M Is FOR MASHUP - April 29th, 2015
Taking Stock Of CRUMPL
By DJ Useo
Well, I spent three days at CRUMPLSTOCK ( crumplebangers.com/crumplstock/ ) the 3 day Internet DJ Weekender! Over 50 DJs going back to back on two virtual stages. I had a super-terrific time & was there for most sets. I couldn't bear to leave the CRUMPLBANGER stage ( crumplebangers.com/crumplstock/crumplbangers/ ) , so I never got to hear anyone at the VINYL INJURY STAGE ( crumplebangers.com/crumplstock/vinyl-injury-unit/ ) . Also, I had tickets to the Austin MOONTOWER Comedy 3-Day Festival on Saturday night, & amongst the many hilarious folk I saw was the master, EMO PHILLIPS! He slayed me! So, youse late Saturday CRUMPLBANGERS, forgive me for missing your live sets. I was having my sides split!
But the rest of the three days, I heard hours, & hours of great variety style mashups played by totally talented bootleg DJ's from around the WORLD! I ran into so many pals in the shout box, & made some great new ones. It lived up to the billing of "3 Days Of Piss & Music", and there was pranks, chats, & more gifs than you can imagine. There were two main chats where those who liked to, chatted incessantly. Like ME! LOL! Wow, was there ever great bootleg music.
You can easily scan the DJ names to see the incredible line-up ( crumplebangers.com/crumplstock/ ) that was arranged. The guy before me, AlienJournalism, was totally new to me, but he was excellent. It can be intimidating to follow such talent. Everyone brought their "A" game, & it showed. Then, after me was a known pal, Marty Batfreak. He blew our minds with classic bootlegs, most long since unavailable.
Even now, after the festival, you can stream any of the sets, simply by clicking on the DJ name, & "play". Start with the first one, Eddie Pedalo, to hear a fantastic mashup set, mixed, & selected by a master. Another that got huge raves was oki's set. It was possibly the most CRUMPL-EST! Everyone was shocked, & pleased at the same time, as oki amazed us with wild, yet completely ingratiating mixes. Oh, & Nick Holland. ( The heck with it, all did sets worthy of hearing. )
Here's the link to stream all the sets ( crumplebangers.com/crumplstock/ )
Here's a link where you can download all the sets ( www.mediafire.com/folder/edaya99nf7r90/Crumplstock ) Oh, man, it's hard to "think" after three days of CRUMPL all at once, but I got'ta tell you to check out the incredible VIDEO sets from DJ Cougar, & ThriftshopXL. Marvelous mashups mingled with rewarding video imagery from the best video makers. You will share the links with your friends, for sure. Ok, I'm brain fried, but I must remember to thank the festivals' organizers, Pom Deter, Scott Cairo, & the rest, who I forget. Lol. Oh, here comes my nurse with more fluids. Phew!
I was overwhelmed with the positive response I got for my set, despite the late hour. It was like, almost morning for the European listeners. Thanks to everyone who was there. You made me feel like a king. ;) :D Here's the link for my set ( soundcloud.com/dj-useo/crumplstock-2015 ) . Recorded live in one take. Woot!
Now just to prove I know the true meaning of "excess", here's a link to my new non-CRUMPL "DJ Useo - House Vinyl mix ( 1:19:43 ) " Mixed from actual vinyl recordings. You can tell how popular these tracks have been from the well worn sound! Stream, download, & playlist are all here ( www.bmbx.org/2015/04/house-vinyl/ )
Now, I need to sleep a few days. Bye, all.
Hadley Freeman: Since when were music festivals al fresco fashion shows? (Guardian)
At a music festival, self-consciousness should be left behind - along with personal hygiene. And you can't really do that if you're fretting about whether your Native American headdress really works with your Isabel Marant boho top.
Claire Bennett: "Don't rush to Nepal to help. Read this first" (Guardian)
You may want to help victims of the earthquake, but they don't need unskilled volunteers or aid they can't use. Here's what you can do that won't get in the way.
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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.
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Walt Disney World must rehire three performers who were fired when they refused to wear soiled spandex unitards as part of their costumes for the "Festival of the Lion King" show, an arbitrator ruled Monday.
The workers said their clean unitards became wet and soiled while hanging from a rack where sweaty costumes that had been rained on were pushed up against them. Disney managers said that the two sets of costumes on the racks never touched and that the performers were given other options.
The arbitrator ruled that the performers were dismissed without just cause and that Disney violated language in a collective bargaining agreement guaranteeing that all costumes be clean.
The clean-costume provision was added to the agreement more than a decade ago after incidents of rashes, scabies and other infections.
Union official Donna-Lynne Dalton said Tuesday that she pushed for the provision after she got ringworm years ago from tights she wore as a member of the harem in the "Aladdin's Royal Caravan" parade.
Pitch To The Pope
As Pope Francis prepares a historic document to make environmental issues a priority for Catholics, a group of climate-change deniers is trying to convince the pontiff this week that global warming is nothing to worry about.
The Heartland Institute - a Chicago-based conservative think tank that has been attempting to discredit widely accepted climate science and prevent regulations to cut greenhouse gas emissions - says it wants to "inform Pope Francis of the truth about climate science."
"Humans are not causing a climate crisis
Among scientists who study the climate, 97 percent agree that humans are causing global warming, according to a 2013 study in the journal Environmental Research Letters. But among politicians, lobbyists and the public, this consensus seems to disappear. A recent investigation revealed that state environmental officials in Florida were informally banned from using the words "climate change" and "global warming." A 2014 poll from the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication found that 47 percent of Americans think global warming is caused mostly by human activities, and 23 percent don't think the climate is changing at all.
Isle Royale National Park
In 2009, there were 24 wolves left in Michigan's Isle Royale National Park. By 2013, there were nine.
This year, there are only three.
"This is worse than I thought the worst-case scenario for the wolf population would be," said wildlife ecologist Rolf Peterson, one of two researchers at Michigan Technical University who conducted this year's field study, in February.
They recorded only three wolves on the island: two adults and one nine-month-old pup, traveling together. The pup did not look healthy, said Peterson, with a hunched back and curly-cue for a tail-most likely the result of third-generation inbreeding.
Elephant Bird Egg
Believed to be more than 400 years old and nearly 200 times the size of a chicken egg, an extremely rare elephant bird egg will be auctioned in London this week, with an estimated price tag of up to $76,000.
The egg, over 30 centimeters (11.81 inches) high, was laid by the now extinct elephant bird, a giant flightless bird indigenous to Madagascar, according to auction house Sotheby's.
The bird, believed to be the largest ever on earth at about three meters high and half a ton in weight, became extinct between the 13th and 17th centuries due to hunting.
"It's the largest egg from the largest bird that ever existed," David Goldthorpe, senior director of Sotheby's books and manuscripts department, told Reuters. "It is related to the cassowary and the ostrich which are still with us today."
Elephant Bird Egg
U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Tuesday to end spy agencies' bulk collection of Americans' telephone data, setting up a potential showdown over the program, which expires on June 1.
Republican U.S. Representatives Bob Goodlatte and Jim Sensenbrenner and Democrats John Conyers and Jerry Nadler introduced the "USA Freedom Act" in the House of Representatives, seeking to tighten control of a program publicly exposed two years ago by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
Similar legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Democrat Patrick Leahy and Republican Mike Lee.
The bills would bar the bulk collection of Americans' telephone records under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act and other intelligence authorities, and increase transparency and accountability in surveillance programs.
Record Number Of Entanglements
Conservationists on Tuesday called for new safeguards for gray whales and humpbacks after a record number of the federally protected mammals got entangled in fishing gear in coastal waters off California, Oregon and Washington.
Figures from federal fisheries managers show 30 of the outsized mammals were reported entangled last year off the U.S. West coast, the largest number in at least the past 15 years, conservationists said. At least two whales died.
Twenty of the 30 were in coastal waters between central and southern California and involved at least a dozen humpbacks entangled in fishing gear, including lines from crab pots or traps.
That compares to an average of eight whale entanglements reported in the state each year, according to the National Marine Fisheries Service.
Twenty-five whales have been reported caught in line so far this year in Californian waters, including a killer whale that washed up dead north of Fort Bragg, in a trend that Earthjustice and other conservation groups said needed "urgent action" by the state, federal officials and commercial fishermen.
Calls To Suspend Spraying
Colombia's health ministry has recommended suspending a herbicide used in aerial spraying of cocaine crops after a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) found it to be a likely cause of cancer.
In a March report, the WHO's cancer arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, reclassified the herbicide glyphosate, saying it was "probably carcinogenic to humans".
Over the past three decades, more than 1.6 million hectares of land in Colombia have been sprayed using glyphosate to wipe out coca plants, the raw ingredient used to make cocaine.
"What's important about this study is that it summarizes scientific evidence on the issue (of glyphosate) .. we don't have another option but to ask for the suspension of glyphosate," Colombia's health minister, Alejandro Gaviria, told local W Radio station on Tuesday.
Glyphosate is a key ingredient in the world's most widely used herbicide, Roundup, produced by Monsanto Co.
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Visitors flocked to the leafy enclosure at Seattle's zoo to watch the two elephants, Chai and Bamboo, as they used their long trunks to play with balls and snack on carrots and apples.
The elephants would sometimes exhibit other behavior. Chai would pace from side to side and bob her head up and down - a sign, animal activists say, of the stress of being confined inside the 1-acre area. It is common behavior, and a growing number of people feel the giant animals - hard-wired to roam free across thousands of square miles in Africa and Asia - don't have a place in American zoos.
Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo recently made the difficult and controversial decision to close its popular elephant exhibit and move Chai and Bamboo to a larger zoo in Oklahoma so they can join a larger herd. Others, like the Bronx Zoo in New York City, say they are moving in the same direction, but will wait until one or more of their existing herd dies. And zoos like Detroit have already retired their pachyderms to one of two U.S. animal refuges.
Many zoos can't give elephants the space they need. They are also social animals that prefer to live in a herd, but that is hard to provide as elephant numbers dwindle, both in captivity and in the wild.
As of December 2014, there were 159 African elephants at 39 North American zoos and 139 Asian elephants at 34 zoos in the U.S. and Canada, according to the Maryland-based Association of Zoos & Aquariums. The group In Defense of Animals says 21 zoos in North America have closed their elephant exhibits since 1991.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 20-26. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. "20/20," ABC, 17.10 million.
2. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 14.63 million.
3. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 13.42 million.
4. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 11.25 million.
5. "Scorpion," CBS, 10.71 million.
6. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 10.60 million.
7. "Madam Secretary," CBS, 10.50 million.
8. "60 Minutes," CBS, 10.39 million.
9. "NCIS," CBS, 10.194 million.
10. "Survivor," CBS, 10.192 million.
11. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 10.06 million.
12. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 9.99 million.
13. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 9.96 million
14. "Grey's Anatomy," ABC, 9.55 million.
15. "The Odd Couple," CBS, 9.37 million.
16. "Mom," CBS, 9.01 million.
17. "Modern Family," ABC, 8.85 million.
18. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 8.83 million.
19. "The Good Wife," CBS, 8.74 million.
20. "CSI: Cyber," CBS, 8.42 million.
The youngest daughter on hit 1970s television show "The Partridge Family" has died.
Suzanne Crough Condray, who played Tracy Partridge, was found dead Monday night at home in Laughlin, near Las Vegas. She was 52.
The child actress was featured on "The Partridge Family," which ran on ABC from September 1970 to March 1974.
The show revolved around a widowed mother and her five children who formed a band. The series starred Shirley Jones, with her real-life stepson David Cassidy as the resident heartthrob.
Crough as Tracy played the tambourine as a member of the TV family's band. She was often the warm backdrop that set up the zingers flung out by her on-screen brother Danny, played by Danny Bonaduce.
The former actress did attend the occasional "Partridge Family" reunion, including interviews and other celebrations.
Verne Gagne, one of professional wrestling's most celebrated performers and promoters, has died. He was 89.
Gagne died Monday at his daughter's home in the Twin Cities area, according to longtime friend Gene Okerlund, a pro wrestling announcer who was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame with Gagne in 2006. Gagne had Alzheimer's disease.
''Verne was one of the pioneers,'' said Okerlund, 72. ''He put (pro wrestling) on the map in the early days when no one had seen it before.''
Gagne won several regional championships after turning pro in 1950 before heading to the newly formed American Wrestling Association, based in Minneapolis, in 1960, the WWE said.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Gagne became a promoter and eventually the sole owner of the AWA. He remained an active competitor until the early 1980s, holding the AWA World Heavyweight Championship title 10 times between 1960 and 1981.
The AWA ''cranked out'' a lot of stars, Okerlund said, including Hulk Hogan, Mad Dog Vachon and Nick Bockwinkel. It also was the breeding ground for future WWE stars, such as Jesse ''The Body'' Ventura, Bobby ''The Brain'' Heenan and Pat Patterson, according to the WWE.
Gagne was a three-sport high school athlete from Robbinsdale, Minnesota, and won multiple state championships in wrestling. He played football and wrestled at University of Minnesota, but left after a year to join the Marines at the end of World War II. When he returned to finish college, he collected four Big Ten wrestling championships, two NCAA wrestling championships and the 1949 AAU Wrestling Championship.
Gagne had been living with his daughter following a confrontation in the memory care unit of a Bloomington care center. Helmut Gutmann died in February 2009 of complications from a broken hip after he clashed with Gagne and was thrown to the floor. No charges were filed. Both men had dementia and could not recall what happened, officials said.
He is survived by his four children. His wife, Mary, died in 2002.
"Louie Louie" singer Jack Ely has died at age 71.
His son, Sean Ely, confirmed the death Tuesday, saying the Kingsmen singer died at home in Redmond, Oregon, after a long battle with an illness.
Despite being one of the most famous songs of the 20th century, Ely's incoherent singing made the 1963 hit version of "Louie Louie" also one of the most misunderstood. The FBI was so mystified by the hard-to-understand lyrics that it conducted an investigation into whether the song was obscene.
Ely had a falling out with the band shortly after the song was recorded. He later trained horses in Central Oregon.