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Thursday, 2 October 2014

Another Great Classic From Depeche Mode

Single By Depeche Mode
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Anyone who has ever listened to Depeche Mode would agree that their sound is unique and that they are one of a kind.

I can't hide the fact that I am a big fan of the British band, Depeche Mode.

Back in 1989, I just couldn't get enough of their song, Personal Jesus; I played it constantly on my stereo.

Personal Jesus was the first single of theirs to make it to the US Top 40 since their 1984 hit song, People Are People.

Without further ado, here is the video for Depeche Mode's, Personal Jesus. Enjoy!

People Who Surprise Me Late At Night

Clock tower clock in night veegaland amusement...
Clock tower clock in night veegaland amusement park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
One of the most interesting things about the blogosphere is, the different time zones; while it is night-time in your region, it is daytime in another part of the world and bloggers are always up and about; blogging away; visiting and commenting on the blogs of their fellow bloggers (So, my blog is always receiving views around the clock).

Sometimes when I awake at night, I would turn on my computer and checkout all of the activity that my blog had (or is having).

There are some people whom I could never catch online due to the different time zones; but we interact on each other's blogs by reading them and commenting on them.

I will admit that I do like the pleasant surprises (And, I love reciprocating those surprises too).

In reality, the blogosphere is always a busy place; but that doesn't mean that people will always visit your blog around the clock; but when they do, it means that you are doing something right and that they love your blog; because if they didn't, it would have been a proverbial ghost-town.

Do you like being surprised late at night by your fellow bloggers? Well, of course you do!

This goes to show that there are people who would prefer to blog late at night instead of watching television late at night (Or early in the morning, or in the afternoon, depending on their time zone).

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Would You Join Reddit After Watching This Video?

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This is icon for social networking website. This is part of Open Icon Library's webpage icon package. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I have been looking up various social networks for quite sometime and have been researching their advantages and disadvantages.

I was wondering what Reddit was like; so I did a little research and found this video on YouTube; after watching it, I am having second thoughts about joining Reddit.

If you paid attention to the video from its beginning to its end, you would get the impression that Reddit has sunk to the abyss and that it is not suitable for decent people.

Is this video biased? Or, did the speaker explain in accuracy what Reddit is really about?

The only friend that I have who utilizes Reddit is, Ray (Maybe, he might be in a better position to tell me if the video's message is propaganda, or not).

What are your views on this?

Would you join Reddit after watching this video?

Deadmau5 Rocks!

English: Moonbeam & Deadmau5
English: Deadmau5 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I have deep love and respect for Deadmau5 (pronounced "dead mouse" and whose real name is, Joel Thomas Zimmerman); he is one of Canada's most promising deejays and producers.

Deadmau5 has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the EDM industry; people like: Kaskade, Wolfgang Gartner and Rob Swire of Knife Party, to name a few.

Deadmau5 is certainly worth his weight in gold and is one of the most respected deejays and producers in the entertainment business.

One of my favourite tracks from this guy is: Phantoms Can't Hang. Here is a musical sample for you, so you can have an idea as to what he is capable of. Enjoy!

When Bloggers Become Scarce

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I usually become highly concerned whenever I stop seeing the posts from bloggers who were in the habit of posting regularly; I begin wondering if they are sick, if they have computer troubles, decided to take a hiatus or (worse case scenario) decided to abandon their blog.

If you have been blogging for quite sometime, you would have developed friendships with a large number of your fellow bloggers and would be most eager to read their articles whenever they are posted.

And, I must add that when they start posting again, I can give a long sigh of relief.

Bloggers Are People And Not Robots

The fact of the matter is: bloggers are human beings and human beings do feel lethargic at times; which is an indicator that they need to replenish their energies (And unfortunately, that means taking a brief moment (or, a very long one) away from the computer.

We are not the Energizer Bunny and therefore it is imperative that we get our quota of rest; which will in turn help us to remain well-balanced in mind and in body.

Technical Difficulties Do Arise

In the past, I had some technical difficulties with my laptop computer; which resulted in a short, unwanted hiatus from Google Blogger.

Computers (like little children) do like to misbehave and we cannot do anything much with them until they are in a good mood and are willing to cooperate again.

Then there is the worst case scenario of someone inadvertently putting their computer out of working-mode; for example: there was a young lady who carried her MacBook Pro in her backpack and she was silly enough to place a bottle of water in the same backpack; unfortunately, the cap for the bottle was not screwed on tightly and the water leaked out and soaked her laptop.

They Are In Arrears With Their Internet Service Provider

When some people are owing their internet service provider, their internet bandwidth is lowered, or their internet service is cut entirely (It is no big secret that they would not be able to blog again until they pay their internet bill in full).

No internet feed, no blogging!

Loss Of Inspiration

When some bloggers lose their inspiration, you are not going to see anything from them until they have regained their inspiration; which is the case with most bloggers.

It is only fair that you blog when you are feeling inspired. Inspired bloggers produce better work!

Change Of Location

There are those people who have changed their geographical location and they are now getting their new home together; they are busy fixing it up, painting the property and waiting for their new (or old) service provider to hook their internet feed up.

In most instances, a person would not feel to blog if they have not settled well in their new home.

They Are Merely On Vacation

I know of people who ignore the internet when they are on vacation; they do not even check their own email until they have returned home from their vacation.

And, in some rare instances, some of the places that they go to spend their holiday does not have any internet source; so, they do not have much of a choice but to stay away from blogging until they return home.

Some Bloggers Threw In The Proverbial Towel

There are countless bloggers who quit on a daily basis (And, they ended their blogging activities for various reasons).

Believe it or not, there are people who would start a blog when they are on vacation and when that vacation of theirs is over, their blog comes to a complete halt; it is as though they wanted something of a positive nature to do while they were on vacation.

Then there are those people who started blogging out of curiosity and realized that the entire process of blogging was not for them.

Some Bloggers Passed Away

You and I are not here on this physical plane of existence forever; there will come a time when we would give up this shell (our physical body) and re-enter the spirit-world (Which is our true home).

And, it is no big secret that people kick the figurative bucket when their appointed time comes.

The Conclusion

Most bloggers who become scarce usually resurface to continue what they have started and there are times in their lives when they cannot always be in front of a computer, or is unable to gain access to one; life is like that at times.

Then, we have to accept the fact that some of our favourite bloggers are gone for good.

One Of My Favourite Songs From Depeche Mode

Enjoy the Silence
Enjoy the Silence (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
One of my favourite songs from Depeche Mode is: Enjoy The Silence.

Back in the year of 1990, Depeche Mode had their fans deeply mesmerised with their hit song, Enjoy The Silence; it eventually went Gold certified in the United States and in Germany.

The following year (1991), that song of theirs won the Best British Single at the 1991 BRIT Awards.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

One Of My Favourite Songs From The Police

Don't Stand So Close to Me
Don't Stand So Close to Me (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
One of my favourite songs from The Police is: Don't Stand So Close To Me.

Back in 1980, almost everybody was dancing to that song of theirs; it was also the number one UK single and it also managed to reach number ten on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Recently, I played it and it brought back some rather fond memories.

Without further ado, here is the video for The Police's Don't Stand So Close To Me. Enjoy!

I Dreamt Of A Huge Spider

Maman, a huge spider by Louise Bourgeois outsi...
Maman, a huge spider by Louise Bourgeois outside the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, Spain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It is said that dreams are our way of interpreting the messages from the Divine.

There are those who are good at interpreting dreams, but I think that I am not all that skilled at interpreting dreams and I that I might have to enlist the help of an interpreter.

In the early hours of the morning, I dreamt that there was a huge spider on my bedroom wall; its legs were over one metre in length (39.370 inches); I wasn't at all scared when I saw it; I actually looked at it with amazement, because I have never seen a spider that size and wondered if they were really that size when the dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

The spider didn't pose a threat and it gave me the impression that it liked being looked at.

Now, what could such a dream mean?

Since the experience with the spider was a positive one, I will look at it from a positive perspective.

Some dream interpreters believe that dreaming about spiders is about us paving the foundations for our future (I like that one), while other dream interpreters believe that dreaming of of a spider walking up a wall signifies that our desires would be soon realized (Hmm. But in my dream, the spider was just standing there on the wall and looking all majestic).

From a shamanistic perspective, spiders are associated with the female creative energy and is looked upon as the symbol for the creator of the world.

Also, there are dream interpreters who believe that dreaming of spiders is a representation of good luck, good news or financial improvement (Okay, I love the sound of that).

So, my dream of a huge spider might be a great one after all.

I Love Fedde Le Grand's Twisted!

Dutch DJ Fedde le Grand
Dutch DJ Fedde le Grand (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I have been listening to the groovy rhythms of Fedde Le Grand  since 2003 and he still has a fiery touch when it comes to his musical productions.

Recently, I was dancing to a dance track of his called: Twisted.

I am proud to say that Fedde Le Grand never falls short where EDM is concerned.

Fedde Le Grand is one of the hottest deejays and producers to come out of the Netherlands.

Hats off to you, Fedde!

Are You Being Bombarded By Social Media?

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Today, I read about information overload from a fellow blogger and I felt his pain.

For starters, I am the one who is in charge and not the social media.

Also, I have only joined a handful of social networks and not every single one under the Sun.

In reality, we can only digest a certain amount of information and if we go over that threshold, we tend to feel overwhelmed by all of the information, because we cannot process it all.

In this modern era, we no longer rely on traditional methods of receiving information; the older generation would have relied on television and radio to be updated on current affairs. However, this present generation is being updated on everything via their smartphones; since they are logged in 24 hours, 7 days a week to social media like Facebook and Twitter.

I have learned to switch off my mobile device and I believe that other people can too; but the problem for most people is: that they always want to be in the know.

Now, here is an interesting analogy that I would use to make my point very clear and unforgettable:

When we are eating food and we feel filled, we stop eating. Therefore, if you have received your quota of information and you cannot handle any more of it, turn off your electronic devices; it would be an unwise move to take it all in, because you are going to stress yourself out.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Getting Your Voice Heard In All Of That Noise

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In the blogosphere, bloggers are blogging away with the intentions of attracting traffic to their blog (And, there are more bloggers on the world wide web doing their own thing than we could ever imagine).

Have you ever felt as though your blog could get lost in the figurative blogging wilderness?

When I first started, I felt as though I had to work extra hard to gain the attention of an audience; luckily, I acquired loyal viewers as time went along.

Well, if you have chosen a popular niche, there is a chance of you gaining some recognition; however, it is not mandatory that you follow a popular niche in order to attract people to your blog; being yourself and highlighting your personality traits are two of the main things that would cause people to be interested in you and your blog.

Also, a lot of bloggers are following trends and trends do wear off, or become dull and uninteresting like last season's style of clothing. Therefore, it pays to be original (Most people like originality anyway and would prefer to read the perspectives of those who are different from the rest and embracing originality is the quickest method to get your proverbial voice heard).

Believe in yourself and be persistent where your blogging is concerned and eventually people will begin to take notice; your voice will not be silent forever in the blogosphere.

Duke Dumont's Brand Of House Music Is Impressive!

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British DJ and producer, Duke Dumont (Adam George Dyment) is known for creating some cool-sounding House Music and he is the proud owner of the record label, Blasé Boys Club.

At the moment, I am heavily addicted to his dance track: Won't Look Back; I just can't seem to get enough of that song (And, the outstanding guest vocals from, Yolanda Quartey makes it even better).

Anyway, here is the video for Duke Dumont's Won't Look Back. Enjoy!

Two Thumbs Up To Vicetone!

Vicetone (Photo credit: Facebook)
Dutch duo Vicetone (Victor and Ruben) deserves lots of recognition for their melodious Big Room House sound; those two deejays and producers have been friends since childhood (So, it is no doubt that they have created a sort of musical symbiosis).

I truly love their dance track: Ensemble; I also think that it would make an excellent soundtrack for a movie.

Ensemble can be played in almost any type of environment; it is perfect for parties, wedding receptions, playing loudly at home or at a very high volume-level in one's car (I certainly don't mind hearing more EDM like this).

A Beautiful Red Flower

A Beautiful Red Flower That Was Photographed In Bon Air Gardens, Arouca.
A beautiful red flower by the side-walk.
Today, I took the liberty of photographing this beautiful red flower; its marvellous image was taken in Bon Air Gardens, Arouca.

I have lots of viewers that love flowers and I know for a fact that they are going to like this splendid snapshot. Enjoy!

Sunday, 28 September 2014

A Cool Classic From The Spice Girls

English: Spice Girls performing their final co...
English: Spice Girls performing their final concert in Toronto, Ontario on February 26th, 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Could you remember the time when the Spice Girls ruled the airwaves? Those five beautiful women were quite the global phenomenon.

Back in1996, the Spice Girls had me totally entranced by their debut hit song: Wannabe.

The Spice Girls were truly amazing and there wouldn't be another female group quite like them.

Here is the video for the Spice Girls' Wannabe; which is considered as the best-selling single by a female group in the world. Enjoy!

I Am Totally Baffled By This

English: Sony VAIO VGN-FW590 laptop, in sleep ...
English: Sony VAIO VGN-FW590 laptop, in sleep mode (as indicated by an orange pulsating light, seen on the side of the laptop). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The battery for my Sony VAIO wasn't accepting any charge; for approximately two months, it indicated, "0% available; plugged in and charging;" that resulted in me having to use my Sony VAIO laptop plugged in (And, not mentioning the fact that it gave trouble to turn on, because the battery was dead).

Today, after a few repeated tries of pressing the Power button it came on; it showed the usual, "0% available; plugged in and charging;" I didn't think much of it, because I thought that the battery had finally died; because my Sony VAIO is into its sixth year (Which is rather old for a laptop).

My Sony VAIO works flawlessly when it is on; the only problem that I had for the past few months was getting it started to blog; there were some days I was successful in getting it on and other days, it refused to power up.

Now here is where the baffling part comes in:

After having the laptop computer on for a few hours, I noticed that the battery icon was almost full; it indicated, "96% available; plugged in and charging."

I am truly baffled by all of this. Do you have any theory (or theories) as to why the battery is now accepting an electrical charge?

Please feel free to comment; I would like to get to the bottom of this so-called mystery as soon as possible.

Clean Bandit Makes Fabulous Music

Clean Bandit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The music of Clean Bandit has made its figurative dent on the playlists of radio stations and of course those clubs that go out of their way to promote dance music.

Lately, I have been grooving to their hit song: Extraordinary Featuring Sharna Bass.

Their music is an excellent example of the music that is currently coming out of the United Kingdom.

Bent iPhone 6 Plus Smartphones: The Reason Is A Simple One

Honestly, I don't think that it is Apple's fault that a few of their iPhone 6 Plus handsets got bent; part of the blame should go to the user. Why? Because the iPhone 6 Plus is 7.1 millimetres thick (which is a very thin phone) and people chose to put something that thin into their back pockets (Come on, if you sit on something that thin, it is going to bend (Which isn't Rocket Science).

Now, if I had an iPhone 6 Plus and I inadvertently bent it, I would be pissed too (So, those of you who have ruined your new iPhone 6 Plus, your anger is well-justified).

The biggest irony of all is: that Apple placed their iPhone 6 Plus handsets through a process known as the Sit Test — a test that simulates sitting on a hard surface with the iPhone 6 Plus in the back pocket of tight jeans (Maybe, they failed to include the weight factor; people's weight vary. There will be a greater chance of the iPhone 6 Plus bending in the back pocket of a heavier person than in the back pocket of a lighter person).

One the bright side, since Apple was bold enough to make such claims, you have every right to get your iPhone 6 Plus replaced (Even though it was your fault in the first place, that your iPhone 6 Plus smartphone got misshaped in your back pocket).

Hey, I will be straightforward with you by saying, "The back pockets of trousers are not the ideal places to put your smartphone; unless you are doing a personal stress test of your own."

Saturday, 27 September 2014

I Will Try To Put In An Earlier Night's Rest

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There are times when I would stay up late; engaged in all sorts of activities and there are also times when I do go to bed early.

Honestly, I am more of a night owl; but these days, I have been thinking about giving my body the rest that it deserves (After all, I am not getting any younger).

Thankfully, I am not of that age where the television watches me instead of I watching it, or falling asleep in the middle of a conversation while speaking to someone.

However, I do recognize the importance of sleep and I intend to get my fair share of it.

So, if you have realized that I haven't commented on your article tonight, don't miscontrue it for a lack of interest; for the truth is: I have stept into Dreamland a few hours earlier.

Beautiful-Looking Spanish Thyme

Beautiful-Looking Spanish Thyme
Spanish thyme within my own garden.
Today, I decided to photograph some Spanish thyme (Plectranthus Amboinicus) that I have at home; those large leaves looked most photogenic.

Spanish thyme is used for culinary purposes in The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; its unique flavour is used to spice up a lot of our recipes.

It has its medicinal purposes too; it can be used to cure coughs, alleviate sore throats and relieve nasal congestion.

Promoting Our Blog Definitely Helps With Its Success

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If you are one of those people who have a blog, you would want as much people as possible to know about it (That is provided that you did not set it on private; where only yourself and a few selected people have access to it).

Promoting our blog is one of those things that we bloggers must do in order to get people to know of us and our blog; some of us did that with the help of social media like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Reddit, to name a few.

I even went as far as to spread it via word of mouth to a few friends (And hopefully, they would pass on the word about my blog to a few friends of theirs).

The way I see it is like this: What is the sense of having a blog that no one knows about? For it to attain a level of success, it must first attract a readership (And, the more people that know of it, the better).

Did you ever go out of your way to promote your blog? And, do you think that promoting your blog is a good idea?

A Lovely Classic From The Cars

Drive (The Cars song)
Drive (The Cars song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I grew up listening to music from The Cars and I found their music rather enjoyable; one of my favourite songs from this American band is: Drive.

Back in the year, 1984, their song Drive rose to the number three position on the Billboard Hot 100 and they proudly held the number one spot on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Drive was a huge international hit for The Cars and their music can still be heard today on radio stations that specialize in the Soft Rock genre.

Friday, 26 September 2014

One Of My Favourite Songs From Nancy Sinatra

Publicity photo of Nancy Sinatra.
Publicity photo of Nancy Sinatra. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
One of my favourite songs from Nancy Sinatra is: These Boots Are Made For Walkin'.

Back in1966, Nancy Sinatra's, These Boots Are Made For Walkin' appeared on the number one position on both the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100.

Without further ado, here is the video for Nancy Sinatra's signature hit: These Boots Are Made For Walkin'. Enjoy!

The Determination Of Mosquitoes

English: The yellowfever mosquito Aedes aegypt...
English: The yellowfever mosquito Aedes aegypti'. Note the marking on the thorax in the form of a lyre. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If you live in the Caribbean (or, have been to the Caribbean), you would know that there are very determined mosquitoes that dwell within that region; they don't stop pestering you until they get blood from you.

Everyday, I am bitten on my back by those mosquitoes (And, they are so skilled that they drew blood from my back even though my back was well-covered with a T-shirt).

Why are mosquitoes from the Caribbean so vicious? Maybe, they have grown addicted to the taste of the unique flavour of Caribbean blood that people within that region possess (And, I can see those mosquitoes growing an addiction for the taste of strong Caribbean rum in the blood of some of the people that they bite).

There are so many mosquito-borne diseases and I have no intentions of contracting any of them.

When 5 o'clock in the evening approaches, I am going to shut all of my doors and windows with the intentions of keeping them out!

I Love Tom Ferro's Steel Drum

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Dutch DJ, Tom Ferro is heating up the EDM scene with his tasteful brand of dance music.

One of my favourite tracks from this guy is: Steel Drum; which is perfect for getting everyone on the dance floor moving.

Wow! Another great track from out of the Netherlands!

Social Media: Damn If You Do, Damn If You Don't!

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These days, being on social media seems to be almost everyone's favourite pastime. Even the senior citizens are having fun with social media (So, it is not only a favourite pastime of a younger generation).

Today, we have more people than you or I could ever imagine on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest, to name a few.

Despite the popularity of social media, there are those people who want no part of it and wouldn't even dream of touching it with an extremely long rod in their hands; they believe that social media stands for everything that is unnatural and it is one of the main reasons why people hardly interact via the old-fashioned method of speaking to each other face to face.

The reaction pertaining to social media is definitely a mixed one; since there are those who are for it and of course those who are against it.

The truth is: social media can be used for good — a tool that is used to spread positive messages throughout the internet.

Many bloggers have utilized social media with the intentions of promoting their blog (And, there is nothing wrong in doing so).

The real problem pertaining to social media is: when people become addicted to it and they prefer to be on it whole day and not do anything productive with it; instead they commit countless hours using it in a counter-productive manner, neglecting the real world around them.

One Of My Favourite Songs From Martika

Love... Thy Will Be Done
Love... Thy Will Be Done (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
One of my favourite songs from Martika is: Love... Thy Will Be Done; it was produced by the legendary Prince and he co-wrote it with Martika.

Even though Love... Thy Will Be Done was released way back in 1991, it sounds remarkably fresh every time it is played.

Love... Thy Will Be Done  is one of those songs that would be remembered for its greatness (It is one of those classic tunes that people love).