M Is FOR MASHUP - April 20th, 2016
April's Newest Mashup Projects
By DJ Useo
Of course I love all the mashup singles the bootleggers release. Still, with my vast appetite for mashups, my biggest delights remain with the longer projects, mixes, podcasts, & compilations. It's been a bit slow of late in these areas, but I see some fine ones have appeared. Let us take a quick perusal of whats available.
01 - Oki has given us many great singles, & comps in the past. This new collection "traplbangers album- trap crumplbangers/mashups/remixes/originals" has his fellow talents Grave Danger, Pom Deter, MsMiep, Justincredible, & SmithAgentSmith as well. This collection features inspired mixes that lurk outside of the mainstream genres, while still supplying inspiring tunes. Grab the full album here
( crumplebangers.com/traplbangers/ )
or savor Justincredible's single track mix of the entire project.
( www.mixcloud.com/okiokinl/traplbangers-justincredible-album-mix/ )
02 - BigSammy - A wonderful project saddled by hosting problems is back again! "The Mashythmics Experience " brings together the first 2 fantastic volumes of this series. All tracks use the Eurythmics shed with élan by big bootleg talents. The hosting at dropbox requires a log in, but it's well worth it. Dropbox ain't too bad to have in any case. Grab the large file here
( audioboots.com/forum/index.php?p=/discussion/1019/the-mashythmics-experience-2016 )
03 - Chocomang - "Herb Area (Morcheeba - Charango) - 9 tracks". Chocomang released this album on soundcloud one year ago, but the major companies censorship suppressed most of the tracks. Now he's posting it somewhere else to see how long it will last. All tracks use gorgeous Morcheeba sources paired with well known & excellent artists like Incubus, Black Eyed Peas, Billy Idol, & many more. Hear how great it is here
( hearthis.at/choco/set/chocomang-herb-area/ )
( audioboots.com/forum/index.php?p=/discussion/999/chocomang-herb-area-morcheeba-charango-9-tracks )
04 - Randsta delivers a finest kind mix with over 47 great tracks mixed wonderfully into a Summer treat to savor. From Coldplay to Craig David to CVNT5 this set pleases completely. Stream, or download here
( hearthis.at/randsta/spring-summer-2016/ )
( audioboots.com/forum/index.php?p=/discussion/1029/spring-summer-mixtape )
05 - Happy Cat Disco -"Litter Box Volume #2". 20 More Unpublished Mashups from right out the litter box!! Never a dip in high quality with these. All files found here
( www.mashstix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=21586 )
The flow of fine frickeries continues next week. I hope the appealed to you.
DJ Useo Reminder - The "Collect 'Em All" podcast "Mashup Showcase w/ DJ Useo" is up to episode 39. Every two weeks I offer you a new half hour show featuring only one fantastic mashup mixer. Recent shows have displayed DJ Lobsterdust, DJ Not-I, Grave Danger & many more. All tracks are chosen by the featured guest, & the shows are truly brilliant. All past shows here
( hearthis.at/vXMfxz7w/ )
( www.groovytimewithdjuseo.blogspot.com/ )
WILLIAM B. GAIL: A New Dark Age Looms (NY Times)
IMAGINE a future in which humanity's accumulated wisdom about Earth - our vast experience with weather trends, fish spawning and migration patterns, plant pollination and much more - turns increasingly obsolete. As each decade passes, knowledge of Earth's past becomes progressively less effective as a guide to the future. Civilization enters a dark age in its practical understanding of our planet.
David Brooks: The Danger of a Single Story (NY Times)
In 2009 the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave a fabulous TED talk called "The Danger of a Single Story." It was about what happens when complex human beings and situations are reduced to a single narrative: when Africans, for example, are treated solely as pitiable poor, starving victims with flies on their faces. Her point was that each individual life contains a heterogeneous compilation of stories. If you reduce people to one, you're taking away their humanity.
Jacob Brogan: The Supreme Court Won't Stop Google From Scanning Every Book in Existence (Slate)
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to reconsider a 2015 circuit court decision on Google Books. In the process, the Supreme Court effectively affirmed the earlier finding, confirming that it was within the company's rights to scan millions of volumes and produce a searchable database of their contents.
Emine Saner: The celebrities who reply to every letter (Guardian)
Charles Dickens burned his, Ringo Starr begged for no more, and the footballer Joe Hart gets his mum to answer his. What public people do with their fan mail has been highlighted this week after David Walliams, the comedian who has become a successful children's author, took to Twitter to urge his young fans to write to him again after a box of fan mail was stolen. "I apologise if you sent a letter & have not received a reply as I do endeavour to reply to everyone," he said.
J.F. Sargent: 7 Ways The Media Is Trying To Sabotage Your Sex Life (Cracked)
I want you to do me a favor and look inside your pants, right now. Doesn't matter where you are -- do it. Behold the glory of your genitals. Stare at them until you can feel the waves of discomfort emanating from your own leering gaze. Eye-fuck yourself. Because you are special and endowed with a groinal gift to the world. The fucks you give aren't the fucks we deserve, but they're the fucks we need.
Jonathan Brodsky: How Do You Become a Minimalist? (Quora/Slate)
I hate this question. And I hate it because people hear about minimalism and they think it's about cutting stuff out of your life (literally-they think it's about throwing stuff out). It's not about that. When you're talking about a life philosophy, it's about how you assign value to the things and people in your life. It's about how you figure out what's essential to you.
Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE: The 12 Best Foods to Eat in the Morning (Authority Nutrition.com)
… eating the right foods can give you energy and prevent you from eating too much during the rest of the day.
Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE: The 10 Worst Foods to Eat in the Morning (Authority Nutrition.com)
If you're going to eat breakfast, make it one that contains protein, healthy fat and fiber from unprocessed, whole foods.
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Here's a photo I took of the concert at the LBGP on Saturday June 16, 2016. Drifting contests going on at the same time. If it is loud, if it goes fast, I love it.
Can't help but think ol' Bart would be railing at Bernie Sanders supporters about now. And pissing off most of his readers at the same time.
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Joining Good Morning America
Michael Strahan is saying goodbye to Kelly Ripa.
The NFL great - turned-daytime-TV charmer announced on Tuesday he'll be departing LIVE with Kelly and Michael in September.
ABC viewers won't lose him altogether, however. After doing occasional stints on Good Morning America for the last couple years, the 44-year-old has been given a permanent position on the show.
In a post that preceded the announcement by a few days, Strahan posted a photo of himself alongside George "Judas" Stephanopoulos, Amy Robach and Robin Roberts on the GMA set with this message:
Business Leaders Demand Repeal
North Carolina business leaders on Tuesday called for a repeal of a new state law they blamed for mounting economic losses as opponents cancel jobs and events over concerns that it discriminates against gay and transgender people.
The state last month became the first to require transgender people to use restrooms and locker rooms in schools and other public facilities that match their sex at birth rather than their gender identity.
The call from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce adds to growing pressure on Republican Governor Pat McCrory and lawmakers from corporations, celebrities and activist groups ahead of a legislative session that begins on Monday.
The group estimated tens of millions of dollars in losses since the law passed, including decisions by PayPal Holdings and Deutsche Bank to halt adding a combined 650 jobs in the state and canceled performances by Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Pearl Jam, Boston and Cirque du Soleil.
The wide stance of North Carolina Republicans represents a departure from that of states like Indiana and Georgia that amended or vetoed laws affecting gay and transgender rights after pressure from business groups.
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Eleven women have reached a settlement with a California wine train company they sued for $11 million for racial discrimination after they were kicked off the train for being too loud, their lawyer said on Monday.
Members of the Sistahs on the Reading Edge Book Club came to an "amicable settlement" with the Napa Valley Wine Train company on Thursday, six months after filing a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Northern California, their attorney Waukeen McCoy said.
"We hope that other businesses learn from this case and implement diversity and sensitivity training for employees," McCoy said in an email to Reuters.
McCoy did not disclose the terms of the settlement.
The 11 women, 10 of whom are African-American, were ordered off the vintage train on Aug. 22 after other passengers complained the group was too loud. The expulsion sparked widespread anger on social media.
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Testbed For Nature's Rebound
What happens when the site of the world's worst nuclear accident is left all but abandoned for nearly 30 years?
In the case of Chernobyl, it becomes a unique chance to see how wildlife recovers in what is a giant nature reserve, bereft of humans but tainted by radiation.
The region and its 300 or so mostly elderly inhabitants remains far from safe, with radiation readings within 10 kilometres of the plant reaching 1,700 nanosieverts per hour -- 10 to 35 times the normal background levels observed in the United States.
Today's animals in the exclusion may have shorter lifespans and produce fewer offspring, but their numbers and varieties are growing at rates unseen since long before the Soviet Union's 1991 collapse, says Vyshnevskiy.
Utah political leaders and anti-pornography activists said Tuesday that children's minds are being corrupted in a world where graphic sexual images are a click away.
The remarks were made as a spirited defense of the state's declaration that pornography is a public health crisis.
A parade of speakers including Gov. Gary Herbert (R-No Surprise) spoke during a ceremonial signing of the declaration - calling pornography a plague, pandemic and scourge that warps children's minds, threatens marriages and contributes to sexual violence.
Critics say Utah is overstating the effects of pornography, which some say can be a healthy sexual outlet for adults.
Dozens of people packed a fancy room at the state Capitol for the ceremony. Many were young people wearing T-shirts with the phrase, "Porn kills love." The attendees stood and gave the governor a rousing standing ovation after he signed the resolution. The declaration doesn't change any laws or include any funds.
The U.S. Navy said Tuesday it has scrapped a national recruiting mailer that promised women they can enlist without compromising their feminine side and pursue careers that "most girls aren't even aware of."
Navy officials said they made the decision amid criticism that the wording was condescending and perpetuated stereotypes. Lt. Commander Nate Christensen, a Navy spokesman, said officials also have launched a review of all their mailer templates after The Associated Press inquired about the brochure, which has been sent to nearly 203,000 people in numerous states in the last few years.
The mailer invites women to take on "the kind of exciting, hands-on work that most girls aren't even aware of. Making your mark in career areas that certainly aren't just for the guys. And what's more, you can do all this while staying in touch with your feminine side - and while bettering your world along the way."
Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, a national group that works for women's equality, said the wording undersells a woman's potential.
"You wouldn't recruit a boy by saying that," said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, a national group that works for women's equality. "What does it say about the Navy? It's relying on old stereotypes instead of a picture of modern women who can really make a contribution to the Navy and how needed they are."
India Still Wants It Back
India will make all possible efforts to get back the Koh-i-Noor Diamond from Britain despite comments by New Delhi's solicitor general that the priceless jewel should stay with the former colonial ruler, the government said on Tuesday.
India has repeatedly demanded that Britain return the 105-carat diamond, which was presented to Queen Victoria in 1850 and today sits on display as part of the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London.
India's solicitor general surprised many on Monday when he told the Supreme Court that his country should forgo its claims to the jewel because it was given to Britain as a gift by an Indian king in 1851, rather than stolen as many Indians today believe.
The government said on Tuesday his view did not represent its own and that it was yet to give its opinion to the court, which is hearing a case demanding the diamond be returned.
A trove of shackled skeletons unearthed in a mass grave near Athens may have once belonged to the followers of a tyrant who sought to overthrow the leader of ancient Greece.
The mass grave was uncovered as archaeologists were excavating a huge cemetery in the ancient port city of Phaleron, just 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) from Athens. Over the last several years, archaeologists led by Stella Chrysoulaki, of Greece's Department of Antiquities of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, have unearthed a huge complex filled with ancient skeletons dating to between the eighth and fifth centuries B.C.
Some of the graves at Phaleron, including those of shackled individuals, have been known for about a century, but in the last four years, newer excavations have uncovered a huge trove of additional bodies. All told, the burial site is about 1 acre (4,046 square meters) in area and holds at least 1,500 skeletons.
Among the skeletons found were a group of about 80 people who were lined up in the mass grave, with 36 whose hands were bound with iron shackles, according to the Greek Ministry of Culture.
A few pieces of pottery found near the skeletons suggest that these ancient prisoners died between 650 B.C. and 625 B.C., the Greek Ministry of Culture said in a statement.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 11-17. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 12.51 million.
2. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 10.81 million.
3. "Little Big Shots," NBC, 10.66 million.
4. "60 Minutes," CBS, 10.45 million.
5. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 10.41 million.
5. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 10.41 million.
7. "Empire," Fox, 10.11 million.
8. "NCIS," CBS, 9.99 million.
9. "Madam Secretary," CBS, 9.57 million.
10. "NCIS: New Orleans" (Tuesday, 8 p.m.), CBS, 9.05 million.
11. "NCIS: New Orleans" (Tuesday, 10 p.m.), CBS, 9.04 million.
12. "The Voice" (Wednesday), NBC, 8.88 million.
13. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 8.82 million.
14. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 8.62 million.
15. "Scorpion," CBS, 8.6 million.
16. "The Good Wife," CBS, 8.55 million.
17. "Hawaii Five-O," CBS, 8.42 million.
18. "Survivor," CBS, 8.4 million.
19. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 8.24 million.
20. "Grey's Anatomy," ABC, 7.97 million.