For the most part, trip hop and lindy hop have nothing in common. (A couple of girls who requested I play Portishead and Massive Attack at a blues dance in Durham last week might suggest otherwise, but we won’t listen to them for now.) However, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the passing of Frankie Manning, a swing dance legend who toured the world and appeared in films in the 1930s, then enjoyed a long second act as “The Ambassador of Lindy Hop.” I remember attending a workshop he taught in Greensboro about 6 years ago. He was 88 at the time, and he spent half that class flirting with his 20-something lesson partner. He was dancing and flirting right up until he died at the age of 94. There’s a lesson in this, I think.
You wouldn’t think Frankie Manning would be connected with this podcast, really, but as I explain at the top of the show this week, everything is connected. We might not see the connections, but they’re still there.
Thousands of you have been connecting with Dave’s Lounge for the last four years. Thank you for listening. This mix is for you…
Playlist for Dave’s Lounge #156:
- Tal M. Klein, "Don’t" Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
- Natalie Walker, "Lost My Shadow" Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
- Arthur Loves Plastic vs. Lisa Moscatiello, "I Can Dream" Buy from: iTunes
- Artemis, "Fountain of Life" Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
- Two Loons for Tea, "Sunset Room" Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
- Puracane, "Digging to Deep" Buy from: iTunes
- Magic Waves, "Tonight" Buy from: iTunes
- Flashbaxx, "Sandbank" Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
- Firefox AK, "The River" Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
- Mr. Meeble, "Dragonfly" Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
- All India Radio, "Fall" Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
- Morcheeba, "Lighten Up" Buy from: iTunes
- The Atomica Project, "Delorian" Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
- Lovespirals, "Motherless Child (Karmacoda Remix)" Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
- MinusBlue, "Ocean Sky"
- Permanent4, "By Candlelight" Buy from: Amie Street
Oh, by the way, that distorted voice you heard at the very beginning was none other than Leo Laporte of This Week in Tech, whom I would have met at the New Media Expo last August, except that when he called my name to be on TWiT Live, I was on my way back from the bathroom, and I ran into Veronica Belmont and Sarah Lane together on the expo floor. Suffice to say, I got a little bit distracted there…
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