M Is FOR MASHUP - December 9th, 2015
Free Mashup Hosting
From DJ Useo
In order to get ones mashups to listeners, it requires mp3 hosting. There's some free hosting, but it's worth just that - nothing! There's also paid hosting, but it's not reliable. I've actually never had hosting that lasted. Not even if I pay. I had paid divshare hosting. They kicked me off, & to this day they still offer plays & downloads of my tracks that I had hosted there. Without me. Soundcloud hosting kicked me off after many years, as they did so many others. The current word on Soundcloud is they owe millions in debt. I did a quick check on google search, & found tons of my mixes hosted by people who liked them enough to spring for the hosting themselves. Allow me to share a few of those links now.
01 - Someone liked a lot of my mashups. This page has many links for my tracks, from "Bad Whip Rising" ( Devo vs CCR ) to "Walrus In The USA" ( John Mellencamp vs Beatles vs Pimprock ). Watch out for the popups.
( suppermp3.com/playlist/single/track/mp3/dj-useo.html )
02 - This track is hosted at many places. "Bad Whip Rising" ( Devo vs CCR ) Better hosting than the above link.
( soundcloud.com/the-3rd-world-2011/16-dj-useo-devo-vs-creedance )
03 - "You Really Give Me Shelter" ( Rolling Stones vs Mott the Hoople ) This is from a group that collects Rolling Stones related music. Almost 10, 000 plays! Woot!
( soundcloud.com/rolling-stones_mashup_set/rolling-stones-mott-hoople )
04 - This page has plenty of long mixes by me, including some of my pals. There's also many of my mashups from "Pretty Thoughts" (Sex Pistols vs Muse)(v2) to "Uncontrollable Hello" (Devo vs Cheap Trick) . I see they also have some of my current Mashup Showcase podcast. Ni-ice.
05 - This page shares direct links to my tracks, thus promoting me in a most welcome manner. Featured initial mix is "The Power Of Ghostbusters" ( Ray Parker Jr vs Huey Lewis and the News ) .
( mixtape.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:99 )
06 - Here's a bunch of my early stuff from mashups like "Get Sexy Chick" (Sugababes vs David Guetta feat Akon) to long mixes like my "Inexplicable Mix (1:15:41). Again, watch out for popups!
( mp3skull.la/mp3/dj_useo.html )
07 - Leave It In The Mood" ( Yes vs Robert Plant ) is the featured cut on this page. I am chuffed to see this one still hosted. I'll have new working links for it myself, very soon.
( www.themashup.org/bolster/?p=6058 )
08 - These mugs have the link for my Double Secret Album. The links work, too.
( www.mashup-charts.com/dj-useo-double-secret-album/ ) I could go & on, but you get the idea. Still, the best working links are found on my actual blog ( groovytimewithdjuseo.blogspot.com/ ). You can also find swell working links for my mashups at these links -
Regular mashups - ( hearthis.at/vXMfxz7w/ )
Weird mashups - ( www.hulkshare.com/DJUseo )
There's also plenty of working box.com, & google drive links hosted on my blog. The real treasure chest, though, is my albums blog
( djuseomashupalbums.blogspot.com/ )
Currently, all the links for each album are working, & most have mirrored links.
In the coming month, I'll be re-uploading all my tracks not currently hosted by me. I hope you hear at least 1. ;)
"What are the lyrics to 'The Twelve Days of Crispness'?" (Straight Dope)
Walt Kelly achieved renown for his comic strip Pogo, which was syndicated from 1949 until his death in 1975. […] Featuring a cast of animal characters living in Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp, Pogo was a critically lauded mix of unadulterated silliness, pointed political satire, gleeful slapstick, and amazing wordplay. (One famous line, as it appeared on an Earth Day poster in 1970: "We have met the enemy and he is us."
Cecil Adams: Why are there so many mattress stores? (Straight Dope)
To my mind, it's not just about how these stores manage to stay in business: the question is, moreover, how are there so goddamn many of them - particularly right now? Where I live, in Chicago, entire blocks are all but overrun with the places, which frankly don't do much for a street's aesthetics.
Cecil Adams: Was Martin Luther King, Jr. a plagiarist? (Straight Dope)
Did he plagiarize most of his writings? He plagiarized a lot of them. An investigation conducted by Boston University, where King got his Ph.D. in theology, determined that he had appropriated roughly a third of his doctoral thesis from a dissertation written three years earlier by another graduate student. Curiously, the same faculty member had been "first reader" of both theses, leading some to wonder whether King's faculty advisers at BU were incompetent or just guilty white liberals who gave a promising young black leader a pass.
Malcolm Gladwell: How to Cure Cancer (New Yorker)
A new book argues that we could save a hundred thousand patients every year-if we let doctors break the rules.
Ginger Strand: How Jane Vonnegut Made Kurt Vonnegut a Writer (New Yorker)
They both dreamed of writing. Together they fantasized about going to Europe or Mexico to work as news correspondents, going to Hollywood to work as screenwriters, building side-by-side studios in their back yard and pounding out masterpieces. "I wish I could write as well as you," he told her in an undated, postwar letter. "Right now you're the composer and I'm the musical instrument. We periodically swap roles."
Anna Dakota, Anonymous: 5 Awful Things I Learned About Drugs Working At A Pharmacy (Cracked)
There's a reason "sexy pharmacist" is neither a popular Halloween costume nor a porno trope. "What, the guy who hands you the pills?" you say. "That sounds like a job that could easily be self-serve. You trust me to buy my own cough syrup, right?"
Cornelius Hayer: 6 Foreign Words So Dark There Are No English Equivalents (Cracked)
Here at Cracked, we frequently search through foreign dictionaries to find the most kickass wordsthat we wish we had in English. However, there are a handful of phrases from around the world that are shorthand for common situations that are so horrific, we're overjoyed we've never needed to adopt them into Americaspeak.
Paul Krugman: Partisan Growth Gaps (NY Times)
Republicans make big boasts, but things go better under Democrats.
QUOCTRUNG BUI and MARGOT SANGER-KATZ: We Mapped the Uninsured. You'll Notice a Pattern. (NY Times)
Two years into Obamacare, clear regional patterns are emerging about who has health insurance in America and who still doesn't. The remaining uninsured are primarily in the South and the Southwest. They tend to be poor. They tend to live in Republican-leaning states.
Matt Sedensky and Nomaan Merchant: Hundreds Of Cops Kicked Off Force For Committing Sex Crimes (Huffington Post)
The number is unquestionably an undercount because it represents only those officers whose licenses to work in law enforcement were revoked, and not all states take such action.
Jessica Valenti: Why is it still legal to take creepshots of women in public places? (The Guardian)
When Jase Dillan turned a camera on a man allegedly filming women's clothed privates on a public street, he said he doesn't need permission - and he's right.
Zachary Frey: 8 Bizarre Movie Scenes You Didn't Know Really Happened (Cracked)
We only ask one thing of movies: to take our minds off our dull, everyday lives with preposterous scenes of reality getting double-teamed by imagination and his good friend special effects. It's a simple enough request which Hollywood still managed to fuck up by giving us films that, sure, look totally insane and wonderfully unrealistic, but which have actually happened in real life ... sort of.
Erica Hatch: 29 Photographs (SlipTalk)
Photographs are absolutely fascinating to me. Some of them are way before my time and help clear up some mystery. Others are photographs of things that the human eye will never be able to see until we've zoomed in on the subject. Photographs hold memories, stories, and fascinating ideas. That is exactly what these incredible photos are intended for. These will definitely stimulate curious minds.
James Smythe: Ten things I learned about writing from Stephen King (The Guardian)
1. Write whatever the hell you like
Gary Saul Morson: The intolerable dream (New Criterion)
Don Quixote at four hundred.
David Bruce: Wise Up! Music (Athens News)
Famed violinist Jascha Heifetz once tried to play Charlie Chaplin's violin, but it made a horrible noise. Mr. Chaplin then played it with his left hand doing the bowing, and it sounded beautiful. He had put all of the strings on backward.
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You probably already received this - Douglas Tompkins, co-founder of North Face
I've worn North Face and Esprit clothing and had no idea that the founder was such a badass. What a loss for the world today.
Thanks for the page, Marty. Appreciate the work here and I'm sure BartCop is smiling upon you from wherever his spirit landed.
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REPUBLICANS ARE ALWAYS WRONG!
THE WAR INSIDE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!
ISIS IS MAKING PLANS.
TURNING UP THE HEAT ON HISTORY!
A FASCIST DEMAGOGUE!
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DILDOS WITH DILDOS!
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In The Chaos Household
Nearly seven months after blues legend B.B. King died, his Mississippi gravesite is being turned into a serene spot where blues fans can pay their respects.
At ceremony Friday a black granite marker will be unveiled, engraved with his signature, that will become the centerpiece of a memorial courtyard outside the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola.
The courtyard, with benches, eventually will be surrounded by walls that alternate between solid panels engraved with song titles and wooden slats that allow breezes to pass through the space.
King was 89 when he died May 14 at his home in Las Vegas. He was buried two weeks later at the museum in Indianola, the hometown in the Mississippi Delta cotton country where he first sang and played guitar on street corners as a young man and where he continued to play annual concerts until a year before his death.
Expenses to develop the memorial courtyard will be paid partly by King's estate and partly by private donations to the museum. Mississippi's economic development agency is also contributing about $50,000 because it's a tourist attraction.
Adventure Show Star Charged
A former beauty queen who hosts an Outdoor Channel adventure show illegally shot an Alaska grizzly bear and conspired to cover up the violation, according to charges filed in a rural state court.
Theresa Vail, 25, of Wichita, Kansas, the star of "Limitless with Theresa Vail," is charged with killing a grizzly bear in May without possessing a state bear tag for the animal. Investigators say she held a single bear tag and shot a male grizzly bear, attempted to kill it with a second shot, and instead fired and killed a second bear, a sow grizzly.
Vail also is charged with unsworn falsification, another misdemeanor. Prosecutor Aaron Peterson in a criminal complaint said Vail signed and backdated a big game tag record to make it appear she had purchased the tag before shooting the bear.
Also charged in the case are master guide Michael Wade Renfro, 46, and assistant guide Joseph Andrew Miller, 45. They conspired to cover up Vail's violation by obtaining the second bear tag after the bears died and submitted wrong information to game authorities, charging documents say.
Tracking A "Travesty"
The Washington Post reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation plans to replace its inadequate system for tracking police violence by 2017, with an FBI official calling it a "travesty." "We are responding to a real human outcry," FBI assistant director Stephen L. Morris told the Post. "People want to know what police are doing, and they want to know why they are using force. It always fell to the bottom before. It is now the highest priority." ThePost reports that the FBI will begin to collect "much more granular" data about instances of police violence, and more than just shootings; the new system will reportedly track the use of stun guns, pepper spray, and other means that injure or kill civilians.
If the FBI follows through, it would be a huge improvement over the agency's current systems, which leave countless deaths and acts of violence in the shadows. The Washington Post's tireless work this year in documenting police shootings emphasized the federal government's stunning failure to collect data. According to the Post, as of today 913 people have been shot and killed by police this year, including 82 who were unarmed. When the FBI first promised to get better at tracking the data in April, Vox reported that the FBI's data on police violence has "tremendous limitations."
Those limitations have been painfully felt by a national movement against police violence that coalesced following the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri last year. And while Morris' language is forceful, the FBI may have a difficult time keeping its latest promises. The Post reports that the new system will still be voluntary for local police departments. "We will be relying on peer pressure and financial incentives," Morris said.
But at least it will be easier for police to submit reports. Morris told the Post he had experts working on "something like a Turbo Tax form."
Interplanetary Gold Rush
Space Mining Law
Flashing some interplanetary gold bling and sipping "space water" might sound far-fetched, but both could soon be reality, thanks to a new US law that legalizes cosmic mining.
In a first, President Barack Obama signed legislation at the end of November that allows commercial extraction of minerals and other materials, including water, from asteroids and the moon.
That could kick off an extraterrestrial gold rush, backed by a private aeronautics industry that is growing quickly and cutting the price of commercial space flight.
The US Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act of 2015 says that any materials American individuals or companies find on an asteroid or the moon is theirs to keep and do with as they please.
While the Space Act breaks with the concept that space should be shared by everyone on Earth for scientific research and exploration, it establishes the rights of investors to profit from their efforts, at least under US law.
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Glaciers Are Melting Faster Than Ever
In the past century, the glaciers of Greenland have melted at least two times faster than they have at any other time in nearly10,000 years, according to a new study.
The reason, said lead researcher William D'Andrea, is increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels.
The study, published Tuesday in the journal Climate of the Past, offers new proof that glaciers can grow and shrink rapidly-over decades and centuries rather than hundreds or thousands of years-in response to temperature and snowfall changes.
In November, scientists reported that the melt of northern Greenland's Zachariæ Isstrøm glacier, which alone holds enough water to hike sea levels 19 inches, has accelerated since 2012 to about 5 billion metric tons of meltwater a year.
"There is no reason to expect that glaciers should be retreating this fast based on natural forcing mechanisms alone," said D'Andrea, a paleo-climatologist with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. "But what we're seeing all over the Arctic is glaciers melting, at rate that can't be explained by natural long-term changes in the energy budget of the Arctic."
In a trailer park tucked among irrigated orchards that help make California's San Joaquin Valley the richest farm region in the world, 16-year-old Giselle Alvarez, one of the few English-speakers in the community of farmworkers, puzzles over the notices posted on front doors: There's a danger in their drinking water.
Uranium, the notices warn, tests at a level considered unsafe by federal and state standards. The law requires the park's owners to post the warnings. But they are awkwardly worded and in English, a language few of the park's dozens of Spanish-speaking families can read.
"It says you can drink the water - but if you drink the water over a period of time, you can get cancer," said Alvarez, whose working-class family has no choice but keep drinking and cooking with the tainted tap water daily, as they have since Alvarez was just learning to walk. "They really don't explain."
Uranium, the stuff of nuclear fuel for power plants and atom bombs, increasingly is showing in drinking water systems in major farming regions of the U.S. West - a naturally occurring but unexpected byproduct of irrigation, of drought, and of the overpumping of natural underground water reserves.
An Associated Press investigation in California's central farm valleys - along with the U.S. Central Plains, among the areas most affected - found authorities are doing little to inform the public at large of the growing risk.
China's Communist Party boss in Tibet has urged the Panchen Lama, the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism, to reject the Himalayan region's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, state media said on Tuesday.
Controversy surrounds the position of the Panchen Lama since the boy the Dalai Lama named as the reincarnation of the leader disappeared when he was six years old.
The fate of the missing Panchen Lama, one of China's most zealously guarded state secrets, is just one area of contention between China and the Dalai Lama over Tibet, and continues to worry many Tibetans.
The Dalai Lama and China's officially atheist Communist Party have repeatedly tussled over who has final authority on the issue of reincarnation.
China's Communist Party has long maintained that the Dalai Lama's choice, Gendun Choekyi Nyima, now 26, is not the real Panchen Lama, and in 1995, the government selected Gyaltsen Norbu as the 11th Panchen Lama.
Israel said Tuesday that customs officers seized a shipment of dolls bound for Palestinian stores that were masked in keffiyeh scarves and holding fake stones in their hands.
The customs authority said in a statement that the cargo of 4,000 dolls shipped from the United Arab Emirates to the Israeli port of Haifa was meant to "incite against Israel".
"These were dolls in the colours of the Palestinian flag and bearing the slogans 'Jerusalem is for us' and 'Jerusalem we are coming'," the statement said.
It said they were in a container marked "clothing, carpets and plastic products." It did not say when they were intercepted.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 30-Dec. 6. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. NFL Football: Indianapolis at Pittsburgh, NBC, 19.19 million.
2. NFL Football: Green Bay at Detroit, CBS, 17.85 million.
3. "The OT," Fox, 16.76 million.
4. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 14.65 million.
5. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 12.56 million.
6. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 12.13 million.
7. "Empire," Fox, 11.81 million.
8. "The Wiz Live," NBC, 11.5 million.
9. "NFL Pregame," CBS, 10.82 million.
10. NFL Football: Baltimore at Cleveland, ESPN, 10.12 million.
11. "Chicago Med," NBC, 9.87 million.
12. College Football: Michigan St. vs. Iowa, Fox, 9.82 million.
13. "Survivor," CBS, 9.42 million.
14. "60 Minutes" (8 p.m. special), CBS, 9.33 million.
15. "Football Night in America," NBC, 9.03 million
16. "Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer," CBS, 9.02 million.
17. "Sinatra 100, the Grammy Concert," CBS, 8.78 million.
18. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 8.75 million.
19. "60 Minutes," CBS, 8.68 million.
20. "Chicago Fire," NBC, 8.62 million.