M Is FOR MASHUP - April 22nd, 2015
CRUMPLSTOCK - 3 Days of Piss & Music!
By DJ Useo
CRUMPLSTOCK is the 3 day Internet DJ Weekender. ( crumplebangers.com/ )
Yes, on 24/25/26 April 2015 Crumplbangers team up with the Vinyl Injury Unit for an internet DJ weekender with over 50 DJs going back to back on two virtual stages.
01 - Crumplebangers Stage: bootleg mashups, remixes and the downright insane
02 - Vinyl Injury Unit Stage: Hip Hop, funk and breaks from real old school heads
Full line-up and times to be announced
Friday - 7pm - 4am
Saturday - 1pm - 8am
Sunday - 8pm - 5am
Vinyl Injury Stage
(Old School Hip Hop - Funk - Breaks)
Friday: 8pm - 3am
Saturday: 7pm - 3am
Full line-up to be announced
Times subject to change.
All times are BST (GMT+1)
Adjustments for your time zone:
PDT -8 hours
EDT -5 hours
CEST +1 hour
AEST +9 hours
NZST +11 hours
Check the countdown page here for the starting time! ( crumplebangers.com/crumplstock/ )
Quotes from crumplebangers re: the dj weekend
Andy Smart : "This festival has sent me deaf before it's even begun".
Scott Cairo : " Apart from that Mixlr really has made this possible, as a really simple way for people to stream their mixes live or premixed, I would be tempted to see if you can get some copy from them too, even if just lifted from their site.
Then there's the elements in getting this together, we needed a web site to handle the front end, someone (Pom) who is willing and able to set that all up, then you need a way of herding the cats:)
Paul Buddery : "We came we saw we pissed a lot yup that covers it."
Phil Russell : " People are going to get to hear some awesome mashed up music. Whether they want to or not."
Myk Tee : "The Worlds loudest festival....unless your wife makes you turn it down.
Europe's only festival without Bell Ends in jester hats!!
Pom Deter : "sheepishly takes off jester hat."
Matthew Kavanaugh : "Bustin' makes me feel good."
Marty Wells : "Shut up, log on and eat this."
Okie Okini : "Laziest mud-free festival on earth, where a range of exclusive djs set the new standard for future socialising music. by destroying everything that once was."
Thomas Bolvin : "Most exciting (and original) concept and gathering of DJs the bootleggers online community has came up in years."
Crumplbangers and Vinyl Injury Unit present an internet DJ weekender featuring...
Oki - KrazyBen - Solcofn - YITT - DJ Winkle - ToTom - SpareElbowSkin - Colatron - Generik - DJ Forge - Eddie Pedalo - Thriftshop XL - Source Addiction - Nerd Kinski - BorisB - Dan Untitled - DJ Cougar - Nick Crumplbang - pomDeter - Scott Cairo - Pilchard - Tap Room Twins - Alvin Starburst - GaraGara - Batfreak - Useo - DJ Not-I - Harry Cover - DJ Les Rhoda - NeoPink - Grave Danger - Rhythm Scholar - Atom - DJ Zebra - Lloyd - Missing Cat Club - Romano Gemini - Öscar•D - DJ Axelrad - Patti Astor - Myk Apache Throwdown - RJ Scratch - Vinyl Injury Unit - DJ Bhose - DJ Dren Throwdown - Repo 136 - Chrome - DJ Shan - Ric Flair - Johnny Juice - Laz-ee - Death Hop - Juice MC's - DJ Demented Man - Brian Emery .... + more t.b.c
2 minute promo mp3
( soundcloud.com/pomdeterrific/crumplstock-internet-dj-weekender-242526-april )
DJ Useo CRUMPLSTOCK Preview Mix (1:12:55) ( soundcloud.com/dj-useo/crumplstock-preview-mix-1-12-55 )
I guarantee a great time! Simply tune in, stream the sets live, & enjoy yourself!
Stephen Moss: Want to be a safe driver? Then drink (water) before you drive (Guardian)
A study shows that people who are dehydrated make as many errors behind the wheel as drink drivers. Yet a more disturbing figure emerges from the research.
Hannah Devlin: Astronomers discover largest known structure in the universe is ... a big hole (Guardian)
Scientists searching for an explanation for an unusually cool area of sky instead discovered a supervoid: an empty spherical blob 1.8 billion light years across.
How did Fast & Furious 7 become the fastest film to break the $1bn barrier? (Guardian)
The latest release in the series, Fast & Furious 7, is breaking box-office records and the franchise shows no signs of slowing down. Not bad for a film whose star died two months into filming …
Roisin Kiberd: "Fitspo: how strong became the new skinny" (Guardian)
Health has become fetishised on social media by 'fitspiration' devotees posting pictures of 'clean' food and gym-tight abs. But does the trend inspire better living - or is it promoting a new form of body fascism?
Lucy Cheung: "Lars von Trier: 'I've started drinking again, so I can work'" (Guardian)
After his Nazi jokes saw him ejected from Cannes in 2011, Lars von Trier took a vow of silence. In one of the first interviews he's given since then, Lucy Cheung met him at the Zentropa studio in Denmark to talk about sex, alcoholism and his reaction to the Copenhagen shootings.
Hadley Freeman: The trouble with makeovers? It's far better to look like yourself (Guardian)
From daytime TV to classic movies, makeovers are hard to escape. But we must resist the lure of the Before and After transformation.
Alison Flood: Median earnings of professional authors fall below the minimum wage (Guardian)
Comprehensive new study of UK writers shows that the bottom 50% of UK authors made less than £10,500 in 2013.
Allison Flood: 'George RR Martin revolutionised how people think about fantasy' (Guardian)
Game of Thrones author's A Song of Ice and Fire books have challenged genre perceptions while exposing him to an unprecedented level of fame.
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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
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Sets Aug. 6 For 'Daily Show' Exit
Jon Stewart says Aug. 6 will be his last night hosting Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."
Stewart set the date in the closing moments of Monday's edition of the parody newscast. With tongue in cheek, he promised to wear a suit for that finale, and to shower beforehand. Then he recanted, saying he would be clad in overalls and skip the shower.
The network said "The Daily Show" will then go on hiatus for the rest of the summer.
Stewart's finale will end a 16-year reign of sharp satire and ample silliness. He first broke the news of his planned departure in February.
William Shatner in full Captain Kirk mode is looking to marshal a crew for a project with an astronomical budget to deal with California's drought problems, although some might call it a pipe dream.
The "Star Trek" star has told Yahoo! Tech journalist David Pogue he intends to start a crowdsource campaign on Kickstarter.com to raise $30 billion for a pipeline to bring water from the Seattle area for use by thirsty California.
"How bad would it be to get a large, 4-foot pipeline, keep it above ground - because if it leaks, you're irrigating," the 84-year-old Shatner told Yahoo! in a story posted on Friday.
"Frankly we found it highly illogical, to put it in 'Star Trek' terms," said Washington Department of Ecology spokesman Dan Partridge, using a catch phrase of "Star Trek" character Spock. "This would involve so many obstacles, so many hurdles that it would have to overcome to become reality.
$22 Million At Auction
A "perfect" 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald cut sold for just over $22 million at auction on Tuesday.
The internally flawless D color stone is the only classic emerald-cut white diamond of the highest color and clarity and over 100 carats to come to auction, according to Sotheby's.
The diamond was mined in southern Africa within the last 10 years and weighed over 200 carats before it was cut and polished, the auction house said.
Only five "perfect" diamonds over 100 carats have sold at auction in the last 25 years, with a 118-carat oval-cut stone fetching $30.6 million at Sotheby's in 2013. It set a record for a white diamond.
The record for any jewel is $46 million for a 24.78-carat emerald-cut pink diamond, set at Sotheby's in 2010.
Kentucky authorities indicted nine people Tuesday on charges of spiriting away what one prosecutor called more bourbon whiskey than a person could drink in a lifetime.
Prosecutors say the scheme led by rogue distillery workers lasted for years and involved tens of thousands of dollars' worth of whiskey but began to unravel when whiskey barrels were discovered behind a shed.
The theft targeted the Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey distilleries, they said, and included some prestigious brands, including pricey Pappy Van Winkle bourbon. It had been going on since 2008, officials said.
The indictments tied together the theft of barrels of Wild Turkey whiskey earlier this year and the disappearance of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon dating back to 2008 or 2009. Pappy Van Winkle is made at the Buffalo Trace Distillery, using a family recipe that traces back to the 1800s.
Launches Cartoon Weekly To Mock West
A group of supporters of Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday launched a satirical weekly with anti-Western cartoons and verses, calling it an answer to France's "Charlie Hebdo" magazine.
Activists from the Anti-Maidan movement, which organises rallies and concerts in support of the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine, gave out the first issue on a central pedestrian street.
The four-page magazine has large-format cartoons and carries an 18+ certificate. Its title, Sharzh i Pero, or Cartoon and Pen, evokes Charlie Hebdo.
Established early this year, Anti-Maidan includes groups representing bikers, Cossacks, athletes and veterans of the Afghan and Chechen wars, some of whom have fought alongside rebels in eastern Ukraine.
Where Is He
The Tibetan government-in-exile wants supporters to help pressure China to release the 11th Panchan Lama, a Buddhist leader who is believed to have been in Chinese custody since his disappearance as a child 20 years ago, the government's spokesman said Tuesday.
Exiles say Chinese authorities abducted Gedhun Choekyi Nyima on May 17, 1995, when he was 6 years old. He had been recognized three days earlier by the Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of the 10th Panchan Lama.
Soon after the boy went missing, China appointed another boy, Gyaincain Norbu, as the reincarnation of the Panchen Lama. Tibetans believe the abduction was an effort by China to control the choice of the next Dalai Lama, as the Panchen Lama plays a key role in recognizing the Dalai Lama's reincarnation.
The Dalai Lama is the 14th person to be Tibetan Buddhism's spiritual leader, a tradition stretching back 500 years, with each Dalai Lama chosen as a child by senior monks through a series of mystical signs. Each is believed to be the reincarnation of his predecessor.
Many observers believe his death will lead to rival Dalai Lamas - one appointed by Beijing, which rules Tibet, and one by senior monks loyal to the current Dalai Lama.
Bighorn Sheep Die-Off
Montana has closed the hunting season on a wild herd of bighorn sheep, with pneumonia suspected of killing dozens of the animals whose seasonal mating rituals attract scores of wildlife watchers.
The emergency closure came after the disease-related deaths of more than 90 of the animals from a herd in northwestern Montana, where just 18 bighorns were counted earlier this month during a helicopter survey by state wildlife biologists. That is the lowest count since the herd was reintroduced to the area in 1979, they said in a statement.
The step marks the second such hunting closure by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission, with a similar move on March 23 for a herd near Yellowstone National Park, also due to fears over pneumonia.
More than 1 million bighorns once roamed the region but their numbers had fallen to just tens of thousands in the first decades of the 20th century because of unregulated hunting and disease, according to the Wild Sheep Foundation.
Animal Sex Tourism?
Denmark passed legislation on Tuesday banning bestiality, toughening a law that animal rights activists feared was encouraging animal sex tourists to visit the country.
The bill amends a previous ban on intercourse that harms animals, something Farm Minister Dan Jorgensen argued was difficult to prove.
"The current legislation does not protect the animals enough. It's hard to prove that an animal suffers when a human has sexual intercourse with it, and that is why we must give the animal the benefit of the doubt," he wrote in an opinion piece.
Those voting for the bill said Denmark did not want to remain the last northern European country where bestiality was legal, as this was attracting animal sex tourists. Germany, Norway, Sweden and Britain previously banned it.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 13-19. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. "Academy of Country Music Awards," CBS, 15.98 million.
2. "NCIS," CBS, 15.84 million.
3. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 14.82 million.
4. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 14.4 million.
5. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 13.89 million.
6. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 11.04 million.
7. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 10.7 million.
8. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 10.37 million.
9. "60 Minutes," CBS, 10 million.
10. "The Odd Couple," CBS, 9.62 million.
11. "Mom," CBS, 9.6 million.
12. "Survivor," CBS, 9.57 million.
13. "Scorpion," CBS, 9.53 million.
14. "NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS, 9.36 million.
15. "Person of Interest," CBS, 9.22 million.
16. "The Big Bang Theory" (Thursday, 9:30 p.m.), CBS, 8.59 million.
17. "CSI: Cyber," CBS, 8.12 million.
18. "Scandal," ABC, 7.86 million.
19. "American Idol" (Wednesday), Fox, 7.63 million.
20. "Grey's Anatomy," ABC, 7.6 million.