I put this on Vox a while back, but it's curing a case of foggy Mondays, and thus worth reblogging myself for. Every girl I know from Back In The Day dances like this. (And we all think we're as good as Rye Rye at these moves.)
want more, you say? Try Stanton Warriors taking her on.
I'm so excited for the new Alice in Wonderland movie. I've watched this video a zillion times before, but I still like it: it's a mellow electronica tune composed only with sounds from the original animated movie.
I didn't think I'd do an MJ post. But as someone who has loved music & dance my whole life long, it's hard not to: Michael had cataclysmic impact on how everyone understood the essential fusion of music + dance, and how we'd newly see the whole made from the two halves.
We tend to revere artists more when they are gone too soon. "Elder
statesman" fits with grace only a few of the genius musicians: Stevie,
Quincy Jones, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Aretha. Dancers seem to have
even less leeway as we tilt toward the grave - Baryshnikov, Madonna,
and Kylie excepted, the viability of dance as a lifelong profession is
fleeting, at best.
Raised as I was on northern soul (and folk music/classical/showtunes - I'll never outgrow music dorkitude) watching MJ truly PERFORM is still an amazing experience. As Ta-Nehisi Coates says...just watch til' the end.