HAIL FRANKIE! Now get up out of that full salaam and jack your body. This mix is making me cray cray. I’m wearing ruts in my carpet already – Uncontrollable modeling at home.
DEF MIX is still the classiest sound around. LOVE ME SOME DEF MIX. Somebody need to be learnin these kids today.
Monumental in my development as an adolescent artist.
They took this off Youtube right away. I think it’s worth saving here.
Old way is characterized by the formation of lines, symmetry, and precision in the execution of formations with graceful, fluid-like action. Egyptian hieroglyphs and fashion poses serve as the original inspirations for old way voguing. In its purest, historical form, old way vogue is a duel between two rivals. Traditionally, old way rules dictated that one rival must “pin” the other to win the contest. Pinning involved the trapping of an opponent so that he or she could not execute any movements while the adversary was still in motion (usually voguing movements with the arms and hands called “conflama” while the opponent was held against the floor doing “floor work” or against a wall).
I miss Willi. The whole world misses Willi.
While he didn’t create the form, he worked at refining it with clean, sharp movements to “an amazing level”. His influences included Fred Astaire, olympic gymnasts, and Asian culture in general. Willi Ninja, an inspiration to me…R.I.P.
Honestly, it was right there…
This cutie’s name is Stormy Weather. As you can see she is upset. Miss Weather is upset because she’s tired of explaining what HAARP is and what the U.S. government is doing to control and utilize weather as a weapon. You can click her picture to read all about it. Educate yourself because THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW. Ignorance is not cute.
These are over. Studs are no longer acceptable. Moving on…
Our weather update ends with a rainbow. Click Michael to watch his company in a very recent performance from Glasgow.
FORECAST : More strange sounds and weather anomolies over the coming months, continued government denials and a greater genuine concern for dance in general.
This is a great mix by Tatu V. Tatu was a NYC club fixture for many years. It’s nice to know that the straight forward and pure approach to House Music is still around. This one is letting me discover it for myself. Respect. Holla Helsinki!
After a thirty second emergency phone call from Josheeba, I ran to the train and arrived after the first number. Front and center with plenty of room to boogie. UNREAL. The sound was perfect and the band was tighter than maybe…well…ever before! It was a New York moment – to be listening to and loving so hard, the songs I call my favorites. To hear lyrics like, “Cute ponytails and curls,” or “Clams on the halfshell – and rollerskates,” being blasted from the bandshell at Lincoln Center was getting me close to a disco seizure. HELL YEAH! This is one to cross off the bucket list, seeing Nile Rodgers perform live with CHIC? Oh yes darling, I did that. AMAZING!
Nile said recently, “You have to remember, all CHIC songs are non-fiction. We always tell the truth.” Works for me, kids. Now ask yourself – what other artists can say that about their music? Certainly not Janet or Madame (MDME). Truthful lyrics make the music have magic. LONG LIVE NILE RODGERS. Amen to CHIC. Watch the video in the previous post for more drops of disco wisdom from Nile.
Here are some bits from the show… the sound recording is not good, but you can get a taste of the excitement. PLEASE NOTE: Everyone is in all white and Nile wore a turquoise tie. CHIC. The lead vocalists wore custom dresses with a nod to the the cut up t-shirt effect. CHIC. They use rhinestone studded wireless earpieces. CHIC CHIC. A little choreography goes a very long way with songs like these. CHIC. And, as Josh put it, that move is called a “shake your bangle snap.” CHIC!
and now, enjoy the slideshow:
“(Without love) There’s no reason to live
(Without you) And what would I do with the love I give
(All my lovin’) To you I’ll be giving
And I promise, yes I’ll do, as long as I’m living”
An amazing night of old friends and familiar faces was made even more amazing by so many new friends and beautiful new faces.
Xtravaganza means POWER, god damn it! Does anybody even say that anymore?
OLD SCHOOL. I was ready with my flashlight to fight the shade, but none was thrown. Are these the same ganzas I used to know? Mellowing with age.
Honestly, it was such a gorgeous night. I left inspired. You can’t ask for anything more than that.