I was pretty awfully sick for a few days there. Today I am starting to feel normal, so back to writing. I didn't do the first ~3 days of the Poetry Writing Month any justice because of that, but I am now rehearsing with impunity in several Word documents and will hopefully keep going 'til the end. I'm not going to be sharing on this blog unless I come up with something stellar, but if you want to see what I've been up to, feel free to e-mail me (niina dot pollari at gmail) and I'll send you an appropriate representation.
Tytti sent me this link today -- Armi & Danny's video for "I Want to Love You Tender." It's been voted worst video ever by a whole bunch of people, and I want to say that it's worth it for the choreographical ... "touches." Defend my countrymen I must: the video's lack of skill I will blame on two things. 1. 1980!, and 2. Finland itself produces some kind of anti-dance gene. If you ever see me dance (and you probably will, because despite my cluelessness I very much like to), you will know that the second is true -- it is a kind of raptoresque swaying, complete with windmill hands, disturbing faces, and random, spastic kicks outward and to the sides. Under no circumstances should you come close. You might lose a limb. Anyway, enjoy the video.