Derived from the word "platonic," meaning "friendly," and also used as the opposite of romantic. "Play-tonic" is used to describe a "friends with benefits" situation. Their relationship is platonic, not romantic, but it also includes "play," or sensual/sexual interaction.
Person 1: Hey dude so are Mike and Jen just friends, or are they like a couple now?
Person 2: Neither, it's totally play-tonic.
ftone or f-tone, noun,
the f-tone, middle "F" on the piano, is considered by physicists to be the tonic of nature.
f-tone is associated with the fourth, green, heart chakra.
noun - used as a mantra for meditation.
A person might play the ftone and hold that note so it plays a constant middle "f". They would then use the constant tone for a mantra to assist them in their practice of meditation.
Gin and Tonic. What you drink at the club before, during, and after a tennis game.
Fred: Want to play doubles with me and Martha?
Stan: Sure thing Fred, right after I finish my G&T, and my wife finishes the pool boy.
Headster is a term used to describe individuals who are hybrids of hipsters and hippis (they're too young to actually be hippis but more accepting main stream cultures).
Music that has a surreal jazz, blues, reggae, funk, classic rock, folk/blue grass influence (or any combination there of) are considered music genres listened to by headsters.
Headers listen to obscure music of yesterday(such as live jam tracks from The Grateful Dead,Led Zeppelin deep tracks, Jethro Tull, Bob Marley, Frank Zappa, the solo work of John Frusciante, the Allman Brothers, Simon and Garfunkel and various other artists who have influenced the hippi culture but whose deeper tracks remained out of view of today's popular music culture and are still too main stream for hipsters.
(MGMT and Sublime are examples of contemporary bands that are too mainstream for hipsters but suit the needs of a headster). Music groups and solo albums that are offshoots of popular bands are also accepted as well.
The term headster is also derived from the relationship the term "head" has with marijuana. Headsters traditionally smoke weed and consume different types of foods that contain THC. Headsters own some form of paraphernalia and have multiple hook ups. Alcohol is also accepted but there is more focus on mind altering substances.
It isn't rare to see a headster drinking tea but it is to see a headster hanging out in a coffee house.
Examples and further explanation (to better explain the differences between Headsters and Hipsters):more...
Thrift stores are sought out by headsters, since they live bohemian life styles similar to hipsters but actually have a decent sense of fashion. Thrift stores contain articles of clothing that can seem awesome and hip all while being unique.
The clothing headsters wear can range between band shirts to Baja Hoodies (drug rugs)and sweaters that aren't as loud as the traditional hipster sweater. Hemp necklaces, bracelets and beanies are required accessories for a headster, but are not required to be worn at the same time. Vnecks are optional since it is more of a hipster trait.
A headster is typically between the age of 15 and 25. Headsters seek a better version of themselves as well as inner peace. It is not required but 99.67% of the time headsters play an instrument because of the frequent jam sessions that occur when ever two or more headsters are together for more than 20 minutes.
See examples below
"Dude, those headsters down the hall are so baked."
"Dude, did you hear the jam session those headsters had? It was amazing!"
"Dude, did you see those headsters that just got out of the elevator? They all had giant cups of ice cream. They got the mad munchies."
Headster: "Man those hipsters are so condescending."
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I Love Lucy is a television sitcom that aired in the 1950s. During that time, it was the most popular American sitcom. It starred comedienne Lucille Ball, her husband Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley. The series ran from October 15, 1951 to May 6, 1957 on CBS (180 episodes, including the "lost" Christmas episode). This show was ranked #2 on TV Guide's top 50 greatest shows of all time in 2002, behind Seinfeld and ahead of The Honeymooners. The program was filmed at Desilu, the production studio jointly owned by Ball and Arnaz.more...
The sitcom was based on a radio show starring Lucille Ball and Richard Denning called My Favorite Husband. Denning was enthusiastic to continue his role as Ball's husband, but Ball wanted her real-life husband, Cuban-born musician Desi Arnaz, to play her onscreen spouse. Studio heads were worried that American audiences would not find such a "mixed marriage" to be believable, and were concerned about Arnaz's heavy Cuban accent. But Ball was adamant, and they were eager to have her in the part. To help sway their decision, Ball and Arnaz put together a vaudeville act featuring his music and her comedy, which was well received in several cities. In the end, CBS agreed, but refused to let Desi Arnaz's role be part of the show's title (as in "Lucy and Ricky"). After lengthy negotiations, Arnaz relented and agreed to "I Love Lucy", reasoning that the "I" would be his part.
Arnaz persuaded Karl Freund, cinematographer of Fritz Lang's Metropol...
The history of ska music is interesting as since its birth ska has continued to develop into many different styles. In forty years ska has enjoyed three waves of popularity around the world. This essay attempts to trace ska music's history, the roots, the birth, the styles and, hopefully will offer you some interesting facts.more...
EARLY JAMAICAN CULTURE
To fully understand the origins of ska and trace its unique musical elements we must understand some important parts of Jamaican history. The island of Jamaica was first visited by Europeans in 1494 by Columbus. The British won the right to colonize and began shipping slaves from the west coast of Africa to work on newly set up plantations. By 1807 there were over two million Africans in Jamaica working on English plantations in the most brutal systems of slavery in the world.
The slaves tried hard to hold on to their African philosophy and established their own system of beliefs and values in their slave communities. Some forms of African music, such as the Burru were allowed by the white masters who believed it would help the slaves to work faster. At times the slave musicians were also called upon to entertain the white masters. The type of entertainment provided by the slave musicians followed a carnival tradition and allowed the oppressed performers to dress and act like kings, queens, lords and ladies for the amusement of the white masters. In the 1960's this tradition was continued by performers who adopted royal t...