All Dancing Together

Despite the chilly, rainy day—or maybe because of it—despite the sorrows of the world—which are many–today,Β  a week after the election, is a day for music, for celebrating because gosh darn it there was a blue wave. And blue is my favorite cover.

This song, by the terrific band R.E.M, captures how I feel on this drizzly day. Not only do I love the catchy, upbeat tune and words, but I also love the diversity featured in the video—young people, old people, black, brown, Asian, white, thin, plump. All dancing together.

And if I’m ever reincarnated, I want a voice just like Kate Pierson’s.

34 thoughts on “All Dancing Together”

  1. A brilliant song choice Laurie, we still dance around the room whenever we hear it πŸ˜€πŸ’–πŸŽΆ xxx

  2. Great song Laurie … Paul first REM album.. We enjoyed listening to it. And lovely to see the mix of people dancing together.. As it should be..πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸŒž

  3. Loved the video and the blue wave continues with another win for Democrats in Arizona!πŸ™‚ The happy, dancing music vibe was needed and appreciated and I continued on with the celebration listening to a few songs by the B-52s.😁

    1. I had never seen the video either. It’s especially relevant now, with all the hateful racism coming from the highest office. But, yes, we can sleep easier. I even find myself smiling more.

  4. It is one of my favourites too. Another favourite from around the same era is ‘Can’t Get There From Here’. I can’t pretend to fully understand the lyrics, (perhaps across the English / American divide) but so far as I do understand them, it seems pretty relevant, and it’s sung so happily, you can’t help but smile.

    1. Just listened to “Can’t Get There from Here.” It is a fairly ambiguous song. But it seems like a variation on the theme that “you can’t go home again.”

      1. I sure hope so! What a time it has been in this country. Ten years ago, if you had told me that Trump was going to be our president, I would have laughed out loud. I’m not laughing now, that’s for sure.

  5. I am so pleased you are feeling a little happier, Laurie. I like REM’s songs and remember this one well, though not the video. I wouldn’t just like Kate Pierson’s voice I’d like her figure too πŸ˜€ I must try to do a little more dancing perhaps.

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