I remember how electronic music sounded in the 90's, some years before David Guetta, Hardwell and Avicii began commercializing djing and dance music. There were some superstar DJ's for sure but they were not so overtly popular as today's modern DJ's.

In the 90's, I became absorbed by the birth of drum'n'bass, trip hop and deep house movement...
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catdad:
I never listened to those genres, aside from a handful of songs that appeared on compilations I have or that I received from friend mixes, but there definitely is a 'cool' aspect to them that is missing from more mainstream music.

Boys and girls, my birthday is arriving! I will be 41 years old on the 17th of September and I created a wishlist on amazon. you can check my wishlist here. ;)

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kaicito:
I didn't look at all the pages, but I presume the sex toys and porn DVDs come somewhere after the erudite books ;-)
np33di:
no sex toys and porn DVD's but some books on sex ;)
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kaicito:
@np33di  Yes sir! I think we're flying into Lisboa Sep. 2 Guidebook says Sintra is easy to reach by train, so we'll probably do that.
np33di:
sintra is super easy to reach by train. most of the times the main train is direct to sintra. tell me when you go to sintra @Kaicito

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ivylina:
This is my favorite image EVER!!! I meet it everywhere and I want to hang a huge print of it on my wall!
np33di:
it is so beautiful, dear @ivylina ! so simple, so cute, so awww! :D

"Almost lost by the wave of responses to the Supreme Court’s decisions last week upholding the Affordable Care Act and allowing gays and lesbians to marry was the significance of the Court’s third decision—on housing discrimination. In a five to four ruling, the Court found that the Fair Housing Act of 1968 requires plaintiffs to show only that the effect of a...
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sertraline:
Housing discrimination is a very 'hot' social topic for me. Do you believe that the Supreme Court's decision is negative or positive?
np33di:
@sertraline , as I am not american but portuguese, I don't know the real effects of the Supreme Court's decision but by reading the article I think it is very positive because it opens new possibilities for housing fairness.
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kaicito:
I like where he says "Where's your Como button ?!?"  I love Perry Como, and Betty Hutton was a fun singer.
np33di:
i didn't know betty hutton and she is a fun singer indeed :) however, i adore perry como, he was a fantastic singer and one who is forgotten today, just like others like doris day, kay starr and others from the same era, @kaicito

"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside… I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles".

(Anne Frank)

And also a beautiful article on the benefits of outdoors activities. Here.

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bloodymongoose:
I like the idea of that.  I have heard and read about a few places like that around the USA, often mixing not only writers but painters, sculptures, actors, musicians, etc.  Basically anyone who has a desire to explore the creative process in an atmosphere which is not wholly confined by established routines based on the accumulation of wealth.  Here it's not uncommon to find these little gems located maybe an hour or so away from some major town (or small city) in a hamlet which may only have a single street light. What I really enjoy is when these places will put on their own little art festival to try to raise awareness of their work in a communal fashion.  Their festivals always seem to have a very charming feel to them which often conjures up images in my mind of late 19th or early 20th century small town life, just prior to the moment when our modern electrified world took hold and began pushing the limits of speed and mass production into every corner of our lives.  There's an island located about 90 minutes from here, nestled snugly in the straits between the two great lakes of Huron and Michigan called Mackinac Island.  On the island there exists only two motorized vehicles, the town's ambulance and its fire engine.  Everyone else, residents as well as tourists, must either walk, go on horseback, or else use horse drawn carriages to explore the wooded interior of the island. I don't even believe that bicycles are allowed because they travel too fast.  It's like going back in time to a period before we, as a civilization, lost our innocence.  Needles to say it's a place that attracts a large number of highly creative people, especially in the spring and fall months which lie between the harsh, snow swept, winters and the far more noisy summer tourist season.  (Looking above at everything I wrote.)  I guess that I got a little carried away by your idea of a literary community, sorry about that.  But, I confess, I have always had a similar desire to live in such a place where I could hold the noisy outside world at bay and live within the realm of my imagination.  I hope, my friend, that one day your secret desire comes to fruition.  -Kurt
np33di:
thank you, my friend. i wish it too. maybe i'll check information about those places in the united states or europe. scotland, france, england. it's a tempting idea and i guess it's a good one for my health because i'm a little sick of city life :)

"Tantra is a rebellion. I don't call it revolutionary because it has no politics in it. And I don't call it revolutionary because it has no plans to change the world: it has no plans to change the state and the society. It is rebellious, it is individual rebellion. It is one individual slipping out of the structures and the slavery. But the...
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np33di:
taken from the book "the tantra vision"