Check Out my Spotify

Every once in a while, I try something new on the Internet and it sticks with me to become a part of my life. The most recent one is Spotify online music streaming and I just wanted to share my set of playlists with anyone who might care for it, or check out Spotify for themselves. Wi-fi, especially free wi-fi, is widely available in a lot of places these days, so it’s like being able to take some music libraries with you anywhere you go. That could be the entire Spotify catalogue you’d have access to, or just your own playlists (or others’ playlists you can follow as part of your library.

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Amazing Example of Swing Dancing

Happy holidays, everyone!

Just sit back and enjoy this video of some amazing swing dancing by this older couple. It’s not amazing because it involves acrobatics, or fireworks, or extraordinary physical ability. It’s rather likely if most people put enough practice into swing dancing, they could probably dance like this. But it sure looks fantastic and like a ton of fun!

 

I Love a Good Slightly Racist Song

This fall, I started to learn swing dancing, Lindy Hop more specifically. I am absolutely loving it, but not just for the dancing. The music is also absolutely phenomenal. I knew of some of the songs played before, but I’ve also not heard many, so I am also engaged in finding good music I had never heard. It was during one of these sessions to build my Swing play list on Spotify that I found this awesome gem called the Oriental Swing that’s a little racist, but totally acceptable to me (an Asian) considering it was done in 1938. 🙂

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