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 congaContinue reading “9/12/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!”
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7/18/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!
There’s something about African music (old and new) that pulls me in. I adore it. My theory is that it has something to do about tonality, but I should really do a little research before I pontificate online. In the meantime, here are three dances by Rwandan folk troupes: This last one is my favorite. TheContinue reading “7/18/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!”
June 27, 2016: Monday Funday Dance Party!
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).
5/23/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!
There. Now you’ll be singing this to yourself all day long. I know I will. Back in the late 90’s, even jaded grunge enthusiasts had to begrudgingly (be-grungily?) admit how much fun this song is. And for the younger crowd, this was a perfect pop-crush band; three cute brothers, and one for every age range.Continue reading “5/23/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!”
4/11/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!
Seems like it’s one of those Mondays when your eyes don’t want to open and all the coffee in the world won’t help. But you know what does help? Ricky Martin … …. And Lou Bega. Try to listen to just the bass line in this one, it really makes the song. Simple, and perfect.Continue reading “4/11/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!”
4/4/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!
Written by Randy Newman, the original version of “Mama Told Me Not to Come” was recorded by Eric Burdon, and of course Three Dog Night had a big hit with it in 1970. But right now, this version by Tom Jones + Stereophonics is my favorite. Great, great, singing, and I love the guitar solo.Continue reading “4/4/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!”
3/28/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!
Now you’ve done it. You’ve got me started on the Nicholas Brothers. Harold and Fayard. Genuises. Fred Astaire told the brothers that this sequence (from the movie “Stormy Weather”) was the greatest movie musical number he’d ever seen. The virtuosity of their moves is just stunning. And yes, that is Cab Calloway leading the orchestra.Continue reading “3/28/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!”
3/21/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!
Sometime after my third cup of coffee, I said to myself, “Why not play some ukrabilly?” I saw this for the first time on Facebook. Facebook’s translations can be pretty rough, but thanks to one of the comments, I was able to find out that this is a Ukranian band called OT VINTA. Check outContinue reading “3/21/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!”
3/14/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!
These are the Toelegu Pan Pipers from Toelegu Village, Havulei District, Isabel Province, the Solomon Islands. When I talk about “Monday Funday Dance Party,” I’m serious about the dancing. If you’re in a place where you can cut a rug a little bit, you’ll just feel wonderful. And I say this with full knowledge thatContinue reading “3/14/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!”
2/29/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!
Once upon a time, there was a 21 and under club called “Phil’s Bongo Room.” It doesn’t matter where it was; it’s been gone for a long time anyway. It was lost to an unfortunate infestation of luxury condos. Anyhoo, it was fun and they had live bands and a floor that lit up likeContinue reading “2/29/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!”