We’re dancers, my family. Oh, I don’t have any skill at it. In fact, were one to drive by our big picture windows during one of our dance sessions, one would think I was being attacked by a swarm of Japanese hornets. Or suffering from demonic possession.
We jump, shake, twist, and perform our own patented move—a gravity-defying maneuver called the Spin Jump. And my kids (8, 6, and 3) don’t care (yet) that their dad is a complete dork, which helps a great deal. So here, without further preamble, was tonight’s mix:
The Black Crowes: “Hard to Handle”
Modern English: “I Melt with You”
Dexy’s Midnight Runners: “Come on Eileen”
The Charlie Daniels Band: “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”
The Doobie Brothers: “Listen to the Music”
Tim McGraw: “For a Little While”
The Doors: “Light My Fire”
The Beatles: “Ticket to Ride”
John Mellencamp: “Hurts So Good”
The Emotions: “Best of My Love”
AC/DC: “Back in Black”
Elvis Presley: “Big Hunk O’Love”
Prince: “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man”
So there you have it. Our dance mix for the week. If you drive by some night, don’t worry. I’m perfectly healthy. Or reasonably so.
I just can’t dance a lick.
My kids though? They absolutely kill it.