I know this was a few seasons ago on SYTYCD (oh, for those not obsessed with the show that's So You Think You Can Dance) but this song, and in particular this dance, resonated with me. For those of you who don't know the story behind this dance, it's about addiction. In whatever context. Not necessarily the ones you hear about most often (drugs & alcohol) but I think this applies to any addiction. Personally, I have an issue with refined carbs (sugar & flour in particular). If I go a day without them, it's really all I think about - when I can next get my 'hit' so to speak. I plan outings around them, I plan trips around them, and I go into debt for them. Stupid, I know.
When you listen to the song, and watch these fabulous dancers, you'll see just how apt this song is in referencing addiction. Kupono is the Evil Addiction, and Kayla is the Helpless Addict. The part that gets me the most is near the end, when she is falling and he holds her gently and caresses her head like a loved one would - it's such a tender moment - and the proceeds to strangle her. I'd say 'enjoy' but this time, I think it's more about sitting in the experience, however uncomfortable it may be to watch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_48OKZqYzHM&feature=related
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Welcome to another fiscal year of Kennedy Ink! All this really means is I now have a lot of paperwork to compile, and when confronted with a lot of work all I want to do is sleep. So here's a lullaby. Probably not the most effective way for me to gear up to do some work, but maybe I'll get a cup of tea before I attack the pile of paper... and maybe sit down ... in front of the fire .... with a book. Ah, that's so much better.