Monday, August 29, 2011

ILHC 2011

Just like so many other Lindy Hoppers, I eagerly awaited and then watched the new batch of ILHC videos. Today I literally sat if front of my computer, clutched my hands to my chest, and squealed in delight over various YouTube clips. For those of you who know me, you know that I'm not exaggerating.

To start: It's official. Alice Mei is my favorite dancer. After watching this clip, I don't think I could love her dancing anymore than I do now. The girl dances because she loves it. Not just because there is some judge watching or because she is trying to please the crowd, but because of the sheer joy of it. The way she smiles when she dances makes me think that it can be no other way.

Maybe I'm just incredibly partial to her dancing right now, but I also think that her Jack and Jill Spotlight with Peter Strom is adorable. Not to mention the height difference between these two is amusing.

Next: The Champions Strictly Finals was so much fun to watch. And I definitely still love Jo Hoffberg's dancing. Check out her and Kevin's spotlight starting at 7:00 that ends with them....(watch the video to find out).

I'm antsy for more of the videos to go up!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Feist is Back!

It's been ages (4 years) since Feist's last release, The Reminder (2007). But now she's back with some new material and will be releasing a new record call Metals on Oct. 4!

Make sure to check out her website, as it contains some great vignettes. And you can pre-order the new album there if you so please.

Here is the new single "How Come You Never Go There"

How Come You Never Go There by Feist

Ahem...Cat Power now we're waiting for you. 

The Big Apple

Gosh, this video of the Big Apple contest from ILHC 2008 made my day.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Jenny Lewis

It's been a Jenny Lewis kind of week.

Run Devil Run & The Big Guns:

You Are What You Love: