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I'm in heaven

Monday, January 05, 2009 by Dave Winer.

The Internet has many wonderful applications, but I doubt if people think of it as a romance platform, but it is.  Permalink to this paragraph

Case in point. I was looking for some music to play for my friends on Twitter the other night, and I don't remember how I stumbled on this wonderful recording of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong singing Gershwin's Cheek To Cheek, but it is something else. I recommend putting aside a bit of time later if you don't have time now, and play it on a nice sound system, and get ready for your heart to go to heaven. Permalink to this paragraph

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But that's not the end of the story.  Permalink to this paragraph

I remembered seeing the same song sung by Fred Astaire with Ginger Rogers, in the movie Top Hat. Now Fred's not really a singer like Louis & Ella -- but boy can he dance. The yin and yang! Cheek To Cheek reaches places with Fred & Ginger that you're just going to love. Permalink to this paragraph

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So the Internet is a history and heart machine. It's love and life. Flirting, dancing, swing, and yeah kisses. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph


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