Shake “it” off !

Taylor Swift’s latest single is catchy, to say the least. And the videos that were made for it ? They are just great !

The (impressive) professional version :

The heart melting amateur version :

You just can’t help yourself to twitch to it.

More : Did you know that this video triggered quite a controversy about its possible lack of regards towards black culture ? It has been accused of being racist, yes ! Can you see why ? There were lots of articles published about this when it was released back in August.

Meet the bowerbird

The bowerbird is an Australian bird which is known for its special courting habits. In order to attract a female, the male collects blue items such as feathers, rocks, but also plastic caps, straws, plastic rings… The male brings those back to the same spot, the bower, where he dances for the female. If she likes his dancing and his collection of blue treasures, they mate. Watch the video :

Impressive, isn’t it ?

But all these plastic objects can be very dangerous to those birds. This young male was lucky to be found and rescued, but he could have died a slow and painful death.

Bowerbird-Blue-Ring

 

 

That’s one of the reasons why it’s important to put plastic garbage in the appropriate places, not in nature !

Source : http://www.zoo.org.au

A dancing bird

Just for fun… A wild bird dancing… However, I think the music was added to the video AFTER the shooting. Maybe this is just the way this bird walks…

Update : the person who shot the video and put it online said “I saw this bird, a snipe, on the road and stopped to take a picture. I had music playing in my car and the bird danced across the street to the music.”

Dancing can be a great means of expression

Sia is a 39 years old Australian singer, and she isn’t as famous as Beyoncé or Katy Perry, yet she has worked with them and she has written songs for them, just like she co-wrote “Diamonds” for Rihanna. Yes, “Diamonds”… She has worked with Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus too.

Her new single “Chandelier” was released in March 2014, and the video has just been released. It features an impressive 11-year-old dancer, Maddie Ziegler. Her dancing can be both graceful and powerful, and she is only 11 years old… It’s just breathtaking how good she is !

And so is Sia. Graceful, powerful, breathtaking.

It’s a pretty sad song in fact, as you can read it in the lyrics :

Have a look at Snowball, the dancing cockatoo :  https://onavolcano.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/saturdays-surprise

He can be very expressive too ! In his own manner :p

Do you like dancing ? Or do you prefer watching talented people dance ?