The playing of a Bjork song (“Human Behaviour”) at the dance party tonight inspired me to
come up with a genre system for music based on parts of the body. That’s a thigh song, you
see, where “thigh song” is defined as “a song where you plant your feet wide apart and sink
down, knees bent, so your thighs will be very unhappy at you later if you don’t normally do
things like that or have fallen out of the habit.”
Thigh songs may perhaps be subdivided into stompy songs (self-explanatory) and thigh-hip
songs, which blur over into those hip songs where you’re not sunk down while swinging your
butt around. There are also toe songs (bouncing a lot on the tips of your toes) and feet
songs, not to be confused with the former category — feet songs involve both heel and toe,
doing fun footworky things. Also arm songs, though you don’t find a lot of those in what
people normally think of as “dance music.” (My definition of music worth dancing to is . . .
And wow, spelling that word took way too many tries, so I’m going to bed.
Happy New Year, all.