M Is FOR MASHUP - RERUN - May 11th, 2016
Rock Wars Mashup Comp Report
By DJ Useo ( Secret Agent UZO )
Rock Wars Episode 1 - The Mashup Menace
Report follows -
Mashup album from Earth DJ Axcess has commenced with similar mashup producing entities disseminating the content through various Earth internet social networks. The accessed files continue to stimulate due to the thrill power inherent in content provided by such accomplished audio manipulators. The rock style is elevating to the contents in each case.
Visual Preview files
Access Kopimi Radio w/ Mazanga Von Badman Premiere Stream
Track examples of the 46 mashups by 46 mixers follows -
01 - DJ M.i.F - Lightning Wars [John Williams vs. Metallica]
02 - DJ Magic Baron - Remember When SuperSTARS Stood Together [Nickelback vs. Mr. Mister vs. Lupe Fiasco ft. Matthew Santos vs. Peter Gabriel vs. Michael Jackson vs. Rihanna vs. AC/DC]
03 - DJ Schmolli - Closer To Trouble [30 Seconds To Mars vs. Taylor Swift]
File access point
Recommended response -
A - Access the contained mp3 mixes.
B - Break out the good stuff.
C - Call some friends over, & "Rock Tha House".
No further reports to follow. Have deserted to Earth. Suckers.
Paul Krugman: How Bad Will It Be If We Hit The Debt Ceiling? (NY Times Blog)
The odds of a self-inflicted US debt crisis now look pretty good: hard-line Republicans are eager to hold the economy hostage, Democrats are in no mood to make concessions, and Trump is both spiteful and ignorant. So it looks fairly likely that by October or so there will come a day when the U.S. government stops paying some of its bills, including interest on debt.
Josh Marshall: The Mystery Of Nicole Mincey (TPM)
Around the same time, I noticed that Mincey's tweets had been showing up high in Trump's twitter threads. And as I mentioned in this tweet from Saturday evening, while I wasn't sure whatever details there were about her, the accounts had all the tell-tale signs of a grift, most notably because of the stylized personal presentation and the focus on a Trump store where this woman - probably better to call her a "persona" - sold all manner of low-tier Trump shirts, hats, hoodies, etc.
Robin Wright: Why Is Donald Trump Still So Horribly Witless About the World? (New Yorker)
Max Boot, a lifelong conservative who advised three Republican Presidential candidates on foreign policy, keeps a folder labelled "Trump Stupidity File" on his computer. It's next to his "Trump Lies" file. "Not sure which is larger at this point," he told me this week. "It's neck-and-neck."
Harold Pollack: We have a political problem no one wants to talk about: very old politicians (Vox)
Death, disability, and mental impairment are among the statistically predictable risks.
Alvin Chang: We analyzed 17 months of Fox & Friends Transcripts. It's far weirder than state-run media. (Vox)
How the Fox morning show evolved into Donald Trump's posse.
T.J. Clark: Picasso and Tragedy (London Review of Books)
For some reason - no doubt for many reasons, some of them accidental or external to the work itself - Picasso's painting has become an essential, or anyway recurring, point of reference for human beings in fear for their lives.
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"Doug's Most Shared Facebook Post" Today
Michelle in AZ
David E Suggests
Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp
Stuart shared the link below. I'm not sure of the veracity, but it fits his narcissism so perfectly that I believe it...And it disgusts me.
Trump gets a folder full of positive news about himself twice a day - VICE News
Kathy shared the link below--it's a timeline of Predator's and his people's Russian connections. Gobsmacking:
Interactive Timeline: Everything We Know About Russia and President Trump
Fire and fury like the world has never seen???
Has anyone told that to the Japanese? Bet that gives them pause to laugh at Predator's ignorance of history--as the touching series of photos you featured showed, August 6 was the anniversary of our bombing Hiroshima! I think they know a bit about fire and fury. And the world does not need us to use nuclear weapons again!
We are all only temporarily able bodied.
Thanks, Linda (& Kathy & Stuart)!
from Marc Perkel
from that Mad Cat, JD
"TOTE THAT BARGE, LIFT THAT BALE…"
BURNING UP THE WORLD!
DON'T BLOW UP THE WORLD DONALD!
THE "YOYO" CHRONICLES.
JUST DO IT!
NOBODY GIVES A SHIT!
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In The Chaos Household
'David Letterman's new Netflix interview series has been purpose-built to suit his talent in conducting long-form interviews and probing complicated subjects that are of interest to him.
On the heels of Netflix unveiling a deal for a six-episode series, Letterman told Variety that the untitled show came together in a "segmented" way as he began speaking to potential partners about the kind of program he wanted to tackle for the post-"Late Show" chapter of his career. The late-night legend credits the partners at production entity RadicalMedia, his CAA rep Bryan Lourd, and Netflix executives with assembling the basic structure of the show that he hopes to begin shooting in September.
"I got tired of people saying 'What do you want to do?,' " Letterman said. "I did what I wanted to do for 30-plus years. Netflix and the Radical brothers put this show idea together. The thing I like about it is that it fits exactly what I want to do and it's with people I'm fond of working with. It's not 10 hours a day, five days a week."
Letterman said he was encouraged to make the Netflix deal after an enriching experience fronting an episode of National Geographic Channel's "Years of Living Dangerously" series in which he traveled to India to examine primitive living conditions. He greatly enjoyed the depth of reporting and production resources brought to that episode in an effort to understand the challenges of bringing electrical power to the most impoverished regions.
US actress and comedian Amy Schumer is to make her Broadway debut this fall in an odd-ball comedy written by Steve Martin about two couples going into marital free-fall.
Set in the 1990s on a hot California night, "Meteor Shower" will star Schumer as one half of the two couples who dine together and end up watching a cosmic shower of smoldering rocks.
"I am more thrilled than thrilled about this announcement," Martin tweeted of the production. "An impeccable cast."
The Hollywood actor, writer and producer told The New York Times he recruited 36-year-old Schumer by approaching her at a party at her house and asking her to read the script.
The play's director will be Jerry Zaks, whose glitzy revival of "Hello, Dolly!" won four Tony awards, including best actress in a musical for legendary star Bette Midler.
Sinclair Tribune Deal
Dish Network Corp has joined forces with conservative media, trade and liberal advocacy groups in urging U.S. authorities to reject Sinclair Broadcast Group's proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media.
Opponents of the deal, according to petitions filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made public on Tuesday, say it will raise prices while narrowing content and news viewing choices for millions of Americans.
Some petitions say the proposed acquisition or merger will also give Sinclair too much influence over local news content.
Sinclair, which already owns 173 U.S. television stations, announced plans in May to acquire Tribune's 42 TV stations in 33 markets as well as cable network WGN America and digital multicast network Antenna TV, extending its reach to 72 percent of American households.
Sinclair would control far more stations than any of its competitors if the Tribune deal goes forward. In April, the company also announced plans to acquire 18 stations in five states owned and operated by Bonten Media Group.
Sinclair Tribune Deal
CNN Commentator Quits To Present Trump News
Donald Trump (R-Doll Hands) has been accused of creating propaganda that masquerades as news by publishing his new "real news" channel, which airs on his Facebook page.
It appears to be part of his war on what he calls the "Fake News Media" - fed up of the news on mainstream channels, he's decided to make his own.
His first presenter was his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, who sang the praises of the President in front of a backdrop emblazoned with his name.
The following week, CNN commentator Kayleigh McEnany announced she was taking a mysterious new role, and quitting her job.
Then, she was seen fronting his 'news of the week' show, and said the 'real news' was that Donald Trump was doing well.
Donald Trump (R-Crooked) tweeted out a link to a Fox News report about North Korea that contained what U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said was "classified" information. Haley said on "Fox & Friends" Tuesday that she could not discuss the story.
The president, who tweeted the Fox News report about an hour before Haley's interview aired, did not add any comment to the link.
"What can you tell us about that [story]?" "Fox & Friends" host Steve Doocy asked Haley.
"I can't," Haley said. "I can't talk about anything that's classified, and if that's in the newspaper, that's a shame, but…"
The Fox News report was based on two anonymous U.S. officials. Trump has repeatedly called out media outlets for using anonymous sources, his most recent criticism
Oink. Oink. Oink.
Julian Assange has offered the Google employee who was fired for writing an anti-diversity memo a job at Wikileaks.
Assange, who is currently in the Ecuadorian embassy, tweeted multiple times in support of James Damore, the engineer who wrote the memo which went viral.
He said: "Censorship is for losers. @WikiLeaks is offering a job to fired Google engineer James Damore.
"Women & men deserve respect. That includes not firing them for politely expressing ideas but rather arguing back."
He had previously tweeted: "Identity politics 2.0 wars come to Google. Oh no. But mass spying is fine since its equal opportunity predation."
US Military Bases Can Now Shoot Down
The Pentagon has issued new guidance to the military allowing installations in the United States to shoot down commercial or private drones deemed to be a threat, officials said Monday.
Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said the various branches of the military received the new guidance on Friday, and this would be passed on to bases across the country.
While details of the new policy remain classified, Davis said personnel on bases that have been designated no-fly areas can now target unmanned aircraft deemed to be a threat to people, facilities or other assets.
The new shoot-down guidelines build on FAA restrictions put in place in April that restricted drone use over 133 military bases.
Win For Oil Drillers
The U.S. Interior Department on Monday launched an overhaul to an Obama-era plan to protect sage grouse that it says aims to both preserve the species of bird while expanding opportunities for oil development in western states where they live.
The move is a win for the drilling industry which had long argued that the plan developed by former President Barack Obama was too restrictive, but a setback for conservation groups concerned the Interior Department under Donald Trump (R-Corrupt) is watering down wildlife protections.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in a memo on Monday directed his deputy David Bernhardt to make nine broad changes to the program. In June Zinke stated the sage grouse protection program needed to be revised to "protect sage grouse and its habitat while also ensuring conservation efforts do not impede local economic opportunities."
The recommendations are intended to give states more flexibility to deal with habitat management, waivers, and mineral leasing and development. (https://on.doi.gov/2vGwuaf)
Environmental groups protested the move, saying it might lead to unraveling a complex and delicately balanced strategy that took federal agencies years to negotiate with state and local governments, scientists, ranchers and other private interests.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 31-Aug 6. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 13.33 million.
2. "Game of Thrones," HBO, 10.17 million.
3. NFL Pre-Season: Arizona Vs. Dallas, NBC, 8.25 million.
4. NFL Pre-Season Pre-Kick, NBC, 7.06 million.
5. "World of Dance," NBC, 7.00 million.
6. "Big Brother" (Wednesday), CBS, 6.58 million.
7. "60 Minutes," CBS, 6.55 million.
8. "Big Brother" (Sunday), CBS, 6.46 million.
9. "Big Brother" (Thursday), CBS, 6.42 million.
10. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 6.19 million.
11. "Celebrity Family Feud," ABC, 6.01 million.
12. "American Ninja Warrior," NBC, 5.88 million.
13. "The Bachelorette," ABC, 5.76 million.
14. "NCIS," CBS, 5.69 million.
15. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 5.39 million.
16. Program Break, HBO, 5.26 million.
17. "Bull," CBS, 5.24 million.
18. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 5.03 million.
19. "America's Got Talent" (Wed), NBC, 4.80 million.
20. "Kevin Can Wait" (Thur), CBS, 4.59 million.
The man behind the monster has died: Haruo Nakajima, who wore the Godzilla bodysuit for every Godzilla film from the original to 1972's Godzilla vs. Gigan, has died at 88.
Nakajima's career began in samurai and war films, notably Seven Samurai by Akira Kurosawa and Eagle of the Pacific. He landed the Godzilla role starting with 1954's Godzilla, King of the Monsters, directed by Ishiro Honda.
In an April interview, Nakajima explained how the original 1954 Godzilla costume was created from ready-mixed concrete, since commodities like rubber were in short supply after WWII. As a result, the actor was forced to wear a suit that weighed up to 100 kilos. Nakajima added that he was given little direction on how to portray the monster, and conducted his own research by studying animals in the Tokyo zoo.
Nakajima took on the monster role in more than just Godzilla films, however. As the principal suit actor for Toho, he also played Mothra in 1961 and King Kong in 1967's King Kong Escapes, among many other Japanese kaiju roles such as War of the Gargantuas and Frankenstein Conquers the World. In his later years, Nakajima attended Japanese monster conventions, including several across the United States, and wrote a Japanese language autobiography Monster Life: Haruo Nakajima, the Original Godzilla Actor, which was published in 2010.
Glen Campbell, the affable superstar singer of "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Wichita Lineman" whose appeal spanned country, pop, television and movies, died Tuesday, his family said. He was 81.
In the late 1960s and well into the '70s, the Arkansas native was seemingly everywhere with his boyish face, wavy hair and friendly tenor. He won five Grammys, sold more than 45 million records, had 12 gold albums and 75 chart hits, including No. 1 songs with "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Southern Nights."
His performance of the title song from the 1969 film "True Grit," in which he played a Texas Ranger alongside Oscar winner John Wayne, received an Academy Award nomination. He twice won album of the year awards from the Academy of Country Music and was voted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Seven years later, he received a Grammy for lifetime achievement.
He released more than 70 of his own albums, and in the 1990s recorded a series of gospel CDs. A 2011 farewell album, "Ghost On the Canvas," included contributions from Jacob Dylan, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick and Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins.
Campbell's musical career dated back to the early years of rock 'n roll. He toured with the Champs of "Tequila" fame when the group included two singers who formed the popular '70s duo Seals & Crofts. He was part of the house band for the ABC TV show "Shindig!" and a member of Phil Spector's "Wrecking Crew" studio band that played on hits by the Ronettes, the Righteous Brothers and the Crystals. He played guitar on Frank Sinatra's "Strangers In the Night," the Monkees' "I'm a Believer" and Elvis Presley's "Viva Las Vegas."
He was just 4 when he learned to play guitar. As a teenager, anxious to escape a life of farm work and unpaid bills, he moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to join his uncle's band and appear on his uncle's radio show. By his early 20s, he had formed his own group, the Western Wranglers, and moved to Los Angeles. He opened for the Doors and sang and played bass with the Beach Boys as a replacement for Brian Wilson, who in the mid-'60s had retired from touring to concentrate on studio work. In 1966, Campbell played on the Beach Boys' classic "Pet Sounds" album.
By the late '60s, he was a performer on his own, an appearance on Joey Bishop's show leading to his TV breakthrough. Tommy Smothers of the Smothers Brothers saw the program and asked Campbell if he'd like to host a summertime series, "The Summer Brothers Smothers Show." Campbell shied from the Smothers Brothers' political humor, but still accepted the offer. He was out of the country when the first episode aired.
He was married four times and had eight children. As he would confide in painful detail, Campbell suffered for his fame and made others suffer as well. He drank heavily, used drugs and indulged in a turbulent relationship with country singer Tanya Tucker in the early 1980s.
He is survived by his wife, Kim; their three children, Cal, Shannon and Ashley; and his children from previous marriages, Debby, Kelli, Travis, Kane and Dillon. He had 10 grandchildren.
Chantek, a male orangutan who was among the first apes to learn sign language, could clean his room and memorized the way to a fast-food restaurant, died on Monday at age 39, Zoo Atlanta said.
Chantek, who was taught by a trainer who raised him like her own child, was being treated for heart disease, the zoo said in a statement. A necropsy will determine the cause of death.
Chantek, one of the oldest male orangutans in North American zoos, was born at the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center in Atlanta. He was sent to live with anthropologist Lyn Miles at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for about nine years.
Chantek learned to clean his room, make and use tools and could direct a driving route from the university to a Dairy Queen restaurant, according to a 2014 PBS documentary, "The Ape Who Went to College."
Chantek was among a handful of primates who could communicate using American Sign Language, along with Koko, a gorilla, and Washoe, a female chimpanzee.
He was transferred to Zoo Atlanta in 1997 and frequently used sign language to communicate with keepers, the zoo said. But he was shy about signing with people he did not know and often used communication more typical of orangutans, such as vocalizations and hand gestures, it said.