Monday, August 02, 2010

High Energy

Possibly the best spontaneous dancing video to date. Only one person dancing while wearing a backpack, but that is balanced by the fact that there is a guy doing a pirouette (of sorts). The grand finale features maniacal cackling.

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Saturday, July 03, 2010

He's Got a Spinna for a Face!?!

B and I love it when we happen to run into Spinnaface. He's a DJ (I guess that's what you call him) who has a sort of hubcab apparatus attached to his face. He keeps it spinning while he does what he does. He's got a fabulous theme song, too, that contains the helpfully descriptive lyrics, "He's got a spinna for a face. His face is a spinna!" (or something pretty close to that anyway). And he inspires people with backpacks and totebags to start dancing spontaneously, so naturally I am a HUGE fan. Check out the video. Note: Mr. Montana may look bag-free, but that bag on the curb? You guessed it. It's his. If you watch closely, you can see him unexpectedly snatch it up (at about 1:14) and continue on his way.

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Monday, May 31, 2010

More Spontaneous Dancing--Plus a Flashback!



What is it with Portland and spontaneous dancing? Especially dancing spontaneously with a fully loaded backpack. It happens all the time.* That's good, though. That's the way we do it in Portland, Oregon.

I loved listening to this all-female drum group led by a women in her 60s who made good use of her green gym teacher's whistle.

Flashback to 5th grade and me sitting at the kitchen table with a slip of paper from school asking me if I wanted to sign up to play a musical instrument and, if so, which one? Well, my dad was the high school band director so it was a foregone conclusion that I'd be answering the first question with a "yes," but how to answer the second question was up to me. I couldn't decide between the flute and percussion, but finally I wrote in "Percussion." Then, I'm not sure what happened but at some point later that evening I erased "Percussion" and wrote in "Flute."

I have often regretted that.

*I hope you clicked on the link and watched the video. It makes me happy every time I watch it.

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