15 Sep 2009

Farewell to the Man who made me want to dance...

Sigh, not a good piece of news to wake up to!

I have very fond memories of sneaking into the living room one day with my sister to watch Dirty Dancing (my Dad had -unbeknownst to my Mom- taped it for us, they didn't agree on whether we could watch it or not). We absolutely LOVED that film! The time period, the music (specially "She's Like The Wind" and "Hungry Eyes"),

the "bad boy hearthrob" (of course!), but most especially the dancing! :o)

Damn, all this has made me want to watch Dirty Dancing again... and I left the dvd in Spain! :o(

I guess I'll have to make do with what can be found on YouTube:

Argh! For some reason this clip cuts off before the end (so we miss the "lift") and all the more complete clips have the "embedding" disabled! (grumble...) For a more complete version go here.

Oh, and for the record, it took me years to understand what was so "dirty" about the dancing... After we saw it my sister and I couldn't understand why my mom hadn't wanted us to watch it since it was obviously much less "adult" than Excalibur for example which we'd found years ago among the dvds and seen who knows how many times by that date (my King Arthur obsession started very young). ;o)


  1. I first saw Dirty Dancing at eight years old and had no idea what it was about, but it did make me want to dance, and is the reason I go to ballroom dancing once a week now. RIP :(.

  2. Very sad news. I loved Dirty Dancing (Footloose too) and actually went to see the stage production a few months ago. It was good, but the lead couldn't compare to Patrick Swayze. I also have the Dirty Dancing soundtrack on my iPod.

  3. Oops - I should of clarified - I realize Footloose did not star Patrick Swayze, but I loved the dancing.

  4. Juliette, I too was driven towards ballroom dancing (2h/week for 6 years here in Belgium) because of this movie...

    No need to clarify Dive Girl, I got the intention! Footloose is another one that whenever I hear the title song I just can't keep still! ;o)


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