Friday, August 06, 2021

Fun Friday

The state of Victoria in Australia has just entered its sixth COVID lockdown. That means us. While we know lockdowns work until the next outbreak, that doesn't make it any easier. It is quite depressing after yesterday being a day of no new COVID cases in our state.

Cheer up Andrew. There is fun to be found on YouTube when you go down a rabbit hole. 

I was watching a YT video filmed in the early 20th century featuring Melbourne's cable trams and some electric trams and both being seen at the same time. Way cool. Of course in the 1920s there wasn't sound with film so whoever put up the video to YT added music. The first track was Vera Lynn's We'll Meet Again. The second track I really really liked but I did not know what the song at all. The tram clip is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so9F_TUfhOw if you are at all interested.

I played the second tune to my phone Shazam from my tablet and Shazam took three seconds to recognise it.

It is a music genre I don't know. I know swing music but not electronic swing music. It is fabulous. The dancer says he dances because he just loves dancing. I love him dancing. I don't think he choreographs his dancing but just puts in his moves. I found him and the music mesmerising. Skip forward to 1.40 if you want to hear vocals. 

I went on to listen to and see other electronic swing clips by him and others but je t'adore Sven Otten

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  1. I am not normally a fan of dancing but the way that young man was dancing was marvellous. His body was so much in tune with the music that it became a part of it.

    You may not be able to achieve that standard but mimicking this style of dance in your high rise apartment would help to keep you fit Andrew. Go on lad - give it a go!

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    1. YP, I did try a little dancing and I think it helped my arthritic neck and I was surprised how I could still move well.

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  2. My totally uncoordinated self was mesmerised. Thank you. And him.

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    1. EC, I'm pleased you liked the clip.

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  3. Loved it so much I put it on FB, like EC I was mesmerized. Thank you!

    XO
    WWW

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    1. Good on you WWW. He deserves to be shared around, so to speak.

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  4. He's a great dancer. Keep happy watching YT.

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  5. I share on my son's mother in law facebook page, she a dance teacher.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  6. He is very loose and limber and doesn't seem to need a lot of floor space. Maybe I could....

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    1. Quite true River. Give it a shot. I did.

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  7. Right, I'm practicing his moves; but I keep falling over!

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    1. Cro, in the interests of your wellbeing, cease and desist.

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  8. I swear, that guys legs were animated by Walt Disney!

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    1. Yes Kirk. I think he may have been practicing.

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  9. Some people are just natural dancers, nice video you have shared.
    Oh dear me, another lockdown but as you say they work..

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    1. That's true Margaret, as some are natural singers. I hope it will work in a week because we have something big on the day after lockdown is supposed to end.

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  10. I fell in love with male dancers in Ballets Russes, starting from 1909.

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    1. Sadly for you Hels, as we now know, your love would rarely be reciprocated.

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  11. And most of us do well to walk across the room without tripping over our own feet.

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    1. Ah well TP, I am sure there are things we can do that he can't.

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  12. That is very cool! He must have strong ankles though. I'm sure I'd strain something, or maybe everything, if I tried it! Maybe baby steps ...

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    1. I suspect he has strong everything Jenny *snigger*.

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  13. Enjoyed both videos Andrew, the dancing because, well he is faaaaabulous! The trams because it fascinates me how they integrated so easily with pedestrians, there were people crossing between trams.. amazing!

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