The Lady is a Tramp

Here is an old standard being revitalized by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. “The Lady Is A Tramp” is featured on Bennett’s new album “Duets II”.

It’s not the most impressive music video out there, but I enjoy the song. Mostly, it reminds me of my lindy hopping days 10 years ago. Ahh….music choices….how the change 😀

Here’s a quick ditty about the song I pulled off of PopCrush:

The 1937 standard ‘The Lady Is a Tramp’ has been recorded hundreds of times over the years, but Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga manage to keep it fresh on their version from Bennett’s new ‘Duets II’ album.

The duet kicks off with lively horns that announce the song’s jazzy, big band style. The singers fully embrace the song’s theatrical quality and display terrific chemistry despite their 60-year age difference. After Bennett delivers the well-known opening line, “She gets too hungry for dinner at eight,” Gaga responds with a pained, “I’m starving!”

They modernize the lyrics to name-drop a certain shortstop during one spoken verse: “Sometimes I go to Coney Island / Oh, the beach is divine / And I love the Yankees / And Jeter’s just fine / I follow Rodgers & Hart / She sings every line / That’s why the lady is a tramp.”

Later, Gaga draws a laugh from Bennett when her voice drops suddenly as she sings, “And I love to rowboat with you and your wife in Central Park lake.” She even does a bit of scatting during a playful mid-song breakdown.

What do you think of the song?

Hair Tutorial – Day 28

It’s the last day for hair tutorial month and I’ve learned so much. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep myself from being so dull with my hair (even though I think hiding under a beret is nice….and a basic ponytail is rather can be rather pretty)!

A few things I’ve learned about hair tutorials:

1) They don’t look very difficult to film. Perhaps I should do one?!
2) People have some UGLY backdrops!
3) There is lots of talky-talky and some of us just want an expedited version. Sigh….just like in dance classes….there are the talkers and there are the make-the-students-dance-ers.
4) People can make funny faces while using hairspray. This makes me slightly insecure about what silly facial expressions I must have that I don’t know about and that my friends are too kind to tell me about. 🙂
5) The definition of long, medium, and short hair is very flexible. Apparently, what I consider medium length hair is what some people consider to be short.
6) I’ll never have hair the right length. It’s either too short or too long for everything! Hahha, perhaps you feel the same way.
7) I keep finding bobby pins in the oddest places!

Alright. Time for our last video. This kinda (eeek….sorta *squint) relates to fashion in the lindy hop scene. We wear bows in our hair, but what if we were to make our hair into a bow!!! I know you’ve always been wondering how to do this, so here’s the tutorial for you!!

In case you don’t have that much hair, fret not, here’s a video with “little hair”. OMGoodness, the Japanese are so cute!!

Here’s two more for good measures. This chick has shorter hair (as opposed to “little hair”) and can still make this happen. No excuses! Fast forward to 3:50 start 🙂

Different technique. I’ll probably use the second one (starts at 4:10) on my hair.

Ladies, I want to see some Gaga Bows at the next few events. I’ll be Stateside in starting tomorrow and will see some of you at Heartland Swing Festival, then at Southwest Lindyfest, and then at Guys & Girls Gone Wild!! I want to see something from this past month at one of those three events. Come show me so we can take pictures together….it’d be very Japanese for us to do that. Peace-su!!

Oh yeah, and if you don’t know about those events, scroll to the top of the page, click on my calendar, scroll down to the appropriate month, and click on the links! Cheers!!

It’s be a Febru-hairy of a month!!!!

Videos that Make me Smile

Sometimes a great video goes a long way. Here are some things that put a smile on my face this week:


Lady Gaga would be proud!


A very slow, sexy shim sham, no? Gotta give it up for Kęstas, Šlimas, and Andrius for being such classy dudes.


“Goodness, I taste delicious!”


Buwahahah!! That’s the password to the internet at our hotel!!!!

And finally, and Oldie (but Goodie)