
But Pa pulled it off, and later even became, Commander Adama (Battlestar Galactica circa 1978).
And, can anyone forget that in the era of the, "Fab Four" when Loren had a number one single entitled, "Ringo" which definitely did NOT have that, "Liverpool" sound!
Oh, the correct answer is "B" BTW.
PS I really loved Lorne Greene and do not mean to disrespect him in any way.
Keeps turning itself off & rebooting - and the CPU is at 100%.
As that other Martha would say, that's not a good thing.
There was a bunch of other stuff for today's page (like a fresh zENmAN, something new from Michael Dare, the trivia responses, a new question, some of the TV listings...), but it'll have to wait until tomorrow, or whenever I can afford to get whatever needs replacing replaced.
Neither St. Jude or St. Isadore of Seville have been of any use. Big surprise.
Scheduled on a FRESHDave are Martin Short and Amy Ryan.
Scheduled on a FRESHCraig are Michael Clarke Duncan, Angela Kinsey, and North Mississippi All-Stars.
NBC Leno is FRESH.
Conan is FRESH.
Carson 'The Scab' Daly is FRESH.
[12:00 PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares - Ep 6 Clubway 41;
[1:00 PM] Cash in the Attic - Episode 10;
[2:00 PM] Bargain Hunt - Ep. 9 Ardingly;
[2:30 PM] Bargain Hunt - Ep. 10 Shepton Mallet;
[3:00 PM] How Clean Is Your House? - Episode 9;
[3:30 PM] How Clean Is Your House? - Episode 10;
[4:00 PM] You Are What You Eat - Episode 15;
[4:30 PM] You Are What You Eat - Episode 16;
[5:00 PM] My Family - Ep. 4 The Last Resort;
[5:30 PM] Coupling - Ep 5 The Freckle, the Key, and the Couple Who We;
[6:00 PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares - Ep 3 Momma Cherri's;
[7:00 PM] BBC World News America;
[8:00 PM] What's Eating Victoria Beckham?;
[9:00 PM] Teen Transsexual;
[10:00 PM] BBC World News America;
[11:00 PM] What's Eating Victoria Beckham?;
[12:00 AM] Teen Transsexual;
[1:00 AM] Coupling - Ep. 5 Jane and the Truth Snake;
[1:40 AM] The Catherine Tate Show - Episode 8;
[2:00 AM] The Weakest Link - Episode 15;
[3:00 AM] Changing Rooms - Episode 9;
[3:30 AM] Changing Rooms - Episode 10;
[4:00 AM] Bargain Hunt - Ep. 9 Ardingly;
[4:30 AM] Bargain Hunt - Ep. 10 Shepton Mallet;
[5:00 AM] Cash in the Attic - Episode 1;
[5:30 AM] Cash in the Attic - Episode 2;
[6:00 AM] BBC World News. (ALL TIMES EDT)
[07:10 AM] A Hard Day's Night;
[08:45 AM] Girl With a Pearl Earring;
[10:35 AM] Tom Dowd and the Language of Music;
[12:15 PM] A Hard Day's Night;
[01:45 PM] Girl With a Pearl Earring;
[03:35 PM] Tom Dowd and the Language of Music;
[05:10 PM] Short: Band Camp;
[05:25 PM] A Hard Day's Night;
[07:00 PM] 11:14;
[08:30 PM] The Whitest Kids U'Know #201;
[09:00 PM] Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me;
[11:20 PM] IFC News: 2008, Uncut;
[11:30 PM] Lost Highway;
[01:50 AM] IFC News Special;
[02:00 AM] Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me;
[04:25 AM] The Whitest Kids U'Know #201;
[05:00 AM] A Hard Day's Night. (ALL TIMES EST)
A devastating, three-month walkout that brought the entertainment industry to a standstill ended Tuesday when Hollywood writers voted to lift their union's strike order and return to work Wednesday.
The move allows some TV series to return this spring with a handful of new episodes. It also clears the way for the Academy Awards to be staged on Feb. 24 without the threat of pickets or a boycott by actors that would have dulled the glamour of Hollywood's signature celebration.
Residuals for TV shows and movies distributed online was the most contentious issue in the bitter dispute involving the 12,000-member union and the world's largest media companies and other producers.
Under a tentative contract approved Sunday by the union's board of directors, writers would get a maximum flat fee of about $1,200 for streamed programs in the deal's first two years and then get 2 percent of a distributor's gross in year three - a key union demand.
Other provisions include increased residual payments for downloaded movies and TV programs.
NBC's "Saturday Night Live," the only late-night show completely shelved by the writers' strike, is planning a Feb. 23 return if the writers ratify a contract agreement and head back to work. No guests or host have been announced for the return.
How long has "Saturday Night Live" been gone? So long that it opened its second-to-last show before the strike with a skit about a Halloween party at presumed president-in-waiting Hillary Clinton's house. The real Barack Obama made a cameo.
"It's been a long dry spell without `Saturday Night Live' on the air," said Rick Ludwin, head of late-night entertainment at NBC, on Tuesday. "They've been sitting on the sidelines watching all this happening in politics and the primaries. `SNL' thrives during an election year and they can't wait to get back on."
Ever paid $3,000 for a bra? That's what one fan forked over for one of Shakira's bras. Another admirer shelled out $14,000 for the privilege of meeting the pop sensation and receiving front-row seats at a future show in Toronto.
The two bids were among the highest offered for 40 items that Shakira donated to an Internet auction for her Bare Feet Foundation, which is building a school for impoverished children in northern Colombia.
Another popular item: a shiny lavender skirt with turquoise-and-coral beading that she wore while singing "Hips Don't Lie," which fetched more than $1,000.
Dolly Parton's breasts may be two of the wonders of the entertainment world, but the country music icon says they are a pain in her back.
Parton, 62, said on Monday she would postpone her upcoming North American tour after doctors told her to take it easy for six to eight weeks to rest her sore back.
"Hey, you try wagging these puppies around a while and see if you don't have back problems," the folksy singer-songwriter said in a statement.
The tour was due to begin on February 28 in Minneapolis, two days after the release of "Backwoods Barbie," her first album of mainstream country music in 17 years. She hopes to hit the road in late April.
Britney Spears is out, Posh Spice is in - as a lyric for the Lady in the Lake in the Broadway musical "Monty Python's Spamalot." Asked why the lyric was changed in the song "Diva's Lament," "Spamalot" author Eric Idle said Tuesday in an e-mail:
"Because we don't laugh at sad people. Mike Nichols (the show's director) requested it and he's right. We changed the lyrics in London, on tour, on Broadway and in Las Vegas. We think that it's now too sad. Britney Spears is being tortured to death and we don't want to be on that side."
The changes went into the various companies last week.
US filmmaker Steven Spielberg Tuesday abandoned his role in the Beijing Olympics, as a host of prominent figures accused China of not doing enough to press its ally Sudan to end devastating violence in Darfur.
"Sudan's government bears the bulk of the responsibility for these ongoing crimes but the international community, and particularly China, should be doing more to end the continuing human suffering," Spielberg said in a statement.
"I have decided to formally announce the end of my involvement as one of the overseas artistic advisors to the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympic Games."
In a separate move, Nobel Prize winners and Olympic athletes urged China's President Hu Jintao Tuesday to pressure Sudan to end atrocities in Darfur, as attention turns to this summer's games.
The signatories included Hollywood actresses Mia Farrow and Emma Thompson, and African music legend Hugh Masekela.
He said "Revenge of the Sith" would be his final "Star Wars" film, but creator George Lucas is taking another shot at silver screens with the animated "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" in movie theaters in August.
Lucasfilm Ltd. and the Warner Bros. film studio said on Tuesday they would release the movie on August 15, ahead of the fall debut of an animated TV series of the same name on cable television's Cartoon Network and TNT.
Lucasfilm said each episode on TV would be like a 30-minute "mini-movie" with Jedi Knights battling villains such as Count Dooku and General Grievous.
Also on Tuesday, Lucas' company began showing "web-only documentaries" telling of the development of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" on the Web site starwars.com .
Gary Coleman is a not-so-newlywed. The former "Diff'rent Strokes" star married 22-year-old Shannon Price in August on a mountaintop in Nevada, but they have been keeping their vows under wraps, the pair told "Inside Edition."
"Nobody was around but the minister, preacher, the videographers, the photographer, the helicopter pilot and us," Coleman, 40, said on Tuesday's broadcast of the program.
Coleman met Price on the set of the 2006 comedy "Church Ball." Price said it was she who proposed to Coleman, but that he surprised her on her birthday by whisking her to a mountaintop in the Valley of Fire State Park to exchange vows.
She said they kept their wedding secret because she wanted to keep being seen as her own person.
Conspiracy theorists take note: The myths surrounding one of America's oldest and most enduring national symbols are about to be debunked ... if you believe the government, that is.
The keepers of the Great Seal of the United States, the familiar emblem on the back of the $1 bill, want you to know what it is not. It is not a sign that Freemasons run the country, it has nothing to do with the occult, and it does not contain clues to a fabulous hidden treasure.
It is rather the nation's stamp of authority, sovereignty and power, gracing our cash and embossing the most important of documents from its home at the State Department, which has held it since the days of Thomas Jefferson, the first secretary of state.
Not that the Seal's symbols - the all-seeing eye, the unfinished pyramid, the Latin phrases, the bald eagle clutching an olive branch and arrows and the number 13 - aren't powerful.
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