Right on… get fired up.

megrobertson:

We’ve got a real problem…this is a mathematical fact. Tens of trillions of dollars are being extracted from the United States of America.  Democrats aren’t fixing it, Republicans aren’t stopping it — an entire integrated system, banking, trade and taxation, created by both parties over a period of two decades is at work decimating our entire country right now. MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan took it all on in this epic rant from his show today.

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@djrogersanchez well isn’t this a sick tune to shuffle holes into soles.  acid house drop at 3:45 #sickkk  

If you’re a fan of trance, you MUST add MaRLo to the list of producers that you currently follow.  I discovered MaRLo through Ferry Corsten’s Countdown.  His track ‘Jaguar’ is currently featured in the top three and has been in the top three for the previous three weeks, peaking at number one two weeks ago.  ’Jaguar’ is an epic instrumental trance track; just crank up your speakers or headphones and go on the journey.  I know this sounds cheesy, but trust. 

'Jaguar' - OG mix

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7_QzpVWu4E&feature=BFp&list=WL9203E652577864C1&index=62

The tune featured in the post is called ‘The Island’, not to be confused with Pendulum’s version.  If you’re a fan of vocal trance, you’re in for a treat with this tune.  ’The Island’ was recently featured on Armin’s A State of Trance.

And finally, one of the tracks that put him on the map.  MaRLo’s remix of Brainbox was the preferred dance floor banger edit played out in Ferry Corsten’s live sets. 

'Brainbox' - MaRLo remix

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9BGJCDKh-k

Also, a link to his soundcloud and wiki:

http://soundcloud.com/marlomusic

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlo_Hoogstraten

WTF face vs. :)

Eliminate the former; exercise the latter.

To start, allow me to explain the WTF face.  This facial expression is used to express the sentiment that is defined by the words creating the acronym, “What the f#@k?”.  A similar expression, minus the intensity, is “Are you serious?”  If you’re still struggling to visualize this face, imagine the following scenario.  Two people, Mr. A and Mr. B, are standing in an elevator.  Mr. B smells what seems to be a fart and is offended, shooting a WTF face at Mr. A.  The momentary expression on Mr. B’s face after the initial shock has passed coupled with an accusatory sideways stare defines the WTF facial expression, or stink face.  More on this scenario later…

Stink face is the unfair expression of judgement.  In life, you’ll find that there are people with this expression constantly painted on their faces.  If you say something a little too colorful, silly, or “uncool” around these people, you’ll find yourself at the receiving end of this stinky stare.  Distance yourself from people that fit this bill; they aren’t fit to accept the awesome variety of personality quirks that give interpersonal experiences color.  Leave them in their world of grey.

To complicate matters, this expression can also be used in humor, but that’s up to you to decipher. I digress. 

Back to Mr. A and Mr. B.  Mr. B smells the fart, laughs, turns to Mr. A and says, “Whew, I think something died in this elevator.” They share a laugh and part ways.  Turns out it was neither Mr. A or B, it was Mr. C who farted before they both entered.

:)  

Facebook, the new coffee shop?

It is impossible to ignore the effect that social networking has had on modern society - a tangled web of personal connections and culture, amplified by internet products.  But how does Facebook, along with an ever increasing number of social networks, compare to the old fashioned method of getting to know people?  We no longer rely on coffee dates or casual encounters to bolster our social credibility.  We now create friendships with a simple friend request, Facebook wall post, and Facebook chat follow up.  

Some people are more open to this change and embrace the opportunity to connect online, but others find this change to be an invasion of privacy - an unwanted, creepy encounter.  This mismatch of attitudes creates an imbalance that leaves many of the more proactive online connectors feeling… well, a little creepy.

This stigma of potentially being perceived as creepy limits the effectiveness of social networking at its finest.  The sooner we expand our willingness to connect on the internet, the better.  

My opinion on this matter is biased.  I personally love connecting with people, whether it be in person or on the internet.  In the end, real world experience and having a good perception of others’ willingness to connect via social networks is a crucial skill that should be exercised.  Having this skill will prevent you, as a proactive connector, from feeling as if you are crossing boundaries of personal space.  As different as the online social world may be, the same rules still apply. 

As my two cents, I’d encourage anyone to take a leap of faith and start connecting with the people that you wish to get to know; the tools exist for this purpose.  At the end of the day, online rejection is a pill that’s easier to swallow, so friend - post - chat and repeat! =)

@morganpage @nedshepard @djsultan @bt This vocal is just TOO perfect. In the Air on repeat.  RT!! 

@heatbeatmusic another MASSIVE tune from the Argentinian trance duo known best for tearing it up with TRASH.   #cometoLA #trancefamily

Start your week off with a good laugh. hahaha. 

@garethemery @markusschulz Not the same citadel.  so classic.  #americantrancefamily

tiennster:

poorartists:

Paige Bradley created one of the most striking sculptures I’ve seen in recent times. Her masterpiece, entitled Expansion, is a beautiful woman seeking inner piece but fractured and bleeding with light.
“From the moment we are born, the world tends to have a container already built for us to fit inside: a social security number, a gender, a race, a profession,” says Bradley. “I ponder if we are more defined by the container we are in than what we are inside. Would we recognize ourselves if we could expand beyond our bodies?”

We’re not bodies with souls, we’re souls with bodies. 

What an awesome sculpture.  The artist’s description makes it that much more compelling.

tiennster:

poorartists:

Paige Bradley created one of the most striking sculptures I’ve seen in recent times. Her masterpiece, entitled Expansion, is a beautiful woman seeking inner piece but fractured and bleeding with light.

“From the moment we are born, the world tends to have a container already built for us to fit inside: a social security number, a gender, a race, a profession,” says Bradley. “I ponder if we are more defined by the container we are in than what we are inside. Would we recognize ourselves if we could expand beyond our bodies?”

We’re not bodies with souls, we’re souls with bodies. 

What an awesome sculpture.  The artist’s description makes it that much more compelling.