Thursday, February 18, 2010

I have found my new dance.

Particularly around the 1.24 mark.



Sourced by Mr. Richard Preddy.

An explanation (of sorts) from Wikipedia:

"Jožin z bažin (originally 1978) is a song by Czech musician and comedian Ivan Mládek, and is one of his best known songs. He even called it the "National Anthem" of his TV show "Countryshow". In January 2008, the song became popular in Poland, winning several radio hitlists.[citation needed] It is also popular in Hungary, Austria and Russia, sporting a cult following in blogs and several versions of translations. The song is a surreal tale of a mysterious man-eating monster living in the swamps (Jožin z bažin, Joey from the swamps). In the song, the monster is eventually defeated with the use of a cropduster. The nearest equivalent musical style in English is that of the Wurzels."

10 comments:

Hannah said...

That is possibly the greatest thing I have EVER seen, definitely at least for this week.

There are some amazing people in the world.

Tim Footman said...

I can never decide which is better, the Czech monster or the Finnish dancers.

james henry said...

Oh my gawd.

spacemonkey said...

Who knew a) Willy Rushton defected, and b) Ginger Baker from Cream had a second career as a blower of conch shells (or whatever the hell it is)?

Michael Cook said...

Extraordinary.

I am extremely jealous. My body couldn't do that, even if I wanted it to.

In fact, I would go so far to posit this theory: writing and dancing are at the exact opposite ends of the artistic spectrum. No writers can dance. No dancers can't write.

Eleanor said...

I enjoyed that! :)

Valerie said...

This is awesome. I have sent it to nearly everyone I know.

nanga parbat said...

Sorry James, but this has only just sunk in. Does this mean the end of the legendary "Booty Dance"? Say it isn't so!

james henry said...

THE BOOTY DANCE WILL NEVER DIE. It just has a bit more of a syncopated rhythm these days.

Stef the engineer said...

Utterly wonderful.