just_ducky wants to watch AskMe's favorite dance videos
quiet coyote asks, My sweet old dog loves blankets, can she learn to tuck herself in? (Yes she can.)
thebrokedown says, I need some sweet nice tv shows to soothe my election-weary soul.
Join Mefi's intrepid geographic puzzlehounds in the ongoing thread working on this weekly map quiz.
Huron Bob's tale of unlikely skill, how I crushed a movie star in ping pong
mumimor wants to know all about making your own bacon, sausage, etc. at home.
Food mysteries: 7 Minutes of Madness asks, Do you pour soup on pies?
Did you know that Disney ghosts dance backward?
Put your dancing shoes on and take a trip around the world, in gusandrews's fascinating comment on the myriad ways social dance changes and spreads.
Doroteo Arango II reflects on one night at a famous dance club in London. "In 2002 I made a literal last minute decision, standing at the check-in line at the airport after a visit to my sister, to stay in London and see how long and how far I could make it with 100 pounds and basic English..."
Did you catch the incredible historical find, re-created Afro-Caribbean dance music from the 1600s?
What are some of your favorite transcendent, gives-you-chills performances? (And how about most amazing heart-in-your-throat sports moments?)
Conspire describes how this dancer's sign-language performance modifies lyrics and mixes languages to better serve the intended viewer.
Some music posts lately huh?
Did you hear the newly-found clean recording of Louis Armstrong, 1929? Also check the comments for more clean recordings of stars from that era.
Get down with Indian disco and funk star Usha Uthup
A deep dive on the crazy-ass Japanese pop maestro Keiichi Suzuki of Moonriders; too much to sum up.
Up and coming Cuban jazz singer Daymé Arocena: her "vocal repertoire encompasses scatting, Afro-Cuban chanting, scratchy-throated whispers, and a deep, gusty laugh."
Backstage with Farida Khanum, the Pakistani elder stateswoman of classical ghazal poetry singing - "I don’t think she knew how popular she was with young people until I sat her down one day and placed a computer on her lap..."
Mark the passing of Papa Wemba, Congolese music legend - BlahLaLa remembers: "I picked up his music wherever I could find it, and it brought me such joy. When I came home I eagerly pushed those cassettes into friends' hands -- "You've got to listen to this!""
History of one-man bands
Recommendations! Intro to conscious hip-hop, or some new-ish soul-ish, or something dreamy, or "it'll be alright" comfort music, or turn up the upbeat mixes for working outdoors, or maybe dance music that always makes you happy.
Dance, dance, dance, recently on the site:
Dance like millions are watching highlights VIBE XX winning dance crew Cookies, Wrecking Crew Orchestra's tron dance, plus a tiny dancer "killin' it"
and Swing Dancers vs. Street Dancers is a showdown between vintage and modern street dancers at Montreal Swing Riot
plus, MacArthur Genius Grant award winner, tap dancer Michelle Dorrance on Colbert
and for armchair choreographers, Gif Dance Party will free your inner Martha-Graham-Bob-Fosse-net-meme monster talent
We've wrapped up FirstPost September! A big thank you to julen for organizing and to all the posters who took part.
Great stuff to give a second look under these tags:
Knowledge of their astonishingly bizarre and tragic art is obscure and largely based on the rediscovery in 1986 of artifacts deposited in a Hamburg museum back in 1925.
The strange story of the 1920s German expressionist mask dancers Lavinia Schulz and Walter Holdt in Dying for their Art.