“Yes we can, can, can, can, can, can, can, can, can, can, can, can, can, can, can, can, can!”

“Because We Can” by Fatboy Slim | This song comes to me from Shalla, who, from remembered this song out of the blue last year (well, technically, two weeks ago). She danced to this back in elementary school. Or was it high school? But you know those days in those small private schools where every student has to dance during foundation day or some other anniversary? You had forty-something kids on a field dancing the same steps, and nobody would see the whole thing – the parents would only focus on their kid, and everything else is a blur. And you, as a kid, would practice this for weeks, if not months. And chances are one choreographer is doing the routines for the entire school. I had that, too. We called it “field demonstrations”. One year I danced to “Build Me Up Buttercup”, the Torch remake. Another year a flamboyant guy named Michael did the choreography. He had jogging pants with his name embroidered on. He always seemed to be angry – it’s hot, and he’s dancing for everybody. I get it now. [NB]

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