M Is FOR MASHUP - March 25th, 2015
AudioBoots WORLDS GREATEST CLUB MASHUPS Arrives!
By DJ Useo
Yes, the album I wrote about a couple weeks back, AudioBoots WORLDS GREATEST CLUB MASHUPS ( www.suprmchaos.com/bcEnt-Wed-030415.index.html ) has now appeared! The "tweaking" of the tracks, art, & texts had to be immaculate, & that took extra time. Now that the 3-disc set is available, it's obvious the extra attention to detail paid off. Y'know, when we announced this project, the idea was to limit contributors to a mere two submissions. Then, the tracks started arriving. I quickly found myself confronted with as many as 6 offerings from one person with each being too great to refuse.
Thus, the planned 2-disc set swelled to three. In addition, there's soon going to be a long mix of each disc created by three gifted deejays. I've heard the first long mix already, ( from DJ MXR ) & I was powerful impressed. I realize that there's an offhand chance that some of you reading this column ( you are still there, right? ) might not be into club music. Well, we planned for that by making the tracks irresistible. Also, awesome contributor AtoZ assembled a video for his track "Gonna Make You Work It Out" ( Beatles & Friends vs C & C Music Factory ) that opens the album ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwxLfx87YjY ).
Using the expression "assembled a video for his track" actually doesn't describe what a great experience the video is. The audio mix is already, like, the coolest. AtoZ does so much with established imagery in this gem that you'll smile, & you'll definitely dance. No doubt that more AudioBoots WGCM videos will appear soon. I hope you'll take a gander at the super page AudioBoots Co-Owner Chocomang created for the release ( audioboots.com/WORLDSGREATESTCLUBMASHUPS/ ). There's some cool visual effects, & you can stream, or download the entire album! Forum janitor BastardWhitey also helped with something ( but I forget what?! )
The HUGE list of tracks can also be seen here ( audioboots.com/forum/index.php?p=/discussion/643/audioboots-worlds-greatest-club-mashups-all-new ) There's great source artists abounding all over this marvelous collection. Listen for bits of the Sugarhill Gang, Human League, Stevie Wonder, Gloria Gaynor, & many more that you can read & hear from here ( audioboots.com/forum/index.php?p=/discussion/643/audioboots-worlds-greatest-club-mashups-all-new ) There's plans for two different radio stations to broadcast the entire 3 hours. I'll clue y'all in when that happens.
It's an amazing thrill when you can gather together such talent as ToToM, DJ Spider,Chocomang,Oki,
DJ MXR, Tweylo, DRA'man, DJ GAYA, DJ Rudec,AtoZ,Boots Leg Pharm,DJ Useo, Zigmund Fraud, and Lizard. Big thanks to everybody. We've included links to our sites, in case you want more, and you will!
So, that's part of our plan to celebrate a year of our new mashup forum AudioBoots ( audioboots.com/ ).
More to come soon! Please resume your non-bootleg music reading at this time.
Robert Evans, Lindsey Bennett, Margo Bennett: 5 Realities of Being the 'True Story' a Movie is Based On (Cracked)
… people forget that some types of fame are just a proverbial shit sandwich, one in which the bread is also made of shit. Like if, for instance, you lived through a family tragedy that was exciting enough to draw the attention of the news media and, later, Hollywood producers. Mainly because said tragedy involved a hostage situation, a love triangle, and a violent shootout in a church.
Andrew Tobias: Email and Iran
For weeks before an election that could have hiked the minimum wage, reformed immigration and revitalized our crumbling infrastructure - at once boosting the economy and strengthening the nation - all the media could focus on was Ebola.
The death toll among those contracting it here? Zero. *In Africa, American efforts helped keep the epidemic from going global. Americans of any all political stripe should feel proud of the Administration's response - and of our having paid the taxes to fund it.
Ted E.: "The 12 Most Important Stories You Probably Missed (3/23)" (Cracked)
The world is a chaotic carnival of madness, and no reasonable person can be expected to keep up with every important news story. So, as a new service, we have taken it upon ourselves to quickly summarize the most important and/or fucking insane headlines from the last week (or so). Take a deep breath, and buckle up: …
Why you should buy your .sucks domain name before someone else does (Guardian)
Along with .porn, .adult and now more than 500 others, in June .sucks will become another new internet domain. And what's to stop someone from registering yourname.sucks before you do? Taylor Swift wouldn't let that happen.
Jennifer Allan: "More than manga: what I learned from the human stories of Yoshihiro Tatsumi" (Guardian)
The graphic novelist, who died this month, illuminated the tensions and subtexts of postwar Japanese society.
ISAAC ASIMOV: A lifetime of learning (Zen Pencils)
The quotes used in this comic are taken from a fantastic interview Asimov did in 1988 (which you can watch on YouTube). In it, Asimov predicts how in the near-future, personal computers will help anyone learn anything 'that strikes their fancy' in the privacy of their own home and at their own leisure. Of course, that prediction came true with the internet …
Dora Zhang: Literature and Money (Chronicle)
Studying what you love without being exploited.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Trial Set For Videographer
A video journalist arrested while covering the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after Michael Brown was fatally shot last summer plans to fight the charges at trial.
St. Louis-based videographer Mary Moore said she wants her reputation, and her criminal record, cleared. Moore was among 13 people taken into custody during a demonstration outside Ferguson police headquarters in early October, and was charged with municipal violations.
Moore, whose videos have been used by The Associated Press, TV networks and other news organizations, is among the few journalists to actually go to court. She was charged with failure to comply, failure to disperse and resisting arrest. She said she was not part of the protest, but was simply documenting it on video.
Ferguson's city attorney said Tuesday that Moore was "was participating in the protest and attempted to interfere ... by locking arms with other protesters."
"There was no resisting," Moore said Monday in a phone interview. "I'm not an idiot."
Mulder, Scully Making Return To TV
Agents Mulder and Scully are making their television return.
Fox announced Tuesday that it will air a six-episode run of new episodes of "The X-Files" that will begin this summer. Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
The show's creator, Chris Carter, said that he considers the show's absence like a "13-year commercial break." Carter said that "the good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger."
"The X-Files" premiered on Fox in September 1993 and ran for nine seasons. Fox wasn't releasing further details about the revived show.
Eeny, Meeny, Miny and Moo
A cow in Northeast Texas has apparently defied great odds and given birth to four calves that have been named Eeny, Meeny, Miny and Moo.
Jimmy Barling said Monday that DNA tests will be done on tissue samples from the three bull calves and the one heifer calf to satisfy those who may question the births from one mother.
"We knew she was pregnant, but we didn't know she was going to do this," the 76-year-old Barling said. "This was a shock. This blew our minds."
Local veterinarian Mike Baird called the March 16 births "extremely rare." He said the odds of four live births from one cow are 1 in 11.2 million. Baird knows the couple well and is nearly certain the four came from one mother, rather than a nearby cow perhaps birthing one or two and then moving along so that it appeared the four came from the Barling's cow.
Public Input Sought
U.S. wildlife managers on Tuesday sought further public comment on whether to reclassify woodland caribou that have all but disappeared from their natural range in the lower 48 states as threatened, a downgrade from their current status of endangered.
A tiny population of caribou, also known as wild reindeer, inhabits parts of northern Idaho and northeastern Washington state in the remote Selkirk Mountains that straddle the U.S.-Canadian border.
Threatened by activities such as logging and snowmobiling, as well as predation by wolves and mountain lions, their number was estimated at 14 this year, from 17 last year, said biologist Byron Holt of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The federal agency last year proposed changing the protections for the reclusive caribou. It said on Tuesday it was obliged to reopen the proposal to public comment until April 23 after Canada decided recently to classify the animals, which criss-cross the border, on its territory as endangered, an upgrade from a previous classification of threatened.
The action came a day after a U.S. judge in Idaho found the agency violated federal law in 2012 when it cut the amount of public land designated as critical reindeer habitat to 30,000 acres, from 375,00 acres, without sufficient public notice and input.
Watercolor To Auction
A still-life watercolor painting of flowers by a young Adolf Hitler will be sold at auction in Los Angeles this week, organizers announced Monday.
The 1912 canvas, painted by the Nazi-leader-to-be when he was a struggling artist in his mid-20s, is going under the hammer at the Nate D. Sanders auction house on Thursday.
The 13.5- by 10.75-inch (34.3- by 27.3-cm) painting shows a blue ceramic pitcher holding orange, red and soft pink flowers -- an unusual subject at a time when Hitler was focusing more on landscapes and architecture.
Bidding for the canvas will start at $30,000.
London office workers are coming face-to-face with the history hidden beneath their feet, as 3,000 skeletons dating back to the 16th century are dug up to make way for a new railway line.
Between the glass and steel towers of the City of London financial district lies the Bedlam burial ground, the final resting place for thousands of people who died between 1569 and 1738.
The Bedlam burial ground -- built on land bought from the nearby Bethlem psychiatric hospital, known as Bedlam -- was used as a graveyard for people who died during the Great Plague of London in 1665-66.
Londoners who could not afford a church burial, criminals and members of non-conformist religious movements were also buried there.
Montana Ends Hunting After Die-Off
The die-off of bighorn sheep from pneumonia led Montana wildlife managers on Monday to take the unusual step of abruptly closing a hunting season tied to a wild herd near Yellowstone National Park whose seasonal mating rituals attract scores of wildlife watchers.
The emergency closure came after state biologists estimated that pneumonia had claimed nearly 40 percent of a herd near Gardiner, Montana, whose numbers fell to 55 this month from 89 last year, state wildlife managers said on Monday.
Such pneumonia outbreaks have been linked to contact between wild sheep and domestic ones that graze on public allotments and private lands across the Rocky Mountain West.
The pneumonia among bighorns near the northern entrance of Yellowstone marks the first time the ailment has affected that herd, which is native rather than reintroduced, said Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wildlife biologist Karen Loveless.
It is suspected the bighorns contracted pneumonia by mingling with domestic sheep that graze on private lands in the vicinity, said Loveless, adding that there is no sign yet the disease has infected Yellowstone bighorns.
Human feces contains gold and other precious metals that could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars, experts say.
Now the trick is how to retrieve them -- a potential windfall that could also help save the planet.
"The gold we found was at the level of a minimal mineral deposit," said Kathleen Smith, of the US Geological Survey, after her team discovered metals such as platinum, silver and gold in treated waste.
A recent study by another group of experts in the field found that waste from one million Americans could contain as much as $13 million worth of metals.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for March 16-22. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. "Empire" (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), Fox, 17.62 million.
2. "Empire" (Wednesday, 8 p.m.), Fox, 15.82 million.
3. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 14.16 million.
4. "The Walking Dead," AMC, 13.76 million.
5. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 12.82 million.
6. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 12.57 million.
7. "60 Minutes," CBS, 11.58 million.
8. "Madam Secretary," CBS, 10.79 million.
9. "NCIS," CBS, 10 million.
10. "Survivor," CBS, 9.62 million.
11. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 9.49 million.
12. "Castle," ABC, 8.94 million.
13. "The Blacklist," NBC, 8.64 million.
14. "Mike & Molly," CBS, 8.57 million.
15. "American Idol" (Thursday), Fox, 8.51 million.
16. "The Good Wife," CBS, 8.43 million.
17. "The Big Bang Theory" (Monday, 8 p.m.), CBS, 8.4 million.
18. "CSI: Cyber," CBS, 7.96 million.
19. "Scandal," ABC, 7.79 million.
20. "Grey's Anatomy," ABC, 7.73 million.