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Monday, September 14, 2009

He Dreams of Dancing

a reflection on my life long interest in the dance

Anybody who knows my music knows that I have written quite a number of songs about dancing; "She Asked Me to Dance", "Dance in the Crossroads", "Dance in the Dragon's Jaws" and many others. There are several reasons why I am so interested in the dance. One is that I can't do it and really never learned how. Another is that it is such a great metaphor for the spiritual life. I haven't taken the time to sort through all the other reasons why dancing interests me so much but it certainly does. I have put together a little collection of my dancing songs in the latest podcast called "Let's Dance". The podcast goes up on the 15th of September and will be up for a month. If you haven't subscribed to these podcasts before, it's a simple process. These give you a little look into what's behind the songs, the performances, and often the people who have made the songs possible. The podcast begins with an extended version of one of my favorites "She Asked me to Dance". Tune in, subscribe, enjoy, and as Lee Ann Womack sings,"If you have chance to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance".