M Is FOR MASHUP - October 26th, 2016
Astro Mashups From The Institute of Bootleggers
By DJ Useo
Here you go with more nifty blends. This time it's a smart disc of 19 newly posted audio gems from 19 popular mashup producers. There's all kinds of styles contained, & all display the bootlegger in a finest kind light. Everyone dips into the sounds they love, & the results are most telling.
Currently, I think I'm the most familiar with this set of tunes, after compiling, & mastering them, I've enjoyed them all many times. This places me in a strong position of confidence in stating that this lives up to the promise of earlier IOB comps.
In my mind, the source artists used are important choices, but the mixer is of paramount importance. Featured on this discs worth of delights are folk like DJ's From Mars, MightyMike, SkiBiLiBoP, XaM, & many more. Everybody is refined in their approach with many years of honed skills on display.
On top of who mixed, there's also the lure of who they mixed, artists like Bruno Mars, Ke$ha, The Weeknd, all pared with stars like Chicago, The Beastie Boys, Bob Marley, James Brown, & Die Antwoord. It's like putting all your faves in a blender that makes the world's greatest beverage.
In the flood of the modern mashup scene, this collection allows a swell overview of whats occurring right now, & those who are doing it. The collection comes with animated gif cover, single covers of each cut, full text & mastering from me, which I think is pretty good. I thought I was doing a fine job of mastering already, but recent advances in production software affords me an even better chance of giving you only the best listening experience. Personally, I saved the uncompressed files for my personal listening, but I think you'll find these among the best mp3's available.
Obtain your copy of "Institute Of Bootleggers - Astro Mashups" through mirror links found here at the Institute Of Bootleggers blog ( theinstituteofbootleggers.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-institute-of-bootleggers-astro.html )
There's also many other mashup collections still available on the blog, if you want to stock up for winter. Current plans call for the next IOB comp to appear in December. As always, they come gratis to all. Tips are welcome.
Do us bootleggers a fave, & share the comp if you like it. Catch you all next week.
Bonus Show - "DJ Useo - Halloween 2016 Live Set" is an all Halloween mashups by me show. It was recorded live over MIXLR, & also contains some new Halloween comedy skits I wrote & performed with aid from DJ Petrushka. The entire one hour broadcast can be streamed, or downloaded here.
( hearthis.at/vxmfxz7w/dj-useo-halloween-2016-live-set/ )
( groovytimewithdjuseo.blogspot.com/2016/10/dj-useo-halloween-2016-live-set.html )
Jordan Crucchiola: The Best Place for Women in Action Movies Is Next to Tom Cruise (Slate)
In none of these movies do Cruise's characters suffer from having a female equal. And the films themselves are often better as a result, as the strength of his female leads move them further away from the genre's reliable formulas. You get the sense that, as he approaches 60 Cruise is more than happy to share the responsibility of anchoring a blockbuster action movie.
Bilge Ebiri: It's Time to Start Liking Tom Cruise Again (Vulture)
Watch Edge of Tomorrow, and it's amazing how effectively Cruise goes from slick PR shark to desperate coward to bewildered foot soldier to tormented action hero. The film looks like a mindless sci-fi flick, and it's certainly loads of fun, but the range it asks of Tom Cruise the actor is actually kind of staggering.
Roger Ebert: Review of Cat People (1942), a Great Movie
Cat People is constructed almost entirely out of fear. There wasn't a budget for much of anything else. It exists on eight or nine sets, the running time is only 73 minutes, it has few special effects, there are no major stars, the violence is implied or dreaded but not much seen. Yet the film, made as a B picture for only $135,000, became RKO's top grosser for 1942, bringing in $4 million, compared to the studio's "Citizen Kane" at $500,000 in 1941.
Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE: "9 Ways to Increase Your 'Good' HDL Cholesterol" (Nutrition Authority)
Having high HDL levels helps carry cholesterol from your arteries to your liver, where it can be used or excreted. Having high levels of HDL also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, and is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease.
Paul Mason: Gett off! Why Prince's archive is an act of defiance against pop industry capitalism (The Guardian)
The singer took control over his recordings like no other star, leaving behind a vault which could trickle out over a century - beginning with a reissue of Purple Rain. So, why didn't he put anyone in charge of it?
Michele Hanson: Solder on: we need men to keep getting vasectomies (The Guardian)
More of a soldering than a 'snip', vasectomies are a breeze compared to the terrible things women have to undergo.
Robin Warder, Janel Comeau, Tara Marie: 11 Legitimately Haunting Unsolved Murders (Part 1) (Cracked)
Lots of you are too old and jaded to be kept awake at night by ghost stories and implausible urban legends. No, this time of year, you need the real shit. So, as a Halloween treat, we've collected a shitload of cases that ran cold because they were too weird, too convoluted, or too obviously haunted to be solved.
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The Monkey Buddha
For a Halloween party last weekend, my fiancée had the idea for me to dress up as Trump, with her being a "cat" for him to to grab. ;)
I thought you might get a kick out of it.
"The Monkey Buddha"
I like the way your fiancée thinks!
from Marc Perkel
from that Mad Cat, JD
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GOOD RIDDANCE ASSHOLE!
CHANGE THE LAW!
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In The Chaos Household
Last week, the kid & I wandered up the alley out back and found some passion plants passing as weeds, so we took some cuttings and brought them home.
Today we saw a couple of baby Gulf Fritillary caterpillars on the new cuttings.
Woo hoo! Back in the butterfly business!
Paisley Park Museum Can Open Permanently
Prince's Paisley Park recording studio and home will begin operating as a permanent museum this week, following a Minnesota city council rezoning vote.
The Chanhassen City Council signed off on the rezoning request Monday, but also will require a traffic study to address concerns from council members and residents about pedestrian safety, traffic and parking, the Star Tribune reported.
Earlier this month, the council tabled the request by the trust company overseeing the late superstar's estate, a move that nearly delayed the museum's Oct. 6 opening before a temporary operating permit was granted.
The museum's website said tours will begin again Friday.
U.S. Geological Survey
The third-largest earthquake in Oklahoma was likely triggered by underground disposal of wastewater from oil and natural gas production, the U.S. Geological Survey found in a report issued Monday.
The magnitude 5.1 quake that struck northwest of Fairview in February was likely induced by distant disposal wells, the agency said. The USGS report indicated that in the area around where the Fairview quake occurred, the volume of fluid injected had increased sevenfold over three years.
The Fairview temblor had been the largest in the central and eastern U.S. since a magnitude 5.7 quake hit near Prague in 2011. In September, the largest earthquake in the state struck near Pawnee with a magnitude 5.8. The relationship between that quake and wastewater injection is still being studied.
A study by the U.S. Geological Survey last year suggested that the sharp rise in earthquakes in Oklahoma in the past 100 years had likely been the result of industrial activities in the energy-rich state, such as oil and natural gas production.
In response to research suggesting a wastewater disposal-earthquake link, state regulators have ordered the shutdown of some disposal wells and asked producers to reduce disposal volumes in earthquake-prone regions of the state.
Asked To Withhold Weedkiller Documents
The World Health Organization's cancer agency - which is facing criticism over how it classifies carcinogens - advised academic experts on one of its review panels not to disclose documents they were asked to release under United States freedom of information laws.
In a letter and an email seen by Reuters, officials from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) cautioned scientists who worked on a review in 2015 of Monsanto's weedkiller glyphosate against releasing requested material.
The review, published in March 2015, concluded glyphosate is "probably carcinogenic", putting IARC at odds with regulators around the world. Critics say they want the documents to find out more about how IARC reached its conclusion. "IARC is the sole owner of such materials," IARC told the experts. "IARC requests you and your institute not to release any (such) documents".
Asked about its actions, the agency told Reuters on Tuesday it was seeking to protect its work from external interference and defending its panels' freedom to debate evidence openly and critically.
In recent years IARC, a semi-autonomous unit of the WHO based in Lyon, France, has caused controversy over whether such things as coffee, mobile phones, red and processed meat, and chemicals like glyphosate cause cancer.
Battle Lines Harden
Pro- and anti-whaling nations clashed at a key meeting Monday where Japan sought to ease a 30-year-old moratorium on commercial hunts while others pushed for an Atlantic whale sanctuary.
Host Slovenia urged compromise the sake of the marine mammals -- some species of which were hunted to near-extinction in the 20th century -- but member states of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) soon split into familiar factions.
Japan, which conducts a yearly whale hunt in the name of science, which its detractors say is for meat, insisted that stocks of some species have recovered sufficiently to make them fair game.
Japan's yearly hunt is a recurring and deeply divisive issue at the 88-member IWC's biennial gatherings.
The organisation's 66th meeting, scheduled to run until Friday, opened in the Adriatic resort of Portoroz on Monday.
A reporter suing over Missouri's refusal to allow him to witness an execution isn't constitutionally guaranteed a right to see someone put to death, the state argued in asking a federal judge to throw out the case.
The state, in a court filing last week, also said that it has legal immunity from lawsuits such as Buzzfeed News reporter Christopher McDaniel's case filed in August against George Lombardi, overseer of Missouri's prison system.
McDaniel countered that someone volunteers to witness an execution, and courts have acknowledged it's unconstitutional to deprive someone from volunteering, saying they're exercising their free-speech rights.
McDaniel, a former St. Louis public radio reporter whose stories have been critical of Missouri's death penalty procedures, applied in January 2014 to be a witness "to ensure that executions are carried out in a constitutional manner." But McDaniel never got a response, and 17 executions have been carried out since by the state, where 26 inmates are on death row. The next scheduled execution is Jan. 31.
The state, in response to McDaniel's lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union, said that "McDaniel is asking this court to go where no court has gone before: declare that watching an execution is a 'benefit' from the government." There's no authority for that "or that McDaniel has a property interest or a liberty interest in watching Missouri carry out an execution," the dismissal motion read.
'New Era of Climate Reality'
The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has reached a record-high level, ushering in a "new era of climate reality," according to the United Nations' World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
The global average concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached a milestone of 400 parts per million in 2015, the first time since modern record-keeping began in 1960, according to the WMO.
In 2016, the global carbon dioxide concentration rose even higher, breaking a new record, the U.N. group added.
Although carbon dioxide levels have reached 400 parts per million in the past in isolated locations and times, 2015 was the first year that the global average levels for the entire year reached the 400 parts per million mark, according to the report.
The WMO predicts that the carbon dioxide concentrations will stay above this threshold for the entirety of 2016, "and not dip below that level for many generations."
'Dirty War' Archive
The Vatican and Argentina's bishops have finished cataloguing their archives from the country's "dirty war" and will soon make them available to victims and their relatives who have long accused church members of complicity with the military dictatorship. The 3,000 files being released, though, are a fraction of the documentation believed to be in the possession of the Argentine church.
A joint statement Tuesday by the Vatican and the Argentine bishops' conference said the process of digitizing the archives had been completed and that procedures to access the information would be forthcoming. No date was set, and the opening for now is restricted to victims, detainees, their relatives and the religious superiors of victims who were priests or nuns.
Official estimates say between 7,600-13,000 people were killed or disappeared in a government-sponsored crackdown on leftist dissidents during Argentina's 1976-1983 "dirty war." Human rights activists believe the real number was as high as 30,000.
The statement said the decision to open the church's archives was taken at the express direction of Pope Francis, "in the service of truth, justice and peace."
Francis - then the Rev. Jorge Mario Bergoglio - was the young Jesuit superior in Argentina during the military dictatorship, making his decision to open the archives all the more remarkable. The Argentine bishops' conference, which Bergoglio headed until 2011, began cataloguing the archives soon after his term ended.
West Antarctic Ice Sheet
A subversive influx of mild, dense salt water is undermining the vast ice shelves of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, and threatening to destabilize the entire region, thereby raising sea levels worldwide by at least four, and possibly as much as 15 feet.
A new study, published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, found that three glaciers that are part of the Dotson and Crosson ice shelves exhibited significant amounts of ice loss and glacier retreat since 2002, with one of the glaciers losing a staggering 1,607 feet of solid ice during the period.
The role of seawater in Antarctic ice melt may seem counterintuitive at first, since global warming conjures up images of warmer temperatures melting ice from above.
But scientists have learned that both the air and the sea are conspiring against many ice shelves around the Poles, thinning them from above and below, and causing them to retreat inland, destabilizing the land-based glaciers they help keep in check, like a doorstop.
Some Antarctic glaciers that end in floating ice shelves, such as the Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica, have retreated to the point where they may already be in the midst of runaway melting that will destabilize larger parts of the ice sheet over the coming decades to centuries.
West Antarctic Ice Sheet
Prime Time Nielsens
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Oct. 17-23. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. NFL Football: Seattle at Arizona, NBC, 17.71 million.
2. "The Walking Dead," AMC, 17.03 million.
3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 15.99 million.
4. "NCIS," CBS, 14.77 million.
5. NFL Football: Chicago at Green Bay, CBS, 14.202 million.
6. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 14.196 million.
7. "Bull," CBS, 12.29 million.
8. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 12.01 million.
9. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 11.4 million.
10. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 11.38 million.
11. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 10.55 million.
12. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 10.54 million.
13. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 10.03 million.
14. Major League Baseball NLCS: Los Angeles at Chicago, Game 6, Fox Sports, 9.706 million.
15. "This is Us," NBC, 9.705 million.
16. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 9.53 million.
17. "Hawaii Five-0," CBS, 9.51 million.
18. "Football Night in America," NBC, 9.15 million.
19. "Madam Secretary," CBS, 9.04 million.
20. "Presidential Debate Analysis," Fox News Channel, 8.66 million.