New Orleans lends itself to dancing in the streets…
Carsie Blanton “Baby Can Dance” music video.
New Orleans is such a character in this! It was really great to see this screen at Lindy Focus, and to watch it with a bunch of dancers. I’m always awed by the beautiful things that people in the swing community create. Beautiful job, Carsie and all those involved!
First, go grab some headphones. The best ones you’ve got. If the best ones you’ve got are these suckers (or something similar), you should really go buy new ones, but use the best you’ve got for right now.
Take a break from whatever you’re doing for 2 minutes and listen, but just listen to the whole thing, even if you have to multi-task.
Headphones on? Ok. Good.
Now, press play.
“Upular (3D Audio Version)” - Pogo
Source: SoundCloud / PogoMix
HAHA so. About half way through the song, Bryce has to stop singing because the clapping is throwing him off. I run into this at so many dances and so many shows… when people clap on the upbeat/odd counts at swing dances. I’m glad he stopped and re-focused.
Anyway, his newly released live acoustic album is available here: http://www.therocketsummer.com! It’s thoroughly enjoyable.
So, Kylie Minogue is currently performing at the Patriot Center and I am not there. I was trying to be practical about my finances and let this one go, but the reality that this is her first American tour in years and she’s in my back yard and I’m not there is quite present in this moment. Kylie is, and has been, my go-to lady. She’s seriously such an awesome, fierce woman and artist (I could go on for days.) I have so many wonderful memories that connected to her music, especially her album “X”. She reminds me of what pop music can do to the soul, despite how frivolous we think it is. But I’m not gonna be sad. I’m gonna dress up, blast “X” all night, dance around my room all night, and pretend I’m there. :D Self-care all the way, baby.
The Parishers - Come Out of the Shade
The Social Network score meets Sweet Disposition. This is just lovely!