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Sunday, September 08, 2013
  The Dance (Sort of): Ghost in the Machine?
(Dear Diary, September 7)

Strange things happen here that bring a sense of wonder and mystery, that bring a sense of surprised wonder if not outright amusement.   As I sent that to you via the miracle of electrical connectivity the note about The Dance ... I'd had to go to retrieve a pompelmo as the weather is warm here ... a short interruption in my time away from writing .... well, we've been having strange electrical problems here with computer network and connectivity, I will admit, last evening was hellish in fact ... but just now when I returned to write something else, my laptop had powered off on its own and mysteriously the sound system in the living room had turned itself on and was pumping out 21st century dance music that brought the room to life, then spread across the living room and on into the kitchen.  I don't even know the names of the artists or the name of the music, but it was like acid jazz, or things dub remix.  The Dance, you see!  And speaking of weird electrical stuff, last night, in my eyrie, not one but two lightbulbs blew out completely on their own. 

If I were superstitious, I would be in bad shape, but events such as these just cause me to laugh in startle and nudge me, and I admit I am tinged with bewilderment, and a bit nonplussed.

And another day begins!

At 12:30 yesterday when my computer powered off in the quiet room where I am writing, and the big tv sound system decided to turn itself on, this was like some weird electrical prank, the tv sound system (with no picture) powering out loud music, the kind I don't normally listen to  ....

Anyway, this is the kind of 21st century dance music (well, the exact music) that came out of the tv music box then:

Chris Brown "Don't Wake Me Up"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQeXPt9spDg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yPpW0YHLrw

Plastik Duck "Seize the Night"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKY53CBwTAs


(I prefer a different century's dance music, like that disco song, "Go-ooin to a Partay (whup whup) ... )
 




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