While listening to Sean Paul’s new album Imperial Blaze I found a few good sounding tracks, especially “Press It Up.” By chance, this song was released as the album’s second single a couple weeks ago, and an instrumental version was included with the CDM. While fooling around in Traktor, I found it mixes quite naturally with Chris Brown’s “Kiss Kiss.” My second mashup, “Kiss Kiss It Up” was born.
After using Traktor for about nine months, I’ve decided to record and release some mixes that I use. My first mix is a mashup of the instrumentals from “Dead and Gone” by T.I. and the vocals “Hot N Cold” by Katy Perry.
Although I could make this in a cleaner way using different software, I decided to create this in Traktor 3 because it simulates a live performance environment.
This was my final paper for HIST1790: North American Environmental History. I decided to examine the historical accounts of the infamous New Madrid Earthquakes in Missouri in 1811-1812, largely because it complemented my interest in geology.
Convulsions of the Earth: The 1811-1812 New Madrid Earthquakes
Eliza Bryan awoke to the sound of thunder. As she sat up, her house began to shake violently, knocking the thirty-one year old from her bed and toppling furniture as she crawled out of her room. Clambering outside into the pitch blackness, distant booms from deep within the earth, reminiscent of heavy artillery, drowned out the cacophonous din of screaming neighbors, squawking birds, braying horses and mooing livestock. Still unable to stand amidst the overwhelming shaking, Eliza heard nearby trees snap like twigs and the usually calm river roar angrily while a sulphurous vapor invaded her nostrils. To the four hundred residents of New Madrid, Missouri, in the morning hours of December 16th, 1811, God’s wrath had come. Continue reading HIST179 Final Paper: The 1811-1812 New Madrid Earthquakes