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Black Coffee

June 14, 2011

Dear Readers, the Swungover post for this week will come probably tomorrow, and it’s a big one. But, I wanted to take a moment to celebrate this incredible video made by a group of Seattle dancers and musicians.

The band is the Careless Lovers, manned by Mike Faltesek, a great dancer, guitarist, (and a good friend). However, you’ll also catch many a recognizable face in the video, including the hilariously deadpan Adam Boehmer behind the coffee bar. This was the First Place entry to Seattle Vintage Jazz Dance’s third annual Swing/Jazz Dance Music Video Contest.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Hannah permalink
    June 15, 2011 12:48 am

    Yeah, really beautiful video!! I think Justin Hill has my favorite moment, though… I lol’d.

  2. David L permalink
    June 15, 2011 8:52 am

    Yes, Joon Chang has some wonderful other shorts he has done previously and this one was inspired as well. I think he really nailed the feeling most of us swing dancers get when we are caught practicing in public. A little embarassed at first but we are certainly going to Shorty George around the corner.

  3. Mike permalink
    June 16, 2011 5:50 pm

    Not as far from reality as one might think. The Careless Lovers recently played a (rainy) Sunday afternoon at that very venue in Capitol Hill, and the barista hopped out from behind the counter and asked for an impromptu lesson. I think the highlight of the day was “Black Coffee.”

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