M Is FOR MASHUP - RERUN - May 7th 2014
An Album Of Mashups That Tell Stories -
By DJ Useo
The Legend Of Mashups
Howdy, y'all. I've been working up the annual SUMMER BOOTY Summer mashup collection. It's about halfway done with well over a month till deadline. Wow, is it going great. The tracks blow my mind, and a good batch of them arrived even before I sent out invites. Meanwhile, as Super Administrator for the new AUDIOBOOTS mashup forum, I'm part of a small team working to release 80s MASHED 3, which is the third in a series we began at the now closed SoundUnsound Mashup forum. That album was started more recently than the Summer Booty one, but they're close to being tied as far as being finished. On both compilations, we're looking for two discs total.
Meanwhile, to fill in the perceived gap between mashup albums, I arranged a private project called "DJ Useo Presents THE LEGEND OF MASHUPS". It came together very quickly, and very much fulfilled my plan to feature producers who are less known nowadays, but deserve to be heard by virtue of their tunes. The names appear to be more unknown than I expected, as I've already heard from some asking if all the tracks are actually by me. Lol. Honestly, all nineteen contributors are separate distinct people.
The album is awesome, I think. Allow me to briefly describe each track.
01 - LFO Lets Go ( prolock )
( LFO vs 'unknown' )
This opening slammer beeps and pulses HARD. A floor fill, as we DJ's say.
02 - 7 Nation Rocker ( Idc )
( Alter Ego vs White Stripes )
This features the bassline that never stops, but it's highlighted by immense searing synth stomping.
03 - Everybodys Wants Du Hast ( DJ Useo )
( Tears For Fears vs Rammstein vs Nacim Ladj )
I put the two instrumental tracks together, and then searched for "the right vocal". I think this is it. It's techno metal new wave pop!
04 - Baby, You're A Pure Man ( BRAT Mix )
( The Beatles vs All Saints )
This mix contains truly beautiful music expressed through chill club and Fab Four!
05 - Class A Drugs ( Churchill )
( Babamania vs Prodigy )
Now for the best in clubbers bass with a generous sprinkling of lively hip hop vocals. Zarjaz!
06 - Brick in the Wall pt2 / Come Together (DJ DUBZ )
( Pink Floyd vs Primal Scream )
Brick in the wall becomes comfortably numb when Primal Scream meets Pink Floyd.
07 - Dub Me Baby One More Time ( ultra396 Disco Dub Platter )
( Britney vs Big Youth )
Outer space synth skanking moves an insistent beat as Britney croons irresistibly.
08 - Faint Britney ( Nowmash )
( Linkin Park vs Britney Spears )
Now to show how Britney can rock out she joins with the rapping, and hard rocking of Linkin Park.
09 - Mr Roboto vs DJ Dan ( arcade2600 )
( Styx vs DJ Dan )
Totally techno club beats propel Styx classic rock pop into unassailable appealing ness.
10 - Shake Too Hard ( Agent Lovelette )
( Peaches vs Mark One )
Sample heavy house music pairs with naughty Peaches vocals to superb effect. NSFW!
11 - No More Pressure ( MessyJames )
( David Bowie vs Annie Lennox vs No Doubt )
Pure pop joy as the "gods of music" share a gorgeous bootleg stage. This is actually Messy James first mashup! Not that you can tell !!
12 - Intergalactic Puppets ( Eddache )
( Beastie Boys vs Metallica )
Hold your lighters up for full on metal hip hop ! This type of tune is why speakers were invented. ;)
13 - Song 2 Divided By Zero ( Filthy McNasty )
( Pet Shop Boys vs Blur )
Mind possessing guitar hooks mingle with melodic emotive vocals. You won't forget this one soon.
14 - Sweet Touch, Bad Dreams ( Manriki )
( Bloodhound Gang vs Eurythmics )
The most wonderful genre clash track ever. How does it work so well ? Only Manriki knows.
15 - Voodoo Problems ( TiM G )
( Jay-Z vs Jimi Hendrix )
Guitar God meets vocal genius and magic occurs. This one's a head turner.
16 - Truly Too Close For Tears ( DJ David X )
( Tears For Fears vs Spandau Ballet )
The refined chill of Spandau Ballet heightens the appeal of TFF's Shout, plus more.
17 - Turn on the News ( DJ Nite )
( Kathy Brown vs Praxis )
BBC them gone all cool with haunting vocals. Notice the recurring them between the two.
18 - Can't Get It On ( Xerox Soundsystem )
( Moguai vs Soul Searcher )
This gem quickly insinuates into your cerebral cortex instilling a command that must be obeyed. That command is DANCE !!
19 - The Morning Glory I Love ( FaultSide )
( R.E.M. vs Oasis )
Holy SNECK is this closing track ever the best! Oasis' rocking rips you a new one, while R.E.M. delights you with pure melody.
Together, they display the finest in mashup recordings.
A lessor point still worth mentioning is I personally mastered, and engineered the album so they'd all play in the same sonic landscape. Try them LOUD for best effect! I deliberately avoided those face-ripping trebles that some artists torture you with. All praise to the featured mixers. Also, thanks to the magnificent source artists who inspired the bootleggers to bootleg these bootlegs. ( leg )
Full zip file mirror links for "DJ Useo Presents THE LEGEND OF MASHUPS" here
( www.groovytimewithdjuseo.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-legend-of-mashups-19-producers.html )
Preview of track 03 "Tears for Fears vs Rammstein vs Nacim Ladj" here
( soundcloud.com/dj-useo/everybodys-wants-du-hast-dj-useo )
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Jonathan Jones: God, sex or evolution - why did humans start making art? (The Guardian)
A new Australian exhibition suggests art was first made to attract mates, signal dangers or mimic nature. But this reduces a mysterious impulse to a biological drive.
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Mark Rothko was an unknown abstract expressionist when he won a plum commission - to provide paintings for New York's swankiest restaurant. So why did he pull out and give them to the Tate? Jonathan Jones investigates.
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GLOOM, DESPAIR AND AGONY ON ME
From the TV Show "Hee-Haw" (1969 -1992)
Buck Owens & Roy Clark
Gloom, despair, and agony on me
Deep, dark depression, excessive misery
If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all
Gloom, despair, and agony on me
We are all only temporarily able bodied.
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Immigration Website Crashed
The Government of Canada's immigration website crashed on Tuesday night as the US election results were rolling in.
The site went down about 10:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, and there was intermittent accessibility after that.
About 9 ET on Tuesday evening, CNN announced that a number of key states in the election - including Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, and Florida - could all swing in Republican nominee Donald Trump's favor. (Virginia has since been won by Clinton and Florida by Trump.)
Fake Crane Project
Conservationists dressed in crane costumes have helped bring the graceful grey birds back to Britain's wetlands after they were hunted to near extinction as a delicacy in the Middle Ages.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) said the hand-rearing of 93 cranes in Somerset, southwest England, had been "instrumental" in bringing the total number of cranes in Britain to 160.
"It's an incredibly useful technique. It allows you to act as a surrogate parent," Damon Bridge, one of the conservationists who reared chicks from eggs as part of the "Great Crane Project", told AFP.
Wearing grey body suits, Bridge and other bird enthusiasts socialised with and fed the chicks with devices shaped like a crane's head and painted with a bird's face in a programme that ended in 2014.
Bridge said the aim was to prevent chicks from "imprinting" on humans before being released into the wild so they don't rely on people to feed them.
Peculiar atmospheric waves that have puzzled scientists since they were spotted in Antarctica a few years ago, above the massive Ross Ice Shelf, may have a source: Tiny vibrations in the ice are traveling miles into the sky to create huge atmospheric ripples.
Stretching between Antarctica and the Ross Sea, the Ross Ice Shelf is the world's largest body of ice. It is an estimated 182,000 square miles (472,000 square kilometers), or approximately the size of California, New Hampshire and Vermont combined.
Since ice thickness is one factor that determines the size of the resulting atmospheric ripples, scientists could someday use measurements in the air disruptions to monitor the Ross Ice Shelf, said lead study author Oleg Godin, a professor of physics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
The atmospheric waves, also sometimes referred to as gravity waves, were found in lidar measurements taken between 2011 and 2015 at the research station in McMurdo Sound on Ross Island, which is one of the anchors of the Ross Ice Shelf. (Lidar is similar to radar but uses a pulsing infrared laser in place of radio waves.) The lidar measurements revealed waves that occurred in periods that varied from 3 to 10 hours and at an altitude of 20 to 70 miles (30 to 115 km), according to the research published in February in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
Godin and his co-author, Nikolay Zabotin, a research professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, came up with the hypothesis that vibrational waves within the Ross Ice Shelf were causing these strange atmospheric disruptions.
295-Million-Year-Old Frog Relative
Long before dinosaurs walked the Earth, a teeny-tiny amphibian swam around a lake surrounded by large mountain ranges, using its minuscule jaws to nab insects and other small prey, a new study finds.
The amphibian was still in its larval stage when it died (in frogs, this creature's distant relatives, the larval phase is known as the tadpole stage), and it expired on its back, belly-up, said study lead researcher Johan Gren, a doctoral student of geology at Lund University in Sweden.
The upper half of the body of this 295-million-year-old amphibian was exceptionally well preserved, the researchers found. For instance, most of the skull and braincase are present, as are several vertebrae, one of its front limbs, part of its lower jaw and some of its soft tissues, including a blackish film within its left eye socket, Gren said.
The teeny creature, just 1.5 inches (4 centimeters) long, is a temnospondyl, a group of early four-legged amphibians that are now extinct, and ranged in size from tiny to giant, Gren said. Had it lived to adulthood, the newly identified temnospondyl "could have grown to tens of centimeters," or maybe 8 to 12 inches, he noted.
Researchers discovered the fossil about 15 years ago in the Saar-Nahe Basin, located in southwestern Germany. The region is known for its many fossils; scientists also have found invertebrates, cartilaginous and bony fishes, and other amphibians in the area, which was once filled with numerous lakes that rippled between two mountain chains, Gren said.
Catholics Torn Over Allegations
Like many of their brethren around the world, Catholics in Australia have been rocked in recent years by evidence of systemic child abuse in the church.
Last month, George Pell, now a cardinal and senior Vatican official, was questioned in Rome by Australian police after public allegations in July by two former students that he had inappropriately touched them in a swimming pool back in the 1970s.
Pell had faced earlier allegations that he had failed to act on reports of child abuse when he was an up-and-coming priest in the 1970s in the regional city of Ballarat.
Pell was approached by a student at the local Catholic school, St. Patrick's, in 1974, according to evidence given to a government inquiry. "We've got to do something about what's going on at St. Pat's," the student, Timothy Green, allegedly said. "Brother Dowlan is touching little boys." "Don't be ridiculous," Pell replied, according to Green, and walked off.
Edward Dowlan, a teacher at the school, was later convicted of molesting 31 children and given two six-year jail terms.
Warns Chinese Catholics
The Vatican on Monday sent an apparent warning to Catholics in China who are loyal to the pope not to take things into their own hands if they oppose a rapprochement between the communist government and the Holy See.
In a highly unusual statement, the Vatican referred to reports about unauthorized ordinations of bishops in the "unofficial Catholic community", a reference to Catholics who owe allegiance only to the pope.
Catholics in China are divided between that group, which is also known as the "underground Church", and the official Church, approved by Beijing's communist government.
The statement came amid growing expectation that the Vatican and the Chinese government are close to an agreement on the ordination of bishops, the stickiest point in talks between the two sides.
But media reports about the impending deal have sparked strong criticism from some Catholics in China and around the world who believe it would be an offence to Catholic bishops, priests and lay people who have suffered persecution for refusing to join the official, state Church.
Ireland's oldest human grave has become even more exceptional for one of its contents: The oldest polished ax on record in Europe was likely created solely for a burial, archaeologists say.
The finding sheds new light on the beliefs and complex funerary rituals of the early Mesolithic hunter-gatherers who lived in Ireland about 9,500 years ago, from about 7530 B.C., the researchers said.
"This type of insight into burial practices is incredibly rare for this part of the world," the study's lead researcher Aimée Little, an archaeologist at the University of York in the United Kingdom, told Live Science in an email. "Nine thousand years ago, people in Ireland were making very high-quality artifacts specifically to be placed in graves."
Researchers discovered the grave at Hermitage, a site along the River Shannon in Limerick, in 2001. They noted the burial's contents - including the "exceptional" polished shale adze, or ax - at the time, but Little and her colleagues decided to take a second look by analyzing the microwear on the ax, they wrote in the study.
That analysis revealed the ax was little-used, one sign to "suggest that this object was commissioned for the deceased and employed in their funerary rites," the researchers wrote in the study. What's more, the ax was deliberately blunted, possibly as a symbolic act, "as a ritual expression of the death of the individual
Hershey To The Rescue
Hershey has come to the rescue of a college student who had his Kit Kat bar brazenly stolen.
Kansas State University student Hunter Jobbins tells The Wichita Eagle he left his car unlocked with a Kit Kat in the cup holder last month before running into his dorm building. When he came back, the candy bar had been replaced with a note. The thief wrote, "I love Kit Kats so I checked your door and it was unlocked. Did not take anything other than the Kit Kat. I am sorry and hungry."
Jobbins' picture of the note went viral on Twitter, and Hershey responded by sending a representative to the campus with 6,500 Kit Kat bars.
Jobbins stuffed the bars in his car and handed them out around campus last week.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Oct. 31-Nov. 6. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. World Series Game 7: Chicago at Cleveland, Fox, 40.05 million.
2. World Series Game 6: Chicago at Cleveland, Fox, 23.4 million.
3. NFL Football: Denver at Oakland, NBC, 18.33 million.
4. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 14.18 million.
5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 14.05 million.
6. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 13.96 million.
7. "CMA Awards," ABC, 12.5 million.
8. "The Walking Dead," AMC, 11.72 million.
9. NFL Football: Minnesota at Chicago, ESPN, 10.48 million.
10. "NCIS," CBS, 10.45 million.
11. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 10.39 million.
12. College Football: Alabama at LSU, 10.385 million.
13. "NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS, 10.26 million.
14. "Football Night in America," NBC, 10.13 million.
15. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 9.76 million.
16. "Hawaii Five-O," CBS, 9.477 million.
17. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 9.475 million
18. "This is Us," NBC, 8.48 million.
19. "Madam Secretary," CBS, 8.24 million.
20. "The Great Indoors," CBS, 8.06 million.