Wednesday, July 25, 2007

night of the dancing flame


Are you watching the show " so you think you can dance?" If you've read my blog for a while, you know I have always wished I was a broadway dancer. No talent mind you! Just loving it & desire and a lifelong fantasy. Maybe that is why I am enjoying this show so much. A few weeks ago Neil and Lauren did this great routine that you are watching.(well, I hope you will watch it ) Not only did I LOVe the dancing, I fell in love with the song. Apparently so did many people, because it is on back order at Best Buy. It is also going for $50 bucks on amazon! WO! Yes that's what I said! The artist is one Phenomenal Roisin Murphy. She is from the Uk and this song is on her debut album called Ruby Blue. Here is what Amazon said- "She was originally known as the eccentric pop voice in Moloko, that wacky dancepop group that turned out some of the U.K.'s best electronica. Alas, after 2003's "Statues," Moloko is no more. But lead vocalist Roisin Murphy is just beginning... her solo career,that is"
I have never heard of Moloko but I'm looking forward to hearing more from Ms. Murphy. If the album is half as enjoyable as this song, It will be worth waiting for.
I was hoping to dig out of storage a picture of me during my very short dancing school stint. During my first few lessons, My very nice teacher, Mr. Vic asked me if I was a cheerleader. ( I was constantly landing hard on my feet) I wasn't a cheerleader but he put the exciting possibility in my head. The following fall I began high school and tried out for the cheerleading team. The snooty senior who ran tryouts made us do a few jumps and spins.Every time I landed I extended my foot and pointed my toe. Before she rejected me she asked me in a very annoyed voice " What are you? A dancer?" ( Bitch!) Discouraged, I decided I wasn't cut out to be a cheerleader or dancer and so the fantasy began.
As far as the show goes, I am hoping one of my favorite dancers, either Neil or Lauren, will win the competition and live the dream I wish I would have pursued.
So do I think I can dance? Well, despite the criticism of my younger days, YES! I do think I can dance and when I do it's the love of the music and the movements that give me joy and that's what's most important.
updated on 7/26- Okay don't laugh... I found the dancing school picture....

14 comments:

Ally Bean said...

Like the music. I have no talent for dancing so I'll join you watching them from afar.

daisies said...

i totally love that song!! and yes i am completely utterly addicted to 'so you think you can dance' which always has me doing twirls around my kitchen, lol

daisies said...

okay ... its official, you are totally adorable!! too cute :) xox

giggles said...

Lucy I don’t watch that show, however I did watch dancing with the stars and enjoy watching dance. When I was young I loved to dance, in particular ballroom dance. I wish I had pursued it more! So glad my daughter is taking ballroom dance right now!
Great post! Another thing we have in common! Funny the list goes on!

Adorable picture, great music! Was that a cap you are wearing?...I crocheted a red one with stars in 1971 it never left my head!
Hugs Sherrie

Ally Bean said...

Love the photo. The outfit is very special!! I bet you were in your glory. How fun.

ann said...

I bet you still wear that outfit!

paisley said...

i have never watched that show,,, nor
have i ever considered myself any form of dancer.. but this was enjoyable for me on both levels... thank you ...

Paul said...

"YES! I do think I can dance and when I do it's the love of the music and the movements that give me joy and that's what's most important."

Good for you! That's the only real sort of dancing there is. Mind you, it probably helps if you don't step too often on your partner's toes as I did recently. Enjoy it anyway!

gautami tripathy said...

Hey, you look so sweet!

Gill said...

Wow! Brilliant dancing and music. Love the photo too.

Patois said...

You go, girl! I liked reading this post. And I hated that snooty bitch, too.

spider said...

Hi Lucy,
Am enjoying your post from David's apartment this Sunday morning. You know me, I don't even know the show you're discussing...BUT, I do know it's never too late to enjoy the things you love and dream about...even if it is through cheering on other people. Sooo, I hope your dancers win. AND, I hope you consider dancing for yourself again 'cause even tho' your efforts might not land you a Broadway gig, you'll have a blast. LOTS of adults learn to dance. I'd like to tap and/or belly dance myself...a GREAT way to stay in shape! We'd be quite the hot tickets, eh?

paris parfait said...

I love dancing and watching it. And you look fab in that photo. Congrats on your Blogger Reflection Award!

Tammy said...

I LOVE that show! Mia Michaels is my favorite. Did you see the hummingbird routine?

I was a dancer for years and loved the expression of it but at 5'1" it would never be a living.

You looked adorable and happy! Congrats on your well deserved Reflection Award. XXOO