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v6.2.1 - moving along, a point increase at a time

Brandy & Monica - The Boy Is Mine

SNL reminded me of this song last week...good stuff. Hard to believe it's almost 20 years ago.
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This week in Eurovision 2017 (Finalists)

Hey! It's Eurovision time again! Just like in previous years it crept up on  me.  This year both Greece and Cyprus are in, and here are their respective songs. Both songs are very eurovision-y. Don't get me wrong, I like pop songs, but they seem to lack a national character.  English has taken over as the language of communication, there isn't even a refrain in another languageThis
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Chumbawamba - Tubthumping

Άλλο ένα εικοσάχρονο τραγούδι...
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This week in Mexican charts

The top song for this week seems to be the same as a few weeks ago...so let's bump down to #3Te Regalo by Ulices Chaidez y Sus PlebesVerdict: Definitely an acquired taste (sort of how certain Greek music is an acquired taste if you haven't grown up listening to it :-)  )
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Dubioza kolektiv - Free.mp3 (The Pirate Bay Song)

Εντάξει, δεν είναι και ρετρό μουσική, αλλά μου έχει κολλήσει στο μυαλό αυτή την εβδομάδα ;-)
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This week in France

Seems like the #1 song this week in France (according to Billboard anyway) is a song I've heard before, so I dropped won to #5 to see something new to me.Chocolat by feat. Awa ImaniVerdict: I was prepared to not like this song (autotune seems a little overdone), but I rather liked it. Something to add to the playlist...
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Backstreet Boys - Everybody (Backstreet's Back)

Αλλο ένα  που κλείνει τα 20 χρόνια φέτος...γεράσαμε;  :p
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This week in mexican music charts

I don't think I've explored the mexican charts before.  Let's see what they have in store...Adiós Amor by Christian NodalVerdict: Interesting, but definitely not my kind of music.
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This week in isreali music

I was watching Reza Aslan's Believer series the other night when I saw a bunch of high energy "hippie" Jews (for lack of a better description). The interesting thing is that they come from conservative background, which I found a little conflicting with the 'liberated' hippieness on camera. So these guys where they were pumping some serious high energy music from speakers on their little van and they
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Explaining Gerrymanderning

From last week tonight, with John Oliver recently:
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Spice Girls - Spice Up Your Life

Άλλο ένα τραγούδι που κλείνει τα 20 φέτος... που πάει ο χρόνος!
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Colony WOAHs!

Most shocking moments of Colony this season?  Here's a wrap-up in the video (spoilers).  I can't believe that Bob is alive.  The former proxy and current "I am out for myself" man Snyder is a wild card.  Personally I think that he is more cunning that people give him credit for and I think he'll do the right thing in the end.So are they aliens?  Humanoid AI?  Aliens with
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This week in Greece

This appears to be #1 in the Greek charts, according to GreekBoston anyway ;-)Σιγά by Χριστίνα ΣάλτηVerdict: Pretty typical music and beats.  I like it, I would listen to it (has a good beat).  Sounds a little cookie cutter thought
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Star Trek First Frontier trailer

I came across this trailer for a fan film which seems to be following the Enterprise's first captain, Robert April.  Looks interesting and well made.  Wonder what the final one episode will look like :-)
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ΕΥΡΥΔΙΚΗ - ΤΟ ΤΡΙΤΟ ΣΥΡΤΑΡΙ

Δεν έχουν περάσει ακόμα 20 χρόνια για αυτό το τραγούδι, αλλά το iTunes μου το θύμησε αυτή την εβδομάδα. Τι λεει για μένα ότι δεν ξέρω πρόσφατα τραγούδια αλλά θυμάμαι τα παλιά;
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This week in the italian charts

I don't think I've listed to Italian charts for a while...so here we go - this week this is #1 in ItalyDespacito by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy YankeeVerdict: Nice beat.  I could do without the Autotune though ;-)
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Blur - Song 2

Άλλο ένα τραγουδάκι που κλείνει τα 20 φέτος, και το οποίο μας είχε πορώσει το καλοκαίρι του '98...
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This week in facebook found music

No charts this week, but rather facebook found music.Storm the Sorrow by EPICAVerdict: Generally this is not the type of music that I seek out (epic metal?), but it's got a good tune if you've need to be psychologically pumped
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Eagle-Eye Cherry: Save Tonight

Another 20-year-old song...originally I remember this being promoted on Dawson's Creek.
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This week in Canada

Seems liked Ed Sheera with Shape of you is #1 in Canada this week, as elsewhere, so here's #2 in Canada.It ain't me by Kygo with Selena GomezVerdict: It's OK. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
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Sister Hazel - All for you

Another song turning 20 this year... Is this now retro?
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Kingsway OS - the RPG OS

OK, not really an OS, but an RPG in the style of an old GUI OS... pretty interesting!
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This week in the French charts

Seems like Ed Sheeran is everywhere in the charts - even in France, so here is #4 on the French charts this week.Be Mine by OfenbachVerdict: I actually liked the music quite a lot. I wasn't expecting to (given the slightly odd music video with the potentially psychotic serial killer ;-) ), but it was quite up-beat in terms of a tune which makes it a pleasure to listen to (even as background music).
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Tubthumping

Guess what turns 20 this year! (hint: this song)
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Runaway, a short film

One of the film related kickstarters that I had supported a while back released their film.  I actually like it a lot, and it could easily fit into the Humans universe!Have a look, share far and wide :) And, if you like it, and are a Trek fan, have a look at Tommy's prior work (Star Trek Horizon)
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This week in music charts

This week I was looking at the general billboard charts.  Didn't recognize this #1, so I took it for virtual spin...Shape of you by Ed SheeranVerdict: It's alright. I think this emoticon sums it up ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Yakki Burger (does it come from a replicator?)

Alright... I know that there are some odd things in Japan (at least for us Westerners) but this Star Trek themed (long) ad looks more like parody than anything else (also makes me want to try this burger...)
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The perfect pac-man score (and the guy who beat it)

Woah!  that's all I have to say! (via Alec Couros on Facebook)
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Republica - Ready to Go

Song that fits well with the #metanastis theme. I think I probably heard it for the first time about 20 years ago.
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This week in Russian Music

I don't know if this was something that was on the charts, but I've come across Leningrad (the band) before, so it might be something that's bubbled up.  This comes across from The Verge.  As with the Verge's warning: graphic video content ahead.Кольщик by ЛенинградVerdict: Liked it.  Wonder if I should get an album (or two) of theirs...
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Everything's better with Techno! ;-)

From last week tonight (from this past weekend).  Everything is better with techno music - even bad lyrics :p
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Portal, on the Apple II

I love seeing retroisms like this :)  Someone programmed portal on the Apple II using Applesoft BASIC!
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Brief History of AOL

An interesting internet find this past weekend: The Rise and Fall of the first internet Empire (AOL) by Business Casual on YouTube
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Ευρυδίκη - το τρίτο συρτάρι

Μου το θύμησε το iTunes αυτή την εβδομάδα...
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This week in Greek music

On top of the Greek charts this week...Όσο θα λείπεις by Kings & Γιάννης ΠλούταρχοςVerdict: Sort of what I expected to hear from Ploutarchos.  Not bad, but I feel like it blends with other songs of this type.
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Politics and the nature of reality

Some current politics..and talk of reality.  What is reality?  How do we know it's real? Where's Plato and Aristotle when you need them?
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Madonna - Material Girl

Heard this at trader joe's recently. Having not heard the entire version (just the refrain)I thought that they were originally playing "if you buy this record" - which I found a bit odd as a choice for a supermarket.
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Mushroom Kingdom politics

Some video game humor mashed up with contemporary politics (by Dorkly)
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Μιθριδάτης - Γλυκιά Ολντ'Σκουλιά

Γλυκιά Ολντ'Σκουλιά by ΜιθριδάτηςVerdict: Haven't heard an Imiskoubria (or Mithridatis song) that I don't like.  This one does not disappoint either.  I like mashup of music genres. It's also easy to sign along to which makes it much more of an earworm than most songs :-)
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Noir Désir - Le Vent Nous Portera

Η σκάτζ μου το θύμησε αυτό το τραγούδι την περασμένη εβδομάδα. Νομίζω πάντως πως ήταν η πρώτη φορά που είδα το βίντε κλίπ.  Την πρώτη φορά που το άκουσα ήταν σε ένα σόου (στο μέγκα;) για αυτοκίνητα.
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This week in KPOP

For some reason I was looking up PSY on youtube and this video came up. Technically not new- but new to me (or at least I don't remember it if it's not new to me...)Daddy by PSY (feat, CL of 2NE1)Verdict: Definitly my kind of music :) No idea what the lyrics say in Korean (definite drawback, guess I need to start learning), but the music carried me through (some happy hardcore elements in there too).
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Alonzo - Determine

From the soundtrack to the movie Banlieu 13. Need to find the rest of the soundtrack :)
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The dutch are the best. Period!

Found on Facebook through Simon Ensor.  Loved this video introducing the Netherlands to Trump ;-)
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This week in Turkish charts

I don't think I've listened to any Turkish charts since I started this project, so this week I tried looking up some popular songs in Turkey. Gök Nerede by Mabel MatizVerdict: Way too slow for me.  This is really sleepy-time music for me ;-)
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The renegades are coming!

It's been about a year since the premier episode of Renegades (formerly Star Trek: Renegades), but the new one is coming out in a couple of weeks.  The series has gone a transformation from something set in the Star Trek universe to being its own thing, thanks to certain lawsuits over fan films... I am curious to see how things tie together, or if this will be just a reboot of the fan series
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Aquagen - Party Alarm

iTunes shuffle reminded me of this oldie this week.
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This week in television theme song music...

I've been watching a series called Berlin Station recently. The series uses Bowie song that I hadn't heard of before, and it's been stuck in my mind. It's not new...but it's new to me.Afraid of Americas by David BowieVerdict: Obviously I like this since it's been stuck in my head :p
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Wyclef Jean ft. The Rock, Melky & Sedek - It Doesn't Matter

Μου ήρθε στον νού αυτό το τραγούδι τις προάλλες...
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This week in the Greek charts

Haven't gone to the Greek charts in a while.  So, this week I hit up GreekBoston.com to see what's new in Greece.Αίνιγμα by BlaséVerdict: I like the mix of more traditional(ish) music and beats with hip hop.  I was not aware of Blasé. I guess I need to look them up :-)
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Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger

Since the semester is starting tomorrow, this seemed like a good pump-you-up song to get through the semester ;-)
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This week in German Charts

I started watching Berlin Station this past week, so Germany seemed like an appropriate stop for this week's charts. This is #3 on the charts this week Chöre by Mark FosterVerdict: Quite energizing. I like it. No idea about the lyrics  - need to really brush up on my German...Still, I'd listen to this again (maybe even sing along to it...). ;-)
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Facebook's year in Review

Figured out how to extricate this from facebook and upload it to YouTube.It's a little inaccurate (some old photos of me where tagged by someone, and I don't often post photos of myself on facebook, so that isn't as accurate as people who post a lot of Fb) - but it's fun to look at anyway. Και του χρόνου!
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Χριστούγεννα - Δέσποινα Βανδή

Καλή Χριστούγεννα!Σκεφτόμουν να βρω ένα τραγούδι από τα παλιά που να είναι και χριστουγεννιάτικο, και το iTunes μου θύμισε την Βανδή
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This week in Χριστούγεννα Μιούζικ

Λίγο νωρίς για Χριστουγεννιάτικα, αλλά βρήκα αυτό το συγκεκριμένο τραγούδι (καινούργιο για μένα αφού δεν το είχα ξανακούσει) οπότε το βάζω ως νέο και γιορτινό ;-)
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Revolution (loot crate video)

The December theme for Loot Crate is revolution. Even though I cancelled my subscription and prevented it from auto-renewing (thus no more lootcrate...for now), I still liked this video.  I hope the Assassin's Creed item isn't something that I regret not having ;-)
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No Doubt - Just a Girl

Αυτό το τραγούδι μου θύμισε το λύκειο αυτή την περασμένη εβδομάδα.
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This week in Japan

Every so often I log into Mixi, a Japanese social network akin to Facebook.  I got an invite to it back in the day when I was learning Japanese through JPod (and before they clamped down and required a Japanese cell phone number to join). I guess the Japanese don't like gaijin joining their social networks ;-)  In any case, Asian Kung-Fu Generation was advertised when I logged in so
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LMFAO - Sexy and I Know It

Not quite "retro" but it's been a while since I've heard this song.  Before I looked this up this video for this post, I am not sure I had seen the official video (so I guess a potential NSFW warning here?)
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This week in the US charts

Back to the US for this week's music sampling.USABlack Beatles by Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane Verdict: Interesting...but in the end it was a bit m'eh for me...
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Assassin's Creed Chronicles : Russia | Done!

добрый день товарищ!Man...that's DONE!  Holy smokes!  What the heck?  Whaaaaaat?OK... I guess that I need to collect myself better before writing posts and game reviews.  I just finished playing Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia (just now for me, a few days ago chronologically) and all I have to say is "Effff yoouuuuuu!"  This game was one frustrating piece
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Nerf Herder (I don't wanna be no) - The Younglings

This song has been sticking around in my head these past few weeks (and I am not a huge Star Wars fan!)
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This week in Romanian music

Not sure why I thought of Romania, but I don't think that I've head music from the Romanian charts before...so I looked around.RomaniaYalla by InnaVerdict: This is definitely my kind of music.  Need to find more of Inna.  I was pleasantly surprised to hear Arabic as well  (didn't seem like the kind of singer who would be multilingual). Can't vouch for the accuracy of the Arabic, but
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Dur dur d'etre bebe

Χα χα! Τι θυμήθηκα...
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Despotism - How a nation slides into it (1946)

This is found via BoingBoing, and the Encyclopedia Britannica.Something to think about in Trump's America...
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This Week in Portugal

I am not sure if  I've heard anything from the Portuguese music charts...so here it goes! This was #1 in the charts in Portugal this past weekPortugalAté pensei que fosse minha by Antonio ZambujoVerdict: This song is probably good for a cold and snowy day, sitting by the fireplace. Other than that, for me, it doesn't really strike a cord (pun intended) ;-)
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Συρματόπλεγμα - Αλκαίος

Κάποιο άλλο τραγούδι μου είχε έρθει στον νού για αυτή την εβδομάδα, αλλά το ξέχασα (χα!).  Όπως ερχόμουν πίσω σπίτι σήμερα όμως θυμήθηκα ένα του Αλκαίου...
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This week in the Norwegian charts

Just like before, there seem to be a lot of English language tracks on the Norwegian charts. The top for this past week is as follows:The Weeknd by Starboy feat. Daft PunkVerdict: Not bad. I like the music video (visuals).  The song itself seems, to me anyway, as a good song to drive to.  That said, I am not sure I am crazy about the "hey! here I am! Look at me! I am the new kid on the block!
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Coolio ft. L.V - Gangsta's Paradise

I remember the movie coming out, and the song, but I don't think I had ever seen the video (no cable or MTV when I was in high school).
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This week in Japan (?!)

I don't know if this technically counts as a song...but it's got a beat, and it's got words...so I guess it might be one? This was discovered while watching @midnight (a comedy web-culture show) this morning. Japan (?)PPAP ペンパイナッポーアッポーペン「ロング」バージョン by PIKOTARO(ピコ太郎)Verdict: No words are sufficient to describe this... just "LOL" I guess?
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Music Rewind: Pretty fly for a white guy

This past week I was looking up musicians from well known bands who had earned some sort of doctorate. I came across Dexter Holland from the Offspring...which immediately reminded me of this song (it's buried somewhere in my iTunes library). Brings back memories ;-)
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This week in Italy

This week I (virtually) swung over to Italy to see what is new in their charts.  Benji & Fede's new album 0+ is out, and this song seems to be popular there.  Let's hear ItalyAmore Wi-Fi by Benji & FedeVerdict: Catchy song.  It's slow enough to keep in the background while working, and from a language learning perspective quite easy to understand. Maybe I need to check out their
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer

A new call of duty game is coming out soon! (well it might be out, but without a current generation console I can't play it yet).  This trailer looks good, and it appears to tackle the topic of alien invasion of earth :)  I wonder if it keeps within the continuity of the previous CoD games I've played...
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Mario Underworld

What happens when Mario dies?  Something found via facebook this weekend :-)  Happy Halloween to you out there :-)
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Μαντώ - Μάτια Παγόβουνα

Το είχα ξεχάσει αυτό το τραγούδι, και μου άρεσε αρκετά όταν βγήκε. Η μουσική μου θυμίζει λίγο ταινίες δράσης της εποχής.
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This week in Spain

Another one from MTV spain while on vacation.I liked the energy of this song and the clip itselfSpainKiss the sky by Jason Derulo
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浜崎 あゆみ (Ayumi Hamasaki) - Hana

Back in the early 2000s when I listened to JPOP and KPOP this was one of the first songs I came across.  Still don't speak much Japanese, still don't understand the lyrics, still love this song ;-) The video is that great in terms of audio (as most live recorded performances), but it gives you an idea :-)
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Nintendo Switch - pretty interesting

Nintendo's new gaming console seems like a mix of mobile and at-home console gaming.  Seems pretty interesting, and it reminds me of the stuff that OQO tried to do with computing. Let's see how it goes :)
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This week in Spain

Another song from MTV spain discovered while taking a break from museums. This seems a lot like one of those songs that is in mind but the music video makes little sense. I tuned in during the spin-exercise scene and I was like "WTF?!"SpainSide to Side y by Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj
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ΤΡΥΠΕΣ - Ταξιδιάρα Ψυχή

Να και ένα καινούργιο (για μένα) κλίπ για ένα τραγούδι που μου υπενθύμισε το iTunes...
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This week in Spain

Something from the music channel Sol Musica in Spain. I liked this song, but I am not a fan of the vocals (frayed voice?)SpainBetter than he can by  Shawn Mendez
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Moros y Christianos, Sagunt 2016

Took some video of the Moros y Cristianos (Moors and Christians) parade in Sagunto Spain.Here is part 4 of 4 (the longest video) to get a sense of the parade and costuming. It's a little game of thrones, but it looks fun. The festival of Moros y Cristianos represents the capturing of the cities by the Moors, and the subsequent recapturing (reconquista) by Christian armies.
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Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon

This week iTunes reminded me of Thievery Corporation and The Richest Man in Babylon. A little too mellow for my regular music listening. Interesting lyrics though
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This week in Spain

This is something I happened upon on MTV spain one day when we were taking a break from visiting museums. Interesting video clip and the  music is upbeat enough for me.SpainFiesta in el infierno by Fangoria
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ATB - Feel Alive (Duende Mix)

This week on #musicrewind, iTunes reminded me of ATB (all the best), and Feeling Alive.  Need to listen to my iTunes more frequently...
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This week in Spain

I heard this song in Barcelona this week while having Tapas at a local restaurant. I think the song was the versione arabe, but this seems to be the regular version.RussiaNe me jugez pas by Sawt el Atlas
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Μαριάντα Περίδη - Βάλε Φαντασία

Αυτή την εβδομάδα το iTunes μου έδωσε τον Μαριάντα Πιερίδι. Δεν το είχα ξαναδεί, και η διασκευή στο iTunes έχει πιό πολύ beat. Και αυτό το κλιπάκι λίγο μούφα, αλλά σαν την μούφα του Νίνο την περασμένη εβδομάδα όχι :p
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This week in the Russian charts...

This is starting to become a segment in the blog...maybe I should add a label to the blog lol #TWIR. The song from the last 2 weeks (Твои Глаза) is still number 1 this week, so here is number #2 on the charts this week. RussiaMy Way by Calvin HarrisVerdict: This song reminded me that I don't know the lyrics to the original My Way, so I need to look those up.  As far as this song goes
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Νίνο - Σέξι

Είπα να χρησιμοποιήσω μια καινούργια μέθοδο για να βρίσκω #musicrewing - να χρησιμοποιώ το iTunes σε shuffle ;-) Αυτή την εβδομάδα το iTunes μου έδωσε τον Νίνο. Το κλιπάκι το βρίσκεις εδώ άμα θες να το δείς, αλλά είναι μούφα. Όπως λέει και
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This week in Russia(n music)

This is starting to become a segment in the blog...maybe I should add a label to the blog lol #TWIR. The song from last week (Твои Глаза) is still number 1 this week, so here is number #2 on the charts this week. RussiaЦелого мира мало by Полина Гагарина feat. БастааVerdict: A bit too much on the melancholy end for my liking.  It's not bad,
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What's next for the iPhone?

So... this week Apple announced the iPhone 7, and due to their "courageous" stance (barf!  seriously Phil! Barf!) they removed the headphone jack.  Not courage at all - just making one more thing obsolete, or so you hope.  Now, granted, in my day to day use of my phone I use my motorola S305 bluetooth headphones, so I personally won't be missing the jack (unless I am flying and I can't
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United Citizen Federation & Sarah Brightman - Starship Trooper

It's a little odd to think of Starship Troopers being released almost 20 years ago (time for a remake? ;-) ).  This song was something that was playing a ton on local (prefecture-wide) Greek television channel during their music hour in the middle of the day.  I haven't been able to find the actual music video that played on TV back then (that contained scenes from the movie), so this will
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This week in Russia

I think I'll be staying with Russia for the next few weeks (maybe September is charts-in-Russian month ;-) ), both because I can actually understand the language a bit, and I like their pop music. RussiaТвои Глаза by ЛободаVerdict: The title of the song translates to 'your eyes'.  The video sounds as good as one would expect of a live recording.  A better audio version
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Revolution story wrap up - a bit of a let-down

[Spoilers] Recently I found the series of four digital  comics which wrap up the television series Revolution which I has been watching on Netflix (see related post from a week or so ago).  The second season ended in a bit of a cliffhanger, so the story was just dangling out there.  The linked video on youtube is a commentary by the writers on the first comic book.So, what happens in
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Meanwhile Thor was being a normal mortal...

What Thor was doing during the events of Captain America: Civil War.  LOL.  :-) This came by way of faceboook...
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NΕΒΜΑ feat. NiVo - Απ' αυτούς που λατρεύεις να μισείς(Dj Rico)

Βιντέο δεν βρήκα για αυτό το τραγούδι, αλλά και χωρίς music video καλό είναι για να αρχίσουμε το #musicrewind του Σεπτέμβρη :-)
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This week in Music: Russia

This week, on the spur of the moment I decided to have a look at what's on top on the Russian charts. In previous weeks I think I had come across many American songs on the charts (at least the ones I found) but this week I saw one chart listing that seemed more local.  That said, I might be visiting these charts more frequently since I like Russian, as a language, even though I haven't studied
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Goin' Through - Πόσο μαλάκας είσαι

Άλλος ένα τραγούδι για όσους τα έχουν πάρει ;-)
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This week in music: Brazil

This week, in light of the closing of the Olympics, I am visiting Brazilian musicBrazilTudo Com Você  by Victor & LeoVerdict: Interesting song.  Sounds like something I've heard before.
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Goin' Through & Tns - 12 παρά

Μάλλον χιπχοπ μήνας ο Αύγουστος ;-)
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This week in music: Ghana

I was trying to think of a country that I haven't 'visited' yet in my music explorations and Ghana was it!  Seems like this track recently got the music video released, so it seems to be at the top of the charts (I guess viewer discretion is advised?)GhanaOne more time  by MzBellVerdict: Catchy tune.  Wouldn't mind if this were playing in the background.
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ΤERROR X CREW - Να Τους Δω Να Τρεχουν (Rock Version 1995)

Από Ελληνική χιπ-χοπ δεν γνώριζα μέχρι να γνωρίσω την λίλα και την μαργώ, και αυτό ήταν από τα πρώτα τραγούδια που άκουσα σε αυτο το στύλ Για μένα είναι το τραγούδι που λεει "αγαμίς'" σε κάποιους συγκεκριμένους τύπους που
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Resident Evil: The final chapter trailer

Woah!  I think I need to do a marathon re-watch of all resident evil movies in preparation for this ;-)
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Στέρεο Νόβα ft. Σταμάτη Κραουνάκη - Νόχι

Για το Αύγουστο λέω να #musicrewind να είναι Ελληνικά.Αυτό θα πρέπει να το βάλω και του χρόνου αφού κλείουν 20 χρόνια από τότε που το πρώτοάκουσα χαχα :-)
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Simpsons 3 a.m. call

ROFL!  Some political humor from the Simpsons for this electoral period:
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CEASE And DESIST: A Star Trek Fan Production

ROFL!  This is pretty funny ;-)  I saw it muted and it seemed dumb, but with the audio on it's pretty funny :-)  Reminds me a bit of the Axanar parody a month or so ago back.
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Nek - Se una regola c'è

Κλείνουμε τον μήνα του Nek με το Se una regola c'è.Ακόμα με κάνει να σκέφτομαι κάποια παλιά :-)
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Pokemon GO gets a little too real

A little video game and cultural humor for you on this fine summer Friday :-)  Pokemon GO gets a little too real ;-)
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Fun-O-Rama - A Futurama Fan Film

This came across my radar recently: a live action futurama fan film (probably just a trailer, but still).There is something odd and creepy about it, but it did get a laugh out of me :-)
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Nek - Laura non c'è

Κλασσικό τραγούδι.  Θύμαμαι όταν βγήκε αρχικά αυτή η μίξη (1998;)
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Nek - La vita è

Άλλο ένα τραγούδι από τα παλιά... Πρέπει να αρχίσω πάλι τα Ιταλικά :-)
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Nek - Ci sei tu

Θυμάμαι όταν αγόρασα το single... Ίσως ήταν ένας κακός οιωνός ;-)
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Στέλλα Γεωργιάδου - Τώρα μου μιλάει

Ψςςςς... τι μου θύμησες τώρα...1998; 1999;
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This week in Music - USA, Austria, Korea, and France...

This week, my music homework from the billboard chartsUSAOne Dance by Drake feat. WizKid and KylaVerdict: M...eh. It's OK as background music, but not really to my taste for music. Too "sleepy" and dream sequence. AustriaThe sound of Silence by DisturbedVerdict: I like the visual of the music video, but this song is way to melancholy for me. KoreaNot spring, love, or cherry blossoms (봄,사랑,벚꽃
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Agents of Yesterday official trailer

I was not convinced that I would be starting up a new character for this expansion, but after this trailer I am pumped!  I may just create a new UFP character, do the faction specific missions, and then just use DOFF missions to level up to level 60.  I might even skip most missions that I've done (at least) 4 times already. I guess this character falls into the tertiary category because
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Now that's some fallout!

Late last week  CBS and Paramount put forth official guidelines for Fan Films using Star Trek as their basis. There was the usual firestorm on the forums facebook on his in the various  Star Trek fan film communities.  This seems to have had a really huge chilling effect on all current fan film productions, including audio dramas.  I chose to not really participate in this discussion
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Βαλάντης - Στο Ανσανσερ

Άλλο ένα τραγούδι που άκουγα αρκετά...αλλά δεν είχα δεί ποτέ βίντεο.  Ας είναι καλά το YouTube ;-)
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Australia, Canada, Japan, and Germany - Music this week

In the quest to keep up to date with new music - this week I went with the charts for Australia, Canada, Japan, and GermanyMeghan Trainor - Me Too#1 in AustraliaVerdict: upbeat and cheeky.  I like it!Kungs vs Cookin’ on 3 Burners - This Girl#1 in GermanyVerdict: Reminds me a lot of early 2000s music that I listened to (or maybe it's just German music...). Either way - I like it! It's got a
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Brexit or Bremain?

Well, the Brexit vs Bremain (the later being my own invention) voting is upon us soon for people in the UK, so here's a video for you to watch before you head to the polls.That said, I am constantly amazed how similar the US is to the UK. We are our parents kids sometimes...
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Titanfall 2 trailer

Another interesting game coming out soon. I have the original TitanFall in my collection of games that I have yet to play, but the trailer makes it look promising ;-)  Maybe once I am done with Bully on the xbox I'll pick up Titanfall.  I still have loads of time before I get an xbox one LOL. No rush.
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Dishonored 2 looks interesting!

The trailer for Dishonored 2 looks pretty interesting!  The interesting games for xbox one keep piling up - I wonder if I can make it to the end of dissertation to buy one ;-)
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Da Hool - meet her at the Loveparade

A little something from a while back.  I was introduced to this song almost 20 years ago this time of year..
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2NE1 - 내가 제일 잘 나가 (I am the best)

I fell like I don't listen to a ton of new music lately - so I think every Friday I will look for something that's been released in the last couple of years and expand my music horizons... Maybe I'll keep Sundays as the music-rewind day. To kick off my "new" music - here's some KPOP from 2NE1 (twenty one?)
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Star Trek Beyond: trailer 2

Now THIS trailer looks way better than the first one!  Of course the main question in my mind is this:  If the Enterprise gets destroyed in this one, what will the NCC 1701-A look like? ;-) And, will it come with new uniforms, sort of like Wrath of Khan, or will they go in an alternative direction?  Imagine if they went sort of like the uniforms that they (almost) used in Star Trek:
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Robbie Williams - Rock DJ

A little blast from the past (probably one of my favorite songs - love the beat)
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Replacing the Nexus 4 screen - DYI

For a brief moment I thought that I might go a little DIY with fixing my nexus 4 screen.  I did find the parts on Amazon for around $30 (relatively cheap I think), however after viewing this instructional video I thought twice about it.  It takes a professional 2 hours to do this, it will most likely take me more (if I don't ragequit ;-) ). The video lost me at using a hear gun to remove
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24: Legacy

Woohooooaaaaa!  Fall semester is looking aweeeesome!  Working on my dissertation proposal AND a new 24 series! This looks pretty amazing!  Wonder if there will be some Jack Bower action in some part of it :)
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Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger ft. Christina Aguilera

Το τραγουδάκι τι εβδομάδας (κάποιος μου το θύμισε).
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"The War of 1996” | A United World News Special

I love this Independence Day sequel promo.  Looks and feels like a news reporting segment. It gets you immersed into the alternative reality of the world. Can't wait for the movie to hit theaters!
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May the fourth

I posted this last year - but it hasn't gotten old yet ;-)  Tim Russ explains May the Fourth ;-)
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120-sided die

The 120-sided die is now a reality (so, what can we use it for?  random selection of students in large lecture halls? ;-)  ) (via Nerdist)
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Assassin's Creed Identity

I don't know how this escaped my notice (maybe too busy with school and everything else) but there is a new (to me) mobile game that was released this year.  I am actually wondering if there will be any more Nintendo 3DS games coming out that are assassin's creed games.  Seems to me that this would be a good candidate (along with the Chronicles lines of games).
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Tamperer Feat Maya - Feel it

Ένα φιλαράκι το πόσταρε στο facebook τις προάλλες και μου θύμισε τις παλιές μέρες. Κοντά 20 χρόνια, λίγο πριν το πτυχίο και τώρα κοντεύουμε διδακτορικό. Τώρα υπάρχουν σχεδόν όλα στο YouTube, αλλά θυμάμαι πως το είχα κατεβάσει το
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Stalled Trek: Prelude to Ax'd-We-Are (Parody)

A puppet based parody of Prelude to Axanar (a fan film).  Pretty funny ;-)
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Adieu Prince...

The other day Prince passed away at the age of 57 (woah! too young!)Not a huge Prince fan, but the song of his that really stood out was "let's go crazy"
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A proton pack for you!

Some more April fool's 2016 funnies, this time a Ghostbusters one...
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Introducing google express!

Alright...it's an April Fool's joke, but it was a good one ;-)
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Experience YouTube in #SnoopaVision

A little April fool's folly ;-)
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Quilted Northern Rustic Weave | Artisanal Toilet Paper

Another April Fool's joke.  Funny...but painful to think about it!
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Star Trek Noise Machine!

Woah!  This must be an April fool's joke, but I want one! ;-)
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Erdowie, Erdowo, Erdogan

Apparently the Turkish President,  Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has never heard of the Streissand Effect . From the New York Times:If President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey had hoped that summoning the German ambassador would get a video poking fun at him by a German satire program removed from the Internet, he was wrong. Instead, the move had any number of consequences, including provoking
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I wonder if anyone in the 70's, when Atari came out, could have imagined this :)  A pocket Atari console, in an atari cartridge no less!
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Javapocalypse

LOL - a short film about Java going away.  I think with the impending end-of-life of the JRE plugin for browsers this is pretty funny.
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Cannonblast shrimp | busted!

A while back I (and others) had seen this commercial on the internet which basically shows a couple of engineers (of the mythbusters kind - very unconventional ;-) ) making friend shrimp by blowing shrimp out of an air cannon into batter, breadcrumbs, and over a flame. Then, they enjoy some nice fried shrimp.  This seemed implausible, but the mythbusters in their final season tackled it. 
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Leadership in Trek

I was looking around the web to see if I can find anything on the Leadership in the fictitious universe of Star Trek.  It was more of a tangential thing, a "cool to have" for my leadership portfolio for my EdD course.  Hey, if you can't incorporate pop culture into school, what sort of fun can you have? ;-)  I came across this video from Forbes.  Wonder if there is something out
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Star Trek Farragut - new episode out

The Crossing, which I think is the penultimate episode of Star Trek Farragut (or is it Starship Farragut?) is now available on YouTube! And, guess what?  It's a mirror universe episode!  Can you tell I like the mirror universe cross-overs? ;-)I am wondering if their next endeavor is going to use the Wrath of Khan style uniforms, or if they are going with those funky 70s inspired Motion Picture
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Ninja Five-O

I've been looking to get some "must have" Gameboy Advance games since I just got myself a refurbished unit back in the fall.  When the GBA originally came out I thought that  consoles were not that great of an investment, so I was more into computer gaming (the little I could have on the Mac in the days of Classic MacOS).  I came across a "must play" game called Ninja Five-O which reminds
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The problem with the transporter...

This came across my feeds last week  Very interesting philosophical question - which I think was also addressed by MetaTreks on trek.fm in one of their first episodes (but with the enterprise rather than a human being transported)
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Gear of war 4 - woooah

Looks like an xbox one is in my future (well... now it's a definite) ;-)Not that you get to see a lot of game play in this game informer video, but it's interesting to see that the world goes on after the events of Gears of war 3 :-)
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Ghostbusters 2016 trailer looks great! :)

I had my doubts about the New Ghostbusters film (mostly because I thought they were going with the old ghostbusters just rehashed), but this seems like it's going to be a really good film picking up from where the original quartet left off!  Can't wait to see it :-)
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Wintergatan - Marble Machine

2000 marbles make some really nice music ;-)
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