M Is FOR MASHUP - RERUN - April 29th, 2015
Taking Stock Of CRUMPL
By DJ Useo
Howdy ya'll- I intended to write a new wrap-up article on the Crumplstock 5 festival this last weekend.
My wife, however says if my flu makes it so I can't even walk, I don't get to write either.
Instead, I hope you'll enjoy this past article on Crumplstock 3. They were both great in the same way.
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.
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Interviews by Dave Simpson: "Petula Clark: how we made Downtown" (The Guardian)
'There were 40 musicians in the studio waiting to record it - but Tony Hatch was still in the bathroom writing the lyrics.'
Michele Hanson: Baths are heavenly and healthy - so why should elderly people take showers? (The Guardian)
Getting in the tub can be tricky, but there are contraptions to help. And life is full of near-death experiences, so I'll struggle to get out if I want to.
Michele Hanson: Why is the world out for horses' blood? (The Guardian)
Horse blood farms are a growing business, China is buying up the world's donkeys for their skins, and wild horses in the US face mass slaughter. Are we on the way to an equine wipe out?
Jennifer Billock: My $200,000 college debt is like a growing cancer (The Guardian)
I just owe more money every month regardless of what I pay. When will this ever end?
Andrew Anthony: "Suzanne Vega: 'It's taken me a while to say, You are what you are, it's fine'"(The Guardian)
The 80s pop-folk star talks about her confused identity growing up, and her new album drawn from her one-woman play about US writer Carson McCullers.
Howard Jacobson: In defence of the comic novel (New Statesman)
From Ulysses to Herzog, the comic novel unlocks the "meaninglessness of everything".
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"The Monkey Buddha"
Putting the "CON" into Conservative
Here's another graphic I made about the con-man who is leading the GOP into the greatest swindle of his career.
"The Monkey Buddha"
OMG, Marty, he's tweeting again. The "shackles" are off? He's going to get even crazier? Or more offensive? Pass that tub of popcorn!
Trump logic: I will win over women by threatening a woman.
"I know nothing about Russia"
Gary Johnson nods along at home
Hillary: "Actual strategy & concrete ideas."
Trump: "THESE ARE WORDS I'VE HEARD BEFORE REPEATED IN A RANDOM ORDER!
If only we could harness the wind power in @realDonaldTrump's nostrils
Trump lost the debate but won by narrowly avoiding a restraining order for stalking.
We are all only temporarily able bodied.
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'IS OUR WORLD A SIMULATION?"
DONALD TRUMP IN THE PARALLEL-UNIVERSE!
"(I'VE HAD) THE TIME OF MY LIFE"
"WHEN YOU'RE A STAR, THEY LET YOU DO IT."
"SLEEPING WITH THE POLITICAL FISHES."
"AMBUSHING THE GOVERNOR."
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In The Chaos Household
Finally, the temperature is seasonally appropriate.
Eviscerates "Leering Dildos"
The leaked audio of Donald Trump's lewd conversation on the Access Hollywood bus and Sunday night's debate were hot topics of discussion on Monday's late-night shows. Samantha Bee, Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers all weighed in on Trump's vulgar 2005 comments and his debate performance.
Bee called Trump and then Access Hollywood host Billy Bush, "two leering dildos" having a disgusting conversation on "an adolescent boner bus."
She said that while some "normal men" may be shocked by Trump's words, every woman she knows has "had some entitled testosterone monster grab her like a human bowling ball." The Full Frontal host did have one commendation for Trump, though.
"Take a Tic Tac and grab them by the pussy is the closest thing to a plan Donald Trumphas described this entire election," she said. Bee added that the way Trump shrugged off his comments as unimportant made sense when you considered who he had in his corner - "Roger Ailes of the esteemed PR firm Ailes Cosby Polanski and Gibson," she joked, flashing a photo of a billboard advertising the services of a company headed by Ailes, Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski and Mel Gibson.
"Trump's comments are not wrong because you have female relatives," said Bee. "Trump's comments were wrong because women are human." She continued, "If you hadn't stood cravenly by while he insulted them for a year, you wouldn't be in the pile of elephant shit you are today."
Crater of Diamonds State Park
"The Lucky Diamond"
It took less than an hour for Dan Frederick, of Renton, Washington, and his daughter Lauren to spot a 2.03-carat white diamond on the side of a plowed furrow at Arkansas's Crater of Diamonds State Park. The Fredericks arrived at Arkansas's diamond site at 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, and by 9 a.m. they were holding "The Lucky Diamond."
The first time was the charm for the Fredericks. They'd never been to Crater of Diamonds State Park before. In fact, they traveled all the way from the west coast based on what they found when they searched the Internet for "places to find gems."
They found their gem near the Star of Arkansas diamond marker on the north end of the park's 37.5-acre diamond search area. Dan Frederick noted that he spotted the diamond's metallic shine on top of the ground about three feet away from where he was standing.
Larger diamonds are occasionally found on top of the search area by park visitors. Diamonds are a bit heavy for their size, and when rain washes dirt away, they are sometimes exposed to the surface. When the sun comes out, they sparkle and are easier to spot.
Dan and Loren Frederick say they plan to keep their diamond. However, they haven't said what they will do with it.
"The Lucky Diamond"
Unearths Civil War-Era Cannonballs
A cluster of Civil War-era cannonballs washed up on a South Carolina beach on Sunday after Hurricane Matthew whipped the southeastern U.S. coast with strong winds and heavy flooding.
The U.S. Air Force later detonated the roughly 150-year-old ammunition at a nearby Naval base in Charleston, according to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.
A local resident of Folly Beach found the rusty, pockmarked cannonballs on Sunday while walking on the eroded beach, the sheriff's office told CNN.
Hurricane Matthew had made landfall a day earlier near McClellanville, a fishing village about 50 miles north of Folly Beach.
Confederate soldiers fired the first shots of the Civil War at nearby Fort Sumter in 1861.
25 New Fragments Revealed
'Dead Sea Scrolls'
More than 25 previously unpublished "Dead Sea Scroll" fragments, dating back 2,000 years and holding text from the Hebrew Bible, have been brought to light, their contents detailed in two new books.
The various scroll fragments record parts of the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Samuel, Ruth, Kings, Micah, Nehemiah, Jeremiah, Joel, Joshua, Judges, Proverbs, Numbers, Psalms, Ezekiel and Jonah. The Qumran caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were first discovered had yet to yield any fragments from the Book of Nehemiah; if this newly revealed fragment is authenticated it would be the first.
Scholars have expressed concerns that some of the fragments are forgeries.
These 25 newly published fragments are just the tip of the iceberg. A scholar told Live Science that around 70 newly discovered fragments have appeared on the antiquities market since 2002. Additionally, the cabinet minister in charge of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), along with a number of scholars, believes that there are undiscovered scrolls that are being found by looters in caves in the Judean Desert. The IAA is sponsoring a new series of scientific surveys and excavations to find these scrolls before looters do.
Between 2009 and 2014, Steve Green (R-Sanctimonious), the owner of Hobby Lobby, a chain of arts and crafts stores, purchased 13 of the fragments, which he has donated, along with thousands of other artifacts, to the Museum of the Bible. Green is helping to fund construction of the museum, scheduled to open in Washington, D.C., next fall.
'Dead Sea Scrolls'
Police Used Data To Track Protesters
U.S. police departments used location data and other user information from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to track protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, according to a report from the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday.
Facebook , which also owns Instagram, and Twitter shut off the data access of Geofeedia, the Chicago-based data vendor that provided data to police, in response to the ACLU findings.
The report comes amid growing concerns among consumers and regulators about how online data is being used and how closely tech companies are cooperating with the government on surveillance.
"These special data deals were allowing the police to sneak in through a side door and use these powerful platforms to track protesters," said Nicole Ozer, the ACLU's technology and civil liberties policy director.
The ACLU report found that as recently as July, Geofeedia touted its social media monitoring product as a tool to monitor protests. Geofeedia is a software platform that enables clients to monitor posts tied to a specific location.
'The Apprentice' Alums Recall Sexist and Racist Behavior
The Apprentice producer Mark Burnett might not be willing or legally able to release recordings from Donald Trump's 11-year tenure on the NBC reality show. But in the wake of the Republican presidential candidate's explosive comments revealed in an Access Hollywood tape from 2005, several people associated with The Apprentice are coming forward to discuss the kind of behavior that might have been on public display had Burnett decided to allow access to the tapes.
The Hollywood Reporter spoke with nearly a dozen men and women who worked with Trump on The Apprentice, as well as his Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. Based on the interviews, a picture emerges of Trump as a dominating presence who routinely made sexist comments. At times, he even exhibited racist behavior, these people say.
On the show, Trump repeatedly emphasized the female contestants' looks. "When we first started shooting and there were still a lot of contestants and you don't necessarily know all their names well, he definitely would describe the girls by their bodies and their physical attributes," says a source who worked on the show who declined to be named. "Like the girl with the really big chest and blonde hair, and the really hot one," whereas male contestants would be referred to by the college they attended or their business background.
The source notes that while Trump talked to the male contestants like colleagues, he was known for "talking down" to the female competitors "like children."
Trump's behavior also extended to his original female advisor on the show, Trump executive Carolyn Kepcher, formerly the executive vp and chief operating officer for Trump's golf properties. "He was always more dismissive of Carolyn," says the source close to the show, adding that the attitude extended to female crew members. "We would not necessarily send the girl camera crews to do the close-up stuff just because it was always weird. I know one of our camera operators would get uncomfortable. I found out from her after the fact that he was saying things to her."
'Rude and Lewd' Jerk
Billy Bush may be about to lose his gig on "Today" - but if the public reactions are any indication, he long ago lost the respect of Hollywood P.R. veterans.
The former "Access Hollywood" co-host who is currently embroiled in scandal over a leaked 2005 video featuring sexist talk with Donald Trump - "was rude and lewd to a few female clients of mine," veteran publicist Marcel Pariseau wrote on Facebook. Pariseau also revealed that he was "boycotting the 9 a.m. hour of the 'Today' show," where Bush worked until this week (officially, he's on suspension and Carson Daly is filling in).
Bumble Ward, who represents a number of prominent directors, wrote on Facebook this week of Bush: "At last year's Oscars, he was the only interviewer who was downright dismissive of my asking him, very politely, and before the rush of celebrities hit him, whether he'd like to speak to my director client. He actually turned away with a roll of the eyes."
Another PR veteran, Kathleen McInnis, chimed in with thanks to Ward for outing Billy Bush as a jerk. "Karma's a bitch," she wrote on Facebook. "#publicistsunite #benice."
The negative reaction from PR veterans - who usually go out of their way to avoid attacking anyone or becoming part of the story themselves - may help explain why NBC is reportedly negotiating to give Bush the ax just days after the 2005 tape surfaced.
Supreme Court Will Hear Appeal
The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear appeals from former Attorney General John Ashcroft (R-Let The Eagle Soar), former FBI Director Robert Mueller and other former federal officials seeking to shut down lawsuits filed by Muslim and Arab men who were detained in the U.S. after the Sept. 11 attacks.
The justices said they will review an appeals court ruling that gave a green a light to the lawsuit claiming that Ashcroft, Mueller and the others should be held accountable for the harsh treatment the men suffered in the months after the worst attacks in U.S. history. The former officials argue they cannot be sued or held liable.
The court also said it will hear a separate appeal about access to the courts from the family of a Mexican teenager who was killed when a U.S. Border Patrol agent fired across the border from Texas into Mexico. The case involves the rights of people who are harmed by American authorities on foreign soil to have their day in U.S. courts.
In the detainees case, the Obama administration is defending Ashcroft, Mueller, James Ziglar, the former commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the warden and associate warden of the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn where more than 80 men were held, many of them charged only with minor civil immigration violations.
The new appeal, stemming from a class-action lawsuit that was originally filed in 2002, is the third time the court has intervened in lawsuits against Ashcroft and others from Muslims who were arrested in the U.S. following the 2001 attacks. The justices have twice sided with Ashcroft.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Oct. 3-9. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. NFL Football: N.Y. Giants at Green Bay, NBC, 16.62 million.
2. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 14.81 million.
3. "NCIS," CBS, 14.44 million.
4. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 14.32 million.
5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 12.4 million.
6. NFL Football: Arizona at San Francisco, CBS, 12.07 million.
7. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 11.78 million.
8. "Debate Analysis," CBS, 10.94 million.
9. "Football Night in America," NBC, 10.78 million.
10. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 10.73 million.
11. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 9.83 million.
12. "Hawaii Five-0," CBS, 9.63 million.
13. "Kevin Can Wait," CBS, 9.62 million.
14. NFL Football: N.Y. Giants at Minnesota, ESPN, 9.5 million.
15. "Empire," Fox, 9.25 million.
16. "Dancing With the Stars: The Results," ABC, 9.12 million.
17. "Survivor," CBS, 8.52 million.
18. "Scorpion," CBS,, 8.35 million.
19: "Debate Analysis," ABC, 8.2 million.
20. "Grey's Anatomy," ABC, 8.08 million.