I have a bad back — so bad that it can, randomly, leave me paralysed from the neck down, in screaming agony, for months at a stretch.

It was predicted by the specialists that, due to degeneration, it would worsen with time and I'd probably end up in a wheelchair.

I was offered the option of having my spine fused to prevent that eventuality.

My question was ... once it had been fused, would I still be able to dance?

No.

I didn't get my back fused.

I'm still dancing; and I won’t stop until I physically can’t ... not even if I’m in a wheelchair, paralysed from the neck down — I can always dance my head.

“Because some stories end, but old stories go on, and you gotta dance to the music if you want to stay ahead” ― Terry Pratchett, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

Obviously, our tastes in music are different, but ... if you can bring yourself to ... first listen to Something Good ¹.

When you've heard it and got a feel for it, watch the video to the official 2008 mix.

I defy anyone to watch people having so much fun dancing and not grin their heads off as well. On days when it all feels/seems black/hurts, watching so many people have that much fun because something good is gonna happen ... it doesn't matter if anything else happens that day or not ... because it was true ... it just did.

: D

¹ As an aside, Kate Bush is infamous for being 'precious' about her music.

No-one gets to touch it.

No-one.

Ever.

That track is the first one ever to contain material by her as a sample/cover/remix/anything ... she liked it that much,

And, apart from one other by the Utah Saints, I haven't heard another track with a Kate Bush sample since — those two are, to the best of my knowledge, unique.

There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live and too rare to die.

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