Thursday, 27 August 2015

A Groovy Classic From Beyoncé

Beyoncé
Beyoncé
(Photo credit: Facebook)
Beyoncé is one of those singers who is hard to ignore; she is drop dead gorgeous and she has a great singing-voice.

One of the songs that I like from this very beautiful American singer, songwriter and actress is: Countdown; which is a groovy-sounding track from off of her fourth studio album, 4.

The song, Countdown, was written by Terius Youndell Nash, Shea Taylor, Ester Dean, Cainon Lamb, Julie Frost, Beyoncé Knowles, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris and Michael Bivins and it was produced by Beyoncé Knowles, Shea Taylor and Cainon Lamb.

I love the ingenious manner that Boys II Men's Uhh Ahh was sampled.

Countdown is a well-put-together fusion of  funk, reggae, hip hop and world music.

The song, Countdown, was released on the 4th of October 2011 and it was once at the number one position on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart.

Beyoncé's Countdown can still get people moving on the dance-floor (And it will for many years to come).

Without further ado, here is the video for Beyoncé's, Countdown. Enjoy!

I Love Alex Adair's "Heaven"

Alex Adair
Alex Adair
(Photo credit: Facebook)
British DJ and producer, Alex Adair is at it again; this time around, he has captivated people with his electronic dance music hit: Heaven.

What I like about this dance track is, the fact that it has a Caribbean feel to it (Thanks to the steelpan music that was injected into it).

The club DJs around the world are going to love this dance track; mainly because it is groovy and it is beautiful to listen to and the radio DJs are not going to have a problem with it either.

Heaven is another dance track that is worthy of being in my music collection (And, it is a pity that I do not have it as yet).

My good friend, DJ Nigel "Sicky" Kinsale also likes this type of music (So, guessing what he is going to do when he hears this dance track is not Rocket Science).

Alex Adair's music is on Ultra Music — the record label that never disappoints when it comes to great-sounding dance music.

I hereby dedicate Alex Adair's Heaven to all of the people around the world that have a deep appreciation for this genre of music. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Shannon's "Give Me Tonight" Is A Hot Classic

Give Me Tonight
Single by Shannon
(Photo credit: Atlantic Records)
Could you remember the American singer, Shannon?

Hmm. Okay. If you were born in the nineties, there is a high chance of you not knowing who she is is.

Shannon was really huge back in the eighties-period; one of the songs that I like from her is called: Give Me Tonight; which is an infectious Latin Freestyle  track from off of her debut studio album, Let the Music Play.

The song, Give Me Tonight was co-written by Chris Barbosa and Ed Chisholm and it was co-produced by Mark Liggett and Chris Barbosa.

Back in 1985, the song, Give Me Tonight was at number 1 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.

I think that Shannon's, Give Me Tonight still sounds fresh and exciting (Despite the fact that many years have passed).

Without further ado, here is the video for Shannon's, Give Me Tonight. Enjoy!

I Have Been Dreaming About Linux

Tux
Tux; the official mascot of the Linux kernel
(Photo credit: Larry Ewing) 
Yes, believe it or not, I have been dreaming about Linux (And, it is not something that was figurative; but something that was quite literal; I dreamt that I was using Ubuntu on my Sony VAIO laptop; despite the fact that I have been deeply intrigued by Linux Mint).

For many months, I contemplated using an entirely new operating system for the purpose of blogging without any sort of hindrances.

No, I am not experiencing any sort of technical difficulties with Windows (Even though Windows can be a very sharp pain in the rear end at times).

Windows Has Been Good To Me

I have used Windows for many years and I always found my way around it; despite the various upgrades from Windows Vista all the way through to Windows 8.

However, I have no damn intentions of jumping on the Windows 10 bandwagon (I have read a lot of the controversial literature on it by various bloggers and I have seen all of the various controversial videos on YouTube pertaining to privacy violations (Apparently, Microsoft is turning into Big Brother and it is alleged that they can access the content that is within our computer's hard drive; something that I am not at all pleased about and I am happy that I did not not rush to have Windows 10 installed on my computer).

What I love about Windows is, the fact that it is very user-friendly and a first-time computer-user can find their way around almost any version of the Windows operating system (Whether it be Windows 7, Windows 8, etcetera).

Due to Windows' popularity, I can pick up the phone and call any friend if I managed to encounter a problem with Windows and they can talk me through the entire process of rectifying the situation (If it was any other operating system, I would have been stranded until I figured it out on my own, or carried it in for an IT specialist to figure out the issue).

Linux Is Supposed To Save You The Unnecessary Headache

From the information that I have gathered throughout the years, I learned that Linux is more stable than Windows and the attractive part being, that it does not have a very large number of viruses that are targeted towards it like Windows (Almost every computer-user knows that the majority of the malware on the world wide web was specifically designed to infect the Windows operating system).

For the record, there are viruses that can infect the Linux operating system (Do not be fooled into believing that a computer that has Linux installed on it is one-hundred percent impenetrable; viruses and trojans can find themselves in; which is why there is antivirus software available for Linux; it is just that malware is not as rampant on Linux as it is on Windows).

Although the concept of using Linux on a computer is a very attractive one, I am a bit bothered by the fact, that I would have to type in a list of commands if I ever wanted to install or delete anything on a computer with Linux installed on it.

Where Windows is concerned, all a user needs to do is to simply click on "Install" or "Delete" and the job is done.

On the bright side, those command prompts for Linux are not difficult to learn (It is just that there are so many of them to learn).

It Would Be Wiser To Install Linux On A Different Computer

Although I have plenty of room on my hard drive to do a dual boot, I do not want to install Linux on the same hard drive with my Windows operating system.

Why?

Because, if I end up hating Linux, I must be able to get rid of it easily (And, without compromising the integrity of my Windows operating system).

I would prefer to have the Linux operating system on a different computer altogether.

I Have A Lot To Learn About Linux

There are so many different versions of Linux (Some better than others; therefore I have to find the one that is most suitable for me).

And, when I have gathered a fair amount of knowledge about Linux (and provided that I like it), I might say, "Goodbye," to Windows.

At the moment, the only operating system that I am fully comfortable with other than Windows is Apple's iOS (Maybe, gathering knowledge about Linux might change the way I view operating systems on the whole).

The Conclusion

The truth is: the only thing that I intend to do on a computer with Linux is to blog.

Occasionally, I have had programs that hogged a lot of RAM in Windows and that sort of thing can keep me back from blogging; especially if I am pressed for time.

My main intention is: to blog hassle-free and my blogging process should not be slowed down because the antivirus software on my computer decided to do a deep scan or I am prompted to update one of the programs on my computer while I am trying to get my quota of blogging done.

Do you use the Linux operating system on your computer?

And, is it way better than the Windows operating system?

Or, is it a big mistake to give up Windows for Linux?

A Hot EDM Track From Eric Prydz

Eric Prydz
Eric Prydz
(Photo credit: Jack Harkness)
I am a big fan of the Swedish DJ and producer, Eric Prydz (I love his music)!

It surely looks as though 2015 is going to be another great year from him; because he is always coming out with some really great-sounding electronic dance music (And, this time around, he is rocking the world with his dance hit, Generate).

What I like about this dance track is, the fact that it is perfect to play on mornings; it is perfect to start the day and it is also perfect to play at a moderate volume on your car's stereo while you drive safely from one destination to the next.

Generate can also make a positive impact on the nightclubs worldwide and the dance track is radio-friendly (So, radio stations can have fun with it if they want to).

Here is the official video for Eric Prydz's, Generate. Enjoy!