M Is FOR MASHUP - December 2nd, 2015
& Now...Today's Mashups! The Album
From DJ Useo
I wanted to put together a new mashup album of swell producers' tracks, & I also chose to only use names that had not been featured thusly before. Simply by accessing my Hearthis.at feed, I got a fantastic list of the latest mashups from my pre-selected contacts. In addition, my handy contact Who Wants The Credits ( hearthis.at/b7jhmy8f/ ) had nearly all of these wonderful tracks in his reshare list. I simply checked out the first track by the contributors, & went with that one, as they were all superb.
The styles employed were entirely chosen by the mixers. No theme was expected, or announced, so whomever they used was totally acceptable. So, you get artists like Green Day, Adele, Tiesto, Calvin Harris, & many more. All mixed by talented home producers you are not likely to have heard of before. There's tracks from Mr Reox, redtempest, markes191, almasto, Oscar Blanco & plenty more.
Next, I mastered all the tracks for an even listening experience. I collected everyones' artwork, info, & links which are all included in the file with the music. The album is titled "The Institute Of Bootleggers presents MASHUPS DU JOUR". Mirror links are located here
( theinstituteofbootleggers.blogspot.com/2015/11/institute-of-bootleggers-presents.html )
( groovytimewithdjuseo.blogspot.com/2015/11/institute-of-bootleggers-presents.html )
Feel free to see if this type of listening is suited for you with the preview link from DJ Poulpi. " Hello,Sorry for Breaking Your Dreams" ( Adele vs Green Day )
( hearthis.at/dj-poulpi/hello-sorry-for-breaking-your-dreams-adele-vs-green-day/ )
Remember, the cost of the collection is gratis, but the quality is priceless. Please to be enjoying.
PS. My close friend AtoZ had his birthday yesterday, so I gave him the gift of a 2 hour live show featuring his tracks exclusively. There's some testimonies, & more included to elevate the already fine content. The tracks are produced with consistent excellence, & you will find them most ingratiating, I believe. Hear the broadcast here, or you can download for posterity.
DJ Useo-AtoZ Birthday Show
Justin Gillis: Short Answers to Hard Questions About Climate Change (NY Times)
How much trouble are we in?
For future generations, big trouble.
Deborah Orr: Do I have sympathy for Isis supporters? Of course I do: they are humanity's saddest failures (The Guardian)
The two 15-year-old girls who fled their home in Austria to join Islamic State delivered themselves up to brutality. Who can view them without pity when the best examples of that way of thinking are Assad and Isis?
Adam Bruggs: Eating less meat isn't just good for you, it could save the planet (The Guardian)
The UK and US are reviewing their dietary guidelines - this is an opportunity to tackle climate change via people's plates.
Chris Elliott: Can you picture poverty without humiliating the poor? (The Guardian)
A reader objects to a photograph that identifies a family as vulnerable.
Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy: Amy Schumer's authenticity - not her nudity - makes her Pirelli photo 'real' (The Guardian)
The comedian looks great in the just-released calendar for the same reason Patti Smith and Tavi Gevinson do: they're being themselves.
Davian Venture: 6 Reasons Everything You Know About Nutrition Is Wrong (Cracked)
Nutrition is one of the most frustrating sciences in that it is arguably the most important to our daily lives, but we barely know diddly tits about it. Knowing what foods are good for us and which ones will kill us instantly seems like the type of thing we'd invest more serious energy into decoding, but "healthy" and "unhealthy" foods trade places more often than pro wrestlers in a tag-team match.Take coffee for example: First it was good for you, then it was bad, then it was good again, then it caused cancer, and then it cured cancer.
Scotch, beer and cigarettes: my weekend with Patricia Highsmith (The Guardian)
Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy first met novelist Patricia Highsmith for a tour of a cemetery. The two became firm friends, though Pat's opinions and pride in her own paintings caused a few sticky moments.
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The Flooded Apartment
Here's the latest re: our supposed apartment.
After paying somebody to move our furniture from the two severley affected rooms, I got an urgent vmail Tuesday asking me to "get over here right away, we need you to move the furniture out of the living room so that the weatherization people can replace the air conditioner, they need to get to the patio."
The air conditioner isn't anywhere near the patio.
And nothing regarding when they will fix the floor.
Very dishearteneing. Just what we needed at approaching Christmas holidays.
Thanks for your continued support.
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Returns To Ball State
Comedian and Ball State University graduate David Letterman is donating memorabilia from his career in television to his alma mater.
Ball State President Paul Ferguson made the announcement Monday night before Letterman spoke to a sold-out crowd at Emens Auditorium with filmmakers Spike Jonze and Bennett Miller. Ferguson said Letterman plans to donate Emmy Awards, a talk-show set, props and other items to create "The David Letterman Experience" at the Muncie school.
Letterman graduated from Ball State in 1969 and has since returned to the school for a lecture series with other celebrities. He shared the stage at Emens Auditorium with Oprah Winfrey in 2012, Rachel Maddow in 2011 and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone in 2010.
Onstage Monday, Letterman, who has grown a bushy beard, joked about how meaningful something called "The David Letterman Experience" might be.
"So you can sit at a desk and pretend to talk to an actor?" he said.
Wins 'Literary Review Bad Sex' Award
Maybe he should have stuck to writing songs - former Smiths frontman and lyricist Morrissey has won the annual award for the poorest quality writing about sex.
The award that writers don't want to get was given on Tuesday at a gala ceremony in central London.
The prize was given for Morrissey's first novel, "List of the Lost." The judges cited a scene between relay runner Ezra and his girlfriend Eliza in which the couple "rolled together into the one giggling snowball of full-figured copulation."
Morrissey is the 23rd winner of the not-so-prestigious prize awarded by the Literary Review magazine to spotlight "poorly written, perfunctory or redundant" passages of sexual description. Explicitly pornographic works aren't eligible.
Past winners include Norman Mailer and Tom Wolfe.
Fundamentalism Is 'Disease Of All Religions'
Pope Francis said fundamentalism is "a disease of all religions", including the Roman Catholic Church, as he returned from a three-nation tour of Africa in which he preached reconciliation and hope.
"Fundamentalism is always a tragedy. It is not religious, it lacks God, it is idolatrous," the Argentine pontiff told journalists on the plane back from the Central African Republic.
"Together, we must say no to hatred, to revenge and to violence, particularly that violence which is perpetrated in the name of a religion or of God himself," he said.
Speaking later in the day as he flew back to Rome, Francis said Islam was not the only religion to suffer from violent extremists, such as the ones behind the deadly attacks in Paris which were claimed by the Islamic State.
"We Catholics, we have a few, even many fundamentalists. They believe they know absolute truth and corrupt others," he said, adding: "I can say this because this is my Church."
Passageway May Lead To Aztec Ruler
A Mexican archaeologist said his team has found a tunnel-like passageway that apparently leads to two sealed chambers, the latest chapter in the search for the as-yet undiscovered tomb of an Aztec ruler.
The Aztecs are believed to have cremated the remains of their leaders during their 1325-1521 rule, but the final resting place of the cremains has never been found. Outside experts said Tuesday the find at Mexico City's Templo Mayor ruin complex would be significant.
The National Institute of Anthropology and History said Monday that a team led by archaeologist Leonardo Lopez Lujan had discovered an 8.4-meter (27-foot) long tunnel leading into the center of a circular platform where dead rulers were believed to have been cremated.
The mouth of the tunnel was sealed by a 3-ton slab of rock. When experts lifted it in 2013, they found a hollow space marked by offerings both rich and grisly.
Gold ornaments and the bones of eagles and infants were found in an offering box. Two skulls of children between 5 and 7 years old were found with the first three vertebrae, suggesting they might have been decapitated. The kind of stone knives used in human sacrifices were also found, as well as a hand and bones from two feet.
Lawmaker Blames Victims
Rep. JoAnn Windholz
A Republican state lawmaker from Denver blamed Planned Parenthood for a deadly shootout last week at a clinic in Colorado Springs.
Rep. JoAnn Windholz (R-Delusional) wrote in a Facebook posting Monday that Planned Parenthood is "the real culprit" for violence.
She called Planned Parenthood the "true instigator of this violence" because it provides abortions.
"Violence begets violence," Windholz wrote, concluding with a plea to pray for women who get abortions and doctors who perform them.
The lawmaker confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the posting is accurate but said she had nothing more to say about it.
Rep. JoAnn Windholz
'Love & Hip Hop'
A cast member of the VH1 reality show "Love & Hip Hop" was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in federal prison for drug trafficking.
Mendeecees Harris, 37, also agreed to forfeit the $171,000 he made from the television show, along with a 2011 Audi R8 sports car worth $111,000.
Harris pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to distribute and possess heroin and cocaine. Prosecutors said the 37-year-old New York City resident was involved in drug trafficking from 2005 until 2012, including from 2006 to 2008 when he was part of an operation that distributed drugs in the upstate city of Rochester, where he was prosecuted.
The sentence was the lowest possible term under a plea agreement that included a maximum prison sentence of just over 10 years.
Mystery Boats Carrying Dead Bodies
They drift into seas near Japan by the dozens every year, ghostly wrecked ships thought to come from impoverished North Korea.
Japanese authorities said Tuesday they are investigating nearly a dozen wooden boats carrying decomposing bodies that were found off the country's northwestern coast over the past month.
In most cases, the bodies are in such bad shape after being at sea for weeks that it's been impossible to determine their cause of death, officials say.
On Nov. 20, officials found 10 bodies in three boats off the coast of Ishikawa prefecture. Two days later, another wooden boat was found off nearby Fukui prefecture with six skulls, one nearly intact body with a head, and various other bones and remains, coast guard official Yuka Amao told The Associated Press.
Coast guard officials said at least 11 shoddy fishing boats carrying the bodies have arrived since late October. Most are carrying equipment, nets and signs written in Korean, including one carrying a sign saying "Korean People's Army," the North Korean army.
Insufficient funding and tighter admissions standards have made it too hard for California high school students to win admission to the state's public university system, a new report says.
The report by the Campaign for College Opportunity comes as the California State University system and the 10-campus University of California promise to make room for more in-state students as businesses in the state prepare for an anticipated shortage of more than 1 million people with bachelor's degrees.
Despite the job market's higher demand for skilled employees and more students interested in going to college, only 11 percent of Californians between 18 and 29 attend four-year public institutions, the report showed.
The study says state spending is at a 30-year low per student in a higher education institution, leading to a lack of spaces for qualifying students.
International and out-of-state students pay more in tuition than Californians, and critics have accused the university of admitting them at the expense of Californians.
The Chinese scientist behind the world's biggest cloning factory has technology advanced enough to replicate humans, he told AFP, and is only holding off for fear of the public reaction.
Boyalife Group and its partners are building the giant plant in the northern Chinese port of Tianjin, where it is due to go into production within the next seven months and aims for an output of one million cloned cows a year by 2020.
In the factory pipeline are also thoroughbred racehorses, as well as pet and police dogs, specialised in searching and sniffing.
Boyalife is already working with its South Korean partner Sooam and the Chinese Academy of Sciences to improve primate cloning capacity to create better test animals for disease research.
And it is a short biological step from monkeys to humans -- potentially raising a host of moral and ethical controversies.