As unlikely a task as that might seem, he did it! In my humble opinion, it passes the ’ten out of 10’ the first volume deserved, & expands it to the rare ‘eleven’. Along with his new album,
( www.mixcloud.com/djspideruk/ ) also made available a fantastic new site showcasing his past works including singles, videos, & album releases he’s appeared on. Over 400 mashups through the years! I find that impressive.
“Spider's Lockdown Mashup Album Vol.02” features pairings like Jackson 5 vs Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd vs Georgio Moroder & Phil Oakey, & The Stylistics vs Europe, plus many more. Personally, I’m well into every track contained herein. I found that the mixes elevate all content beyond the original sources. It takes a highly skilled home producer to succeed to that level.
The only track that's not a mashup is Gala - Free from Desire (Electro Swing Mix), which I thought I would add in case you might like it? My first remix really! There's a bit of a disco theme running throught this again, I Love Disco, obvs! Hope you like what you hear? feedback always welcome…”
This release is the 4th in the Audioboots Presents” series, with more to be posted soon. Tell your friends!
• When Yoshiko Uchida, author of Journey to Topaz, was a little girl growing up in California, she disliked some of the visitors to her home. After hearing of a Japanese superstition that stated to get rid of unwanted visitors you should put a cloth over the bristles of a broom then lean it upside down against a wall, she decided to try it. It worked — the unwanted visitor left quickly. However, Yoshiko’s mother was horrified by what she had done. For one thing, she had placed the broom where the visitor could see it. The Japanese-ancestry visitor realized that he was not wanted there (by Yoshiko, at least) and left.
• In 1958, the Brooklyn Dodgers moved to Los Angeles. This was an important event, for major-league baseball had finally arrived in the western part of the continental United States. Players and their family members were interviewed by the media, and Danny, the nine-year-old son of Dodger pitcher Carl Erskine, even made an appearance on Art Linkletter’s TV show Kids Say the Darnest Things. Mr. Linkletter asked Danny what his father did for a living, and Danny explained, “Oh, he doesn’t work — he plays for the Dodgers.” And when Mr. Linkletter asked what the letters “LA” stood for on the Dodgers baseball caps, Danny answered, “Lost Again.”
• Jerry Spinelli, author of the Newbery Award-winning young people’s novel Maniac Magee, at first wrote novels — which were unpublished — for adults. However, one evening, he packed chicken in his lunch bag, and the next day he went to the refrigerator to get his lunch. When he opened the bag, he found chicken bones. He realized that one of his children must have eaten the chicken, he thought the situation was funny, and he began to write about it from a child’s point of view. Using this scene as his initial inspiration, eventually he created his first published novel: Space Station Second Grade.
• Elizabeth, the 11-year-old daughter of pianist Rudolf Serkin, once attended one of her father’s concerts, where she ignored his playing but instead stared at the bald head of a man under the box where she was sitting. Finally, she could resist temptation no longer, so she spit directly on the bald man’s head. When her father spoke to her later, telling her that she should not to do such things, she replied, “But, Father, it was the chance of a lifetime, and I could not let it pass. I’m sure you would have done it, also.”
• When he was only five years old, Dicky, the youngest son of artist Edna Hibel, had already started a “museum” in the attic of their home. There he displayed his favorite things, such as rocks, shells, photographs, and even small paintings created by his mother and given to him occasionally when he asked her for a painting to display in his museum. Once, his mother made a sale of two small paintings, and Dicky tried to stop her from selling them by grabbing her legs and yelling, “Those are the ones I wanted.”
• When she was a small child, Joan Moore was kept inside on a rainy day, and her mother gave her some watercolor paints and paper to keep her busy. After a while, her mother heard young Joan calling, “Come see! Come see!” When she entered the room, she discovered that Joan had gotten tired of painting paper, so she had painted herself green from the top of her head to the tips of her toes. Later, Joan used her energy and creativity to become a top-ranked American gymnast of the 1970s.
• As a child, American realist painter Andrew Wyeth was called “that sinister demon child” by author Joseph Hergesheimer because young Andrew tormented him by pretending that Mr. Hergesheimer was another person: someone whom Mr. Hergesheimer detested. Young Andrew would call Mr. Hergesheimer by the other person’s name, and when Mr. Hergesheimer tried to correct him, Andrew would ask, “Isn’t that your name?” Mr. Hergesheimer would reply, “Not by fifty years and two cross-eyes.”
Written by Sting, this single was the biggest US and Canadian hit of 1983, topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for eight weeks, and ranked as the No.1 song for 1983. While often perceived as a gentle little love song, Sting said it's quite the opposite. What is the title of this Grammy winning single?
Otis Day and the Knights was created as a fictional band to perform in the 1978 movie National Lampoon's Animal House. They are best known for their version of "Shout" and "Shama Lama Ding Dong". Both songs were sung by Lloyd G. Williams, and lip synched by DeWayne Jessie in the film. Backing vocals were provided by Melvin Britt and Sidney Juston. "Shout" was written by the Isley Brothers. Otis Day was played by Jessie, brother of Young Jessie of The Coasters. Robert Cray was one of the members of the band, seen playing bass in the movie.
In the 1980s, DeWayne Jessie purchased the rights to the band's name from Universal Studios and formed a real-life version of the band with some of his family members and toured the country for years afterward, with Jessie essentially assuming the identity of Otis Day. They recorded an album, produced by George Clinton, that came out in 1989 titled Shout which flopped, but included updated versions of "Shout" and "Shama Lama Ding Dong".
Billy in Cypress U.S.A. was first, and correct, with:
National Lampoon's Animal House, with John Belushi, but not Dan Aykroyd.
National Lampoon's Animal House.
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Cal in Vermont said:
Animal House! A terrific movie!
Switching effortlessly between the palid frat boy parties and the rich
dark roadhouse gigs, Otis and his band were instrumental to Animal
House. And vocal as well.
Animal House. I’ve seen that film more times than I’d like to admit.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, replied:
John I from Hawai`i says,
Deborah, the Master Gardener wrote:
From a movie I’ve never seen: National Lampoon’s “Animal House.”
Cold weather and rain moved through over the weekend, and yesterday. I enjoy spring storms; the squalls move through, the sun comes out, the rain starts again. And the sunsets are dramatic. Now if only my body clock would catch up with the kitchen clock…
Leo in Boise said:
National Lampoon’s Animal House
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Believe the movie was Animal House.
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I was thinking that it must be "The Blues Brothers", but I am not very confident now. Wednesday shall reveal the answer!
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Info: “Songwriters Viator & Maxey bring you an ever-evolving repertoire of songs about endless highways, hurricanes, barrooms, and the power of love. Their tightly woven vocals are underscored by Mark’s slide and acoustic guitar playing, and Susan’s soulful voice is an instrument all its own. They deliver an emotional authenticity built on the rhythms of Louisiana and the poetry of Texas troubadours. “
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The new stove was delivered today, but they refused to install it - said the gas valve needed to be replaced first.
So, the new stove sits out on the patio, waiting for a visit from the gas company. Sigh.
CBS starts the night with a FRESH'Tough As Nails', followed by the FRESH'A Grammy Salute To The Sounds Of Change'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert is Magic Johnson.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Allison Janney and Inhaler.
NBC opens the night with a FRESH'Chicago Med', followed by a FRESH'Chicago Fire', then a FRESH'Chicago PD'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Desus & Mero, Taylor Kinney, and Camilo.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Dr. Anthony Fauci and Diane von Furstenberg.
Scheduled on a FRESHLilly Singh is Laverne Cox.
ABC begins the night with a RERUN'The Goldbergs', followed by a RERUN'American Housewife', then a RERUN'The Conners', followed by a RERUN'Call Your Mother', then a FRESH'The Con'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Anthony Mackie, Edgar Ramírez, and Tune-Yards.
The CW offers a FRESH'Riverdale', followed by a FRESH'Nancy Drew'.
Faux has a FRESH'The Masked Singer', followed by a FRESH'Game Of Talents'.
MY recycles an old 'Dateline', followed by another old 'Dateline'.
A&E has 2 hours of old 'Court Cam', followed by a FRESH'Court Cam', then another FRESH'Court Cam', followed by a FRESH'I Survived A Crime', then another FRESH'I Survived A Crime'.
AMC offers the movie 'Bad Boys II', followed by the movie 'The Green Mile'.
[6:00AM - 5:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION (ALL TIMES ET)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of NJ', followed by a FRESH'Real Housewives Of NJ', then another FRESH'Real Housewives Of NJ', followed by a FRESH'Watch What Happens: Live'.
FX has the movie 'The Fate Of The Furious', followed by a FRESH'Snowfall'.
History has 'Forged In Fire', 'Assembly Required', another 'Assembly Required', and still another 'Assembly Required'.
[6:30am] Three Amigos!
[9:00am] The Blues Brothers
[12:00pm - 6:30pm] Scrubs
[7:00pm] Two And A Half Men
[11:30pm] Two And A Half Men
[12:00am] Baroness Von Sketch Show - Back Of The Line Old Man
[12:30am] Baroness Von Sketch Show - Back Of The Line Old Man
[1:00am - 2:00am] Three's Company
[2:30am - 5:00am] Community
[5:30am] Community (ALL TIMES ET)
[6:00am - 12:00pm] the andy griffith show
[12:30pm] the dead zone
[3:00pm - 2:00am] criminal minds
[3:00am - 5:00am] perry mason (ALL TIMES ET)
SyFy has the movie 'Leprechaun 2', followed by the movie 'Leprechaun', then a FRESH'Resident Alien'.
Saturday Night Live is back on March 27 with three back-to-back shows which include the hosting debuts of Oscar-nominated actors Daniel Kaluuya and Carey Mulligan.
Daniel Kaluuya, who won the Golden Globe for best supporting actor in his role in Judas and the Black Messiah and has been nominated for an Academy Award for the same role, will host on April 3.
He will be joined by musical guest St. Vincent, who makes her second appearance on the NBC show. St. Vincent, whose new album Daddy’s Home is released May 14, previously performed in 2014.
Carey Mulligan, who was nominated for best actress in the Oscars for her role in Promising Young Woman, will host for the first time on April 10. She will be joined on the show by Kid Cudi, who makes his debut. His new album Man on the Moon III: The Chosen was released in December.
The pair follow Maya Rudolph, who was previously revealed as the host of the show on March 27. Former cast member Rudolph, who recently played Vice President Kamala Harris, is joined by Jack Harlow, who makes his musical debut.
CBS’ Grammys telecast reached 9.2 million — television and streaming — viewers Sunday, the lowest number on record and a precipitous 51% drop from last year, the Nielsen company said.
CBS won the week, averaging 4.9 million viewers in prime time. NBC had 4 million, ABC had 3.4 million, Fox had 2.6 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1.2 million and Telemundo had 1 million.
Fox News Channel led the cable networks, averaging 2.45 million viewers in prime time. MSNBC had 1.84 million, CNN had 1.29 million, HGTV had 1.15 million and ESPN had 1.06 million.
ABC’s “World News Tonight” won the evening news ratings race, averaging 8.9 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 7.3 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 5.3 million.
For the week of March 8-14, the top 20 programs, their networks and viewerships:
Israeli archaeologists on Tuesday announced the discovery of dozens of Dead Sea Scroll fragments bearing a biblical text found in a desert cave and believed hidden during a Jewish revolt against Rome nearly 1,900 years ago.
The fragments of parchment bear lines of Greek text from the books of Zechariah and Nahum and have been dated around the first century based on the writing style, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority. They are the first new scrolls found in archaeological excavations in the desert south of Jerusalem in 60 years.
The Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of Jewish texts found in desert caves in the West Bank near Qumran in the 1940s and 1950s, date from the third century B.C. to the first century A.D. They include the earliest known copies of biblical texts and documents outlining the beliefs of a little understood Jewish sect.
The roughly 80 new pieces are believed to belong to a set of parchment fragments found in a site in southern Israel known as the “Cave of Horror” — named for the 40 human skeletons found there during excavations in the 1960s — that also bear a Greek rendition of the Twelve Minor Prophets, a book in the Hebrew Bible. The cave is located in a remote canyon around 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Jerusalem.
The fragments are believed to have been part of a scroll stashed away in the cave during the Bar Kochba Revolt, an armed Jewish uprising against Rome during the reign of Emperor Hadrian, between 132 and 136. Coins struck by rebels and arrowheads found in other caves in the region also hail from that period.
Could the French bulldog become America’s favorite purebred pooch?
After riding a rocket ship to popularity over the last quarter-century, Frenchies came in second only to Labrador retrievers — the leaders for 30 straight years — in the American Kennel Club’s latest rankings, set to be released Wednesday. They reflect the relative numbers of purebreds, mainly puppies, that were added last year to the oldest U.S. dog registry.
Stocky and smush-faced, French bulldogs have their charms — at least in fans’ eyes — but also their limitations.
“They’re not the type of dog to go hiking with you,” AKC spokesperson Brandi Hunter says, “but if you want a dog that’s going to snuggle up with you, be cute, be adaptable, minimal grooming... that’s the kind of breed for you.”
After Labrador retrievers and French bulldogs, the top 10 breeds include German shepherds, golden retrievers, bulldogs, poodles, beagles, Rottweilers and German shorthaired pointers. Dachshunds made the top 10 for the first time since 2013.
U.S. intelligence agencies Tuesday afternoon published their conclusions about foreign threats posed to the 2020 U.S. presidential election, concluding Russia and Iran were the most active foreign adversaries involved in attempting to influence the outcome.
According to the report, required by law and declassified by Biden administration Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines on Monday, other foreign actors, including Lebanese Hezbollah, Cuba and Venezuela, were also involved in trying to influence the elections, mounting smaller, less influential efforts to achieve their preferred political outcome.
Additionally, the agencies concluded with “high confidence” that China opted not to covertly or overtly attempt to directly influence the election, beyond traditional ongoing economic and lobbying activities.
However, the authors of the report noted a dissenting opinion from the senior intelligence officer tasked with mid- to long-term strategic analysis on cyber issues at the National Intelligence Council. The “minority view,” according to the report, is that China took “at least some steps to undermine President Trump’s reelection chances, primarily through social media and official public statements and media.”
The intelligence agencies concluded overall that, unlike in 2016, foreign adversaries did not attempt to “alter any technical aspect of the voting process,” from voting machines to voter rolls. According to the intelligence community, trying to infiltrate or tamper with technical voting equipment and infrastructure would be incredibly difficult to do “at scale,” given the vast network of individual state and local systems and the increased security preparations. However, the report also noted that, for a number of reasons, to include the increased availability of online digital tools and social media, more adversaries are attempting to influence U.S. elections and will likely continue to do so in the future.
‘Our shameful history of Jesuit slave holding in the United States has been taken off the dusty shelf, and it can never be put back’
As the debate about reparations continues, this week, a group of Jesuit priests has pledged to raise $100 million for the descendants of people enslaved by the Catholic order.
“This is an opportunity for Jesuits to begin a very serious process of truth and reconciliation,” said the Rev. Timothy P. Kesicki, President of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States. “Our shameful history of Jesuit slaveholding in the United States has been taken off the dusty shelf, and it can never be put back.”
“The money raised by the Jesuits will flow into a new foundation established in partnership with a group of descendants, who pressed for negotiations with the Jesuits after learning from a series of articles in the New York Times that their ancestors had been sold in 1838,” notes the report.
“The order relied on slave labor and slave sales for more than a century to sustain the clergy and to help finance the construction and the day-to-day operations of churches and schools, including the nation’s first Catholic institution of higher learning, the college now known as Georgetown University.”
The menagerie of bacterial and fungal species living among us is ever growing - and this is no exception in low-gravity environments, such as the International Space Station (ISS).
Researchers from the United States and India working with NASA have now discovered four strains of bacteria living in different places in the ISS – three of which were, until now, completely unknown to science.
Three of the four strains were isolated back in 2015 and 2016 – one was found on an overhead panel of the ISS research stations, the second was found in the Cupola, the third was found on the surface of the dining table; the fourth was found in an old HEPA filter returned to Earth in 2011.
All four of the strains belong to a family of bacteria found in soil and freshwater; they are involved in nitrogen fixation, plant growth, and can help stop plant pathogens. Basically, good bacteria to have around if you're growing things.
One of the strains – the HEPA-filter find – was identified as a known species called Methylorubrum rhodesianum. The other three were sequenced and found to all belong to the same, previously unidentified species, and the strains were named IF7SW-B2T, IIF1SW-B5, and IIF4SW-B5.
"Here it is, the truffle, a blessing from God!" Zahra Buheir carefully digs out a desert truffle from the sandy earth and shows it off between her calloused fingers.
"Rain came, and then thunder, bringing truffles up to the surface," the 72-year-old said.
Braving the harsh weather of Iraq's southern desert, as well as left-behind land mines, Buheir and her family of seven have spent weeks hunting for the seasonal truffles that have provided them with an income for generations.
Fetching its hunters up to $7 a kilo this year, Iraq's desert truffle is cheaper than its rarer European cousins that can cost hundreds of dollars or more a kilo.
But with Iraq's economy in crisis, the local variety are a big help to Buheir and her family.
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