a place in the world

Date archives July 2009


so you think you can dance

I don’t dance and I’m not interested to learn or anything like that, but this show really is entertaining. It’s kind of unfortunate that it doesn’t get much love in these parts as much as American Idol does. I’ve seen four seasons so far, it’s amazing how people can move and use their bodies like these people do. Prior to this show, I didn’t know there was more to dance than just plain cha-cha or waltz or tango or hiphop. That being said, my favourite styles to watch are lyrical hiphop, contemporary and 70s disco haha.

Season 5 is halfway through and I can say it’s been great so far. This week Jeanine and Jason danced to one of my favourite songs as of late (last.fm says I’m one of it’s top listeners). It’s such a cheap thrill if they perform to songs I actually like (Priscilla Ahn, The White Stripes, Adele, Missy Higgins, Sara Bareilles, Koop, among others).

More favourites from this season:
Love Lockdown – Kanye West (sick popping!)
Ruby Blue – Roisin Murphy
Gravity – Sara Bareilles
Falling Slowly – The Frames (and she’s Filipino-American)

Favourites from previous seasons:
The Garden – Mirah
Bleeding Love (what.a.perfect.routine.)
Calling You – Celine Dion (I wish they used the Jeff Buckley version)
Adele – Hometown Glory
Beautiful – Me’shell Ndegeocello (“Tim Burton’s wedding” and I’ve had this beautiful song for years)