Let’s face it, it’s been a shitty 2017 thus far and since it’s already October I don’t think that we’ll be experiencing a reprieve anytime in 2017. Hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding, fires, several terror attacks, a mass shooting in Las Vegas and then Tom Petty died.
Petty was found unconscious and in full cardiac arrest at his beach city home and to top it off, he had a DNR which is do not resuscitate. Petty’s passing at 66-years-of-age was a bit of a surprise because he seemed alright at his recent performance at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. But, we mustn’t forget his proclivity toward drugs. He had been clean for quite a while and his wife I hear is in large part the reason for that. By all accounts he was doing well.
Who doesn’t have a favorite Tom Petty song or two on their play list, set list or iTunes iPod list. I have several. His slower songs were good to warm up to and then the harder ones really launched me into dance mode.
And there it is….the dance mode.
When I had my own nightclub I could go into the club during the day when it was dark and turn on the PA which was connected to the radio/tape/LP player and jam till I got what was bugging me out. I could then pack up and go home and be a nice person. Of course, I always danced at night when I went out.
That is a problem now. I have no place to go to where I can jack up the sound system with whatever music I want and dance. It’s a bit difficult to go out dancing these days because so many places don’t really have a dance floor and the ones that do have females that cannot handle the competition and get downright rude. Can’t we all just along?
People stare and laugh when I dance/walk down the street with my iPod headphones on or wait in line somewhere and crank up my iPod to make the time pass. Hmmmmmm what to do?
The cord on my iPod headphones makes it next to impossible to dance on my wood floors at home. I keep the floor slippery so I can move easily as I dance, but like I said the cord to my headphones aren’t long enough. I have a system that I plug the iPod into or another with Blue Ray tech, but the length is not long enough. I cannot hold the iPod or put it into a pocket as the strength of my moves are forceful enough to jar the player or throw it out of a pocket. Yes, my moves are THAT strong. Once I gave myself whiplash and a concussion when my back gave out in mid gyrate and I slammed my head into my kneecap. LOL Boy was that one for the books.
Does anyone have a private space with polished wood floors and a great stereo system that I can link up my iPod to? I do not need mirrors, but if they are there that’s ok too.
My iPod holds songs by Judas Priest, Gene Loves Jezebel, Golden Earring, Pet Shop Boys, New Order, The Stones, Beatles and you get the picture? There aren’t too many slow songs and most are hard rocking tunes meant to dance to. My motto has always been “If you want to see what your music looks like, watch me dance.”
I remember going to see a fairly well-known drummer at Club SASH to see him play. I wasn’t much into his jazz as grist for my dancing so I sat through the whole set. When the DJ began playing music that was more to my liking and began my schtick. By the time the Dj put on the long version of “Desire” by Gene Loves Jezebel the place was standing there watching me dance…I had the floor to myself.
In retrospect, I remember a few females in the bathroom saying how no one could dance just before I did that. Was that the Gauntlet?
When I finished my “set” and walked off of the floor it was to applause. My Jazz friend and his band just kinda looked like…..
So, keeping that in mind friends and rocking’ readers do you have such a space or know of one? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org…..PLEASE.