Mobile dancing...

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  1. Nehustan

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    ...this came to my attention today and brought a smile to my face on multiple counts. It concerns a phenomena that has been occuring in London which has a viral and anarchist element to it, so unsuprisingly I find the whole thing interesting and/or amusing.

    I'm not sure that any of you saw the last Big Brother, but there was a particularly amusing part where they allocated each contestant an mp3player, an eye mask, and then had them dance in a 'they shoot horse, don't they?' type affair'. Highly amusing as none of the dancers could hear the music nor see each other.

    In a somewhat similar situation a new dance craze has hit London. I first heard about it some months ago when emails and text messages were flying around concerning a meet at Liverpool Street station. In an obtuse and as I said viral marketing type occurence emails and text message began arriving informing of an RV at the station where people where given a meet time, instructed to bring their mp3 players and perform the act (for an hour or so) of mobile dancing on the concourse of the station. Something I missed but would have loved to watch.

    So it appears that once more the phenomena of mobile dancing is set to occur, this time outside Vauxhall station. It made me smile as I pass through that station quite often rushing to work, and it has annoying classical music playing in the lobby of the tube. Now I can appreciate classical music the melodies, the counterpoint etc., however I don't like it, its far too structured for me. The event that is occuring tonight is a Ballroom/Waltz type affair, which of course fits in with the dreadful drones of the underground station somewhat reminiscent of a 1970's film set in the 21st century. I'm far more of Jazz person and I think that in thought and MO there is a distinct difference in cognitive abilities between a player/listener of classical music and that of Jazz. So in light of this the irony of the fact that this performace will take place beneath the windows of Vauxhall Cross I thought I'd share.

    Oh and before anyone comments on my obvious insanity, I'd just like to add it is bespoke lunancy, not off the rail; it took me rather a long time to procure.
     
  2. Eh? Say again all after "This came to my attention........"
     
  3. Nehustan

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    Roger, I say again "...today and brought a smile to my face on multiple counts. It concerns a phenomena that has been occuring in London which has a viral and anarchist element to it, so unsuprisingly I find the whole thing interesting and/or amusing.

    I'm not sure that any of you saw the last Big Brother, but there was a particularly amusing part where they allocated each contestant an mp3player, an eye mask, and then had them dance in a 'they shoot horse, don't they?' type affair'. Highly amusing as none of the dancers could hear the music nor see each other.

    In a somewhat similar situation a new dance craze has hit London. I first heard about it some months ago when emails and text messages were flying around concerning a meet at Liverpool Street station. In an obtuse and as I said viral marketing type occurence emails and text message began arriving informing of an RV at the station where people where given a meet time, instructed to bring their mp3 players and perform the act (for an hour or so) of mobile dancing on the concourse of the station. Something I missed but would have loved to watch.

    So it appears that once more the phenomena of mobile dancing is set to occur, this time outside Vauxhall station. It made me smile as I pass through that station quite often rushing to work, and it has annoying classical music playing in the lobby of the tube. Now I can appreciate classical music the melodies, the counterpoint etc., however I don't like it, its far too structured for me. The event that is occuring tonight is a Ballroom/Waltz type affair, which of course fits in with the dreadful drones of the underground station somewhat reminiscent of a 1970's film set in the 21st century. I'm far more of Jazz person and I think that in thought and MO there is a distinct difference in cognitive abilities between a player/listener of classical music and that of Jazz. So in light of this the irony of the fact that this performace will take place beneath the windows of Vauxhall Cross I thought I'd share.

    Oh and before anyone comments on my obvious insanity, I'd just like to add it is bespoke lunancy, not off the rail; it took me rather a long time to procure.", over. :twisted:
     
  4. Hello Nehustan, difficult, unworkable, out. :wink:
     
  5. Nehustan

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    Just found this on Youtube, it seemed somebody captured the phenomena on video...LOL...classic....

    Mobile Clubbing
     
  6. A picture paints a thousand words. Looks like a bunch of deaf kids at a rave, now I know how they feel.....
     
  7. Nehustan

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    I'm told that the affair tonight outside Vauxhall is supposed to be a black tie affair (ROFL) can't help thinking that maybe its outside the Firm to celebrate the launch of Casino Royale. I imagine anyone left at their desk will be shaken but not stirred ;)

    (actually after a google it appears to be tomorrow night)
     
  8. Nehustan

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    "Closing Events Friday 10 November 4.19 – 8pm
    4.19pm Mobile Ballroom dress up, show up and make the world your ballroom (location TBA)
    5pm Ballroom Lesson strictly DIY instruction improvised by Jenevieve Chang
    6pm e-book Launch and Golden Hour limited edition and broadcast
    More Melodies for Dancing and Dreaming…"

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  9. Nehustan

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    While I'm on the subject of viral 'marketing' (and thus by extension geometric et al. progressions) I had an interesting occurence today which brought the six section battle drills to mind, and although at a tangent, bears some connection to this thread.

    I entered a local greasy spoon and ordered some lunch (what arrsers would refer to as a double egg banjo). As I sat eating my sandwiches a colleague I had not noticed exited saying hi. I commented that '...I didn't see you, you were off my radar' to which he replied 'These are not the droids we're looking for' (standing Jedi Mind trick joke). Anyway despite my radar being on standby I did note two guys sat behind me having lunch, so as I am want to do I kept one ear on their conversation. A third entered and the conversation became more formed. They were land agents/developers and the subject moved to a specific land developer and the issue of green belt land. As a result upon leaving the cafe I ventured as a result of things I am 'involved' with and are currently underway 'You know the answer to the green belt issue isn't to build up, but to build down, if its not on green belt there's no problem' (You'll all be darksiders soon hahaha :twisted: ) This was met with a bemused look and a 'Huh?' so I further ventured 'Well if constructions aren't on green belt but rather under it, then there's no issue, is there? You do know that it is now possible to route daylight underground using optics?' The chap looked a bit confused, actually I think the word bubble had the word 'wierdo' in it. But it got me thinking about preparation planting seeds as it were, like I so often say to myself while adjusting an imaginary tie, 'It's all in the prep'.

    This got me thinking about the six section battle drills, WMD, Intelligence generally. Specifically I found myself thinking and as pertaining to current events, that without Prep (i.e. ...Situation, Mission, Execution...) what might be PREWAR becomes REWAR, and this struck a chord with me. If one does not prep properly and all that entails as with current Operations and their raison d'etre, do preparations for the worst, become inevitably a reoccuring manifestation of that worst (i.e REWAR, again and again and again)?
     
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