D is for Descartes, Dean, Depeche Mode, Dietrich and Dali #atozchallenge

D is for Dangerous.
Salvador Dali - "Daddy Longlegs of the Evening — Hope!"
Salvador Dali – “Daddy Longlegs of the Evening — Hope!”

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marqués de Dalí de Pubol, known as Salvador Dalí, was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain.

Marie Magdalene “Marlene” Dietrich was a German-American actress and singer. Dietrich maintained popularity throughout her unusually long show business career by continually re-inventing herself, professionally and characteristically.

rene descartes

“I think, therefore I am [Cogito, ergo sum; Je pense, doc je suis]

Rene Descartes [1596-1650]

René Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. Dubbed the father of modern western philosophy, much of subsequent Western philosophy is a response to his writings, which are studied closely to this day.

Depeche Mode /dᵻˌpɛʃˈmoʊd/ are an English electronic band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group’s original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher, and Vince Clarke.

James Byron Dean was an American actor. He is a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause, in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark.

I am taking part in the April A to Z Blog Challenge. Every day in the month of April, I will post a blog entry related to a letter of the alphabet. I gave it some thought and wanted to keep it in line with what I write about here on Waldina.com and came up with famous quotes, people that inspire and music that resonates with me.

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  1. Oh my. I loved Depeche Mode in high school! I ended up going to see them in concert (3) times. Twice at Dodger Stadium and once in San Diego. I listened to them so much, that I am still burned out on them and can’t listen to them to this day and I’m in my 40’s. One of those songs will come on and I’m like “ugh.” change it. It’s the same with The Cure. Those bands were over-played our senior year.


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