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DJ Chris Holmes, who works with Paul McCartney and often performs deejay sets as an opening act for "Macca's" live shows, shares a real gem with us: a Soundcloud mix to beat them all. Chris says:
I finally had some time to put together a mix for all of you who've been asking over the years of my beatles/mccartney stuff for tour. It's about 2hrs long. I hope you enjoy. I've had the best time in the history of the world making the tracks and putting it together.
It starts off at 88bpm and speeds up until it loops around at 176 (88bpm) completing the cycle.
It's the first time I've shared this stuff in bulk, I hope you all enjoy it.
Here is four years of my Beatles/macca mixes.
I am the opening act for Paul McCartney (paulmccartney.com). This a collection of some of my favorite remixes I've made over the 4 years touring with paul. I want to thank Brian Liesegang and Cory Nitta for help tweaking and ironing out a bunch of these mixes and most importantly Paul McCartney and his amazing crew for giving me the opportunity to be able to play with him on tour. It is the best job, with the nicest boss in the world.
here is a tracklisting though most of the songs are my own personal and ashtar command mixes (brian liesegang, cory nitta)
1. venus and mars -langley school project
2. i've got a feeling -beatles
3. come together-ashtar parallel remix
4. why don't we do it in the road -beatles
5. get back- deirdre wilson tabac
6. uncle albert/admiral hamlsey- wings
7. no more lonely nights- paul mccartney
8. b side to seaside- paul and linda mccartney
9. seaside woman- paul and linda mccartney
10. carry that weight- dobby dobson
11. monkeyberry moon delight- screaming jay hawkins
12. memphis- the beatles
13. we can work it out- stevie wonder
14. hey bulldog (erol alkan edit)= beatles
15. say say say- paul mccartney and michael jackson
16. with a little luck- wings
17. goodnight tonight- wings
18. inner light/rain- beatles
19. here comes the sun- charles wright
20. i want to hold your hand- al green
21. getting better all the time- the beatles
22. silly little love songs/temporary secretary- paul mccartney
23. you can't do that- the supremes
24. la jour, la nuit- stone
25. help- dolly parton
26. tomorrow never knows- junior parker
27. daytripper- vontastics/nancy sinatra
28. paperback writer- rb greaves/beatles
29. i saw here standing there- little richard
30. Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand (I Want To Hold Your Hand)- beatles
31. taxman- don randi/beatles
32. ticket to ride- wee willie walker
33. please please me- mary wells
34. hard days night- otis redding
35. ballad of john and yoko- the electric cow goes moog
36. blackbird- r sweat and the paragons
37. back in the ussr- chubby checker
38. check my machine- paul mccartney
39. don't let me down- charlotte dada
40. hey jude- overton berry trio/beatles
I had the above-reproduced SMS exchange with a bot from my horrible mobile phone carrier, Orange UK (now called "EE" after the high-pitched noise my incipient aneurysm makes whenever I have to deal with them, and because vowels) today. They have "good news" -- I have been subscribed to "special offers" from "great brands" via SMS. And I can opt out. Except, surprise, it takes three weeks to process these opt-outs.
Not sure what I should do apropos of any "great brands" who pay Orange to spam me in the runup to Christmas: maybe just name-and-shame them here? Any other ideas?
Today, the United Nations
unanimously adopted a resolution allowing French troops to join
an African Union peacekeeping mission in the Central African
Republic. The news comes amid reports of fresh violence in Bangui,
the nation’s capital.
The New York Times:
An official with Doctors Without Borders, the medical relief
organization, said that at least 50 people had been killed in the
fighting, with 100 others wounded.
The shooting began in the early hours Thursday, citizens said,
but by midmorning the attackers appeared to have been pushed back
from the neighborhood of the National Assembly, at the edge of an
area fiercely opposed to the ruling rebel coalition. The streets of
Bangui were deserted, and the situation remained confused, with
officials of the rebel government saying that their forces had
regained control, and others saying that the antigovernment
fighters appeared to have penetrated the capital’s outlying
French President Francois Hollande has said "I
have decided to act immediately, in other words, this
evening," and that the mission in CAR will be different to the
one in Mali, where the French military was engaged in a
predominantly combat-oriented, not peacekeeping, operation.
The French will be boosting their military presence in CAR
despite the fact that French Foreign Minister
Laurent Fabius recently said that it was not France’s job to be
the policeman of Africa.
The British are reportedly discussing providing
logistical support for the French mission. The British assisted
the French with their intervention in Mali, sending hundreds of
military personnel to West Africa to help support the effort to
dislodge Islamic militants from their strongholds.
In a statement today U.S. United Nations Ambassador Samantha
Power said that the U.S. has already pledged $40 million to the
African Union peacekeeping force, which
The Guardian reports will grow from “about 2,500 to
The U.S. will not be contributing troops to the mission
authorized by the U.N. Security Council, but American forces
have supported Ugandan troops in CAR in their hunt for members
of the Lord’s Resistance Army.
During the French intervention in Mali the U.S. provided some
logistic and intelligence support and a
very small number of troops.