When you’re dancing around the house (or office) to Etta James, not much can go wrong. And with this great cover of the King Floyd classic, Monday just might turn into a funky good time.
It’s a lovely misty morning outside, with flowers reaching out to touch the last few drops of a morning rain shower. I just sat down with my cup of coffee to listen to something that will greet the day with all the splendor it deserves.
Music for a rainy day.
This is the week!
Stop your messin’ around, kids. And Happy Friday.
My favorite things about this song? Inez Foxx’s fabulous voice, first of all. It’s like honey, but is so powerful. And she’s got great vocal control. The rhythm track is great, too. There’s so much going on, you just get pulled into the music. And the next thing you know, you’re dancing on top ofContinue reading “4/10/17: Monday Funday Dance Party”
Way back in 2005, a man named Dr. Cliff Arnall looked at things like weather, debts following the holidays, and all those New Years resolutions we haven’t been following, and came up with a date for the most Depressing Day of the Year. It’s the third Monday in January, if you want to mark yourContinue reading “1/16/17: Monday Funday Dance Party”
I remember seeing Mos Def play this on “Letterman,” and immediately bought the single. I love the way the way everything is so laid back and restrained, but there’s also this underlying tension that permeates the whole song. And of course, the timpani. From the Ronettes to Pizzicato Five, I love my pop music with aContinue reading “11/28/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!”
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. IfContinue reading “10/24/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!”
It’s one of those rough allergy mornings, the kind where you feel like all the sinus cavities in your head have been filled with cement. In times like these, all I can say is: thank goodness for Gloria Estefan. The video’s fun, too. Yes, ladies really had hair like that back in the 80’s. AndContinue reading “9/26/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!”