Happy New Year! I’m super busy this week, but I hope to put up my final part of my favorite 2010 videos series later this week. I’m re-writing it (ok, I never finished writing it) because of some fun conversations and performances at Lindy Focus last week. But I can’t make any promises because I’m taking care of the new bosses. Then some time after that I'll put up some thoughts about Lindy Focus.
In the mean time I thought I’d point out the cross blog conflagration over Bobby White’s ill worded analogy about following. (btw, how’s that MFA program working out for you, dude? Just kidding) It triggered a lot of thoughtful and interesting responses. It’s cool to go through them if only to see how well connected the Lindy blogosphere is these days. Go Team!!
It also proves my theory that you can generate a lot of attention by talking some s#!t, even if it is inadvertent. I’m just glad that I’m not the one drawing the fire this time around.
- “Swing Analogies: A Great Follower is a Proactive Passenger” by Bobby White on Swungover – I wish Bobby hadn’t taken down the original post if only to see what triggered this hullaballoo. Don't skip ove the comments because those are good too.
- “Creative Coloring” by Jason Meller at Dancing Past The Godzilla Threshold – This post pre-dates Bobby’s but Jason added this into the comments thread o Bobby’s post and that triggered the following response.
- “What’s your driving style?” by Lindy Hop Variations For Followers
- “A Long Winded Reply” Jason clarifies.
- “We Need to Be Past the Passive Follow in Lindy Hop” by Sarah Carney at Thrive – Sarah adds additional commentary on the gendered aspect of leading and following.
- “How About Some Clouds With That?” by Ann Mony – +1 for Ann for using videos.
- “Leading and Following, Dancing and Partnership” by Gina Helfrich – Gina's blog rises from the dead and ties everything together.
I don’t have time to add anything substantive, but I will point out my own semi-relevant old posts on the matter:
In addition I strongly recommend that you guys take a very critical look at the Invitational Lindy Hop Jack & Jill from this most recent Lindy Focus because there’s a lot of stuff happening in those clips that is very relevant to this discussion.