First time I heard this track, it didn’t really move me. Then I heard it again, or more accurately, then I danced to it. I’m not sure where they came from, or where they’d been resting before, but gigantuous echoing emotions rose to the surface and expressed themselves through my body in a completely new way – and it just blew my mind. Talk about peak experience! Since then my dancing has transformed, stretched itself, and in the process, stretching me. Wow. Just wow.
Some tracks has a way of simply taking over your body; infusing it with the very essence of the song. Music embodied, mmmm..
For me, the track of the past weeks has made me get up from my otherwise very concentrated and serious sitting position of reading, writing, thinking. And dance. Dirty. Kind of…
I’m not sure what exactly it is that strikes a chord with this one but it doesn’t matter. When I hear the beat and that trumpet thing, my body wants to move.
Now, I could just insert the original music video but 1) you’ve maybe already seen it and 2) honestly, it’s a little boring. Just the usual booty bouncing, hot people, flashy and predictable. So instead I’m sharing the totally awesome Janet & Jean Official Granny Remix. Yup!
Okay, I changed my mind because it’s just really good (the track, not so much the video) and what if you haven’t already seen it, then I wouldn’t want to impose on you the hassle of going to YouTube to find it when I could just insert it here – and take a moment to do a little dancing myself.
Alright, back to work..
Tuesday is kinda-painful-to-get-outta-bed-day and the reason for that is because Monday is groove-day. I honestly can’t think of a better way to start my week than to spend a few hours with a group of awesome people, dancing my heart out.
Yesterday the weather was hot and the dancing was dirty and I was literally forming puddles when we did the final relaxation.
One of the tracks though is not about dirty, it’s about having fun and blowing off steam – lots of it. There’s some choreography but mostly it’s freestyle air guitar. You heard right, air guitar!! Seriously, c’mon just try it – crank up the music, let the beat take over your body for a few minutes and let those endorphins intoxicate your spirit.
Only one rule, you’re not allowed to stand still!
Have a beautiful day ♥
Turn up the music, let your happiness fly free and have an awesome day ♥
I honestly can’t think of anything to say about this track that would do it justice. Or maybe I’m just too tired right now. But I can’t believe I’ve never heard it before until today.
I feel enriched.
A beautiful friend of mine shared this beautiful song with we some time ago
I immediately fell in love with it.
Music is magical
a flying carpet of dreams
worlds full of beauty
For the past few weeks I haven’t had any words. or not enough time for words. or the words have transformed into something other than words.
I don’t know, I’m sure the words will be back. I feel them starting to move around in the back of my mind, whispering to each other, creating beautiful patterns, telling stories, dancing..
But until they’re ready to come out and play, I have music. so you can have some music.. I didn’t make it, I just listen to it.
It’s actually two versions of the same song. The first one is the more popular playing-on-the-radio version. It’s cool – and kind of safe. The second one is the original, more pain, more weird, more nerve.
I love them both but the second one sparks something deeper – it hits a nerve.
These days I’m not reading any of your blogs, either – and I miss them. I can’t wait to dive into the impossible task of catching up with all of your work!! One day – soon.
Have you ever felt that strange kind of peace
where the situation is not really the peaceful kind
– and yet, you are peaceful
It’s not the happy and uplifted kind – it’s more the accepting and silent kind.
so very strong
Like when heading straight towards total destruction
– and somehow feeling indestructible
Like when you have played all your cards
when you have said all your words
when you have done all you could do
and now just have to let it go
set it free
It’s not necessarily triggered by a dramatic situation
but somehow there’s a heaviness
a potential life changing feel to it
– and yet, such deep peace
listening without waiting
observing without searching
and with the words echoing inside
come what may
I get the same kind of feeling when listening to this so very cool track – and in a live concert, you would not believe how awesome this girl is.
Okay, I’m on it!
A while back I received an award with much gratitude – and then I forgot all about it *looking down very embarrassed* and it’s just been sitting there, all un-reciprocated and un-passed-on. Now, that’s just wrong!
Then a few days ago it happened again – and again I was slacking.
But then yesterday (or the day before..?) I was given yet another award and with that, another chance to make it all right. Phew!
First of all, THANK YOU SO MUCH, miss Jensine, for awarding me and for always sharing your beautiful wisdom as well as wonderful comments, I love it all.
And THANK YOU, Circles Under Streetlights, for thinking that my blog is worth nominating. I was very touched by your kind words and I’m so inspired by your blog.
These are the rules for The Living Passionately Award;
- Take a deep breath
- Think about who you’d like to pass this on to
- Do something weird and out of the ordinary today
- Post the award someplace conspicuous…..the underside of the hamper lid, inside of the lav door, at the bottom of the bird-cage.
Umm yes, okay. Done. I’ve been pretty normal today BUT yesterday (or last week) my bike and I did run over a pedestrian. The pedestrian was a drunk girl and my bike was the one who suffered the most and all in all it was a very unfortunate incident but without further injuries. Not sure it qualifies as being weird but thankfully it’s definitely out of the ordinary. So there.
Oh well actually, I also baked an unusual lousy batch of brownies today. I might have to get some vanilla ice cream to make it go down easier but that’s just the kind of sacrifices we have to make in life.
The award has been printed, copied and put on the windshield on every car on my street with a note saying ‘Dear neighbor, you have been awarded!’ Spreading the love sure feels nice.
And these are the rules of the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award;
- Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.
- Share the love and link the person who nominated you.
- Tell 7 facts about yourself.
- Nominate 7 other fabulous bloggers.
- Link your nominees to this post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.
Yes, I did it, its done and I will do it!
And last, the rules of The Versatile Blogger Award;
- Thank the person who gave you this award. Include a link to their blog.
- Next select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
- Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
- Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
All this copy-paste is poop, I’m sick of it. Moving along to something more fun :)
These following blogs are all simply amazing, enlightening, amusing and highly recommended! Go get inspired, you won’t regret it!!
Some of them I have been following for months, some are fairly new in my world – but ALL of them are absolutely fabulous!
And I know The Versatile Blogger Award told me to nominate 15 but it also told me to share 7 facts about myself and I’m not going to do that either. Let’s hope the WordPress Karma Police will let me off easy this time.
I’ve been trying for a while now to think of 7 facts about myself. I can’t. Apparently I don’t have a clue..
I recently discovered the joy of a scotch called Laphroaig – I know, good luck pronouncing that one. Drinking it, I feel like a Scottish fisherman, which has been a surprisingly great feeling.
I’m too hungry to think right now and will wrap this up.
My dinner tonight is pizza.
At the moment, this is my favorite track. Even though it’s not my usual style, I love it!
Hopefully you listened to the lyrics and enjoyed it and maybe even did a little dance – or at least bopped your head slightly :D