A Song To Which I Can Dance | My Music Is Where I’d Like You to Touch

10 Jul | 30 days of music / art / music / personal | 3 comments

I first heard this song as the backing track to a fan-made commercial for the iPod touch. I was intrigued by it then, but didn’t pay it much mind.

Then, a few weeks later, I saw what appeared to be the same commercial on TV. Confused that what I’d thought was a fan project was on TV and officially advertising the product, I did a little more research.

Turns out, Apple had hired the fan, Nick Haley, to direct a professional version of the commercial he’d made, licensed “Music Is My Hot Hot Sex”, and put it on the air for real. I found that inspiring.

You know what else I found? A song that makes me shake my ass.

Cansei de Ser Sexy is a great record for that.

I’m no dancer; I’ve got good rhythm, natural, but I have no moves whatsoever. You know those guys at the bar who put their hands in the air and move to the music, never really exhibiting any talent at dancing, and really only embarrassing themselves?

This is the part where I look away, ashamed.

It takes a lot to make me move my ass, most of the time. I am far, far too self-conscious in that department to actually come out of my shell since I had my lack of dance ability explained to me.

It does happen, though. I danced when I saw Phoenix play. I’ve danced, jokingly, in just about every public place in New York. I will probably dance a lot when Dance Central comes out.

But none of that is the same as catching myself breaking it down, for real, on a full but obviously not too crowded train to this song.

I attracted some eyeballs, and I stopped suddenly, and I changed the track. And then I put it back on when I got off at my stop and danced down the block back to my apartment.

And I’ll dance again, right now, if you put it on.


  1. Adi

    I am, almost definitely, really horrible at dancing. I’ll never know for sure because I do it anyway and don’t care. If I want to shake my fat flat ass and groove to my kickass playlists, it’s none of your goddamn business. That’s my philosophy. And I LOVE this song. Never heard anything else by them, but LOVE this one. It makes me shake that aforementioned fat flat ass.