M Is FOR MASHUP - RERUN - December 10th, 2014
Mashup Showcase Hits The Airwaves
From DJ Useo
Well, you know I love me some fine bootlegged mashups. I would never have written this weekly column for seven years if I did NOT! Over the ten years of mashing I've done, I've discovered, ( & sometimes even interacted with ) innumerable talented home producers. That's why I decided to do a new 30 minute, bi-weekly podcast featuring only one mixer per show. The only theme I ask for is that the guest pick the tracks themselves, insuring that the show portrays them in the light they like best. The shows will keep me warm in "my old age". lol.
Now, it's not so easy to select approximately 27 minutes worth of tracks, not when you have a hundred or so lovely tunes in your back catalogue. It is fun, & rewarding though, so that reveals the second motivation of mine in releasing this series. I'm hoping to motivate the talents I like best into enjoying their output, & maybe even inspire MORE MIXING! So far, I've made nine episodes, with the next due to drop on the 15th of December. It's hard to describe exactly how happy I feel when I hear the shows afterward. All I know is it's mighty tough to keep from changing the pace to weekly!
As I look back over the shows so far, I observe that they maintain an excellence throughout. None of them use the same source musicians, for the most part, but each has honed their sense of great music into an audio rapier sharp enough to cut even the dullest ear. All of the shows have detailed playlists, & links to the mixers' sites, so you can obtain the broadcast singles, & tons of other tracks not heard in the show. Here's a full chronological & numbered list of all the shows so far. You can stream, or download the shows, so you can collect them all.
Mashup Showcase Number 00 - DJ Useo
( soundcloud.com/dj-useo/mashup-showcase-number-zero-dj-useo )
( www.groovytimewithdjuseo.blogspot.com/2014/07/mashup-showcase-podcast-premiere.html )
Mashup Showcase Number 01 - Voicedude
( soundcloud.com/dj-useo/mashup-showcase-w-dj-useo-number-01-voicedude )
( www.groovytimewithdjuseo.blogspot.com/2014/08/mashup-showcase-podcast-f-voicedude.html )
Mashup Showcase Number 02 - oki
( soundcloud.com/dj-useo/mashup-showcase-w-dj-useo-number-02-oki )
( www.groovytimewithdjuseo.blogspot.com/2014/08/mashup-showcase-podcast-f-oki.html )
Mashup Showcase Number 03 - DJ Spider
( soundcloud.com/dj-useo/mashup-showcase-number-03-dj-spider )
( www.groovytimewithdjuseo.blogspot.com/2014/09/mashup-showcase-number-03-dj-spider.html )
Mashup Showcase Number 04 - DJ Le Clown
( soundcloud.com/dj-useo/mashup-showcase-number-04-dj-le-clown )
( www.groovytimewithdjuseo.blogspot.com/2014/10/mashup-showcase-number-04-dj-le-clown.html )
Mashup Showcase Number 05 - Lizzart
( soundcloud.com/dj-useo/05-mashup-showcase-lizzart )
( www.groovytimewithdjuseo.blogspot.com/2014/10/mashup-showcase-number-05-lizzart.html )
Mashup Showcase Number 06 - TjT
( soundcloud.com/dj-useo/06-mashup-showcase-tjt )
( www.groovytimewithdjuseo.blogspot.com/2014/11/mashup-showcase-number-06-tjt.html )
Mashup Showcase 07 - Solcofn
( soundcloud.com/dj-useo/07-mashup-showcase-solcofn )
( groovytimewithdjuseo.blogspot.com/2014/11/mashup-showcase-07-solcofn.html )
Mashup Showcase 08 - G4Gorilla
( soundcloud.com/dj-useo/08-mashup-showcase-g4gorilla )
( www.groovytimewithdjuseo.blogspot.com/2014/12/mashup-showcase-07-g4gorilla.html )
Mashup Showcase 09 - MP3J
Coming December 15 2014!
If you like one of these shows, you'll love them all! So much more could be said about each individual producer, but the music says way more than I ever could, & it says it better. You'll be surprised how fast a 30 minute show flies past. You'll be longing for more! Then, there's the fact that good mashups always leave you loving to hear the source songs again.
You'll experience the phenomena yourself. Grab them all, they'll get you through the year end holidays in a great way.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Infrastructure (HBO/YouTube)
America's crumbling infrastructure: It's not a sexy problem, but it is a scary one.
Leo Benedictus: The Grant Shapps guide to making money (Guardian)
Some handy business tips from the MP and Conservative party chairman otherwise known as HowToCorp's Michael Green.
Suzanne Moore: "Grant Shapps: just how gullible does he think voters are?" (Guardian)
The Tory party chairman's 'Michael Green' alter ego was a problem. But it is his frantic semantic dissembling about having two jobs that looks dodgy.
Stellenbosch University doctors perform first successful penile transplant in the world
The marathon nine-hour operation, led by Prof André van der Merwe, head of SU's Division of Urology, was performed on 11 December 2014 at Tygerberg Hospital in Bellville, Cape Town. This is the second time that this type of procedure was attempted, but the first time in history that a successful long-term result was achieved
Scott Burns: Understanding Your Net Worth (AssetBuilder)
You are only well off when you have enough income from earning assets or virtual assets to sustain your standard of living and payment obligations. Until that happens, you are as vulnerable as your paycheck.
Jordan Weissman: Yes, Culture Helped Kill the Two-Parent Family. And Liberals Shouldn't Be Afraid to Admit It (Slate)
For about half a century now, two-parent families have been vanishing from the United States. And for nearly as long, Americans have been arguing over the reason why. Liberals tend to blame the economy. … Conservatives, meanwhile, prefer to emphasize the role of culture…
16 Surprisingly Simple Self-Defense Techniques (Cracked)
Look, we'll break it to you easy: You don't have enough awesome James Bond moves in your hand-to-hand combat arsenal.
Paul K. Pickett: 5 Surprising Ways Being Nice is a Huge Statistical Advantage (Cracked)
Science can tell you the physics of how light behaves around the event horizon of a black hole, but it doesn't tell you how not to be a total dickhead. Or at least, it didn't used to …
George R.R. Martin's BLANK PAGE (Game of Thrones / Taylor Swift's BLANK SPACE Parody)
"Watching Game of Thrones is like that, as this parody video by Nerdist shows. George R.R. Martin sings that he'll create characters you'll love. Then he'll kill them horribly and pointlessly. If there's someone that you like, then he's got a blank page." - Neatorama
David Bruce's Amazon Author Page
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David Bruce's Blog
David Bruce's Lulu Storefront
David Bruce's Apple iBookstore
David Bruce has over 80 Kindle books on Amazon.com.
"Doug's Most Shared Facebook Post" Today
Michelle in AZ
From The Creator of 'Avery Ant'
from Marc Perkel
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.
( mailman.bartcop.com/listinfo/bartnews )
from that Mad Cat, JD
In The Chaos Household
The new high-speed connection pitched another hissy, so this page is up thanks to the old crappy dial-up.
Helping Virginia Woman
A judge says a 96-year-old woman whose late-life marriage to a 95-year-old beau made national news should be returned to her longtime northern Virginia home after the musician Cher promised to pay to fix it up.
In a court deposition, Cher said she was inspired last year when she a saw news story about Edith Hill and her newlywed husband, Eddie Harrison.
Hill and Harrison were separated after their marriage became embroiled in a court dispute over whether Hill had the mental capacity to marry her companion. Court records indicate that Hill suffers from mild dementia.
Harrison died in December, just weeks after Hill was taken away to Florida on the recommendation of a court-appointed guardian, but a custody dispute continued over who should care for Hill and where she should live.
In a telephone interview, Cher expressed frustration that Eddie and Edith had been split up against their wishes.
The War On Women
Senate Democrats blocked legislation Tuesday to help the victims of human trafficking amid a partisan dispute over abortion that threatens to sink the once-uncontroversial measure.
The outcome left the fate of the legislation uncertain and the president's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, caught in the crossfire. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Cloven Hoof) has put off Lynch's confirmation vote until the trafficking bill is resolved, provoking howls from Democrats, civil rights leaders and women's groups over what has become a months-long delay to confirm the nation's first black female attorney general.
Senators of both parties loudly lamented their impasse on the trafficking bill, yet blamed each other in a spectacle of fruitless bickering notable even for Congress.
The vote was 55-43 on a procedural motion to move forward on the bill, short of the 60 needed. McConnell said he would bring the bill up again as Republicans try to pressure Democrats to back down and join them. "We're going to stay on this bill," he said.
Dressed in loincloths and speaking an unknown language, the Mashco-Piro, one of the last isolated peoples on Earth, are increasingly venturing out of their forests in Peru -- to the government's distress.
Authorities say encroachments on the Amazon rainforest by illegal loggers may be forcing the Mashco-Piro, a tribe of hunter-gatherers, into some of their first recorded contacts with the outside world.
Often the meetings seem friendly enough: Residents of the surrounding area give the Mashco-Piro food, and tourists give them clothing.
But the encounters can also turn violent.
Taking A Break
"Fashion Police" is taking a break after losing co-hosts Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin and plans to slip into something new for fall, the E! channel said.
Co-hosts Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski and executive producer Melissa Rivers will be back in September with the series, which will "evolve" into its next chapter, E! said in a statement Tuesday.
Previously, E! said the celebrity critique fest would air as scheduled March 30 despite the exits of Osbourne and Griffin.
The hiatus announcement came a day after Griffin went on "The View" and discussed why she chose to quit March 12 after just seven episodes. The comedian, who replaced the late Joan Rivers, her friend and mentor, already had tweeted about leaving because she was uneasy being part of the show.
Hotel family heir Conrad Hilton, the younger brother of socialite Paris Hilton, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to misdemeanor assault for threatening two flight attendants during an extended outburst on a transcontinental flight, prosecutors said.
Hilton, the 21-year-old great grandson of the Hilton Hotels chain founder, entered his plea in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles under an agreement with prosecutors, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Authorities said Hilton became belligerent on a British Airways flight from London to Los Angeles last July, pacing the cabin and yelling profanities. He is also reported to have called the other passengers on board "peasants."
Hilton acknowledged in his plea agreement that he threatened to kill one flight attendant during his outburst and threw a punch at another but missed. He also acknowledged that he smoked marijuana and tobacco in the bathroom of the plane.
Authorities said children on the airliner began to cry during his outburst, which lasted several hours until he fell asleep and flight attendants restrained him to his seat, according to the affidavit.
Scientists have discovered two pathways that are likely channelling warm ocean water under a massive Antarctic glacier, which could contribute to rising global sea levels, a study revealed Tuesday.
The 120-kilometre (75 miles) long Totten Glacier, more than 30 kilometres wide, is the largest in East Antarctica and melting more quickly than others in the area.
Research published in the journal Nature Geoscience showed that a trough just under five kilometres wide has formed as a gateway deep underneath the glacier, along with another tunnel.
During a voyage to the frozen region during the past southern hemisphere summer, researchers found the waters around Totten Glacier were around 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer than other areas.
Up until recently the East Antarctica ice sheet was thought to be surrounded by cold waters and therefore very stable and unlikely to change much.
Bison Managers Consider Alternative Policies
Managers of Yellowstone National Park bison said Monday they are considering changes to policies that have seen thousands of purebred buffalo from the nation's last wild herd bison killed since 2000 to stem transmission of a disease to cattle.
Yellowstone bison have been at the center of a bitter debate over a management plan crafted 15 years ago that seeks to keep the population at 3,000 and permits killing of many buffalo that migrate from the park to bordering Montana for winter forage.
Montana cattlemen fear wandering bison exposed to brucellosis, a disease first brought to the park by domestic livestock, will infect their cows, causing them to abort their young and endangering the state's brucellosis-free status.
But buffalo advocates and those who promote Montana tourism argue the park's bison should be allowed to roam without being marked for death as the herd represents the nation's rich wildlife heritage and is a top draw for the roughly 3 million annual visitors to Yellowstone.
Government and tribal managers are considering six alternative management options submitted by agencies including the state of Montana and the National Park Service.
Debris from Japan's 2011 tsunami will continue to litter the North American coastline over the next three years, with everything from refrigerators to lumber and sports balls still floating offshore in the Pacific, an expert said on Tuesday.
About one million tons of debris was still lingering in the Pacific Ocean four years after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake, the most powerful ever recorded in Japan, set off a series of massive tsunami waves that devastated a wide swathe of Honshu's Pacific coastline and killed nearly 20,000 people.
It also damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, leading to a series of explosions and meltdowns in the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl 25 years earlier.
The Oregon Sea Grant, a program at Oregon State University funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has been working with researchers at Japan's Tottori University to monitor tsunami debris.
An estimated five million tons of wreckage - everything from cars to building materials, boats and docks - washed into the Pacific, and about 70 percent sank quickly to the ocean floor, experts in the United States and Japan said.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for March 9-15. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. "NCIS," CBS, 16.22 million.
2. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 16.13 million.
3. "Empire," Fox, 14.92 million.
4. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 13.95 million.
5. "The Walking Dead," AMC, 13.78 million.
6. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 13.73 million.
7. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 12.61 million.
8. "60 Minutes," CBS, 11.49 million.
9. "Madam Secretary," CBS, 11.26 million.
10. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 11.07 million.
11. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 10.72 million.
12. "Scorpion," CBS, 10.59 million.
13. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 10.32 million.
14. "The Odd Couple," CBS, 10.24 million.
15. "American Idol" (Wednesday), Fox, 9.709 million.
16. "CSI: Cyber," CBS, 9.706 million.
17. "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose," ABC, 9.682 million.
18. "The Bachelor," ABC, 9.679 million.
19. "The Big Bang Theory" (Thursday, 9 p.m.), CBS, 9.39 million.
20. "Hawaii Five-O," CBS, 9.38 million.
Andy Fraser, who co-wrote the rousing rock anthem "All Right Now" when he was the teenage bassist for the British rock band Free, has died in California at age 62.
Fraser had been living in the California desert community of Temecula, where he died Monday, the Riverside County coroner said in a statement. The cause of death is not yet known and remains under investigation.
At age 15, the London-born Fraser briefly became a member of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. The group functioned as a training ground for young British rockers including Eric Clapton and Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor.
Within a year, Fraser became a founding member of Free. The band's most prominent member was singer and guitarist Paul Rodgers, who would also go on to front Bad Company and The Firm.
The band's biggest hit by far was 1970's "All Right Now," which remains one of the defining hits of classic rock radio. Fraser also produced the track and plays a bass solo on it.
The song is also a staple of football stadiums. The Stanford University and University of Southern California marching bands each play it at virtually every game.
Fraser kept playing music for most of his life, but he would never equal the success he had as a teen with Free, which broke up in 1972.