M Is FOR MASHUP - RERUN - September 12th, 2012
Mashups Return To The 1980's
By DJ Useo
SoundUnsound ( www.soundunsound.com ) is an internet forum for home producers. It features original music, mashups, remixes, podcasts & long dj mixes. I'm the 'super-moderator' . They call me Sgt. Useo. I mean DJ Useo. Around four times a year the staff of SoundUnsound picks a musical theme & we assemble mashups mixed along the theme. In the past there's been mashup compilations of Reggaeton, Surf, & Punk, among several others. You can find them for listening close to the bottom of this page ( djuseomashupalbums.blogspot.com/ )
SUS (SoundUnsound) has been blessed with a moderator whose one of the best mashers around, France's Chocomang ( chocomang.org/ ) . As we routinely take turns deciding the new comp themes, it was Chocomang's choice this time & he loved the last SUS 80's album so much he decided to go with a second volume. In a bold move he set the track submission number at five. Back when the project was announced, we had no idea the theme would catch on like wildfire. In addition to many of the SUS regulars like DJ MXR, mARKYbOY, MaxwellJump & others, we found additional people joining in like Bobby Martini, Mister NoNo, Jarod Ripley, & Worldwide Brotherhood. All well-known bootleg producers with plenty of past 'hits'.
I could go on about how great the tracks are we got from others like ToTom, Eternal Khaos, Qubic, & more, but I prefer to give you all three discs' playlists. That's right. Three discs! & they're great! We could've easily have attained four discs if we had moved the deadline. I must'a got ten more tracks sent in after the deadline. Wot a treat! Here's what we ended up with - Hmm. That was much too long of a list for Bartcop E. I believe it's simpler to just check the page for the SoundUnsound 80's Mashed Volume Two compilation ( chocomang.org/mashup/80smashed2.htm ) . Take a gander!
Here it is, 2012, the year of the mashup album, & I got to be involved with one of the very best. Hearing the work of DJ Flashard, G4Gorilla, Rillen Rudi, & so very many more is always satisfying, but put them all together & the effect is stunning & memorable. New SUS member Sjoersje really shines with five incredible mixes. You have to wonder "Where has this talent been hiding until now?" Then there's Voicedude, surely the top mashup artist in the USA. DJ Spider is well-known for his spectacular mashups & we got one of them from him. Sweet! Literally, every track & every mixer on this set leaves you with a thirst for more. Tweylo, Justincredible, Alan Black, DRA'man, these people all are established names with many a fine track released. Nonny Mouse may be an unknown commodity to the modern mashup audience, but he shows through his five tracks an ability that'll surely draw listeners. I even got a few tracks on it myself.
Here's a link to find my video for 'Paragroove Ranking Full Stop' (The Beat vs Onno vs Dyed Soundroom) ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt3nSRFRdHM&feature=youtu.be ) It' s 2-tone ska vs modern club techno. More videos coming soon.
The album has tons of great 80s artists like BIlly Idol, Human League, The Cure, New Order, Toto, MARRS, Yello, Tom Petty, Blondie, Pet Shop Boys... I could go on indefinitely. My favorite mashup album so far this year is SUMMER BOOTY : The Summer Mashup Album ( www.groovytimewithdjuseo.blogspot.com/2012/06/summer-booty-2012-summer-mashup-album.html ) but this new SUS 80s vol. 2 comp is coming on strong. I worked on the album production-wise, but I'm in no way tired of hearing it. I've been playing it constantly for three days. I'm pretty confidant that you'll feel the same. Make sure to listen all the way through. The last 2 tracks, Eternal Khaos' Taylor Swift vs Nine Inch Nails & Chocomangs' AC/DC vs the Cult are such huge faves of mine. Please check them out & see why ( chocomang.org/mashup/80smashed2.htm ).
More new Mashup albums next week.
Mix Of The Week
Ace Of Clubs pleases again with his latest work, 'Club Countdown' "Top 25 of 1982" (Total Time 79:43). Yes, it literally mixes it's way through the best of 1982. Ace Of Clubs has been doing this type of yearly rundown for ages now & all are great. Also available are a 44 minute version & most astonishing of all, a 6 minute version. All
are found here
( www.clubcountdown.blogspot.com/ )
Use more than one mix application per track for a more professional sound. It works!
Latest Useo Thing
'Bom Bom Afterglow' (Sam And The Womp vs Phaeleh vs Soundmouse vs Akira Kiteshi) uses only the most recent tracks. It's perfect for making you dance. It was getting a great reception when it was removed from my blog for some unreasonable gripe. Here it is on
( official.fm/tracks/jJHo ) This was the 3rd track in a row of mine to have the link be removed. Not cool, I say. I quickly put up another new track to see if it would suffer the same fate. '
Rocking Bloodlines' has Neil Young singing over Dethklok, the cartoon band from the tv show Metalocalypse.
( www.groovytimewithdjuseo.blogspot.com/2012/09/neil-young-vs-dethklok.html )
Good news so far is the links remain. Yay! I'm suspicious that some online fool is targeting me again out of jealousy. It's happened before, sadly. I hope you enjoy the mixes. You get your choice of club/techno, or classic rock/death metal.
Podgornio, The Mashup Psychic Predicts
A major snafu will occur tomorrow with the NSA when they forget to spy on us because they're too busy playing the new DJ Earworm mashup. Say la vee.
Morwenna Ferrier: Louise Bourgeois - the reluctant hero of feminist art (The Guardian)
Best known for her giant spider sculptures, the artist explored patriarchy, motherhood and what it meant for women to be subjects rather than objects of art. A major exhibition at Bilbao's Guggenheim reveals the power of her Cells series.
Michele Hanson: Robot carers for elderly people are 'another way of dying even more miserably' (The Guardian)
Japan has a robot with 24 fingers that can wash hair, while in Europe we're getting a 'social companion robot'. I'm going off for a little cry.
Alison Flood: Harper Lee's estate blocks cheap copies of To Kill a Mockingbird (The Guardian)
Publisher Hachette informs US booksellers that Lee's estate will no longer allow publication of mass-market edition of the Pulitzer prize-winning novel.
Claire Armitstead: "Happiness to mindfulness, via wellbeing: how publishing trends grow"(The Guardian)
From cod to colouring, fashions come and go in books. What do they tell us about our culture, and can we predict what's next?
Julia Eccleshare: Why children's books love to celebrate the 'losers' (The Guardian)
The Book Doctor investigates why books starring unsuccesful outsiders are so popular now, and since forever, from Greg Heffley to Tom Gates to Stanley Yelnats - all the way back to The Bible and Arthurian legend.
Robert McCrum: "The 100 best nonfiction books: No 1 - The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014)" (The Guardian)
The first in a new series on the world's most important works of nonfiction is an engrossing account of the looming catastrophe caused by ecology's 'neighbours from hell' - mankind.
VV Brown: My 20s? I turned down Oxford to become a rock star (The Guardian)
We danced on tables and believed we could take over the world - and all the mistakes, failures and questionable decisions set me up for the security I've found in my 30s.
The most popular talks of all time (TED)
Are schools killing creativity? What makes a great leader? How can I find happiness? These 20 talks are the ones that you and your fellow TED fans just can't stop sharing.
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Sony Buys Remaining Catalogue
Sony said Tuesday it will pay Michael Jackson's estate $750 million for the late pop star's share of a music venture that owns the rights to songs by some of the biggest names in music history.
The deal will see the Japanese firm pick up Jackson's 50 percent stake in Sony ATV Music Publishing, which owns several million titles including those written by the Beatles, Marvin Gaye and Bob Dylan.
Sony will now control all the of the company, whose catalogue also includes hits by pop star Taylor Swift, rapper Kanye West, Sam Smith and Lady Gaga.
Sony ATV Music Publishing was formed in 1995 by the Japanese electronics giant and the late "King of Pop", who transformed music with iconic hits including "Thriller" and "Beat it".
Jackson died in 2009 at the age of 50. His estate said it will still own his master recordings and the publishing company that owns all the songs he penned. It will also keep its stake in EMI Music.
Returning With Ford And Spielberg
"Indiana Jones" is swinging back into theaters with Harrison Ford reprising the iconic role and Steven Spielberg directing.
The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that the fifth film in the action adventure series will open July 19, 2019. The last "Indiana Jones" movie was 2008's poorly received "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," which co-starred Shia LaBeouf as Indiana's son. It followed a nearly 20-year gap in the franchise after 1989's "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade."
Another "Indiana Jones" film has long been rumored, occasionally with whispers of different actors taking over the role from the 73-year-old Ford. But Spielberg has repeatedly insisted Ford would never be replaced. The actor's return as his famous fedora-wearing archaeologist comes shortly after reprising his equally iconic Han Solo in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
The film, not yet titled, will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has appointed three new members of the board of governors, it was announced Tuesday. They are Reginald Hudlin, Gregory Nava and Jennifer Yuh Nelson.
In its efforts to diversify voices within the organization, the Academy board also appointed additional Academy members to each of the board's six oversight committees.
Actor Gael Garcia Bernal is joining the awards and events committee, chaired by first vp Jeffrey Kurland; cinematographer Amy Vincent is joining the preservation and history committee, chaired by vp John Bailey; producer Effie Brown is joining the museum committee, chaired by vp Kathleen Kennedy; executive Marcus Hu and animator Floyd Norman are joining the education and outreach committee, chaired by vp Bill Kroyer; executive Vanessa Morrison is joining the finance committee, chaired by treasurer Jim Gianopulos; and producer Stephanie Allain is joining the membership and administration committee, chaired by secretary Phil Robinson.
As part of the new regulations designed to promote diversity and approved by the board of governors on Jan. 21, three new seats have been added to the 51-member board of governors. The Academy president nominates who will fill those seats, which are earmarked for women and people of color, and those nominations then must be confirmed by the board. The board held a second vote at Tuesday's board of governors meeting to approve bylaws allowing for the new governors and approve the specific nominees.
'Viva Las Vegas' No More
For decades, Las Vegas has loved Elvis Presley tender - and loved him true - but the King's presence in modern day Sin City has lately been diminishing, one impersonator at a time.
"Vegas really is, ironically, a challenging market for Elvis," said Jack Soden, CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises, which runs the Graceland attraction in Memphis, Tennessee, and manages many of the official business deals on behalf of the estate.
The group had loaned hundreds of artifacts to a much-hyped, months-old Elvis attraction at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. "Graceland Presents Elvis" closed in February after failing to draw in many visitors to the museum exhibit, wedding chapel and theater.
The off-Strip property is now holding the valuables against the will of the estate, as Westgate battles with the attraction's third-party operator over a leasing dispute. The estate has since filed a lawsuit to get those items back.
The fallout at Westgate is not the first Elvis-related spectacle in Las Vegas to leave the building too soon. Low attendance numbers were also to blame when the Viva Elvis Cirque du Soleil show at the Aria casino-hotel was cancelled in 2012 after a two-year run. That's a much shorter shelf life than most of its sister shows. The longest-running one, Myste're, started on the Strip more than two decades ago.
Gawker founder Nick Denton read out a graphic account of the acts shown in a sex tape featuring wrestling celebrity Hulk Hogan in a Florida courtroom on Tuesday, saying his company's 2012 online publication "stands up to the test of time."
Gawker was sued for $100 million by Hogan, who says the release violated his privacy. The New York-based media company could be forced out of business by an unfavorable verdict in a civil trial testing the limits of freedom of the press.
The lawsuit centers on the one-minute, 41-seconds of video that Gawker excerpted from the sex tape of unknown origin. It has not yet been shown to the jury in St. Petersburg, Florida, near Hogan's home.
The clip shows Hogan's tryst with the wife of his then-best friend, radio "shock jock" personality Bubba the Love Sponge. Hogan says their consensual encounter was recorded without his knowledge five years before Gawker's posting.
Sinks Chinese Trawler
Argentina's coast guard has sunk a Chinese trawler that was fishing illegally within its territorial waters, the coast guard said on Tuesday, marking a first test for relations between President Mauricio Macri and Beijing.
In a high-seas chase, a coast guard vessel on Monday pursued the fishing vessel Lu Yan Yuan Yu 010 toward international waters, firing warning shots across the Chinese boat's bow as it attempted to raise the crew by radio.
"On several occasions, the offending ship performed maneuvers designed to force a collision with the coast guard, putting at risk not only its own crew but coast guard personnel, who were then ordered to shoot parts of the vessel," the coast guard said in a statement.
It was not clear if the vessel sank on Monday or Tuesday.
Shots were fired into the hull of the Lu Yan Yuan Yu 010 after it ignored radio calls to allow the Argentine coast guard to board and repeated warning fire. The crew abandoned ship when the vessel began to go down.
Measles And Pertussis
Parents who delay or skip childhood vaccinations even when kids have no medical reason to avoid their shots are contributing to U.S. outbreaks of measles and pertussis, a research review suggests.
More than half of 1,416 measles cases reported in the U.S. since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000 were for people with no history of measles vaccination, the analysis found.
Among more than 10,000 pertussis patients with known vaccination status, 24 to 45 percent of people in the five largest statewide epidemics since 1977 were unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated, the analysis also found.
Among 970 measles cases with detailed vaccination data, 574 cases were unvaccinated people who were eligible to receive their shots, researchers report in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Most of these unvaccinated people - 405 of them - had nonmedical reasons for skipping vaccinations such as religious or philosophical objections, the analysis found.
Measles And Pertussis
Sea Ice Record Low Winter Maximum
Scientists warn that the area covered by this winter's Arctic sea ice could turn out to be the lowest ever measured.
The news comes on top of a long season of freakishly warm weather at the top of the planet, including above-freezing days at the North Pole and a months-long string of temperature records.
Sea ice extent is now slightly under the previous satellite-era record low maximum of 14.54 million square kilometres. Most of the ice loss has occurred north of Siberia.
Canadian waters such as Baffin Bay and the Labrador Sea are about average or slightly above it for sea ice. The Gulf of St. Lawrence, which is included in the centre's estimations, is largely ice-free.
February's average ice cover was the lowest since satellite records began. So was January's.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for March 7-13. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. "Little Big Shots" (Sunday, 8 p.m.), NBC, 15 million.
2. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 14.7 million.
3. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 13.54 million.
4. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 13.45 million.
5. "Little Big Shots" (Tuesday), NBC, 12.81 million.
6. "The Walking Dead," AMC, 12.53 million.
7. Republican Presidential Debate, CNN, 11.81 million.
8. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 9.83 million.
9. "Survivor," CBS, 9.27 million.
10. "The Voice" (Wednesday), NBC, 9.19 million.
11. "60 Minutes," CBS, 8.74 million.
12. "Life in Pieces," CBS, 8.57 million.
13. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 8.48 million.
14. "NCIS," CBS, 8.16 million.
15. "American Idol" (Thursday), Fox, 8.06 million.
16. "Hawaii Five-0," CBS, 7.97 million.
17. "Debate Preview," CNN, 7.91 million.
18. "Mom," CBS, 7.9 million.
19. "Little Big Shots" (Sunday, 7 p.m.), NBC, 7.59 million.
20. "Grey's Anatomy," ABC, 7.53 million.