Tag Archives: pop culture

I know. So last month, but still . . .

Well, there may be someone left who hasn’t seen this (266,000,000 hits on youtube right now) . . . I love the damn thing on every level, but ask – if you can bear it – that you take another look. Aside from the pure entertainment value, isn’t the color wonderful? The clothes, the backdrops, everything – wonderfully brilliant, almost neon colors. This is a palate I’m rather fond of.

Friday, but this isn’t the oldie

Ever since the emergence of the Irish dance troupe Riverdance, there seem to be more and more dance troupes emerging onto the pop scene. Which is only good –  I love it when young people are exposed to more art. Especially forms that are new to them. This one – from Britain’s Got Talent – is clearly the result of hard hard work and extreme discipline. And the final product is superb. Not perfect, but these guys are entirely self taught. Note also the ongoing influence of Michael Jackson, who created an entirely new American dance form. And it will survive. Flawless: