Music for a rainy day.
It’s a song, it’s a dance, it will be stuck in your head all day.
Tomorrow the United States will be electing its next president. This is one where the stakes are really up for grabs; we could wind up in an awful, awful place for real if this goes the wrong way. As a momentary distraction, here’s some dancing that reminds me of American things. A bluegrass jam and… Continue reading 11/07/16: Special Election Edition
I sometimes work as a dance class accompanist, and have spent a certain amount of time hanging around ballerinas. First of all, I want to point out how much respect I have gained for dancers through this job. Dance requires the strength and coordination of an athlete, extraordinary self-control, and dedication to the craft. If… Continue reading 10/24/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!
If you’re on the East Coast, it’s pushing 3PM right now. Which means it’s just about time for some B-52’s. See if you can get a conga line going around the office. And BTW, the whole album is great. Treat yourself to a copy for the next time it’s 3PM and you need a conga… Continue reading 9/12/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!
Here is a group from Cuba called Obini Bata. They play a drum called the bata, which is traditionally forbidden to women in the religion of Santeria. And they make wonderful music.
Guaranteed to get you up and moving before the boss notices you’re late (Actually, it’s 11:00 AM my time right now, so I think that ship has sailed).