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Tue Oct 6, 2020, 10:53 AM

 

these guys are from my hometown.

i found out about them from an article from the show 'curious city' from wbez on dances invented in chicago. their fans invented a dance that translates- the little step from durango. it is basically a close up polka.



eta the article-
https://www.wbez.org/stories/the-cha-cha-slide-and-more-which-dances-were-invented-in-chicago/40472322-b827-4118-946e-477efc8ffe58

there is a vid of the dance.

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ihas2stinkyfeet Oct 2020 OP
MuseRider Oct 2020 #1
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Response to ihas2stinkyfeet (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 11:04 AM

1. Oh I LOVE it!

I am not much of a dancer but I love love love the music. Thanks for sharing this.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 11:08 AM

2. they have a great youtube page.

 

and i discovered apple music website through them. went to their website. all their stuff is on this free service. ssshhhh it's a secret.

i live in a very mexicano hood, and live bands at parties are a thing. bugs a lot of ppl, but not me. i grew up on polka. irish as i am, no wedding is complete w/o a couple polkas.

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Response to ihas2stinkyfeet (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 11:37 AM

3. I played in a polka band once.

I knew the guys in the band, we were all music majors together and they had a polka band. All men. There is a big polka fest in our state every year and they were going to play on the big stage on the big night and their piano player got sick. I played for them, I had no idea what I was doing. I just tried my best, I was NOT a good piano player and polkas are hard and of course, we had been drinking all day long and dancing etc.

I fell in love with so many types of music from Mexico and I do not know when that happened but I got hooked hard. It might have been when I finally put satellite radio in my car. I really know nothing about it, I just listen when I can and it always just makes me feel like a million bucks, ya know?

So what could be better than a Mexicano polka? Not much I don't think.

I will check out that site and probably listen a lot. It always makes me feel good and these days we could all use that.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 01:24 PM

4. i need to learn some of the old folks songs.

 

i had hidden epilepsy most of my life, and one of the things it did is mess w my muscle control. made me a flat alto. fixed now, taking voice lessons. i am not that bad.
it also made me left/right retarded. never could play an instrument, cuz i couldnt get the l/r low/high thing. even tho i went to catholic school and always had music. working on piano.

i took spanish in hs, and could read it well enough to find stuff at the mercado. but when ppl spoke it i couldn't follow. the syntax confused me. now i am bien bien. brains are weird. even my accent is good.
i need to find the sheet music for these guys songs, so i can understand them. good practice.

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