M Is FOR MASHUP - December 3rd, 2014
New Mashups For December
By DJ Useo
DJ Schmolli Mashup Advent Calendar
( djschmolli.com/advent-calendar-2013/ )
DJ Morgoth - The Power Of New Divide [Frankie Goes To Hollywood vs. Linkin Park]
( hearthis.at/djmorgoth/the-power-of-new-divide-frankie-goes-to-hollywood-vs-linkin-park )
DJ Qwerty - Mad Mix Mustang - Downtown Girl ( Petula Clarke vs Billy Joel )
From The Various Mashup Artists Collection "MALT SHOP MASHUPS" ( Album link at page )
( hearthis.at/djqwerty/mad-mix-mustang-downtown-girl )
DJ BC's FANTASTIC 9 various mashup artist annual CHRISTMAS collection
( www.christmash.com/ )
Kill mR DJ - World Goes Strange (Paul van Dyk vs SHM vs Ke vs Whitney Houston)
( hearthis.at/killmrdj/killmrdj-world-goes-strange-paul-van-dyk-vs-shm-vs-ke-vs-whitney-houston )
oTschEn's TRAP-MIX (2014) is actually a long mix of dubstep styles, no mashups, but it's great.
( hearthis.at/otschen/trap-mix-2014 )
Back next Wednesday with some more audio goodies.
Sarah Ferris: Ebola disappears from media spotlight after midterms (The Hill)
Cable news coverage of Ebola has virtually disappeared in the two weeks since the midterm elections, according to an analysis by a media watchdog group.
Just 49 broadcasts have mentioned Ebola in the last two weeks, compared to 1,000 mentions in the four weeks leading up to Election Day, according to a review of transcripts by Media Matters for America.
David Tedrow: Without Obamacare, I would have died. I'm scared the Supreme Court is going to gut the part that saved me (Washington Post)
The Obamacare subsidies saved my life. Now, I'm scared the Supreme Court is going to gut them. In 2010, at 54, I was diagnosed with non-alcoholic cirrhosis (end-stage liver disease). It's debilitating, and a transplant is the only cure.
Andrew Tobias: Who Matters…
Republicans care SO MUCH about the four Americans who died serving their country in a dangerous part of the world that they've completed seven investigations into the tragedy.* An eighth is under way. […] So I have a question. What about the American lives being saved by Obamacare? Like this guy's? What about the estimated 45,000 American lives previously lost annually for lack of access to affordable insurance? Do they matter in any way? Or the thousands dead for lack of universal background checks? Or the millions blocked from a better life by Republican refusal to raise the minimum wage? How about seven or eight investigations into those?
Arturo Garcia: Lawrence O'Donnell rips St. Louis prosecutor for 'making it impossible for Darren Wilson to fail' (Raw Story)
MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell blasted St. Louis County assistant district attorney Kathy Alizadeh on Wednesday for taking weeks to tell the grand jury in the Darren Wilson case she made a major mistake regarding police officers' right to use legal force. "With prosecutors like this, Darren Wilson never really needed a defense lawyer," he said.
Rivka Galchen: What kind of funny is he? (London Review of Books)
I have come to the conclusion that anyone who thinks about Kafka for long enough inevitably develops a few singular, unassimilable and slightly silly convictions. (The graph may be parabolic, with the highest incidence of convictions - and the legal resonance is invited - found among those who have spent the most time thinking and those who have spent next to no time thinking.) My own such amateur conviction is that the life of Franz Kafka reads like a truly great comedy.
12 Female Characters Who Keep Shaving [Armpits] Despite Constant Peril (BuzzFeed)
Just because you live in fear for your life doesn't mean you let yourself go, ladies!
Geoffrey Nowell-Smith: L'avventura: A Present Absence (Criterion)
At the time of L'avventura's premiere at Cannes, in May 1960, [the director] was forty-six and had directed five previous features, all of them interesting but none of them able to massively capture the public's attention. The premiere was a disaster, with catcalls erupting throughout the auditorium. But the critics loved it, and so-when it went into international release-did wider audiences. With L'avventura, Antonioni's career was made, and the film is now an acknowledged classic.
The Hug of the Century (Vitality 101)
A woman found a badly injured lion in the forest. She took it with her and nursed it back to health. When it was better, she made arrangements with a zoo to take the lion and give it a new and happy home. This video was taken when she returned to the zoo some time later to see how her lion was doing. Watch the lion's amazing reaction when he sees her!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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I Love My Librarian Award
They work everywhere from Frankfort, Kentucky, to Oakland, California, doing everything from helping out in a juvenile detention facility to giving advice on resume writing.
They are this year's winners of the I Love My Librarian Award, announced Tuesday by the American Library Association and sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and The New York Times. Each winner receives $5,000.
Among the 10 recipients is Michael Beller at Mills College in Oakland, the "go to" person on campus for research questions, and Cherry Hamrick, of Lansing, Michigan, who personally supervised a new, environmentally friendly building for the Delta Township District Library.
The awards were established in 2008. They are based on submissions from library patrons.
Birth Announcement Correction
A birth announcement spotted in Australia's Courier-Mail is making headlines today.
The parents' acceptance of their child - and transparency about his sex change - was praised on Facebook and Twitter.
Yolanda Bogert and Guy Kershaw spoke to the Courier-Mail about their decision to go public with the news that their daughter is now identifying as their son.
"I needed to show my son I support him 100 per cent and wanted to let the world know that," Bogert said.
Identified With DNA
King Richard III
Scientists say there is "overwhelming evidence" that a skeleton found under a parking lot is that of England's King Richard III, but their DNA testing also has raised questions about the nobility of some of his royal successors.
The bones of the 15th-century king were dug up in the city of Leicester in 2012, and experts have published initial data suggesting they belong to Richard, including an analysis of his curved spine and the injuries that killed him.
"The probability that this is Richard is 99.999 per cent," said Turi King, a geneticist at the University of Leicester who led the research. When she and colleagues compared the skeleton's DNA obtained from the ground-up powder of one tooth and a leg bone to samples provided by a 14th cousin on Richard's maternal side, they found a perfect match.
Scientists also compared the skeleton's DNA to samples from living relatives on Richard's father's side. They found no match, a discovery that could throw the nobility of some royals into question.
While researchers weren't able to say where on the family tree the adultery occurred, they said the findings potentially raise questions about the legitimacy of Henry V, Henry VI and the entire Tudor dynasty, including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
King Richard III
Creed frontman Scott Stapp's wife is seeking a divorce from her estranged husband.
Jaclyn Stapp filed for divorce from the 41-year-old singer and asked a judge in Palm Beach County, Florida, last month to have her husband admitted to a substance abuse facility. She said her husband has been using several drugs and threatened to kill himself and harm his family. She said he left their home in early October.
Stapp has been posting rambling online videos on Facebook over the past week saying he's broke. He denied he's taking drugs or alcohol and said he is "as sober as can be."
"When you can't get any help from law enforcement, your federal government or even local attorneys, what options am I left with except to make public statements like this, and put it out on the Internet and hope that someone's going to realize that the rumors that have been spread about me are lies," he said in one video.
Judge Allows Publication Of Files
'In Cold Blood'
The son of a Kansas law enforcement officer who helped investigate the 1959 killings that inspired the book "In Cold Blood" can publish his father's field notes that he contended Monday substantially contradict the account found in Truman Capote's literary masterpiece.
In a ruling made public Monday, Shawnee County District Court Judge Larry Hendricks said he made an error when he initially blocked publication of the criminal investigation files in 2012. His decision means that Ronald Nye of Oklahoma City can use his father's files for a book he plans about the slayings of prominent farmer and community leader Herbert Clutter, his wife and two children in Holcomb.
The Kansas attorney general's office had sued Nye to keep him from publishing the files. Nye had planned to auction the records, but later decided to write a book with author Gary McAvoy. Nye and McAvoy can now work with agents and find a publisher for their book.
Nye's father, Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent Harold Nye, kept the case files at his home. Hendricks ruled Nye's First Amendment right to publish the material outweigh the government's interest in maintaining the confidentiality of its investigative records. Nye and McAvoy would not reveal exactly what is in the files, but Nye said his father's notebooks had "vast discrepancies" from what Capote wrote.
Ronald Nye said his late father took detailed notes about the case. Nye recalled that his father was so disappointed in Capote's book that he read only about 115 pages before throwing it across the room. He said his dad walked out of the movie's premiere after just 15 minutes.
'In Cold Blood'
Charleston, South Carolina
Archaeologists in Charleston, South Carolina, believe they have found the wooden remnants of an 18th century wharf where an estimated 100,000 enslaved Africans arrived in America during the peak of the international slave trade.
Traces of Gadsden's Wharf were located during an exploratory dig this fall at the waterfront site of the city's planned $75 million International African American Museum, said Eric Poplin, senior archaeologist at Brockington and Associates.
City and cultural leaders said the discovery will allow an important piece of history to be preserved. Some 100,000 West African slaves were taken to the wharf, located on the Cooper River near Charleston Harbor, between 1783 and 1808.
Historians say an estimated 40 percent of all enslaved Africans brought to North America came through Charleston, more than any other port.
Dish Pissing Match
CBS Corp said Dish Network Corp customers will lose access to the CBS broadcast network on Thursday if the two companies did not reach a new deal on terms for carrying the channel by then.
The tense negotiations sets the stage for a potential blackout of the most watched U.S. television network and home to popular shows such as "The Big Bang Theory" and "NCIS".
Two extensions to the contract's initial Nov. 20 expiration had allowed the two companies to continue negotiations and keep CBS and its CBS Sports cable channel on air for Dish's 14 million subscribers.
The talks are the latest in a long string of disputes between media conglomerates and distributors over the price of carrying cable channels.
U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports the procedure and health insurers should pay for it.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines stop short of telling parents to have their newborn sons circumcised. That is a personal decision that may involve religious or cultural preferences, said the CDC's Dr. Jonathan Mermin.
But "the scientific evidence is clear that the benefits outweigh the risks," added Mermin, who oversees the agency's programs on HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
These are the first federal guidelines on circumcision, a brief medical procedure that involves cutting away the foreskin around the tip of the penis. Germs can grow underneath the foreskin, and CDC officials say the procedure can lower a male's risk of sexually-transmitted diseases, penile cancer and even urinary tract infections.
Washing Up On European Shores
For decades, strange blocks inscribed with the word "Tjipetir" have been washing up on the shores of northern Europe without explanation. Now an Englishwoman says the maritime mystery may have been solved.
Tracey Williams, of Cornwall, in the United Kingdom, first stumbled upon one of the large blocks while walking her dog and looking for driftwood on a beach near her home in the summer of 2012.
Williams heard that these rubber-like blocks had been washing up in France, Holland and Germany - so she launched a Facebook page to bring together disparate people trying to figure out their origin.
Two people reached out to her, independent of one another, saying the blocks came from a wreck 150 miles west of the Isles of Scilly, off England's Cornish peninsula.
The wrecksite.eu database says a German submarine torpedoed that vessel in May 1917.
Bobby Keys, a saxophonist and lifelong rock 'n' roller who played on recordings by Buddy Holly and John Lennon and performed one of the all-time blowout solos on the Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar," has died at his home in Franklin, Tennessee. He was 70 years old.
Michael Webb, who played keyboard with Keys, said Keys died Tuesday after a lengthy illness. Keys had been on tour with the Stones earlier this year before his health prevented him from performing.
Known for his heavy jowls and raw, raucous style, the Lubbock, Texas, native was born on the same day as Keith Richards - Dec. 18, 1943 - and the Stones guitarist would often cite Keys as a soul mate and favourite musician. Besides "Brown Sugar," Keys also played memorable solos on such Stones favourites as the 7-minute jam "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" and the country-styled "Sweet Virginia." Other career highlights included John Lennon's chart-topping "Whatever Gets You Through the Night" and albums by Richards, George Harrison, Barbra Streisand and Eric Clapton.
Keys' career dated back to the 1950s, when as a teenager he played with fellow Lubbock native Holly and The Crickets. He met the Stones in the mid-'60s while they were on the same bill at a state fair in San Antonio, Texas, and was distraught that the British rockers had recorded a cover of Holly's "Not Fade Away."
"I said, 'Hey, that was Buddy's song,'" Keys recalled in Richards' memoir "Life," published in 2010. "Who are these pasty-faced, funny-talking, skinny-legged guys to come over here and cash in on Buddy's song?"
But once Keys listened more closely, he decided the Stones were playing "actual rock and roll," an opinion the Stones more than shared about Keys. He first recorded with them in the late 1960s and toured and recorded with them off and on over the following decades, his work featured on three of the group's most acclaimed albums: "Let It Bleed," ''Sticky Fingers" and "Exile on Main Street."
In some ways, he was too close to Richards, developing a heroin addiction that led to his temporary estrangement from the group. But he was with them on every major tour over the past quarter century, dependably stepping up for his solo on "Brown Sugar."
Keys' memoir "Every Night's a Saturday Night" was published in 2012, with a foreword by Richards. Keys recalled that he was first exposed to rock 'n' roll through Holly's music - not on the radio, but at the grand opening of a Texas gas station near the home of Keys' grandparents. It was the first time he had heard an electric guitar played live.
"And right then and there I knew I wanted to have something to do with that music," Keys explained. Holly "just kinda lit a fuse that started burning then, and it's still burning now."