No one can go deep undercover like me, There has been some worrying noises recently about the suggestion that the Massive may be losing its vice-like grip on contemporary youth culture and losing touch with the kids out there – the kids on the street, yeah?
So when my nine year old boy asked me to the School Disco, I didn’t see it as a tedious excursion to the world of forced jollity that only teachers can enfoist – more an opportunity. What are listening to? What is moving our kids? So here I am.
Right now it’s the Witch Doctor which iirc is Homer Simpson’s favourite song. The undoubted highlight so far has been Baby Shark. The floor crammed with tots going ape crazy.
I have also learned about the Flossing dance and the Orange Justice dance. These are apparently from the video game Fortnite (Ross Schwimmer voice) I did not know that.
Hells teeth now they’re playing YMCA. One for the parents apparently. Oh god now it’s the Birdy Song. They had a version of Marcerena earlier that’s got Alison Moyet’s laugh in it. Again I did not know that.
Oh I see – there’s an 80s theme going on. That’s why there is a girl dressed as a Rubio cube. My boy said “she’s a puzzle I am never going to solve”. He’s bloody clever sometimes.
Anyway it’s the dance off soon – I’ll be taking over the deckz and I can’t wait to blow the roof off with Ghost Town.
Hope you’ve picked up a few things. You’re very welcome.