M Is FOR MASHUP - RERUN - September 2nd, 2015
PROFuseo Celebrates the Excess
From DJ Useo
Yes, I know I put out a new mashup collection just over a month ago ( www.suprmchaos.com/bcEnt-Wed-080515.index.html ). However, with my recent interruption of hosting, & some needed down time, I finished way more tracks than I needed. I mentioned that fact to my celebrated AUDIOBOOTS ( audioboots.com/ ) partner, Chocomang ( chocomang.org/ ), & he coined the term "Profuseo", telling me I should just release another collection. I always strive to follow advice, so I proceeded along those lines.
I went through my voluminous file of unreleased mashups, selecting the best, & most recent. This resulted in three hours & nineteen minutes of variety style tracks. Next, DJ Petrushka generously contributed her efforts & whittled the set down to a mere 2 hours, & 28 tracks. Perfect for a new 2 disc collection I dubbed with the Chocomang title "PROFuseo".
It was a bit rough watching Petrushka delete many a track I adored. In fact, she removed a few I thought to be the best. She's a proven commodity in track selection, however, so I ended up with the set most likely to draw listeners. I'd actually made a track with Katy Perry vocals, & liked it very much, but it got turned away immediately. I'll surely post that one sometime soon. What I have on the album represents what I do, very well. It goes from style to style with little regard for coherency, but keeping an ear cocked for appeal.
Over the last few weeks KOPIMI RADIO with Mazanga Von Badman ( twitter.com/mazanga ) has been previewing several of the tracks appearing on "PROFuseo" live on radio to a LARGE audience. It was not only a thrill for me, but I gained lots of confidence regarding the tracks appeal. He even played a few of the ones that didn't make the final cut. That meant to me that the unused cuts were fine for pleasing audiences. Certainly Mazanga liked them enough to air them, & he has excellent taste in bootleg music.
Among the sources on "PROFuseo" are Hip Hop, Pop, Rock, & Techno artists, all contrasted against opposing styles to offer the best genre clash. Check here for the full sourced playlist ( audioboots.com/forum/index.php?p=/discussion/799/dj-useo-profuseo-new-collection ) I hope you like this latest useo album. You know I do.
Latest Useo full mashup podcast - "DJ Useo - Thunderstorm Mashup Podcast September 2015 ( 1:29:59 )" has tons of fine new mashups by many home producers. I also threw in an unreleased track with THEORY OF A DEAD MAN singing from "PROFuseo". ( I guess it's not unreleased anymore, lol. ) Stream, or download here ( hearthis.at/vxmfxz7w/dj-useo-thunderstorm-mashup-podcast-september-2015/ )
Mashup Showcase, my 30 minute bi-weekly show that focuses on only one Mashup Producer per show is newly re-hosted, & back with new episodes. Tonight I post show 24, another new one with the Fantastic DJ Rudec. All past shows can be found up & down the page here ( hearthis.at/vXMfxz7w/ ) Numbered for your ease of collectability.
More next week.
Paul Krugman: "Republican Class Warfare: The Next Generation" (NY Times Column)
The G.O.P. tax bills looks like attempts to entrench a hereditary plutocracy.
Andrew Tobias: So How Does It End?
And now we're figuring things out faster and faster - so exponentially so that it's all almost surely coming to an explosively glorious beginning for us - or end - over the next second. (And conducting humanity's crescendo we had people like Obama, Biden, Clinton, and the Pope. Now we have people like Trump, Bannon, Kushner, and the Pope. It's enough to turn me Catholic. But I digress.)
Arwa Mahdawi: "After the tide of sexual harassment cases I realized: I'm a bit of a sexist" (The Guardian)
I'm a proud feminist and yet, I've also come to realize that, like many - if not all - women, I'm a bit of a misogynist.
Joe Raiola: Bill Maher And Sarah Silverman Are Cowardly And Silent When It Comes To Louis C.K. (Huffington Post)
The two comics are known for their biting commentary, which made their decision to spare Louis C.K. all the more bizarre.
"Biden: 'Not Sure' 2020 Presidential Run Is 'The Appropriate Thing For Me To Do'" (AP)
Biden suggested that if "no one steps up," he'd be open to giving it another try. "I'm not doing anything to run," he said. "I'm not taking names, I'm not raising money, I'm not talking to anybody, but something's got to happen."
Felicity Cloake: Can a mushroom a day keep the doctor away? (The Guardian)
When it comes to anti-ageing antioxidants, mushrooms really are magic. And best of all are the deliciously tasty ceps or porcini.
Frank Cottrell Boyce: Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool: the tragic life of Hollywood sensation Gloria Grahame (The Guardian)
She starred with Humphrey Bogart and James Stewart. But Gloria Grahame refused to bow to Hollywood sexism and was driven out. Frank Cottrell-Boyce on a new film about her finding love and a second life with a chaotic Liverpool family.
Peter Bradshaw: Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool review - Annette Bening and Jamie Bell in stranger-than-fiction love story (The Guardian)
A tremendous central duo breathe life into Paul McGuigan's endearing retelling of the real-life romance between a struggling young actor and Oscar-winner Gloria Grahame.
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Michelle in AZ
A bunch of cartoons related to the Alabama pervert are attached.
We are all only temporarily able bodied.
Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp
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'ARMIES OF OPINION SHAPERS'.
CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANITY ENABLES PEDOPHILES.
JERRY GETS RATTLED.
PICKING ON GRANDMA.
"THIS IS A CON JOB ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE."
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In The Chaos Household
Sunny and seasonal.
Women of the Year Awards
At 79, California Rep. Maxine Waters was the oldest of the nine women Glamour magazine honored at its annual Women of the Year Awards held last night at the King's Theater in Brooklyn. But she took to the stage with more energy and passion than any of her younger counterparts.
"I feel so very special," said Waters after accepting her award from Zendaya, who was clad in a hot pink Viktor & Rolf jumpsuit. "I am so pleased to see the concern that you are showing about what is happening at the highest level of government."
She went on to address "young people" in a thunderous tone that straddled the line between motivational speaker and preacher. "You recognize when a leader is dangerous - even if that leader is the president of United States of America!" she roared.
"I want you to know that you can stand up to him or anybody else...and I continue to say, 'Impeach him!'" Before exiting the stage, she led the crowd in a rousing chant of "Impeach 45," fist raised to the ceiling.
The evening's other honorees, Nicole Kidman, Solange, Samantha Bee, Gigi Hadid, Dior creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, astronaut Peggy Whiston, refugee-turned-education activist Muzoon Almellehan, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and surprise WOTY, outgoing Glamour Editor in Chief Cindi Leive, all took to the stage to deliver gracious thank-you speeches. However it was the women who did not hail from Hollywood, like Waters, who received the greatest support from the audience.
Foreign Students Rejecting Over Political Climate
International enrolments at US universities have fallen as many colleges fear the country's political climate, according to a national survey.
The Institute of International Education reported on Monday that the number of new students coming from abroad fell by an average of 7 per cent at nearly 500 colleges and universities surveyed this autumn, but said the results from school to school are more mixed than many had feared.
Many schools nevertheless have concerns about the US political climate and fear that it could drive students away.
While 45 per cent of schools saw declines in international enrolment, nearly a third said their numbers have increased since last year, the survey found. The remaining 24 per cent said they saw no change.
The White House's proposed travel bans and separate reports of violence against immigrants had fueled fears of a sharp decline in students coming from abroad. The anxiety spurred many campuses to boost their recruiting efforts, while some launched marketing campaigns meant to make foreign students feel welcome.
Thousands of French investors are hoping to recover some of the money they lost in an alleged pyramid scheme when a collection of rare manuscripts goes up for auction starting next month.
The 130,000-piece collection has been estimated to be worth a sum that could run eight or nine figures. It includes the original 1785 manuscript for "The 120 Days of Sodom," the explicit and ultimately influential novel the Marquis de Sade wrote in the Bastille prison.
A judge ordered the documents seized three years ago as part of a fraud investigation. Other valuable highlights are a hand-written testimony by an American survivor of the Titanic and a text written by King Louis XVI a few months before his beheading during the French Revolution.
The so-called Aristophil collection will be gradually sold at the prestigious Hotel Drouot auction house in Paris. About 300 auctions are expected to take place over at least six years. Top lots for the first sale, scheduled for December 20, were displayed Tuesday outside Paris.
The works came from Aristophil, a company in Paris that police officers searched in November 2014 as part of an investigation into a suspected pyramid scam.
Says He's 'So Sorry'
One woman put Joe Biden on the spot Monday afternoon over how he handled Anita Hill when, as a senator, he chaired the confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas' nomination to the Supreme Court.
The former vice president appeared at Glamour's Women of the Year summit in New York with his wife, Jill Biden. After the discussion, BuzzFeed's lifestyle editor, Rachel Miller, stood up with a question for him.
"In the context of changing the culture and women being brave enough to come forward, I'm wondering if there's anything that you would do differently with regards to Anita Hill, if given the opportunity?" Miller asked.
"Let's get something straight here, I believed Anita Hill. I voted against Clarence Thomas," Biden responded to Miller. "The only issue in the Anita Hill case was whether or not there could be information submitted in a record without a name attached to it, anonymously accusing someone of something," he said, referring to criticisms that he didn't encourage more women to testify against Thomas.
Biden added that he is "confident" that Thomas sexually harassed Hill.
Senate Republicans Shoehorn Into Tax Bill
Republicans are making tax reform about abortion rights.
A widely criticized provision that would give fetuses access to college savings plans made it into the draft tax bill Senate Republicans released last week.
The measure is similar to one included in the House's tax plan. The provision would enable an embryo or a fetus ? defined by the proposed legislation as "an unborn child" ? to be named as a beneficiary to a 529 college savings account, a tax-advantaged way parents can invest money to save for education costs.
It's already relatively easy, under current tax law, to open a 529 before a child is born. The real intention here is to sneak anti-abortion language into federal law, according to feminists and abortion rights advocates.
The tax bill's language is part of a broader strategy employed by the White House and Congressional Republicans to chip away at Roe v. Wade, says Sarah Lipton-Lubet, vice president for reproductive health and rights at the National Partnership for Women and Families. For years, anti-abortion activists have tried (and mostly failed) to get "personhood" laws passed that would give embryos and fetuses rights - ultimately making it a crime to abort them.
Promoted as needed relief for the middle class, the Senate Republican tax overhaul actually would increase taxes for some 13.8 million moderate-income American households, a nonpartisan analysis showed Monday.
The assessment by Congress' Joint Committee on Taxation emerged as the Senate's tax-writing committee began wading through the measure, working toward the first major revamp of the tax system in some 30 years.
Barging into the carefully calibrated work that House and Senate Republicans have done, President-for-now Donald Trump (R-Corrupt) called for a steeper tax cut for wealthy Americans and pressed GOP leaders to add a contentious health care change to the already complex mix.
Overall, the legislation would deeply cut corporate taxes, double the standard deduction used by most Americans, and limit or repeal completely the federal deduction for state and local property, income and sales taxes. It carries high political stakes for Trump and Republican leaders in Congress, who view passage of tax cuts as critical to the GOP preserving its majorities at the polls next year.
The analysis found that the Senate measure would actually increase taxes in 2019 for 13.8 million households earning less than $200,000 a year. That group, about 10 percent of all U.S. taxpayers, would face tax increases of $100 to $500 in 2019. There also would be increases greater than $500 for a number of taxpayers, especially those with incomes between $75,000 and $200,000. By 2025, 21.4 million households would have steeper tax bills.
Sends Two "Reporters" To Alabama
Right-leaning news outlet Breitbart sent two reporters to Alabama for the purpose of discrediting the reporting on child sex abuse charges against Roy Moore (R-Possum).
The Republican Senate candidate running in the special election against Doug Jones has been accused by at least five women on the record of inappropriate behaviour while they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.
The website - led by controversial former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon (R-Satan's Catamite), spoke with the mother of the accuser Leigh Corfman.
Ms Corfman told the Washington Post that when she was just 14, a 32-year-old Mr Moore made advances towards her on multiple occasions.
The pair met when Ms Corfman was waiting with her mother outside of a child custody hearing at which her parents were appearing. Mr Moore was working as a district attorney at the time.
NFL Stunt Cost Police Department $14,000
A planned political stunt by Vice President Mike Pence, in which he walked out of an NFL game in protest of players kneeling during the national anthem, cost the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department more than $14,000, new records show.
During an October game between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers, Pence made a show to leave the stadium after he saw players kneel for "The Star-Spangled Banner," later tweeting that he "will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem."
Many believed Pence leaving the stadium was a premeditated stunt orchestrated by the White House, costing taxpayers thousands of dollars. That belief was confirmed when President-for-now Donald Trump (R-Fabulist) tweeted that he had told Pence to leave once players knelt.
Journalists covering Pence at the time were not allowed in the stadium, told instead to stay in the vans and informed by a staffer that "there may be an early departure from the game," according to CNN.
Estimates of how much taxpayers spent for the political points were upwards of $88,000, primarily from air travel aboard Air Force 2. But documents obtained by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington show the IMPD spent an additional $14,163 in security costs for the vice president.
Sticking Up For Hannity
Fox "News's" Sean Hannity is getting support from Russian-linked social media accounts after they began amplifying a protest by the American far right against Keurig coffee machines when the company pulled advertising from Hannity's show.
Keurig is among five companies that removed ads from Fox'sHannity over the weekend following his coverage of sexual misconduct allegations against Roy Moore (R-Pervert), who is running for U.S. Senate in Alabama.
Hannity defended Moore last week and suggested his accuser-who claims she was 14 at the time of the incident when Moore was 32-could be lying. Accuser Leigh Corfman's account that Moore made sexual advances on her has been confirmed by her mother and an ex-boyfriend who she told about the incident. The allegations were first reported by The Washington Post, which cited three other women who said Moore pursued them when they were in their teens.
On Twitter the hashtag #BoycottKeurig is now number one in overall hashtags promoted by 600 accounts connected to Russian influence efforts tracked by the German Marshall Fund. The hashtag #standwithannity and the variant #istandwithhannity, #boycottkeurig, and #keurig are among the top trending hashtags promoted by these accounts.
On Sunday, white nationalist Angelo John Gage posted a video of himself on Twitter destroying a Keurig coffee machine using a hammer to protest the company's move to remove ads from Hannity's show. He used two of the hashtags amplified by the Russian social media network.
What's The Plural?
The mythical namesake of Arizona's capital and biggest city has appeared in countless pieces of literature, on flags and in even comic books, but one Utah parent is concerned that the phoenix should not be the mascot of a new high school in his town.
Farmington High School is set to open in 2018. Kyle Fraughton, of Farmington, doesn't think phoenix should be the school's mascot because the word sounds similar to "penises" when pluralized.
Fraughton said hecklers would jeer vulgar comments at the school's athletic teams and hopes to curb potential bullying.
Fraughton told The Salt Lake Tribune that he and his neighbors were practicing potential cheers and were perplexed by how to pluralize phoenix. They initially tried phoenixes but it didn't sound right.
"I looked on Google and a couple hits down I saw that the plural of phoenix was either phoenixes or phoenices," Fraughton told The Salt Lake Tribune. "I have no interest in my daughter or my son playing sports and getting referred to as something like a penis."
Hidden Passageway Discovered
Archaeologists believe they have found a hidden passageway beneath a 1,000-year-old Mayan temple.
The experts discovered the tunnel under the Kulkulcan pyramid, which is part of the Chichen Itza archaeological site in Yucatan, Mexico.
They think it could lead to a natural, water-filled sinkhole known as a cenote, which was discovered beneath the temple in 2015.
Cenotes are formed when limestone bedrock collapses, exposing the groundwater beneath.
Some of them are thought to have been used by the ancient Mayans for human sacrifices. Previous expeditions have found human bones in other cenotes beneath Chichen Itza.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 6-12. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. NFL Football: New England at Denver, NBC, 17.51 million.
2. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 14.56 million.
3. "CMA Awards," ABC, 14.28 million.
4. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 13.8 million.
5. "NCIS," CBS, 13.47 million.
6. NFL Football: Seattle at Arizona, NBC, 13.11 million.
7. "Young Sheldon," CBS, 12.39 million.
8. "60 Minutes," CBS, 11.27 million.
9. NFL Football: Detroit at Green Bay, ESPN, 11.15 million.
10. "Bull," CBS, 10.77 million.
11. "Football Night in America, Part 3," NBC, 10.3 million.
12. "The OT," Fox, 10.18 million.
13. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 9.94 million.
14. "This is Us," NBC, 9.89 million.
15. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 9.63 million.
16. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 9.48 million.
17. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 9.32 million.
18. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 9.22 million.
19. "Hawaii Five-0," CBS, 9.21 million.
20. "The Walking Dead," AMC, 8.69 million.
20. "Thursday Night Pre-Kick," NBC, 8.69 million.