Friday, February 17, 2012
Happy Dance Friday #84 - Classics Revamped
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It's been one of those weeks. Sick me, sick husband, topsy turvy schedule, and computer with a death wish, but we've all made it to Friday, which calls for happy dances of classic porportions. Good thing, too, as I stumbled upon some very inventive remixes of the great Fred Astaire and friends, set to tunes that are somewhat different than the original.
Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did...backwards and in high heels:
Fred and friend (comments to this video suggest Fred's partner may be Eleanor Powell rather than Ginger Rogers as the title states) dancing to Kraftwerk? Imagine Fred freestyling to modern hip hop - mind blown.
Considering that Fred and Ginger could wipe the floor with pretty much anybody else decades before Patrick Swayze's Johnny wiped the floor with, well, pretty much anybody else in Dirty Dancing, this proves that "Time of My Life" is a true classic:
"Hngry Eyes" strikes me as a wonderful choice for this mashup. What romance writer wouldn't want to create chemistry like this on her (or his) pages?
I know my time traveling ballroom dancer heroine would approve of this week's choices. How about you? What do you think today's entertainers -or writers- could learn from the greats of the past?