I’m not usually on Fridays, but I’ve traded days with Marian, who’ll be up on Sunday. So I thought I would try something a little bit fun and put up some grooving tunes to see what kind of dance party we could get swinging. Or find out just how much our tastes differ. And they always do. I’ve been borrowing my brother’s car to drive up to Albany to teach (part of my gypsy life at present) and while I have enjoyed the cool jazz he has in the car — timeless classics like Nina Simone, Mel Tormé, Chet Baker and a little Shirley Bassey — the only upbeat music, for driving back down while tired is Abba’s Greatest Hits.
Don’t get me wrong. I groove the Abba. Although now “I Believe in Angels” always makes me think of Ghostbusters (“I cross the streams” I think they sing) and Fernando always makes me think of Bea Arthur and Dewey which makes me really happy. But it’s the only dancy sort of music.
Well, there are the boy band CDs but I’m not touching those.
So here’s some of my no-fail-must-dance tunes. What are yours?