I am in no way exaggerating when I say the late 1970s/early 1980s Bollywood and disco marriage produced the best music ever. The hooks were infectious as hell and will make you dance. Sure, a huge factor in my fondness for this music is my parents (Dad mostly) playing this around the house growing up, but […]
Record Machine: Thriller by Michael Jackson
In a mere nine songs, Michael Jackson made a masterpiece. This is more or less undisputed. Let us talk about one of the most prized records in my collection.
Quick changes: as burlesque performers, we all have them. At some point, during some show, you’re going to have to scramble out of tight elaborately-constructed garments and sparkly underthings, into other tight elaborately-constructed garments and sparkly underthings. While sweating. The trick is not avoiding the quick changes (because that’s impossible), but how you deal with […]
This Open Thread Is Dancing It Out
Happy Tuesday Kittens.
Why Do We Need Ballet to Be a Sport?
In late July, the athletic wear company Under Armour unveiled a new ad campaign featuring gorgeous badass ballerina Misty Copeland of the American Ballet Theater. The campaign, titled “I Will What I Want,” immediately became the subject of much publicity and discussion all over the Internet. Countless outlets, including USA Today, announced it under the headline, […]
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In the moments after, I swore that I was an ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE PERFORMER and I WAS NEVER DOING THIS NUMBER AGAIN.
You think you really know a person…
Public nudity doesn’t scare me. Many other things do.
On First Solos and Slow Learning
My first real burlesque solo: three years in the making.
Though talking about my vinyl collection will most often skew towards older albums, the format has regained some of its popularity. I love being able to buy unusual versions of singles released by my favorite musicians, and this Noel Gallagher/UNKLE remix is outstanding.
The Psychology of Letting Go
TW: death, suicide Last July, my friend J was found in a park, dead by his own hand. And I lost it. I’m still not completely sure why: though he’d been a huge influence on me, he’d also been out of my life for several years.
The Letter V was surprisingly not too difficult to find five great songs to talk about. V may be my least favorite Scrabble letter, but this week we’ve got some ’90s gems as well as some more recent tunes.
Last night I went to a contemporary dance performance. Ever since it finished, I have been contemplating the utter shame of government budget cuts to the cultural sector.
Just Can’t Get Enough Open Thread
You know what to do. DAHNCE! Seriously, this song is one of those that if I am at some sort of a dance bar venue, I am the obnoxious girl screaming, “Omigod this is mah soooonnnngg we have to dance!” and stomping all over everyone around you. So … dance and talk about things that […]