M Is FOR MASHUP - RERUN - July 2nd, 2014
AudioBoots 80s MASHED 3
By DJ Useo
I was the head moderator for the SoundUnsound mashup forum for over five years. During that period, I directed the release of many themed mashup albums. You can find all the SUS mashup comps down the page here ( djuseomashupalbums.blogspot.com/ )
The owner of SoundUnsound decided to close the place for private reasons. I can only guess why, because he never said. Instead of a loss, I saw it as an opportunity. The other SUS admin, Chocomang ( chocomang.org/ ), actually constructed a new site, christened it AudioBoots ( audioboots.com/ ) , and we were back in business.
Now, approximately three months after opening, we present to you the first all-new AudioBoots mashup collection. " 80s MASHED 3" ( audioboots.com/80smashed3/ ) came about because everyone was very interested in mashing more 80s tunes. It makes a great trilogy when added to the two "SoundUnsound 80s Mashed" volumes. Many of the same skilled bootleggers from volumes one and two return on this latest release. I don't know how familiar you are with the eighties music, or the modern mixers, but the results are getting huge praise immediately. The former two volumes are much in demand again as well.
Listen and hear the music of superb eighties artists like the Clash, Talking Heads, Gary Numan, The Cure, Miami Sound Machine, and Blondie mixed with tons of modern artists like Bruno Mars, The Flaming Lips, Korn, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mary J. Blige, and Sum 41. You get the best of both worlds with the previously unheard takes from mixers like AtoZ, chocomang, DJ MXR, DJ Petrushka, DJ Rudec, DJ Useo, DRA'man, Eternal Khaos, Fieesto, g4gorilla, Jarod Ripley, Jesus Cadena, Leigh Scratch Fenlon, mARKYbOY, Michmash, Mixcut, Oki, pomDeter, rillen rudi, Sjoerjse, song49, Spider, & ToToM. You might not know the names, but you'll find deep satisfaction with the tracks they produced.
So you get the best 80's artists mixed by 23 skilled bootleggers, bringing you 43 mashups, 3 hours of music, and 2 big discs. I understand video versions of some tracks are coming soon. I'll be sure & link you when they appear. You can listen to two large single-track streams mixed by Chocomang here ( hearthis.at/chocomang/80smashed3-disk1-preview/ )
here ( hearthis.at/chocomang/80smashed3-disk2-preview/ )
If you liked last weeks' featured "M IS FOR MASHUP" album " SUMMER BOOTY 2014 The Summer Mashup Album" ( www.suprmchaos.com/bcEnt-Wed-062514.index.html ) , you'll certainly enjoy this even newer collection. Behind the scenes, I've been having fascinating discussions with other mixers regarding which collection is better. Summer or Eighties. I don't see the harm in enjoying both!
I did the mastering of the audio tracks for 80s MASHED 3 . AtoZ did most of the artwork ( included ). Chocomang did EVERYTHING else. Big props to him! Check out the super cool website Chocomang constructed single handed - http://audioboots.com/80smashed3/ Simply click on the "cassettes" and you can hear the two streams of the entire album. There's mirror links so you can get the downloadable zip files in your preferred method. Best of all is theres no charge! We can't charge for our tracks, so you feel the benefit.
( audioboots.com/80smashed3/ )
In a few months we'll be starting the newt AudioBoots mashup project. Next time it's punk rock mashups! Woot! I love punk rock.
For those of you that aren't interested in 80s Mashed 3, or Summer Booty 2014, Here's a link for " PROJECT FLAKE" ( www.radioclash.com/projectflake/ )
Incredibly, it's 99 bootleg versions of Nena's "99 Luft Balloons", a one hit wonder song from the eighties, mixed by 99 different bootleggers. Assembled by RadioClash, it's an experiment in overkill, but I've heard a bunch of the tracks so far, & they were each much fun. See how many you can play, before you hit the enjoyment wall. Send me your reactions, & I'll run them here next week.
Have fun listening to all the new mashups. You'll find they make you want to hear the originals.
Ed Pilkington: "Alabama immigration: crops rot as workers vanish to avoid crackdown" (The Guardian)
The day before harsh new laws came into effect, Brian Cash had 65 Hispanic men picking tomatoes. Now he has none.
Suzanne Moore: Women in public life are now being openly bullied. How has this become normal? (The Guardian)
Diane Abbott isn't the only female MP enduring more sexist and racist abuse than usual - and it seems to be completely accepted
S.V. Date, Sam Stein: Donald Trump's National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Resigns (Washington Post)
In a few hours, he went from having Trump's "complete confidence" to being the first major casualty of the administration.
Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Philip Rucker: "Justice Department warned White House that Flynn could be vulnerable to Russian blackmail, officials say" (Washington Post)
The acting attorney general informed the Trump White House late last month that she believed Michael Flynn had misled senior administration officials about the nature of his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States, and warned that the national security adviser was potentially vulnerable to Russian blackmail, current and former U.S. officials said.
Olivia Solon: Utah rejects sex education bill, so porn site redirects to instructional videos (The Guardian)
Utah visitors to xHamster are being given the option to watch educational videos after legislators rejected classes in school, including consent and contraception.
Josh Marshall: Focus, People (TPM)
The message of an opposition party in this kind of election is always pretty clear: Do you want to give President Trump a blank check or not? Democrats should put everything they have into this.
Joanna Walters: Stars and journalists lose appetite for correspondents' dinner under Trump (The Guardian)
The annual event is a chance for politicians and the media to share an evening of good-natured roasting - but this year goodwill is in short supply on both sides.
Amanda Holpuch: "Grammys 2017: Adele reluctantly beats Beyoncé for top prizes as politics flares" (The Guardian)
British singer swept the top awards after her performance mishap while A Tribe Called Quest and Busta Rhymes called out 'President Agent Orange.'
Marina Hyde: "Ahoy, Johnny Depp! He raids his own treasure chest like a pirate" (The Guardian)
His epic expenditure is an accountant's nightmare - enough to almost give Nicolas Cage a run for his money.
Rebecca Nicholson: "John Waters: 'A new kind of anarchy is going to happen next'" (The Guardian)
The Hairspray director is famed for his boundary-trashing B-movies but he hopes Trump's presidency will inspire the next wave of punk-rock film-makers.
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New Civics Course: How To Spot Fake News
Teachers from elementary school through college are telling students how to distinguish between factual and fictional news - and why they should care that there's a difference.
As Facebook works with The Associated Press, FactCheck.org and other organizations to curb the spread of fake and misleading news on its influential network, teachers say classroom instruction can play a role in deflating the kind of "Pope endorses Trump " headlines that muddied the waters during the 2016 presidential campaign.
"I think only education can solve this problem," said Pat Winters Lauro, a professor at New Jersey's Kean University who began teaching a course on news literacy this semester.
Like others, Lauro has found discussions of fake news can lead to politically sensitive territory. Some critics believe fake stories targeting Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton helped Donald Trump (R-Crooked) overcome a deficit in public opinion polls, and President Trump himself has attached the label to various media outlets and unfavorable reports and polls in the first weeks of his presidency.
"It hasn't been a difficult topic to teach in terms of material because there's so much going on out there," Lauro said, "but it's difficult in terms of politics because we have such a divided country and the students are divided, too, on their beliefs. I'm afraid sometimes that they think I'm being political when really I'm just talking about journalistic standards for facts and verification, and they look at it like 'Oh, you're anti-this or -that.'"
Plants Trump-Putin Fake News Story to Promote Movie
Hollywood's movie marketing operation has discovered a new outlet - fake news.
A elaborate, yet fictitious, news story claiming that President Donald Trump met with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at a remote wellness center in the Swiss Alps prior to the November 2016 U.S. presidential election is actually a promo for the upcoming film A Cure for Wellness from New Regency and Fox.
The psychological horror thriller, directed by Gore Verbinski, is set in a mysterious center in the Alps and follows a young executive who travels there in search of his company's CEO.
The article about Trump and Putin meeting at that same fictitious facility, the Volmer Institute, appeared on the Sacramento Dispatch website, which Snopes, the fact-checking website, has called "part of a new network of fake news sites that masquerade as the online outlets of big-city newspapers." Those sites turned out to be marketing outlets for the film.
Ads for Cure for Wellness also appear on the site, as well as on Houston Leader, the NY Morning Post and The Salt Lake City Guardian, along with a story about how the film is leaving viewers in a "catatonic state."
Jet Run-In At John Wayne
Actor Harrison Ford had a potentially serious run-in with an airliner at a Southern California airport, NBC-TV reported Tuesday.
Ford, 74, was told to land his single-engine plane on a runway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County on Monday, but he mistakenly landed it on a parallel taxiway, passing over an American Airlines jet holding nearby, NBC reported (http://nbcnews.to/2kHo2iu ).
"Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?" Ford is heard asking air traffic controllers in a recording, NBC reported.
American Airlines Flight 1456, with 110 passengers and six crew, departed safely for Dallas a few minutes later.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor couldn't confirm that Ford was piloting the Aviat Husky that overflew the Boeing 737, but he said the pilot received and had read back the proper landing instructions.
Store Removes Misspelled Poster
Library of Congress
An inauguration poster of President Donald Trump (R-Grifter) that included a misspelling in a quote has been removed from the online store of the Library of Congress.
The poster includes Trump's quote, "No dream is too big, no challenge is to (sic) great. Nothing we want for the future is beyond our reach." The phrase should be "too great."
Twitter users quickly spotted the error over the weekend and the item was removed. An archived version of the listing is accessible through the Internet Archive website.
The marketing materials for the poster came from a third party vendor and the Library regrets not catching the mistake, said Library spokeswoman Gayle Osterberg.
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Wrestling Magnate Confirmed
The US Senate on Tuesday easily confirmed billionaire professional wrestling tycoon Linda McMahon to head the Small Business Administration, filling another position in President Donald Trump's (R-Con Man) inner circle.
Dozens of Democrats crossed over to join Republicans in greenlighting McMahon, the 68-year-old former World Wrestling Entertainment chief executive, by a vote of 81 to 19.
The vote marked the second straight confirmation that broke from the deep partisan rancor which has gripped -- and dramatically slowed -- the confirmation process.
Veterans Administration director David Shulkin was confirmed late Monday in a unanimous vote of 100-0, minutes after a more difficult confirmation of controversial Wall Street investor Steven Mnuchin to be US Treasury secretary.
Tries To Limit Outsiders' Money
Top South Dakota Republicans are moving to stem the flow of out-of-state money into its ballot question campaigns after millions of dollars poured in last fall seeking to influence a long list of voter initiatives.
An amendment to South Dakota's bill set to be considered in committee Wednesday would limit ballot question campaigns to $100,000 in out-of-state contributions per general election cycle.
South Dakota is one of at least two states, along with Arizona, considering such legislation, which experts say likely wouldn't survive a legal challenge. An aide to South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard said that the Republican executive believes it's a concept worth defending in court.
Since Election Day, when voters decided 10 ballot measures, Republicans have frequently complained about out-of-state interests experimenting with South Dakota's laws and constitution.
Daugaard has said out-of-state groups took advantage of the state's low signature requirements and cheap media markets to advance a national agenda. Out-of-state donors pumped over $10 million into campaigns for or against the state's questions.
60 New Planets
Mankind is one step closer to possibly discovering life outside Earth. A group of astronomers have discovered 60 new extrasolar planets near the Solar System, with some of them having the likelihood to sustain life, the Independent reported Tuesday.
One planet - Gliese 411-b - strongly resembles Earth and tells researchers that it is possible for stars close to the sun to have their own planets with orbits potentially supporting alien life. "It is fascinating to think that when we look at the nearest stars, all of them appear to have planets orbiting them. This is something astronomers were not convinced about, even as little as five years ago. These new planets also help us better understand the formation processes of planetary systems and provide interesting targets for future efforts to image the planets directly," said Dr. Mikko Tuomi of the University of Hertfordshire and one of the astronomers on the team.
Gliese 411-b is considered a "hot super-Earth," located in the third closest planetary system to the Sun. Since it resembles Earth and is relatively near the Solar System, its discovery means that there could be other planets in the galaxy similar to the Earth, according to the researchers.
Findings for the new planets were compiled after scientists conducted nearly 61,000 observations of 1,600 stars within a 20-year time frame. In addition to the 60 planets confirmed by the scientists, they also uncovered evidence of another possible 54 planets, tallying the count to 114. Astronomers used the Keck-I telescope in Hawaii, a segment of the Lick-Carnegie Exoplanet Survey implemented in 1996 by esteemed astronomers Paul Butler from the Carnegie Institute of Science, and Geoffrey Marcy and Steve Vogt, both from the University of California.
"Keck-I telescope and its instruments have been wonderful tools in establishing the current consensus that virtually all stars have planets orbiting them. These new discoveries will further help us characterize the population of planets in the immediate Solar neighborhood," Tuomi said.
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President Donald Trump's (R-Pendejo) triumph in the fight to wrest back his brand for construction services in China could spell the end of more than 225 Trump-related marks here that don't belong to him, including Trump toilets, Trump condoms, Trump pacemakers and even a "Trump International Hotel."
After a decade of grinding battle in China's courts, an official finding in Trump's favor expected this week could signal a shift in fortune for the U.S. president's intellectual property. Also at stake are 49 pending Trump trademark applications - all made during his campaign - and 77 previously registered marks, most of which will come up for renewal during his term.
Each win creates value for Trump's business empire - and raises ethics questions about his administration. Critics say the trademarks present conflicts of interest for Trump and may violate the emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution, which bars public servants from accepting anything of value from foreign governments unless explicitly approved by Congress.
"There can be no question that it is a terrible idea for Donald Trump to be accepting the registration of these valuable property rights from China while he's a sitting president of the United States," said Norman Eisen, who served as chief White House ethics lawyer for President Barack Obama. "It's fair to conclude that this is an effort to influence Mr. Trump that is relatively inexpensive for the Chinese, potentially very valuable to him, but it could be very costly for the United States."
The precise value of the trademarks is uncertain, but in a 2011 letter to then-U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Trump wrote that he spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to defend his brand in China.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Feb. 6-12. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. "Grammy Awards," CBS, 26.07 million.
2. "NCIS," CBS, 15.57 million.
3. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 14.15 million.
4. "The Walking Dead," AMC, 12 million.
5. "Bull," CBS, 10.78 million.
6. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 10.65 million.
7. "Grammy Awards Red Carpet," CBS, 10.07 million.
8. "Hawaii Five-O," CBS, 9.86 million.
9. "This is Us," NBC, 9.57 million.
10. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 9.01 million.
11. "Grey's Anatomy," ABC, 8.46 million.
12. "60 Minutes," CBS, 8.43 million.
13. "MacGyver," CBS, 8.02 million.
14. "Kevin Can Wait," CBS, 7.91 million.
15. "Scorpion," CBS, 7.76 million.
16. "Mom," CBS, 7.57 million.
17. "The Bachelor," ABC, 7.48 million.
18. "The Great Indoors," CBS, 7.44 million.
19. "Modern Family," ABC, 7.34 million.
19. "Superior Donuts," CBS, 7.34 million.