In our October episode of Blues Dance World, Katie gives us a glimpse into the life of Big Maybelle and her famous song ‘Candy’.
Big Maybelle I Ain’t Mad at You Live
Then, Katie, Clyde, Aaron, and Andy, along with special (repeat!) guest and sociologist extraordinaire Tim O’Neill, have a freewheeling discussion about the value of touch in our society and the ways that touch impacts dancing. We also give a well-deserved shout out that we missed in last month’s episode (get it Sommerville!), hear about the joys of partying with Icelanders, and learn about Clyde’s out of this world retirement plans.
If you want to read Tim’s Thesis Paper from 2005, “Hugs for Sale: The Commercialization of Human Touch”, which is mentioned in this episode, check it out here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TIjLYFSYpfPIrIuFNbg1L7FHGbGh4W8mO5WP6KsjK0U/edit
Finally, we’ll discuss the Blues events that are coming up:
USA: (Reference Link: http://bluescal.com)
– Bambloozled – DC – Oct 13-15
– Blues Muse 10th Anniversary – Philadelphia – Oct 20th – 22nd — REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
– Cierra Ruffin Workshop Weekend – San Diego – Oct 28-29
– Rose City (instructors look amazeballs) – Portland, OR – Nov 3-5
– Snowbound Blues – Rochester NY – Dec 8-10
– Denvember – Denver, CO – November 18-19
– Blues with Friends, St. Louis MO Jan 19-22nd 2018
– Don’t forget to (apply) for Blues Experiment starting in September and also Crusin’ for a Blusin’ now, quad cabins are nearly (all?) sold out!
International: (Reference Link: https://www.annettedances.com/blues-in-europe-calendar/)
– Oct 20-22, Barcelona, Drag The Blues
– Nov 3-5, Granada, Al-Andalblues
– Nov 3-5, Lisbon Dance Mash Up (&Bal)
– Nov 10-12, Huddersfield (UK), Blues in the Hudd
– Nov 10-12, Castellón, Spain, Hell Dancers Blues
– Nov 11-12, Zürich, Blüesli 2.0
– Nov 17-19, Stuttgart, Lazy Blues
– Nov 24-26, London, Blues Baby Blues
Blues Dance World Podcast focuses on topics of blues dance culture. These podcasts will be posted once a month, so keep an eye out for them. If you like what you’re hearing, please let us and the world know! Rate and review us on our iTunes page!
Blues Dance World iTunes page: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/blues-dance-world-podcast/id731807835
Blues Dance World FB: https://www.facebook.com/bluesdanceworld/
Blues Dance World Website: http://bluesdanceworld.com/category/podcast/
Main Host: Clyde Wright
Special Guests: Tim O’Neill
Co-hosts: Katie Alexa and Aaron Brown
Producer: Andy Lee
Photos: Shane Karns