Shake That Thang.

So Rachel and I have a student light coming up with belly dancing class. I have a little bit of anxiety about soloing. I have a lot more anxiety about the crazy-ass group piece that doesn’t repeat any movement and I know I’m going to screw up. But the solo has me scared.

Which is why I should do it. I think we should always do the stuff that scares us, unless it is something like shark wrestling or eating live tarantulas. But the song I love, the song I want to dance to is so crazy fast and upbeat I am afraid I’ll look like some kind of wriggling fool. You know, no technique, all singing into my hairbrush, like I’m at home in my bedroom.

I guess the my recent thoughts about the Pussy Armada (or was it Flotilla?) make me worry that I am too old to be leaping about and shimmying like a loon.

Then again, I don’t have much dignity to begin with. And I love the song.

6 Comments to “Shake That Thang.”

  1. By Arwen, November 26, 2009 @ 8:42 am

    ... No! Pussy flotilla is to reject, not to conform to. It isn’t the sixties, and we’re not groupies, and we’re allowed to be cool all on our own! Shimmy your boots off.

  2. By Gecko Bloggle, November 26, 2009 @ 9:44 am

    I had a song on some CD many moons ago that had this guy with a thick accent saying the following:

    “Dance. Dance so totally that the dancer is no longer there, and all that remains is the dance.”

    And you KNOW I wanna hear this song of yours now.

  3. By rachel, November 26, 2009 @ 10:18 am

    What’s the Pussy Armada??

  4. By Liz, November 26, 2009 @ 10:37 am

    I did some internet sleuthing last night, and it appears that the title of the song means ‘to play’ in an Algerian dialect. I want to hear that long-ago song of yours.

  5. By Liz, November 26, 2009 @ 10:46 am

    Rachel, the Pussy Flotilla (Armada has too much of its own power, I guess) is groupies wanting to be validated in their hawtness by being boned by rockers.

  6. By clara, November 26, 2009 @ 2:49 pm

    Pussy Flotilla. Wahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

    Uh, and what Gecko Bloggle’s voiceover dude said. I can picture what you mean by moving too fast, but I bet if you forgot what you looked like you’d move like a real groovy snake.

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