I’ve just been rampaging through Jelly’s tumblr.
Such manfeels. Such blues. The 1960s blues revival is an interesting thing, not least of all for the way a black folk art was so cleverly appropriated and repackaged by white musicians and music discourse.
I’ve been keeping this blog for eleven years now. ELEVEN.
That’s like 80 in blog years.
i’m so sorry about the way this site looks. WordPress’ default mobile-friendly template are fugly, and I don’t have time to make a nice child theme. sorry sorry sorry.
I’m delighted by people’s suggestions that they’re taking up lindy hop because they want a dance where ‘men are men’ and ‘women are women’.
Because the sorts of things that male jazz dancers did in the 20s and 30s aren’t ever quite as retrosexists imagine they were.