M Is FOR MASHUP - RERUN - September 9th, 2015
The Mashup Journey Continues
From DJ Useo
Well, the Summer lull in posting has long since abated. Now, anyone can encounter a veritable flood of new bootleg mixes posting by the moment. A pal of mine posted his new track, & it was at the top of the page for his hosting. I saw that & wrote him. By the time he got there 23 minutes later, he was around 24 posts down the page. WoW! So, in this age of cookie cutter combinations, generic dj names, & massive competition, how is the home producer to thrive?
I like to think people follow a great producer when they discover one, but that's often the exception. In my case, I've managed after years to accrue a good bit of regulars who come right to my blog to get the ever-flowing amount of useo stuff. Otherwise, listeners come from what you mixed, not who you are as the mixer. I like to test the waters, & fish for new listeners, so I vary up the content.
I recently posted a super track with B.o.B. ft Nicki Minaj vs the Commodores called "Machine Gun Out Of My Mind" . ( Mind you, it's not safe for work! ) ( hearthis.at/vxmfxz7w/machine-gun-out-of-my-mind-bob-ft-nicki-minaj-vs-commodores/ ) I also posted another preview track from my new mashup album "PROFuseo" ( www.suprmchaos.com/bcEnt-Wed-090215.index.html ) called "Atlantis Hurricane" ( Lifehouse vs Oldskool ) ( hearthis.at/vxmfxz7w/atlantis-hurricane-lifehouse-vs-oldskool/ ) . They shared some crossover audience, but mostly lured different listeners. Not everyone likes the same styles, that's for sure. Therein lies the fun of posting mashups - Trying to make them irresistible enough to make them mandatory.
Here's a perfect example of why mashup producers thrive. It's the new multi-source mashup from that one man wonder, DJ Earworm. "Summermash '14" ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl_AitwWWls )
It's everything any of us mashup makers strive for, completely cobbled together, yet done so you almost don't notice. I find no mixes better than Earworms.
So, in light of what I wrote above, let's examine a few tracks by people I just found on the net. Mind you, they could have been mixing tracks for 20 years, or 2 weeks, I don't know.
01 - Rick Mashups - Real Crystals ( Clean Bandit vs Jess Glynne )
This one is truly irresistible. A gorgeous mix. Also, it sounds like it was ALWAYS this way. The original sources are great, but this gains a special flair from the juxtaposition.
( hearthis.at/rickmashups/real-crystals/ )
02 - DJ Magnet - Wild Thing Freaks ( Troggs vs Tone Loc vs Peaches vs Moguai & Tocadisco )
This one is what we dj's call a "floorfilla". It will have you & everyone in hearing distance up, & moving. I wonder if this is by the same DJ Magnet I'm already familiar with? The quality is up there the same.
( hearthis.at/djqwerty/dj-magnet-wild-thing-freaks/ )
03 - DJ RayNYC - Prince - The Most Beautiful Girl In the World ( DJ RayNYC remix)
Solid, & solidly appealing. Takes the original to way new places. One of many great tracks posted by Ray.
( hearthis.at/djraynyc/prince-the-most-beautiful-girl-in-the-world-djraynyc/ )
04 - DJ PxM - Jay-Z & PharrelI - I Just Wanna Love You ( Give It To Me ) vs SupaJohn - Run Run Riddim
A perfect tune for any time of day. Reggae hip hop of the finest kind. Lively, but mellow. Love it.
( hearthis.at/djpxm/jay-z-feat-pharrell-i-just-wanna-love-u-give-it-2-me-dj-pxm-remix/ )
05 - Tommy Marcus - Mary Mary - Shackles ( Tommy Marcus Private mashup )
( hearthis.at/y7vbh4wk/mary-mary-shackles-tommy-marcus-private-mash-up/ )
Another gem found! Honestly, it's so easy to discover great producers with incredible bootleg tracks by the ton.
I hope you decide to spice up your music experience with a few mashups occasionally. Choose the right one & your friends will prick up their ears!
More next week
David Cay Johnston: Donald Trump's ignorance is becoming more evident with each passing day (Guardian)
Trump's own words illuminate the undeveloped space between his ears. When political strategists and pundits try to distill a Trump doctrine from his word salad, I often find myself laughing at their folly. Trump's own words show he is utterly unprepared for the job of city council member, yet he possesses the nuclear launch codes. Ignorance is not bliss, but death and disaster waiting for the right mix of circumstances.
Josh Marshall: White House Had No Intention of Firing Flynn (TPM)
Here's what really isn't being noted. Flynn was only fired because a series of press reports - most specifically one in the Post - revealed his deceptions. There's every reason to think the White House had no intention of acting until the information became public because of leaks. This is a critical part of the story. It wasn't just that the White House didn't act quickly. There is strong, strong reason to believe they never would have acted on it or dismissed Flynn at all.
Allegra Kirkland: "Key Takeaway From Sally Yates: Flynn's 'Underlying Conduct' Was The Problem" (TPM)
Yates said she couldn't reveal the nature of that conduct because it was drawn from classified information. But she emphasized that Russia knew about it too, leading the Justice Department under her tenure to believe that Flynn was "compromised with respect to the Russians." "Not only did we believe that the Russians knew this but that they likely had proof of this information," Yates testified. "And that created a compromise situation, a situation where the national security advisor essentially could be blackmailed by the Russians."
Ed Mazza: Jimmy Kimmel Slams GOP With The Least Sincere Apology Ever (Huffington Post)
"I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me."
Igor Bobec: Iowa Republican Congressman Feels Heat Over Health Care Vote (Huffington Post)
"You voted for this bill in a rush. There were no committee hearings. This is my life."
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Chitra Ramaswamy: From Nicki Minaj to Alec Baldwin: the stars paying for students' education (The Guardian)
The rapper offered to pay fans' college fees via Twitter - but she's not the first celebrity to provide financial assistance for school studies.
Hadley Freeman: Don't mock Victoria Beckham's 'selfie' retake - we all do it (The Guardian)
A fan was asked to reshoot a photo of the former Spice Girl because she didn't like how she looked - and who can blame her? Digital photography turns us all into narcissists. Rolling Coal (Wikipedia)
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In The Chaos Household
I'm old enough to remember what a stink Rose Mary Woods created for 'inadvertently' erasing 18 minutes of Nixon's audio tape.
Seems positively quaint when compared to the current White House taking 18 days to fire Michael Flynn.
Career Achievement Award
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro had quite a bit to say about the state of the arts under Donald Trump (R-Grifter) at Monday night's Film Society of Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award Gala in New York.
The actor was on hand to receive the prestigious film award and took the opportunity to lambast Trump for proposed cuts to the National Endowment of the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
"We still make movies to entertain. But posterity determines whether it's art or not. I've been thinking about this a lot lately with our current government's hostility towards the arts," said De Niro. "For their own divisive political purposes the administration suggests the money from these programs go to liberal elites. This is what they call alternative facts. I'm calling it what it is, bullsh-."
De Niro slammed the proposed cuts to the arts, saying he didn't make movies for "liberal elites" and also criticized immigration and healthcare policies under the Trump administration, nodding to actor Charlie Chaplin, for which his award was named.
"[Our industry] owes a debt to Charlie Chaplin, an immigrant who probably wouldn't pass today's extreme vetting," said De Niro.
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Calls Out Newt
A week after Jimmy Kimmel shared the news about his newborn son's heart defect - and made an emotional plea about preexisting conditions amid the health-care debate - he returned to his late-night show on Monday to huge applause from his studio audience.
"I made an emotional speech that was seen by millions. And as a result of my powerful words on that night, Republicans in Congress had second thoughts about repeal and replace…. I saved health insurance in the United States of America," Kimmel said triumphantly. He paused, then was "shocked" to discover the controversial bill passed in the House. "What's that? I didn't? I didn't save it? They voted against it anyway?! I really need to pay more attention to the news."
"I know this is gonna shock you - there were also some not-so-nice things that people said online about me, including members of the media," said Kimmel, showing headlines from the New York Post ("Jimmy Kimmel's obscene lies about kids and medical care") and the
Washington Moonie Times ("Shut up Jimmy Kimmel, you elitist creep").
He continued the sarcasm. "I would like to apologize for saying that children in America should have health-care. It was insensitive," Kimmel deadpanned. "It was offensive, and I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me."
He saved most of his ire for Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House. "There are some very sick and sad people out there. Here's one of them; his name is Newt Gingrich," Kimmel said. He ran a clip of Gingrich on "Fox News Sunday" criticizing Kimmel's comments and saying that when a newborn has a heart problem, doctors will help immediately and not wait until the family cuts a check.
Chelsea Manning, the transgender army private jailed for one of the largest leaks of classified documents in US history, said Tuesday she can finally imagine a future for herself, as she prepares to walk free.
Manning had served seven years of a 35-year stretch when outgoing president Barack Obama commuted her sentence earlier this year. She is due to be released next week from the all-men's jail where she was incarcerated, although a precise date has yet to be given.
"For the first time, I can see a future for myself as Chelsea. I can imagine surviving and living as the person who I am and can finally be in the outside world," said the 29-year-old, who still identified as male when she was arrested.
Manning twice attempted suicide in jail, where she was often kept in solitary confinement after being sentenced in 2013 for passing more than 700,000 classified military and diplomatic documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, which released them in collaboration with international news organizations.
"I am forever grateful to the people who kept me alive, President Obama, my legal team, and countless supporters," she said in a statement.
Sues National Enquirer For Libel
Richard Simmons filed a libel and invasion of privacy lawsuit Monday against the National Enquirer and its parent company over stories that said he is now living as a transgender woman.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages as well as an apology and retraction for stories published in June 2016 and March 2017 in the Enquirer and its website, RadarOnline.
The lawsuit also names their parent company, American Media, Inc., and said the stories' main source was a man who has tried to blackmail the former fitness guru for years, and included a 2013 photo of Simmons dressed in drag.Simmons' lawsuit' said he often dressed as a woman as part of "his well-known and longstanding burlesque-style entertainment persona."
The lawsuit listed what is said were 16 factual errors in the first story, including that Simmons had transitioned to become a woman and had undergone gender reassignment treatments.
The case said Simmons is entitled to recover damages for his emotional distress caused by the story. It also said his retreat from public life is not a justification for the publication of false stories about him.
Fiery Town Halls
As House Republicans return to their districts after approving a controversial plan to dramatically reshape the country's healthcare system, activists on the left are mobilizing at town halls in an effort to save the Affordable Care Act, the 2010 law that extended coverage to millions of Americans.
At a meeting in Lewiston on Friday, a woman challenged Raúl Labrador, a Republican congressman from Idaho and a member the arch-conservative House Freedom Caucus, over his support for the Republican healthcare bill.
"You are mandating people on Medicaid to accept dying," she said.
Labrador replied: "That line is so indefensible. Nobody dies because they don't have access to healthcare." (In a later statement, the Idaho conservative conceded that his comment "wasn't very elegant" and argued that it had been taken out of context.)
The activism drew more testy exchanges in upstate New York, where Tom Reed, a Republican congressman, defended his decision to support the Republican healthcare plan against boos and jeers from angry crowds at his three town halls on Saturday.
'8th Wonder Of The World' Sold For Fraction Of Cost
Donald Trump (R-Crooked) wrote "The Art Of The Deal," but it was Florida's Seminole Indians who made a truly amazing deal to buy the opulent casino built by the man who is now president.
The Trump Taj Mahal, the Atlantic City casino that the real estate mogul built for $1.2 billion in 1990, went for 4 cents on the dollar when it was sold in March. Documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday revealed the price that billionaire Carl Icahn got from Hard Rock International for the shuttered casino: $50 million. The sale was publicized at the time, though the purchase price wasn't.
Trump, now the nation's 45th president, dubbed the Taj Mahal "the eighth wonder of the world" when it opened. He cut most of his ties with Atlantic City in 2009, though he retained a small stake in its parent company, Trump Entertainment Resorts, in return for the right to use his name.
At the end, Trump had no ownership interest at all: His stake was wiped out last year when Icahn acquired Trump Entertainment Resorts from bankruptcy. Icahn and Atlantic City's main casino workers' union were unable to agree on a new contract to restore health insurance and pension benefits, and the union went on strike in July.
Was Once Basically 'Waterworld,' Without Kevin Costner
Long before Kevin Costner and Dennis Hopper battled it out on the open seas in the mid-90s dystopian sci-fi flick Waterworld, the Earth really was almost entirely covered with water, according to a new report by scientists at The Australian National University. According to new research, at a point in time roughly 4.4 billion years ago, the Earth was virtually featureless and the entire planet was little more than a vast ocean stretching in every direction.
The history of the Earth is like a book with its first chapter ripped out with no surviving rocks from the very early period, but we've used these trace elements of zircon to build a profile of the world at that time," Dr Burnham of ANU's Research School of Earth Sciences explains. "Our research indicates there were no mountains and continental collisions during Earth's first 700 million years or more of existence. It was a much more quiet and dull place."
Using granite samples to compare and contrast the type of zircon that is known to be from the very early Earth, the scientists were able to determine that it was created not from melting sediments - which would be an indication of continental shifts and crashes that would create dry land - but from ancient igneous rocks.
In short, because the evidence suggests a lack of sediment, continent formation and thereby dry land, the Earth's wealth of water would have completely dominated the planet. The first life on the planet is thought to have popped up over a billion years later, so for a very, very long time our planet was probably a big wet ball with very little going on.
Launches Key New Accelerator
Europe's top physics lab CERN launched its newest particle accelerator on Tuesday, billed as a key step towards future experiments that could unlock the universe's greatest mysteries.
The Linac 4 accelerator will by 2021 be connected to CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's most powerful proton smasher.
The Geneva lab has long voiced hope that an enhanced LHC may help uncover new particles, possibly proving the existence of extra space-time dimensions.
The LHC has been connected to an accelerator launched in 1978, called the Linac 2.
The Linac 4 will deliver proton beams with three times more energy than its predecessor, with higher impact particle collisions ideally yielding new data, CERN said in a statement.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for May 1-7. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. "NCIS," CBS, 12.88 million.
2. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 12.39 million.
3. "Bull," CBS, 10.83 million.
4. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 10.31 million.
5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 9.55 million.
6. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 9.24 million.
7. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 9.08 million.
8. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 9.06 million.
9. "The Big Bang Theory" (Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), CBS, 9 million.
10. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 8.82 million.
11. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 8.69 million.
12. "Survivor," CBS, 8.26 million.
13. "Mom," CBS, 8.18 million.
14. "Hawaii Five-0," CBS, 8.01 million.
15. "Little Big Shots," NBC, 7.97 million.
16. "Madam Secretary," CBS, 7.58 million.
17. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 7.37 million.
18. "Scorpion," CBS, 7.11 million.
19. "Grey's Anatomy," ABC, 7.09 million.
20. "Last 100 Days of Diana," ABC, 6.5 million.