Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I wanna see you shake your hips and learn.

I spend a lot of time writing about art, dance, culture, etc. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like my pop culture. I’m particularly in love with pop music. You know, those happy, catchy songs that you listen to over and over again until you can’t stand ‘em any longer.

And in the pop music firmament, is there any thing better than Euro pop? Think ABBA or AQUA. You know what I’m talking about. So imagine my delight when I recently tuned into Graham Norton and discovered a new Euro-Pop jewel. The show was a little weird thanks to guest stars Brendan Fraser and Martina Navratilova. But the musical guest and her dancers rocked my Euro pop world.

Earworm alert: Listen to this song more than two or three times and you can’t get it out of your head.

Here is Alesha Dixon’s The Boy Does Nothing.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Liberty Park will never be the same.

Today, unexpectedly, my dog’s life ended. For more than 13 years, Cairo was my best canine friend, my goofball companion, and possibly the happiest creature I’ve ever known. I really, really miss him.

Thanks Cairo, for being so tolerant of someone who'd never had a dog before and didn't really know what I was doing. And thanks for all those walks at Liberty Park.