M Is FOR MASHUP - November 26th, 2014
Cold Wave Mashups Album
From DJ Useo
Months ago, me & French mashup bootlegger Chocomang ( chocomang.org/ ) decided to work on a new mashup album project together. He suggested making all the tracks using Coldwave music ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coldwave ), a form of late 70's ; early 80's New Wave music. The style largely developed in France during the late 70s, with many European artists adopting the 'style'. The two of us had been the driving force behind three 1980's mashup collections ( www.suprmchaos.com/bcEnt-Wed-070214.index.html ) employing many home producers, & we were still feeling the drive to mix more.
We worked independently for many months, ultimately resulting in over thirty tracks. After reviewing what we'd mixed up, we adjusted, & replaced many of them, until we were certain we had the best compilation possible. Feedback has been scarce in the short time the album has been available, yet those who I chatted with are very impressed with what they heard. I'm still listening, & assessing, as it takes me quite a while to begin hearing my own mixes with an unbiased ear. Working with Chocomang really provided me a great source of perspective concerning which artists to pair. I had a swell mix going with Siouxsie & The Banshees vs T. Rex, but with Chocomang's assistance, I realized that The Grateful Dead would sound way better as the vocals, & the track changed drastically, yet for the better.
If I may, I'd like to share the actual playlist with you now, so you can see the many fine source artists we selected.
COLD WAVE Playlist
09 01 Alabama Spellbound (Siouxsie and the Banshees vs Grateful Dead) - DJ Useo
09 02 Lucretia Beats (Sisters Of Mercy vs The Go-Gos) - Chocomang
09 03 The Frozen Force - Part I (The Droids vs Madonna) - DJ Useo
09 04 A Forest Away (The Cure vs Lenny Kravitz) - Chocomang
09 05 Perfect Roman Photo (Ruth vs Pink) - DJ Useo
09 06 September Fall (The Chameleons vs Earth, Wind and Fire) - Chocomang
09 07 Unicorn Silk Skin Paws (Wire vs Basement Jaxx) DJ Useo
09 08 Close to the Story (30 seconds to Mars vs The Cure) - Chocomang
09 Lullaby Game (The Cure vs Queen) - DJ Useo
10 Lady Darkness (Anne Clark vs Beattraax vs Boney M vs Sunstroke Project) - Chocomang
11 Paranoid Home Computer (Kraftwerk vs Garbage) - DJ Useo
12 Fascination Figure (The Cure vs Nickelback) - Chocomang
13 Quiet Boom Life (Japan vs P.O.D.) - DJ Useo
14 I melt with pretty noose (Soundgarden vs Modern English) - Chocomang
15 Alex Chilton Ceremony (New Order vs Replacements) - DJ Useo
16 Monkey Skin (The Chameleons vs Pixies) - Chocomang
17 Never Stop Buddy Holly (Echo & The Bunnymen vs Weezer) - DJ Useo
18 Shock The Mussolini (D.A.F vs Peter Gabriel) - Chocomang
19 Perfekt Person To Person (Hypothetical Prophets vs Matt Minimal) - DJ Useo
20 Never Give Your Heart A Break Again (Depeche Mode vs Demi Lovato) - Chocomang
21 Dr Mabuse Time (Propaganda vs Owl City & CRJ) - DJ Useo & Chocomang
Stream, or download the complete zip file, "COLDWAVE, The Coldwave, Darkwave and Post-punk mashup album" from mirror links here ( audioboots.com/coldwave/ ) -
Or enjoy the single tracks for streaming, or downloading here ( hearthis.at/choco/set/coldwave/ )
Many thanks to Chocomang for his excellent & extensive work on this satisfying project. I think many will love what resulted. I know I'll be playing it often, for many years to come.
Andrew Tobias: Immigration, Infrastructure, and Keystone
Some will die from the occasional bridge collapse - not a small thing - but what most people will notice are the crippling disruptions in their lives and the economy. All it takes to fix it is . . . to fix it. Yet every year the Republican Congress blocks the American Jobs Act . . . or any other measure that would put un- and under-employed Americans to work on this. It's entirely un-American in the simple sense that it needlessly hurts America.
5 Insane Christian Movies You Won't Believe Are Serious (Cracked)
#5. C Me Dance (2009): The Devil Tries to Stop a Ballerina From Brainwashing the Entire Planet
Ed Cumming: "Dan Aykroyd: 'My Harley-Davidson is a form of psychiatric therapy. You get on that and you don't need a shrink'" (Guardian)
I believe in the continuous consciousness of the soul: when you die it goes off on a journey and becomes something else. You can draw on the power of those who have gone before - they will inspire and help you.
Emma Brockes: "Anjelica Huston: 'I wanted a perfect romance and a lovely husband'" (Guardian)
The affairs and the scandals of a life among Hollywood royalty - and where Renée Zellweger and Jennifer Lawrence get it wrong.
Catherine Shoard: "The gospel according to Bill Murray: impending apocalypse, seatbelt safety and his favourite saint" (Guardian)
The venerated actor is back on screen in new film St Vincent. Meanwhile, an audience with the man brings with it the offer of a bath and a lesson about the greatest living American.
Hari Kunzru: "Ursula Le Guin: 'Wizardry is artistry'" (Guardian)
The Word for World Is Forest, published in 1972, is clearly a product of this view. The book is a response to the Vietnam war, to which Le Guin was vehemently opposed. In a 2008 interview with the novelist Alexander Chee, she remembered writing it in London, where she and her husband were spending a sabbatical year. "I was unable to protest my country's increasing involvement by non-violent action. My frustrated anger and shame went pretty directly into the book."
EVIL BABY GLARE-OFF (Mommy Shorts)
"Manhattan, New York-based blogger Mommy Shorts had a contest to find the baby that looks most likely to bite your head off. It's called the "Evil Baby Glare-Off,' and it pits the mugs of 32 finalists against each other to select the biggest baby badass." - Neatorama
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Michelle in AZ
A good interview with Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend (the remaining members of The Who) talking about the first gig of their new tour, in Abu Dhabi. I've already got my floor seats for next April in Houston. The older I get the more impressed I am with Roger. And I used to think he was the stupid one and Pete was the smart one.
Sharon in Tejas
Thanks, Thanks, Sharon!
From The Creator of 'Avery Ant'
You see, Global Warming is just an important cause of the real problem, which is - Climate Instability\Derangement...
Back towards the end of the 1950s, the CIA (ours) commissioned studies on climate stability (as a causitive factor in social upheavals and such...).
I saw the results summarized in Annals of the Association of American Geographers, during the late 1960s.
Data was expressed in terms of eigenvectors, and you know what those are...
But the thrust seemed to be that whereas weather during the first half of the 20th century mostly fell between certain limits and followed reasonably understood and predictable patterns, that had come to an end.
The weather pendulum would henceforth take wider (and sometimes far less wide) swings between heat and cold, flood and drought.
Later, George Lakoff reports, a Republican think tank conjured up "Climate Change" as a benign euphemism, suggestive to the Lumpen of palm trees...
More recently, somebody in Washington called it Climate Derangement, and the GOP went wild - but that's the real problem...
James in Alhambra, CA
Here's what the Wiki says about Eigenvalues and eigenvectors:
"The prefix eigen- is adopted from the German word eigen for "own-" or "unique to", "peculiar to", or "belonging to" in the sense of "idiosyncratic" in relation to the originating matrix.
"Eigenvalues and eigenvectors have many applications in both pure and applied mathematics. They are used in matrix factorization, in quantum mechanics, and in many other areas.
from Marc Perkel
Hello Bartcop fans,
As you all know the untimely passing of Terry was unexpected, even by him. We all knew he had cancer but we all thought he had some years left. So some of us who have worked closely with him over the years are scrambling around trying to figure out what to do. My job, among other things, is to establish communications with the Bartcop community and provide email lists and groups for those who might put something together. Those who want to play an active roll in something coming from this, or if you are one of Bart's pillars, should send an email to email@example.com.
Bart's final wish was to pay off the house mortgage for Mrs. Bart who is overwhelmed and so very grateful for the support she has received. Anyone wanting to make a donation can click on this the yellow donate button on bartcop.com
But - I need you all to help keep this going. This note isn't going to directly reach all of Bart's fans. So if you can repost it on blogs and discussion boards so people can sign up then when we figure out what's next we can let more people know. This list is just over 600 but like to get it up to at least 10,000 pretty quick. So here's the signup link for this email list.
( mailman.bartcop.com/listinfo/bartnews )
from that Mad Cat, JD
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Sunny and dry, but not as windy.
Costume Sells for More Than $3 Million
The Cowardly Lion costume from the Wizard of Oz and the Casablanca piano, two of the most iconic pieces of movie memorabilia, sold at Bonham's Turner Classic Movies auction.
Both pieces went for more than $3 million (with buyer's premium). While neither result is a record, the sale price was at the upper end of presale estimates.
The Cowardly Lion costume, owned by Los Angeles TV museum founder James Comisar, fetched $3,077,000, which includes a buyer's premium of $477,000. The costume had been left in an old MGM building before it was rescued by a junk dealer cleaning out the abandoned building.
The piano, which an anonymous Los Angeles-area collector owned for decades, fetched $3,413,000, including a buyer's premium of $513,000. The piano is the one Sam (Dooley Wilson) played in Rick's Cafe Americain in Casablanca. The piano was likely built in 1927 and used in several productions. It features a modification made for the movie so that Rick (Humphrey Bogart) could open the lid from the rear to hide papers.
Most Popular British Funeral Music
Oh, those Brits and their irreverent sense of humor. According to The Telegraph, the most popular song to be played at British funerals is not a somber, traditional tune, but a comedy tune from national treasures Monty Python.
"Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life," the lighthearted take on death that closes out 1979's The Life of Brian, took the number one spot, beating out traditional choices "The Lord is My Shepherd" and "Abide with Me."
"There's been general shift towards people trying to find some way of celebrating the life of their loved ones, whether through the choice of music or in other ways," a spokesperson for Co-operative Funeralcare told The Tepegraph.
Nine songs by Queen, including "Who Wants to Live Forever" and "Don't Stop Me Now" (no, not "Another One Bites the Dust") also made the list. The most commonly-picked solo artist was Elvis Presley.
Chevalier de l'ordre national de la Légion d'Honneur
Phyllis (Pippa) Doyle
A World War II heroine who parachuted behind German lines on "perilous" spy missions, but was so modest she only told her children about it 15 years ago, was Tuesday presented with France's highest honour.
British-born Phyllis (Pippa) Doyle, now 93 and living in New Zealand, was awarded the Chevalier de l'ordre national de la Légion d'Honneur, or Knight of the national Order of the Legion of Honour.
The French ambassador to New Zealand, Laurent Contini, who presented the award to Doyle at a military barracks in Auckland, praised her courage in spying on German movements ahead of the D-Day landings in 1944.
During the war, she joined the Special Operations Executive (SOE), a British organisation involved in espionage and sabotage in occupied Europe, after her godmother's father was shot by the Nazis.
She spoke fluent French and on May 1, 1944, was parachuted into Normandy under the code name "Paulette", where she spied on German troops and sent coded messages back to London.
Phyllis (Pippa) Doyle
Gets Lift From St. Paul To Texas
A hummingbird has finally made its way south for the winter after accidentally ending up in Minnesota.
The rufous hummingbird was released Sunday in Texas after being flown there on a private jet supplied by an anonymous donor, according to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota.
The bird was brought to the center earlier this month after it ended up at the feeder of a St. Paul homeowner. The woman rescued the hummingbird after she realized it wasn't likely to survive the unseasonably cold weather at the time.
Experts believe the same system that brought the wintry weather blew the rust-colored bird off its migratory course, the Star Tribune reported.
Recount Ordered In Oregon
The final vote tally on an Oregon ballot measure that would require labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients was so close that state officials are doing a recount, a spokesman for the state said on Tuesday.
Final results show the Oregon measure losing by 812 votes out of a total of more than 1.5 million votes, according to the Oregon Secretary of State's Office.
"State law says that if the margin is no more than one-fifth of 1 percent of the total votes cast in that election...then there shall be an automatic hand recount," said Tony Green, spokesman for the secretary of state's office.
The recount is to take place Dec. 2-12, he said.
Small Town Takes On Big Rail
Enderlin, North Dakota
After her shift at the TraXside Cafe in the southeast North Dakota hamlet of Enderlin, all Karla Souer wants to do is go home. Unfortunately for the 38-year-old waitress the commute, which should only last a minute or two, can take a half-an-hour. That's because, chances are, there's a Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd train blocking the tracks somewhere on her route.
She has a lot of company. Partly thanks to North Dakota's energy boom, twenty-eight of the railroad's trains now traverse the city every day. Each carry hundreds of tank cars filled with oil or grain. Some idle as long as four hours, inconveniencing motorists, stranding pedestrians and posing logistical challenges for ambulances and firefighters.
Desperate for a solution, Enderlin's city councilors last month banned train breaks longer than 10 minutes. The railroad has, in turn, sued the city of nearly 900 in federal court. Canadian Pacific contends the order violates interstate commerce laws. The railroad's lawyers also asked a judge to grant a temporary injunction.
The verdict in the trial, which hasn't been scheduled, may have national implications. While courts have historically supported unfettered interstate commerce, an Enderlin victory could embolden other communities to impose restrictions. That would snarl transcontinental rail traffic, Canadian Pacific's lawyers said, and could stifle the oil industry in states like North Dakota.
Enderlin said in its own court filings that human safety should trump any financial harm to the company. It's not clear how much Enderlin is spending to defend itself, and city officials did not have data readily available. But Canadian Pacific has asked for the city to pay the railroad's legal fees should it prevail.
Enderlin, North Dakota
Weather Stunted Growth Of Peruvian Children
Children in Peru on the front line of a severe cyclical warming of the Pacific Ocean in 1997-98 suffered stunted growth, showing how extreme weather can cause lasting damage to health, a study said on Tuesday.
The study of 2,095 children born between 1991 and 2001 in villages around Tumbes in northern Peru found that those born during or just after the El Nino weather system, which caused floods, damaged crops and triggered illnesses such as malaria and diarrhoea, grew less than normal.
"The El Nino had a big effect by reducing food availability," William Checkley, one of the authors at Johns Hopkins University in the United States, told Reuters. Children aged under three, a crucial period for growth, were hardest hit.
Overall, children in areas apparently hardest hit by floods were 4 cm (1.6 inches) shorter than normal by the age of 10, he said.
Captured In Japan's 'Cove'
A rare albino dolphin has been captured by Japanese fishermen, according to a campaign group staging a protest against the sale or slaughter of the creatures.
The albino Risso's dolphin was driven into a cove over the weekend by fishermen at Taiji in Wakayama Prefecture, central Japan, said Sea Shepherd, which has teams of observers in the remote town.
The latest catch was made on Sunday, Sea Shepherd said, adding that another albino was caught in Taiji some 10 months ago.
The group said Taiji fishermen have so far killed about 170 Risso's dolphins in the hunting season that stretches from September through late February.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 17-23. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. NFL Football: various teams, CBS, 26.36 million.
2. NFL Football: Dallas at N.Y. Giants, NBC, 22.38 million.
3. "NCIS," CBS, 18.1 million.
4. "60 Minutes," CBS, 17.19 million.
5. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 16.86 million.
6. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 14.67 million.
7. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 14.61 million.
8. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 14.3 million.
9. "The Walking Dead," AMC, 13.33 million.
10. NFL Football: Pittsburgh vs. Tennessee, ESPN, 12.77 million.
11. "Madam Secretary," CBS, 12.41 million.
12. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 11.62 million.
13. "American Music Awards," ABC, 11.61 million.
14. "Football Night in America," NBC, 11.47 million.
15. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 11.13 million.
16. "Modern Family," ABC, 10.88 million.
17. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 10.82 million.
18. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 10.68 million.
19. "The Good Wife," CBS, 10.26 million.
20. "Mom," CBS, 10.19 million.