Watch Me Entertain Myself!

Sacha Guitry once said, "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty." Oh yes, I'm the great pretender.
(pilot episode: 20 January 2004)

Friday, April 13, 2007

Cueca Solo

Have you ever danced alone inside an elevator?

I have. And I still do, so long as it’s an elevator without a camera. I especially like to dance up until the very last second just before the doors open. It’s the thrill of almost getting caught dancing inside an elevator, alone.

Why do I dance solo? As a kid I was never confident with my body. Dancing in the dark was where I first started. During parties in high school and college in the late 70s and early 80s, I envied my other classmates who knew how to dance the swing; if you knew how to dance with a partner, you were an instant hit at the party. I never had the courage to learn how to be a dancing queen.
By college swing gave way to new wave; there was no need to lead a partner anymore. It was more about getting the steps and the movement right. I started dancing with myself when I got my own room. I’d lock the door and dance to my heart’s content; I’d pretend I was performing solo on stage in front of an adoring audience.

During my earlier Bed days (back when it was smaller and more packed) I always wanted to dance on the ledge—except that I didn’t have a hot enough body to dance with my shirt off. So I contented myself with dancing the whole night away; it even became a matter of pride for me that I could dance non-stop for almost an hour, even more. Dancing became a way of expressing myself to a general audience. Even when someone would dance with me, it is often more about just matching his movements, not really a genuine give-and-take communication.
I’d like to think that there are people like me; they dance alone. Still, I wanna dance with somebody. But I have yet to meet that someone who, if it were just the two of us in an elevator, would turn to me and say, “Let’s dance.”

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The “Dancing in Bed, dancing in bed with McVie” Promo

1. In The McVie Show episode above, there are six italicized phrases or sentences that correspond to titles of 80s songs (and one from the 70s).
2. Identify the acts that performed the songs when they first hit the charts (in other words, remakes of those songs don’t count).
3. The first to answer all six correctly in the proper order will win a free entrance to Bed on a Saturday evening (exact date to be arranged later) and get to dance with McVie.
4. The winner also gets a chance to go dancing in the sheets with McVie in bed, upon successful negotiations.
5. BONUS: Identify the act which performed the title found in item #4 of the mechanics gets a free drink in Bed courtesy of McVie.

Does this reek of date desperation? Are you laughing at McVie, not with him? Are you not entertained?!

Actually I don’t consider this desperate yet. If I were really desperate, I could’ve just dispensed with the effort of: [1] thinking up of song titles with the word “dance” in them; [2] incorporating said titles into the episode; and [3] come up with promo mechanics.

Okay, okay, I’ll admit it. This is just one big meta-joke.

1 comment:

joelmcvie said...

OKAY, TOO LATE GUYS! Phillip has already answered all six correctly (in my LJ page lang nga, not here).

I now officially declare the end of the promo.