19 January 2015

Dancing in the Car

By now most everyone has seen the dash cam video of the cop dancing to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off", but just in case you've missed it, you can see it on You Tube.  Yes, it was staged but it's funny, cute, and a welcome reprieve from negativity for  a few minutes.

Which brings up the subject of singing/dancing in the car. Are you a steering wheel drummer? You know, where you perform the best damn drum solo ever while waiting in the left turn lane? Or do you sing the various harmony parts building up to the crescendo of "Bohemian Rhapsody"?


I love this scene. First, yes, that is a cassette tape cartridge, and secondly, it's almost impossible not to head bang at the appropriate point. Plus, it's Freddie Mercury. Freddie "Freakin' Eight Octave Range" Mercury, may he rest in peace.

But I digress. Sidestepping the safety issue of driving while distracted (we never do that, no, not any of us), singing, drumming, and/or dancing in the car is one way to express a little joy at being alive. Whether it's Taylor Swift or Meghan Taylor, "Bohemian Rhapsody" or "Death on Two Legs" (now those are great lyrics when you're pissed off), go ahead. Sing, howl, or punish that steering wheel like you're Graeme Edge of the Moody Blues:


Life is too short not to rock out whenever you can. And if you see me head bopping and slamming those imaginary cymbals at a stop light, feel free to join in.

Happy writing,
~Jude

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