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13 December 2009

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kat

Music is nice, but this combined with all the images, Amazon ads, sidebar videos and hundreds of links now causes the browser to freeze all my windows temporarily. Previously with my slower DSL connection, your blog would crash my browser.

john akritas

I've been looking for ages for an MP3 player you can actually embed in the post, and may well nick this idea off you. To Dikhty is one of my favourite songs too. Also, I don't have Kat's problem loading the page – three-five second with my (old) Mac. Kat: if I were you, I'd riot on the Athens streets for better internet connection – it's as good a cause as any other.

Stavros

Kat,

Thanks for the heads up. I cleaned house, hope it helps. I'm wondering if the songs of xenitia speak to you, l as an expatriate? Hope you are doing well.

John,

You are welcome to Streampad, the least I could do after you turned me on the Box. You've been away a long time.

A blessed Christmas to you both.

Iris

Many thank's, Stavros :-)

Stavros

Iris,

You're very welcome. Sorry I haven't gotten around to your translation request, I'll get it done, eventually although the portions of the video in English pretty much sum up what is said in Greek. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

mairula@hotmail.com

I love your music..absolutely the best...

Simon Baddeley

Happy New Year and thanks for the music. Kindest Regards
Simon at Democracy Street, though at the moment in the Highlands of Scotland with my mother

Stavros

Hi Simon,

Best wishes to you, your family and your Mum for a blessed New Year. I hope the weather in the highlands of Scotland is better right now than it is in the lowlands of Maine.

Continued success to Democracy Street.

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