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M Is FOR MASHUP - 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! ) ( ) I also posted another preview track from my new mashup album "PROFuseo" ( ) called "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" ( )

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.
( )

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.
( )

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.
( )

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.
( )

05 - Tommy Marcus - Mary Mary - Shackles ( Tommy Marcus Private mashup )
( )

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




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Frank Bruni: The Myth of Quality Time (NY Times)
people tend not to operate on cue. At least our moods and emotions don't. We reach out for help at odd points; we bloom at unpredictable ones. The surest way to see the brightest colors, or the darkest ones, is to be watching and waiting and ready for them.

Andrew Tobias: The Republican Reasoning On Iran
Imagine if the world had brought Hitler to the table before he invaded anyone and worked out a deal under which he had to get rid of two-thirds of his heavy weaponry - the most advanced two-thirds at that - and 98% of his ammunition. And agree to 24/7 surveillance of all his known arms factories and arsenals - his entire military supply chain. Would John Nelson have rejected that deal as not worthwhile? As pro-Nazi in some way? Or might that deal have prevented World War II and saved tens of millions of lives?

Michele Hanson: The problem with religious people? They always think they're right (The Guardian)
From being told when we may live or die to who we may marry, I'm getting fed up with everyone's 'religious viewpoints.'

Alison Flood: Terry Pratchett's final Discworld novel races to No 1 in book charts (The Guardian)
The Shepherd's Crown, the 41st book in his much-loved fantasy series, sells more than 52,000 copies in three days

AS Byatt: The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett review - the much-loved author's last Discworld novel (The Guardian)
With his final Discworld tale, the late author continues his move away from pure fantasy and into moral and social exploration.

Jonathan Jones: Get real. Terry Pratchett is not a literary genius (The Guardian)
Life is too short to waste on ordinary potboilers - and our obsession with mediocre writers is a very disturbing cultural phenomenon.

Sam Jordison: Terry Pratchett's books are the opposite of 'ordinary potboilers' (The Guardian)
The moral weight that Jonathan Jones says is missing from the Discworld novels is very much there - but to know this, you do actually have to read them.

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The word "electricity" is rooted in both the Latin and Greek word for what gemstone?

       Amber                                                      Source

Electricity would remain little more than an intellectual curiosity for millennia until 1600, when the English scientist William Gilbert made a careful study of electricity and magnetism, distinguishing the lodestone effect from static electricity produced by rubbing amber. He coined the New Latin word electricus ("of amber" or "like amber", from elektron, the Greek word for "amber") to refer to the property of attracting small objects after being rubbed. This association gave rise to the English words "electric" and "electricity", which made their first appearance in print in Thomas Browne's Pseudodoxia Epidemica of 1646.        Source

Amber is fossilized tree resin (not sap), which has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times. Much valued from antiquity to the present as a gemstone, amber is made into a variety of decorative objects. Amber is used as an ingredient in perfumes, as a healing agent in folk medicine, and as jewelry.        Source

What Makes A Mineral A Gemstone?

Jim from CA, retired to ID, was first, and correct, with:

Deborah wrote:
   That would be amber. The great Wikipedia knew, because I surely didn't.
  Heading for triple digits this week. Ack. Now I'm ready for fall.

Adam answered:
   Amber, but is that a mineral?

Marian replied:

Electrifying Lois Of Oregon said:
   Way back before the internet, people had to make their own fun by rubbing things together! Yes, those were dark days indeed! And they noticed when they rubbed Amber (get her permission FIRST!) it created electricity, which we use today to illuminate the world via cell phones and 80" flat screens! How does this happen? Glad you asked!
  Rubbing two things together vigorously brings them into contact again and again, harder and faster, until a phenomenon known as triboelectricity (named for rubbing two tribbles together) produces sparks! All materials are built from atoms, which are surrounded by a fuzzy "cloud" of electrons, especially tribbles! Some atoms, mostly the ones with weight problems, have a more powerful pull on electrons than others! If different materials are put in contact, and one attracts electrons more than the other, it's possible for electrons to be pulled from one to the other. When we separate the materials, the electrons jump to that which attracts them most strongly, such as Tom Selleck's chest. As a result, one of the materials has gained some extra electrons (and becomes negatively charged, such as myself) while the other material has lost some electrons (and becomes positively charged and just annoying to be around). And that is why when you drag your feet across a carpet, rub a chunk of Amber, or have sex with a republican, you receive a disturbing shock!

Rambling Dale of the parched plains of Eldorado, ambiently throbbing to the degrees of 95° responded:
   Amber of the electros. Goldwater would have nuked churches?

DJ Useo answered:
   Nicely played, Boss. ;)

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My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

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Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Jason Sudeikis and Chris Bosh.

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Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Justin Timberlake, Ellen DeGeneres, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Craig Ferguson, Gabourey Sidibe, and the winner of "Last Comic Standing", Abe Laboriel Jr.
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 [7:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 12 - Violations
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 [9:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 14 - Conundrum
 [10:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 15 - Power Play
 [11:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 9 - A Matter of Time
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 [1:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 11 - Hero Worship
 [2:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 12 - Violations
 [3:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 13 - The Masterpiece Society
 [4:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 14 - Conundrum
 [5:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 15 - Power Play    (ALL TIMES EST)

Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of OC', 'Million Dollar Listing LA', followed by a FRESH 'Million Dollar Listing LA', then a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Line', and 'Million Dollar Listing LA'.

Comedy Central has 3 hours of old 'Key & Peele', followed by a FRESH hourlong 'Key & Peele'.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Hari Kondabolu, Kyle Dunnigan, Matt Braunger.

FX has the movie 'How To Train Your Dragon', followed by the movie 'The Croods'.

History has 'American Pickers', another 'American Pickers', followed by a FRESH 'American Pickers', and another 'American Pickers'.

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SyFy has 'Ghost Hunters', another 'Ghost Hunters', followed by a FRESH 'Ghost Hunters', then a FRESH 'Paranormal Witness'.

On a RERUN Conan (from 7/10/15) are Alfie Allen, John Bradley, Liam Cunningham, Natalie Dormer, Conleth Hill, Hannah Murray, Sophie Turner, Carice Van Houten, Maisie Williams, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, and Stephen Yuen.

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 [8:15 AM]      Sorority House (1939)
 [9:30 AM]      College Coach (1933)
 [11:00 AM]      The Male Animal (1942)
 [1:00 PM]      Good News (1947)
 [2:45 PM]      Trouble Along the Way (1953)
 [4:45 PM]      The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953)
 [6:15 PM]      One on One (1977)
 [8:00 PM]      3:10 To Yuma (1957)
 [10:00 PM]      The Man From Laramie (1955)
 [12:00 AM]      The Gunfighter (1950)
 [1:30 AM]      Ride Lonesome (1959)
 [3:00 AM]      The Naked Spur (1953)
 [4:45 AM]      Vengeance Valley (1951)     (ALL TIMES EST)

Thursday   -  09/10/15

TCM spends the night with Susan Hayward
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 [7:30 AM]      Helen of Troy (1956)
 [9:30 AM]      Tribute to a Bad Man (1956)
 [11:15 AM]      Until They Sail (1957)
 [1:00 PM]      Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
 [3:00 PM]      Executive Suite (1954)
 [4:45 PM]      The Sand Pebbles (1966)
 [8:00 PM]      I Can Get It For You Wholesale (1951)
 [9:45 PM]      David and Bathsheba (1951)
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Actor George Clooney arrives for his appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" at the Ed Sullivan Theater in Manhattan, New York, September 8, 2015. Colbert makes his "Late Show" debut on Tuesday with a mix of Hollywood glamour and presidential campaign politics with guests Clooney and Republican White House contender Jeb Bush.
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Study Says


LSD, magic mushrooms and ecstasy are well known street drugs not usually associated with medical treatment. But that could be changing.

In a new article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers examine the therapeutic effects of these substances on people with mental disorders, ranging from addiction to depression, anxiety and PTSD.

It was research that was pioneered in the 1950s and conducted through to the 70s, but eventually fizzled due to the condemnation of illegal substances and the subsequent war on drugs.

Psilocybin, the main compound in magic mushrooms, is currently being studied for its effect on the reduction of end-of-life anxiety and the treatment of tobacco addiction.

A recent study on tobacco addiction treatment, showed an 80 per cent cure rate at six months "which blows our existing therapies out of the water," Wood said.



Actress Amy Schumer, left, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, second from left, Ellen DeGeneres and musician Pink dance on stage during a taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at Rockefeller Center in New York.
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Susan Sarandon Memorializes At Burning Man

Timothy Leary

LSD guru Timothy Leary died nearly 20 years ago, but some of his remains apparently made a trip to the Burning Man counter-culture festival in Nevada's desert.

Long-time friend and actress Susan Sarandon says she brought some of Leary's ashes with her to be burned as part of last week's celebration 100 miles north of Reno.

Most of his ashes were blasted into space after he died in 1996. But Sarandon told the Reno Gazette-Journal she kept some and decided last year he would have loved the "chaos" of Burning Man.

She led a procession to a temporary church built as an art installation called the "Totem of Confessions" before it was set on fire early Sunday.

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Postpones 4 Dates

The Who

The Who is postponing the first four dates on its 50th-anniversary tour as Roger Daltrey recovers from an "unspecified virus."

A representative for the veteran band said Tuesday "The Who Hits 50!" tour will not kick off Sept. 14 in San Diego. Also being postponed: shows scheduled for Sept. 16 in Anaheim, California; Sept. 19 in Las Vegas; and Sept. 21 in Los Angeles. New dates weren't announced.

The band is also cancelling its Sept. 18 performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.

The Who will resume its tour Sept. 24 in Portland, Oregon.

The Who


Jeremy Scott, left, and Katy Perry participate in the hand print ceremony at the World Premiere of JEREMY SCOTT: THE PEOPLE'S DESIGNER, presented by The Vladar Company and Quintessentially at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Hollywood, Calif.
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UK's Longest-Reigning Monarch

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth, who ascended the throne aged just 25 as her exhausted country struggled to recover from the ravages of World War Two, makes history on Wednesday when she becomes Britain's longest-reigning monarch.

At about 5.30 p.m. (1230 ET), Elizabeth, who now aged 89 is also the nation's oldest ever monarch, will surpass the 63 years, 7 months, 2 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes that her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria spent on the throne.

Those close to the queen say she is fairly blase about the milestone, believing it represents little more than the fact she has lived for a long time.

Initially she did not even intend to mark the event publicly, but she has bowed to public pressure and will now undertake an official engagement in Scotland, where she traditionally spends her Summer holiday.

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Government Condemns Mayors


The French government on Tuesday condemned two mayors who said they would only take in Christian refugees, as the country prepares to receive the first tranche of some 24,000 migrants.

"You don't sort (refugees) on the basis of religion. The right to asylum is a universal right," Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Tuesday evening, hours before some 200 are expected to arrive from Germany.

Under pressure to respond to Europe's biggest migrant crisis since World War II, President Francois Hollande announced Monday that France would take in 24,000 people over two years.

As a first gesture of solidarity with Germany, which is shouldering the lion's share of the new arrivals, France will rapidly take in 1,000 Syrians, Iraqis and Eritreans, he said.

But the decision caused unease in some quarters, and the mayor of the central town of Roanne, Yves Nicolin, said Monday he would only take in Christians in order to be "certain they are not terrorists in disguise".



Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones and his wife Patti Hansen arrive for the GQ Men of the Year Awards at the Royal Opera House in London, Britain September 8, 2015.
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Judge Accused


An Oregon judge who refused to perform same-sex marriages is facing multiple complaints in a state ethics investigation, including that he put up a picture of Adolf Hitler in the Salem courthouse, a state judicial commission said on Tuesday.

Marion County Circuit Court Judge Vance Day is facing an ethics review for screening wedding applicants for gay couples and then refusing to perform the marriages, according to a notice by the Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability.

A U.S. Supreme Court decision in late June legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, but a small number of elected clerks and lower-court judges have voiced opposition on religious grounds, including Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis who was released from jail on Tuesday after refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

The commission could send the complaint to the Oregon Supreme Court if it finds the judge guilty of violating the judicial code of conduct and the state constitution.

It could also dismiss the complaints, the notice said.



Spanish actress Penelope Cruz leaves a photocall for the film 'Ma Ma' in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sep. 8, 2015.
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Frankenvirus Emerges


Scientists said they will reanimate a 30,000-year-old giant virus unearthed in the frozen wastelands of Siberia, and warned climate change may awaken dangerous microscopic pathogens.

Reporting this week in the flagship journal of the US National Academy of Sciences, French researchers announced the discovery of Mollivirus sibericum, the fourth type of pre-historic virus found since 2003 -- and the second by this team.

Before waking it up, researchers will have to verify that the bug cannot cause animal or human disease.

To qualify as a "giant", a virus has to be longer than half a micron, a thousandth of a millimetre (0.00002 of an inch).

Mollivirus sibericum -- "soft virus from Siberia" -- comes in at 0.6 microns, and was found in the permafrost of northeastern Russia.



Italian music producer Giorgio Moroder gestures as he arrives for the GQ Men of the Year Awards at the Royal Opera House in London, Britain September 8, 2015.
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Author Fans Controversy

James Bond

The latest literary instalment of the James Bond saga hit bookshelves on Tuesday, following controversial comments by Anthony Horowitz, the latest author to assume 007 creator Ian Fleming's mantle.

"Trigger Mortis" is the first Bond novel released since the death of British writer Fleming 51 years ago to be set in the "tradition and timeline" of the original series, according to publisher Orion.

It begins two weeks after Bond's defeat of arch-criminal "Goldfinger", immortalised in the Oscar-winning 1964 film of the same name.

Gang leader Pussy Galore, who set the benchmark for the so-called "Bond Girls", the spy's series of glamorous love interests and sidekicks, makes a return in the novel.

Horowitz was selected by the estate of Fleming. Niece Lucy Fleming said the newcomer had "written a James Bond book that could have come from Ian's typewriter."

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Visitors look at giant illuminated panels depicting part of the work 'The Starry Night 1889', by Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh at the multimedia exhibition 'Van Gogh Alive' in Beijing city, China, September 8, 2015. The exhibition is open to public from 08 September to December 6, 2015 displaying more than 3,000 images of Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh with multimedia technology.
Photo by Wu Hong


US Coast Guard Cutter Healy

North Pole

A US Coast Guard icebreaker has carved its way to the North Pole, becoming the first American surface ship to get to the top of the world by itself, officials said Tuesday.

The US Coast Guard Cutter Healy, which is based in Seattle, arrived at the Pole on September 5, the Coast Guard said in a statement.

The rapid melting of polar ice has sent activity in the inhospitable region into overdrive -- as nations eye newly viable oil, gas deposits, mineral deposits and shipping routes like the Northwest Passage.

The Healy's voyage marks the fourth time a US surface vessel has reached the North Pole, and the first to do so unaccompanied. Submarines routinely travel under the Arctic icepack and sometimes surface at the Pole.

The Healy is 420-feet (128-meters) long and weighs 16,000 tons. Its 30,000-horsepower engine is capable of breaking over 10 feet (three meters) of ice.

North Pole



Hot air balloons fly at the international Montgolfiade in Warstein, Germany, Tuesday evening, Sept. 8, 2015. Balloon pilots from all over the world meet at the festival in Warstein to display their hot air balloons and flying skills.
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