Sunday, 24 August 2008
In this article about Bollywood aerobic dance moves, much attention is given to the discofinger. "Pointing: Disco-inspired. Index fingers of both hands point with the rest of your fingers curled. Arms extend toward the ceiling or toward the floor, either alternating or together to the rhythm of the tabla hand drums. Often the movement is a literal interpretation of the Hindi lyrics of Bollywood music. For example, the singer may be referring to the heavens, so dancers point upward."
A more recent take on the Bollywood discofinger has an impressive discofinger silhouette at 2:12.
When we were recently strongly encouraged to take a Bollywood dance class, in India no less, we did not think it would change our lives. Until we learned that the discofinger is a both crucial and ancient move in Indian culture. This was then reinforced when we went to a club/pub and witnessed the move live. Unfortunately, the videos are of poor quality, but we are choosing to share them in the spirit of global unification.
Sunday, 17 August 2008
According to urbandictionary.com, these terms are related to discofinger: 'crip walk,' 'disco finger,' 'hot moves,' 'dancing'
We couldn't agree more.
Thursday, 14 August 2008
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
The tangled, incestuous web that is discofinger internet presence has expanded, catching many unsuspecting victims in its grasp. The above email is from our new Facebook page. Official response below.
We at discofinger.com embrace diversity and value nothing more than our friends who are differently-abled. That said, we see the one-fingered discofinger approach often, and a long, elegant digit is nothing to be ashamed of.
Remember the discofinger motto: There's no wrong way to discofinger.
Go forth and discofinger,
Your pals at discofinger.com
Sunday, 10 August 2008
In our hearts, we've always known that discofinger is one of the true languages of universal communication, as primal and expressive as anything mankind has seen. However, much like the fragmentation of tongues described in the Book of Genesis, there are wildly different dialects of discofinger, and some cultures have nearly lost touch with it altogether.
After noting the serious lack of discofinger on our recent visit to Tokyo, we feared that Japan was inhospitable to this language of Paradise. The Japanese appear to enjoy throwing enthusiastic peace signs instead. Then, we were confronted with a young lady named Yuki who said with one delicate finger raised to the sky, "This is how you dance in Ireland?" and began passionately discofingering. Our hope was restored.
Shinya, seen above at Womb, is an ambassador of discofinger to both Dublin and Tokyo.
Thursday, 7 August 2008
"That Discofinger.com-idea is great! I googled "disco finger" just for fun and found your page. I'm happy to tell you that the discofinger became a tradition during the last three years. And this trend is growing bigger with each party."
More discofinger photos here.
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
We're big fans of Kenny's latest mix, Sleeping Alone, and would highly suggest you have a listen. But for straight discofinger action, Intergalactic Gary will always be our special little guy. We love you, IG!
With all of the hubbub around here, you may have noticed that we at discofinger.com have been concerned with subjects other than celebrations and general carousing as of late. Oh yes, dear readers, we are also highly interested in aesthetics and gamboling through the mist-covered peaks and valleys of Web 2.0.
You'll be happy to hear that with our new design overhaul, we also have the best of intentions for the future. We will update regularly with new and fresh content, post your submissions and take advantage of this new "blog" format to post our musings on all things discofinger.