I know quite a few people heading down to New Orleans for the Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown this weekend. For those of us who can’t go, Slick Rik posted news on his blog that NOLA.com will be streaming live video of the Saturday night dance and contests on their website. If we’re lucky, they’ll also have it available for viewing afterwards too. Don’t worry, I’ll keep an eye out for you.
For those of you wondering when the next installment of “Artistry in Rhythm” is going up, you may have to wait a little longer. As you may know, I wrote it two years ago, and up until this point I’ve been posting it with minor edits. A little over half of it has been posted, but now I’ve hit a point that needs to be updated and re-written. I’m going to try to get it up by Friday, but if not, I’ll work on it during the long weekend while everyone else I know is partying it up at ULHS.
I’ve been trying to work on it tonight, but I got distracted by YouTube.
I stopped by Crafty Bastards this past weekend. It’s sponsored by the Washington City Paper as a way for local artists and crafts people to showcase and sell their wares. For some reason, it also features a killer bboy battle.
I was able to track down clips of some of my favorite battles from that weekend. James Brown is timeless.
That reminded me that I haven’t posted the Phillipine All Stars winning the World Hip Hop Championships routine from this past summer featuring a super bad ass ending.
Speaking of bad ass Filipino dancers the JabbaWockeeZ toured the Philippines last month, appeared on some of the bigger variety shows, and even unmasked and chatted it up. Turns out there’s a few pinoy brothers in that crew. I knew there was a reason why I liked them.