Baby – I GOT THE FEELING!!

So after a long day (and part night) at the office i like to unwind like countless people of my generation by plonking myself in front of my laptop, to surf the net. Sometimes i youtube series . Nowdays I am watching “The Cosby Show” a really old family show. Its adorable with oodles of really good natured humour & family gooey cuteness with a fabulous amount of awww factor!!

I came across this episode where the  cosby kids put up this little dance number on the song – “I got the feeling” by James Brown. Check it out. Its damn creative,funny, clever & oooh the song has soo much life!!

It was really awesomely the best heartwarming thing that made me want to dance !It was 12 in the night , i had promised myself to sleep after the episode but oooh the song got me snapping my fingers & loving the beats. They needed no autotuning in the 60s! Them oldies knew how to roll people!

You have to hear it, feel it & man it makes you wanna snap your fingers! The style is so different from anything i have been hearing for a while now ..and the change is so refreshing, its damn neat!  I wikied it & found out this –

“”I Got the Feelin’” is a funk song by James Brown. Released as a single in 1968, it reached #1 on the R&B chart and #6 on the pop chart. It also appeared on a 1968 album of the same name”

Check out the song below …You should check out The Cosbys’ performance too (above). I love them both! this one is going in the archives!

The Tune & the Dance- We owe ourselves

 

We dance like this in our heads when we are walking alone, with our mp3 player set to that tune , that tune with no lyrics, that tune on repeat… that tune that lets us form our own tales, the tune that converts us into something extraordinary for a brief while, that tune with the transient magic….
because it lets you be..
because it lets you imagine..

Yeah you’ve got that tune too don’t you?
I love some of the non dance video shots  few seconds around 0:44 in this one, cause it brings out the act of celebrating with dance with a vivid contrast…

The magical against a background of the everyday banal…

Perfect!

Dance always like no one is watching 🙂

PSY is back!! Gentlemen & Ladies look out ;)

 

PSY is back with his new video “Gentleman” !!! & about time ! My musings were starting to get pretty serious there 😉

If you havn’t already watched it ,do so now for fun, mindless ENTERTAINMENT.

Ok so I watch his new video & I just wanna know this-

How come he gets adulation for dancing & singing & acting like a child !! while i just know we “real world adults” can’t get away lightly with doing this insanely awesome stuff in the real world!

I bet he is popular cause we all kinda fantasize about acting crazy ass erratic, unpredictably crazyyy & dance like no one is looking & make funny animal faces, but we are kinda scared we wont be taken seriously once we stop…but he is so doing it, & rocking it 🙂

I imagine some of us , while watching his videos are like OMG!! I always wanted to shout in a library,point at random people,walk with a determined expression & then point & then break out in a little jig like Ballu the bear from Talespin!, Scream my name while pumping my hands with full gusto & rapping arcane stuff!!

<Catching my breath here>

..act like an ass in a public place, be my stupidest in front of a member of the opposite sex i find attractive (i mean not my usual brand of unwitting stupid, but you know like decided, determined silly stupid!!Damn that has to be EMPOWERING in a contorted,foggy,inexplicable for obvious reasons kinda way….)

Geez i think this guy just revealed my personal deranged bucket list of things to do to myself…
Now to get a sponsor for all this …hmmm…

Neway I do declare,(very PSY inspired) – I AM A MO**** F****** LADY!!!

Still hiding my inner child behind innocuous asterisks there 😉 Enjoy the video though, while i just scoot over to the side there & invent my own chicken dance.

 

The Gangnam Style!


Gangnam Style
is the name of a hugely viral video I stumbled across today & boy it’s an entertaining fad that’s  making waves since it was put up on Youtube in July 2012 cause it’s just so strange!!

 Gangnam is a city in Seoul in Korea which has an extremely wealthy population! & the video seems to glorify (or make a parody) of the lifestyle there. Whatever be the underlying reason for this song , I give a thumbs up  cause it made me laugh !

How I came across it:

Comments on a Justin Beiber & Usher Concert’s photograph on Facebook doing a silly dance step led many people  to comment  “GANGNAM Style”  which stoked my curiosity. I googled it & whoooaaa!!

The pic that started my search

That’s how I was introduced to this crazy ass video . It is chaotic, ridiculous, clownish with dramatic (being kind here)dance steps very similar to some South Indian dance moves!  

Unique Selling Proposition – A la Gangnam Style!!

  • Funny dance steps! Described by a youtube viewer as “Dry Humping the air!” (Very articulate huh? ;))
  • Peppy beats & a funky tune !
  • Asian Exotica added for good measure!
  • Viewer will at least once ,through the course of the video experience the, “ WTF did I just see!?!” moment . Those are sprinkled generously in this video with a huge dollop of parody of the Bling Set (The ostentatious rich)
  • This funny plumpish guy dancing with abandon declaring to the world that hell yeah! this is the way to do it people!! Rich, shiny, I don’t give a damn, Ill make you wanna dance with me is blatantly, ridiculously entertaining!!
  • Last time a man danced with abandon this way it went viral too!  Remember “Where the hell is Matt?” I am beginning to think there is a link here somewhere. Anthropologists might want  to study this fascination !!  Well this time it is Park Jae Sang also known as PSY with his Korean song (& dance)  showing us how to do it Gangnam style!

How viral is it?!!

VERY!

With 181,933,393  hits!! Someone ought to take Notes & learn the finer nuances of “The Gangnam style!!”

People from everywhere are using it in FB comments

It’s become a  popular slang! Check out Urban dictionary for Gangnam style

 It has even spawned a whole lot of other slangs. An interesting one is “The Open Condom Style” cause well that’s what the lyrics sound like in English!! I kid you not! I can’t make this stuff up people 😀

So do you think you got what it takes to rock Gangnam Style? 😉

 

P.S.  Check out  this vid on Teen’s reaction on watching Gangnam Style … Some Interesting comments 😉 

STEP UP REVOLUTION– A Critique?

STEP UP REVOLUTION– A Critique?

 No way dude! just “APPLAUSE “all the way!

 This movie was –

1)      The first movie ever, during which I couldn’t finish my popcorn cause I was yelling, gasping & gaping at the screen!

2)      The first ever movie, where I actually choked on the god darn popcorn cause ermmm <pretty much the same reasons given above>

3)      One of the few movies that actually manages to STEP UP to if not STEP OVER some seriously high expectations (The  other movie that succeeded in doing that this year being – Dark knight rises)

The moves, those gravity defying, divine moves! There have been dance movies before, but what distinguishes Step up 4 is how exquisitely it has elevated creative standards, pushed the limits of dance being a peaceful but powerful form of self-expression & illustrated “how”, in the words of the male protagonist “it’s good to break some rules”. The art, the mélange of dance forms, the coordinated abandon, the usage of creative form to artfully get your message across ….

DELIVERED. SOLD OUT. BOUGHT LUSTFULLY.

 Totally!  Cause it’s so damn good!!

There was street dancing, there was ballet, there was graffiti (yes graffiti I am not kidding you) & I ate it all up. Darn it! If this movie was a dish I would not be typing this “APPLAUSE” cause I would still be licking my fingers, waving my other hand to order ‘Another round if you please’.

Some of the scores used are a serious ode to  dubstep & it serves to increase my reverence for this very “generation Y” form of music.

Ok now that the initial exuberance is abating (not really I am really finding it hard to sit down cause this movie has me blaring music, trying to dance & type this feeling all simultaneously)let me give you a gist of what’s it all about.

There is this cute poor dude who has his own dance crew named ‘The Mob’, this pretty rich girl with aspirations to be a professional dancer & the twain shall meet (obviously) & am so happy they do. Cause those two have some serious moves (on the dance floor people. FOCUS. 😉 ). The mob sets youtube on fire with its provoking Flash dance performances (TO DIE FOR!) for a competition initially, and then decides to channel its creativity for something bigger than itself for a message that needs to be desperately heard.

There is this statement made by the lead female protagonist, Emily – “Enough of performance art, it’s time for Protest art!!”. I adore the girl for that  and I am all in for that!

For Step Up movies enthusiasts –  Moose does this short number. The only downside – It’s too short!! Wanted to see more of Moose’s moves!

Ok all the statements in caps & exclamations might make me appear like a groupie 😉 (I already disclaimed, it’s so not a critique, no dispassionate analyzing this) but I so want to tell you guys- Please STEP UP  to watch? nahh involve yourself with this movie! If it doesn’t energize you, like hell if I know what can 😀

ENCORE? Hell yeah!!

P.S.   Also read about    “Step up 4’s secret revolutionary message”    according to The Guardian.

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