Hey guys. The world continues to be absolutely bananas huh? It’s baffling and exhausting. Like, are we all in an emotionally abusive relationship with reality? Sometimes I feel like we are. Anyway, Ryanne and her husband and her mom all have COVID. Send them good vibes if you would. That means that this blog will not be proofread and I can do literally anything on here right now and she won’t notice. Like, I just called her by her real name and there’s nobody to stop me. I’m going mad with power.
This blog was originally supposed to be about Thao Nguyen and her band Thao and The Get Down Stay Down because they have been in heavy rotation for me since November.
They’re excellent and not enough people know about them so I was gonna hype them up and encourage people to listen to something other than Taylor Swift for the rest of quarantine. I don’t particularly have anything against Taylor Swift. She did name her album Folklore after all. I can’t be mad at that. I also have a massive soft spot for musical blonde Sagittarians whose favorite number is 13. It’s a real niche demographic but I’m a HUGE fan.
The real thing I’m going to do is tell you a story about dance parties and why I think we all need to have one. When my nephews and niece were little I made this playlist called “Booty Music”. It was originally intended for my brother since it was mostly old school rap and R&B but the kids loved it. Whenever they were feeling restless I would fire this playlist up and bring the ruckus. We would dance all through the house. Metaphorical roofs were raised. We jumped on all the beds. I taught an 8 year old to booty pop. It was amazing. If we were in the car we would scream along with the music and do elaborate arm choreography. Woe to anyone in that car who did not come to party. We would all be completely exhausted and happy afterwards. It didn’t matter what had been going on before we hit play.
So yeah, I think we all need to have our own little socially distant dance parties. Play some music you like and shake your thang. Let yourself feel weightless for a little while. It’s not actually going to solve anything. Unless you’re settling a dispute via dance. That’s a concept I’ve always encouraged though I’ve yet to get anyone to take me up on it. Anyway, get on it guys. Put together some good ass music and get to moving. You should totally put this song by Thao on it. I love it and the video is genius.