Groove the Pain Away

“Need a change! Need a positive change!” – Soul II Soul – “Back to Life”

It’s 3:30a.m. and I’ve been reading the news, posts from friends about life, death, tragedy, healing, yoga, food, and all. Catching up in bed, unable to sleep. Suddenly, 1994 overcomes my entire SOUL. I put on headphones to blast “Back to Life” and slip groove out of bed to shake my booty in that slow hip-sway I remember engaging in my 30’s in the 1990’s.

I am transported to the Women’s Motorcycle Weekend in the Santa Cruz Mountains with my dear DJ Laney Goodman spinning my favorites; my sound woman self having built the system that kept 300 biker chicks groovin’ all weekend with Laney’s awesomeness. {I wave good morning to you this day, sweetie, with my arms in the air high-fiving the heavens.)

I am back to DJ love from Page Hodel’s infamous funk-frenzy, The BOX dance-hall-days when thousands of us slip-grooved to the vibe of the 1990’s, 80’s, 70’s. Bodies in a slo-mo swing of hips, shoulders, arms waving slo-groove-style in the air. {Sending you big love this morning, my music goddess pal.}

MEMORIES FLOOD AS I AM IN MY FREAKING KITCHEN ALL ALONE RIGHT NOW with iPad and headphones REALIZING THAT IF I DO THIS EVERY MORNING AT 3:30-4AM-ISH, I WILL BE A FUCKING BETTER HUMAN AND GET MYSELF OUT OF THE STATE OF INERTIA BROUGHT UPON ME BY THE White House/U.S. GOVERNMENT and the barrage of hatred inflicted upon us by the Congress.

LADIES, GENTLEMEN!  RISE UP AND DANCE! FIND YOUR POWER CENTER SOUL II SOUL TO BUILD YOUR RESISTANCE! We need to stay strong!

GET YOUR G-R-0-0-00000-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-V-V-VV-V-VVVV-V-VV-V-V-V-E ON

 

I have played the same song and shook my bootay for 15-min while typing this and groove-assed this song 3-times before turning the computer on to write. FIND YOUR STRENGTH, people! (now on to “Keep on Movin'”)

Soul II Soul Back to life

One thought on “Groove the Pain Away

  1. Laney

    Love you grrrll. Great post about some very groovy memories. I miss the groove, the sexy way the women would move on the dance floor. They were moving, as Tina would say “nice and easy”, not fast and rough. A juiciness from being totally alive as they all came “back to life”. Thanks for giving me a shout out. Love you my beautiful woman. Miss you, Laney G.

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