M Is FOR MASHUP - July 13th, 2016
Mashup Time Is Now!
By DJ Useo
Sure 'n it's been powerful hot. Many of us are staying indoors in the shade to beat the heat. It just so happens that a lot of us keep our mixing software in there, too. Thus, we end up mixing just to survive the heat. Lol! I've noticed that the usual Summer lull in mashup listeners is on. It's a different matter with the creators themselves. The crush of fine tracks streams in steady all around the globe.
Meanwhile, at SOWNDHAUS ( sowndhaus.com/ ) , the new preferred hosting of us bootleggers, the posts pop up constantly with new pairings of audio matter. To aid you in your consumption of these swell tunes, I've collected some real winners into one easy-to-access- file. All the covers are included. There's some gentle on the eyes texts included. But, best of all are the eighteen mashups by eighteen mashup deejays. We call it "The Institute Of Bootleggers - Mashup Time" ( theinstituteofbootleggers.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-institute-of-bootleggers-mashup-time.html ) .
I think all the tracks on this baby will appeal to y'all, but some really have a great chance of being unforgettable. I consider "Part of Me Goes My Own Way" ( Fleetwood Mac vs Katy Perry ) from Ryan Nellis Mashups to be one of those. "Just the Way All-Stars Are" ( Smashmouth vs Bruno Mars ) by DJ J-Brew rises to that level. "Miss You or Not" (Mura Masa vs Fugees) from DJ CROSSABILITY will sear into your brain, for sure.
Mixers such as Mistah Pok, MixmstrStel, Mighty Mike, & Eigenvectors provide blends like Queen vs Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake vs Supremes vs Real Thing vs Mary Wells vs Trammps, & Estelle and Kanye West vs Simple Minds.
Here's a preview link for JimiG's "Hanson'ed Out" ( Hanson vs Twenty One Pilots ) for those of you who need more motivation.I am confident you'll be surprised, & happy. -
( sowndhaus.com/index.php?a=track&id=1028 )
Grab the full zip file for no charge at all, here
( theinstituteofbootleggers.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-institute-of-bootleggers-mashup-time.html )
( groovytimewithdjuseo.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-institute-of-bootleggers-mashup-time.html )
Podcast Of The Week
Please to be enjoying the latest edition of MASHUP SHOWCASE f/ DJ Useo. This time it's thirty minutes of mashups from established star, DJ Topcat. Stream, or d/l here ( hearthis.at/vxmfxz7w/44-mashup-showcase-wdj-useo-dj-topcat/ )
All 45 half hour episodes can be found here, each featuring a different fantastic mashup producer
( hearthis.at/vXMfxz7w/ )
DJ Konrad Useo
Andrew Tobias: Correction to Correction
Young people: Register! Vote! Make a world you'll want to live in!
Tara Marie: 5 Movies That Give Away Their Big Twist Right At The Start (Cracked)
Foreshadowing is an indispensable dramatic device which can also spoil a story for anyone in the audience who is playing close attention. Usually, foreshadowing is peppered lightly throughout, like little puzzle pieces for you to find. But sometimes, a movie or a TV show will throw every piece of foreshadowing it has into the very first scene -- or even before -- knowing that you won't pick up on it until you catch it again on Netflix years later.
24 Sick Burns That You Can Feel All The Way Across History (Cracked)
It's time to learn from the masters. No more being caught off guard. No more embarrassing retorts. No more long hours spent in the shower thinking up awesome comebacks to someone who burned you months ago. No, it's time to arm yourself with a proper zing repertoire. So take some notes.
Tyler Johnson: 5 Actors Who Could Drink Keith Richards Under The Table (Cracked)
#5. Cary Grant Cut Back On Booze By Switching To LSD
Michele Hanson: When it comes to housework, Joan Rivers had the right idea (The Guardian)
Why bother with daily chores? Let the mess build up and fester and then go for the transformative blitz.
Interview by Alex Clark: "Amanda Palmer: 'We can get lost in suffering, or we can carry on without fear'" (The Guardian)
The US singer-songwriter on her stolen ukulele, losing her best friend and why it was important to make an album with her dad.
David Bruce's Amazon Author Page
David Bruce's Smashwords Page
David Bruce's Blog
David Bruce's Lulu Storefront
David Bruce's Apple iBookstore
David Bruce has over 80 Kindle books on Amazon.com.
Michelle in AZ
David E Suggests
gingrich the newt
from Marc Perkel
from that Mad Cat, JD
THE MELTING ICE MAN COMETH.
TAKE A DEEP BREATH. HERE WE GO AGAIN.
THE BLOVIATING SPECTER OF HATE!
DONALD AND HOBBES.
IT'S A LONG WAY TO 2015 RR245.
THE TRUMP FILES.
Visit JD's site - Kitty Litter Music
In The Chaos Household
Watched the trade show get broken down and hauled off in an armada of armored vehicles.
Really l-o-n-g day.
Amused By Game of Thrones Slot Machine
George R.R. Martin
George R.R. Martin is so amused by a new Game of Thrones-themed slot machine that the series author now wants one in his home.
Martin on Tuesday told fans in a new blog post that he owns a "very cool" Game of Thrones pinball machine and now wants to get his hands on a slot machine featured inThis Week in Gambling's YouTube page.
"This wild ride I have been on for this last decade just keeps getting wilder. The amount of GAME OF THRONES stuff out there boggles even me," he said before sharing a video of the slot machine at work.
"I don't go to casinos very often, and when I do I prefer to play poker or blackjack with other human beings rather than the slots, but I'd play this one," he added. "In fact, I want one for myself. Though I have no idea whether it is even legal for an individual to own a slot machine, or if you need a casino to be able to have one."
Martin said he believes the slot machine is located at the Sky City casino in New Mexico.
George R.R. Martin
Bible Belongs To Estate
Martin Luther King Jr.
The Bible that Martin Luther King Jr. carried during the civil rights movement in the 1960s belongs to his estate which voted in 2014 to sell the heirloom against the wishes of his daughter, said a court ruling that could now lead to its sale.
A trial was still scheduled to begin on August 15 to settle the question of who owns the slain civil rights leader's 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal, which the estate also voted to sell, according to court records.
The estate is controlled by King's three surviving children, Bernice and her two brothers, Dexter and Martin Luther King III.
There have been years of legal disputes among King's heirs.
Bernice voted against selling the medal and holy book, calling them "sacred" to her family.
"While I love my brothers dearly, this latest decision by them is extremely troubling," Bernice said in a statement after the lawsuit was filed. "Our Father MUST be turning in his grave."
Martin Luther King Jr.
Picture, if you will, the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex.
The odds are good what you envision has been brought to you in part by "Jurassic Park," a plastic toy or some other facet of pop culture. (Perhaps you're a fan of stop-motion master Ray Harryhausen.) But what Hollywood won't teach you is that T. rex may have had feathers.
After all, today's birds are living dinosaurs. Now listen closely to your fearsome and possibly feathered friend. If you imagine it roaring, as both Steven Spielberg and "The Valley of Gwangi" did, we are sorry to say that sound is complete fiction. The roar of the "Jurassic Park" CGI tyrannosaur can be traced to a sound studio rather than the fossil record. It was a witches' brew of baby elephant cries, tiger chuffs and a gargling alligator, remixed into a cinematically terrifying but completely artificial aural blast.
Were a dinosaur to vocalize in defense of its territory - or as a mating call - it might have sounded like one of today's birds, scientists say. In fact, a journal article published online Monday argues that the ancient reptiles made sounds closer to the coo of a pigeon or the mumble of an ostrich. Those are far cries from mammalian screams.
According to the new research, dino sounds may be what scientists call "closed-mouth vocalizations." Unlike the high-pitched chirps and tweets from the open beaks of songbirds, the closed-mouth sounds are low, throaty whooshes of air. A flesh sac called an esophageal pouch enables birds with proportionally large bodies - think pigeons or doves - to produce the low murmurs.
Sold For $4 Billion
In less than 16 years, the UFC has grown from a money-losing company in a widely reviled sport into a global entertainment property worth $4 billion.
While the UFC and its new owners figure out the company's next steps, Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta are tapping out of mixed martial arts with a remarkable return on a $2 million investment.
The UFC has been sold for approximately $4 billion to a group led by Hollywood entertainment conglomerate WME-IMG, both companies confirmed Monday.
The sale will spectacularly benefit the Fertitta brothers and UFC President Dana White, who first persuaded his wealthy high school buddies to buy the cage fighting promotion in 2001. White also owned 9 percent of the company, and he isn't going anywhere despite his own windfall: He'll remain the boss and public face of the UFC while keeping an ownership stake.
Since their purchase of IMG three years ago, WME co-CEOs Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell have been pursuing properties throughout sports and entertainment ahead of a possible initial public offering. The UFC is their biggest buy yet - and the deal appears to be the largest single financial transaction in the history of sports.
Shifting, But Not In A Good Way
The way clouds cover the earth has dramatically changed over the last few decades, and what it means for our planet isn't very good.
Using satellite data to track cloud patterns since 1983, a new study published in Nature found that, because of climate change, cloud coverage has shifted toward the poles.
This has caused the subtropical dry zones - between 20 and 30 degrees latitude in both hemispheres - to expand. In addition, the researchers found that the cloud tops are stretching higher into the atmosphere.
Taken together, these cloud changes can accelerate the warming of the planet.
Because of the orbital relationship between the earth and the sun, there's more solar radiation in the tropic regions than at the poles, so cloud coverage in these areas is particularly important. Clouds' bright-white nature increases the planet's albedo, or the earth's ability to reflect the sun's energy and radiation back into space.
Seizes Hitler's Birthplace
Austria's government moved on Tuesday to seize the house where Adolf Hitler was born to prevent it becoming a site of pilgrimage for neo-Nazis, and the country's Interior Minister said he wanted to tear it down.
Hitler's family lived in the house in Braunau on the Inn for only three years around his birth on April 20, 1889; but the fate of the three-storey building coated in pale yellow paint has long been the subject of controversy.
A spokesman for the interior ministry said the government had agreed a law to take ownership after the building's landlord, a local woman, had refused to sell it to the state. The bill would now go before parliament.
"The decision is necessary because the Republic would like to prevent this house from becoming a 'cult site' for neo-Nazis in any way, which it has been repeatedly in the past, when people gathered there to shout slogans," Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka told reporters before the cabinet meeting.
"It is my vision to tear down the house," he added. A commission consisting of 12 members from the fields of politics, administration, academia and civic society will ultimately decide the fate of the building.
New Population Estimate Has Scientists on Edge
A new estimate of the global population of snow leopards-a rare big cat thought to prowl about 1.2 million square miles of remote, rugged mountain terrain across 12 Central Asian nations-would appear to be an uncommon bit of good news for wildlife conservation.
Published last month in Snow Leopards, a 644-page compendium on snow leopard science and conservation, the estimate puts the global snow leopard population at between about 4,700 and 8,700 animals across 44 percent of the species' range, compared with earlier projections of around 3,900 to 7,500 animals in total.
There was not enough information available to estimate how numerous the ghostly spotted leopards might be throughout their mountainous habitat, said Peter Zahler, the coordinator of the snow leopard program at the Wildlife Conservation Society, who coauthored theSnow Leopards chapter containing the population estimate. "As scientists, we know what we know, and we have not looked at the quality of those other areas, the other 56 percent," he said.
Other experts say the available data don't support the revised figure even across a subsection of the animal's range, and they worry that it could create complacency among government officials and the public about curbing threats to the snow leopard's survival.
"This will have a tremendous (negative) impact on snow leopard conservation throughout its range," Som Ale, a biologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature's cat specialist group, said in an email. "I envisage that [the] snow leopard would be listed as low priority and [a] low-funding species while the opposite is what is necessary."
Make You Eat More
Artificial sweeteners can make you feel hungry and lead to eating more, according to research in both animals and humans.
A study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, sheds light on the effects of artificial sweeteners on the brain in regulating appetite and in altering taste perceptions.
Researchers from the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research identified a system in the brain that senses and integrates the sweetness and energy content of food.
"After chronic exposure to a diet that contained the artificial sweetener sucralose, we saw that animals began eating a lot more," says lead researcher Associate Professor Greg Neely from the University of Sydney.
This is the first study to identify how artificial sweeteners can stimulate appetite, with researchers identifying a complex neuronal network that responds to artificially sweetened food by telling the animal it hasn't eaten enough energy.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 4-10. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 12.81 million.
2. "Olympic Trials" (Sunday), NBC, 8.58 million.
3. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 8.48 million.
4. "Celebrity Family Feud," ABC, 7.43 million.
5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.35 million.
6. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 7.34 million.
7. "The $100,000 Pyramid," ABC, 7.12 million.
8. "Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks," NBC, 7.03 million.
9. "NCIS," CBS, 6.79 million.
10. "Big Brother" (Wednesday), CBS, 6.182 million.
11. "Big Brother" (Thursday), CBS, 6.178 million.
12. "20/20," ABC, 5.91 million.
13. "Night Shift," NBC, 5.74 million.
14. "Big Brother" (Sunday), CBS, 5.671 million.
15. "Match Game," ABC, 5.667 million.
16. "Olympic Trials" (Friday), NBC, 5.48 million.
17. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 5.4 million.
18. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 5.28 million.
19. "Life in Pieces," CBS, 5.22 million
20. "Zoo," CBS, 5.05 million.