No, actually. That’s incorrect.
So far’s I can tell, this is how it goes:
Sister writes moderately feminist (not especially radical feminist) piece about gender shit in dancing.
Some of her peeps read it, link it up. Word circulates. Peeps get to chatting. Tumblr gets a-whirring. Discourse, discussion, grown up talk and thinking happens. All [...]
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In May 2011 I wrote a post called A difficult conversation about sexual violence in swing dance communities
I need to bump this post again, because it’s been getting a stack of traffic lately.
This was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever written. When I started linking ideas together, and mapping out [...]
I read some thing on vernacular jazz dance about the lack of female DJs at European swing dance events…which I now realise was a response to my joke post about women DJs, which was actually Olive and Astrid in Fringe, being science nerds.
This past MSF (which is one of the two biggest [...]
title year artist bpm length
You Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya – 2009 – Luke Winslow-King (Rich Levison, Cassidy Holden, Shaye Cohn) – 142 – 2:12
Truckin’ – 2012 – Paul Asaro And The Fat Babies (Andy [...]
(pic by Beth Evans)
My first instinct, when discovering I’ve fucked up, is to hide the fact. You know, cover it up.
When I was first learning fall off the log, I’d been quite ill with flu, and it was a really hot, humid Brisbane night. I don’t quite know what [...]
“Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” -Charles Mingus
I am currently obsessed with simple, perfect basic rhythms and movement. Without them, improvisation is just noise.
…Skye read(s) my blog and I felt like this
only with more squeeing in my pants*.
(image c/o carrionlaughing)
On a completely different tack, but still here in this post because yolo, bro, yolo…I play quite a lot of Big Joe Turner and Count Basie when I’m DJing. That’s like saying “I [...]
I’m writing some notes for our students on FB, so I figured I’d let the content free, here in the unfenced part of the internet.
Stearns was a jazz music and dance historian and reseacher, who was involved in the founding of the Institute of Jazz Studies.