Monday Media Blogging

2 comments November 19th, 2007at 11:16am Posted by Eli

If you haven’t heard of the Nicholas Brothers, you’re in for a treat. There is simply nothing else like them. If they had been around in a time when black men (or women) were allowed to be stars instead of “featured performers,” we probably wouldn’t even remember Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly.

This is my personal favorite, from Down Argentine Way:

I’m pretty sure Fayard does something physically impossible with his legs around the halfway mark.

If that doesn’t do it for you, the shadowy and mysterious Codename V. (along with Fred Astaire) prefers the one from Stormy Weather:

I hope they’re wearing protective cups.

If you can find it, the documentary about them, We Sing And We Dance is an absolute delight. Lots of spectacular dance numbers, and interviews with the brothers, who are absolutely adorable and clearly love each other very much.

If the Nicholas Brothers don’t do it for you, how about dancing construction equipment? (h/t Joe Buddha)

It’s totally worth installing Real Player for, or the free and less-obnoxious Real Alternative.

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2 Comments

  • 1. virgotex  |  November 19th, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    but…
    but…

    physics, the time space continuum thing…

    how they do dat?

  • 2. V.  |  November 20th, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    I’m impressed by the total disregard for their nards.


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