Wednesday, October 3, 2007

I'm learning this dance

First of all, the Beth interview is coming, people, she's coming! Its all my fault, so don't even try to blame her, but its going to be so good. What's your spirit animal?

Anyhow, in order to placate my fellow Beth-lovers, I'm giving you two awesome videos. The first one is a song I heard on the radio and was convinced it was Leslie Feist, so I listened to all the potential suspects on amazon yet was unable to find out what song it was. That's because Feist released this song under her alter-ego Regina Spektor! Wait, that's not fair, Regina Spektor is her own person, as you can see from this video. Her vocal control is really remarkable, and I like the sound. She got her start on the LES as part of the "anti-folk" scene. Whatever the fuck that means! Sounds pretentious...

Second matter of business: I'm learning this dance and I'm looking for about 48 other nubile danseurs and danseuses to join me in recreating this ipod Nano commercial/music video. Its so awesome; I love group dances like this. My favorite part are the clap-turns. Don't be surprised if you see me practicing that move. So obviously I'm going to be the guy in the yellow that picks her up, so who's going to be Feist? Tracy? What's that I heard you say?

By the way, I am completely of the opinion that letting your song be on an ipod commercial is not selling out. Anymore. As came up in conversation with my (awesome) roommate, judging musicians to have 'sold out' is an argument that has been over for at least seven years. Its very last century, guys. Of course they just want their money while they can still get it, and c'mon, who wants a day job?

8 comments:

TRACY!!! said...

You do have to be the guy in yellow. Who will I be? I'll be the person in the back that fucks up.

Anonymous said...

www.antifolk.net, do some more research before labeling it pretentious, it is so dfar on the other side of that it's ridiculous

Greg said...

Oh, that *is* a great dance sequence--sign me up and let me know when and where we rehearse! I expect we'll need a bit of that to ensure we're not slapping and dropping one another all over the place!

Agreed to the business of "selling out" being a convention of the past--nothing wrong with going along with everyone else and getting those cash rewards!

But I *do* miss the days of the commercial jingle (we must be honest, Manilow wrote some great ones...)...and I can't imagine it *isn't* unsettling for the advertiser to know that we often can't recall after the end what product they were advertising in the first place! It's "that commercial where..." syndrome.

NIKO said...

Anti-folk music got me through the Elain Gonzalez controversy, but folk music comforted me during the Terri Schiavo debacle. I just don't know which one means more to me.

keetens said...

Yo I have that Regina Spektor cd btw, so I'll hook you up for a hand job.

Papagayo said...

@keetens: i'm in, sat night your house?

seriously said...

tracy would look good in that blue jumpsuit.

anti-folk? what did folk do to you? said...

I have trouble telling these songstresses apart too! But in a good way. They remind us that we can be soothed by a lovely voice. And that dancing should always be done in jumpsuits. Anything more is just too much. Fact: Separate articles of clothing interfere with the rhythm. Fact: Without the rhythm, we cannot have the dance. We must conclude that to have the dance, there must be jumpsuits. You gotta zip it up to get down!