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Dance a Day Celebration – March 19, 2011 – Day 115 – Me & Julio Down by the Schoolyard, by Paul Simon

May 8, 2011

Another from my San Diego to Vista commuter days. Great  salsa.

Matthew now plays this on the guitar.  The night we sang it together was memorable.  :  )

YouTube Link:  http://youtu.be/46Cfrl7hMoQ

Paul Simon
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Dance a Day Celebration – March 18, 2011 – Day 114 – Perfidia, by Randy Spendlove – from Shall We Dance

May 8, 2011

Rumba? Tango? Both? Improv?  Yes to all!  Lovely.

No YouTube Link.

Richard Gere and J Lo in Shall We Dance

Dance a Day Celebration – March 17, 2011 – Day 113 – In These Arms, by The Swell Season

May 8, 2011

This is Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, aka The Swell Season.  Beautiful song – totally improv dance.

You Tube Link:  http://youtu.be/k2GN5seKRbs

Glen & Marketa

Dance a Day Celebration – March 16, 2011 – Day 112 – Last Tango in Paris, by The Gotan Project

May 8, 2011

One of my all-time favorite tangos.

YouTube link: http://youtu.be/nvvh46t2jug

The Gotan Project

Dance a Day Celebration – March 15, 2011 – Day 111 – Labels or Love, by Fergie, from Sex and the City – The Movie

May 8, 2011

I had no idea this was Fergie.  Love her!  Loved this song from the first time I heard it.  I remember dancing a great cha-cha to this with Russell at my friend Marcia’s house.

Another great cha-cha tonight.

Fergie

Dance a Day Celebration – March 14, 2011 – Day 110 – Last Tango, by Linda Eder

May 8, 2011

This is actually a fabulous rumba – not a tango at all.  Great song. I first learned of Linda Eder during my days of commuting to Claremont Graduate School in the late ’90s.  I listened to the musical Jekyll and Hyde up and back twice a week for a year and a half.  Linda Eder played Lucy and sang so beautifully, that I bought several of her albums.  This is my favorite from those albums.

Linda Eder

Dance a Day Celebration – March 13, 2011 – Day 109 – Only a Fool Would Say That, by Steely Dan

May 8, 2011

Okay.  I am nearly two months behind as I write this.  I have not missed a day of dance celebration, but my posts will be decidedly brief.

Great cha-cha.  Love Steely Dan; love this song.  Reminds me of the days when my kids and I would commute from San Diego to Vista – 4 years for me – 2 for them.  I’ll bet Matthew still remembers every turnoff on I-15 and Hwy. 78 between I-8 and Mar Vista Road.

YouTube Link:  http://youtu.be/1EsoOmLKsHM

Steely Dan