Saturday 27 November 2010

Discofinger: The Irish "Finger Wave"

We've long known that the Republic of Ireland is a veritable hotbed of discofinger enthusiasm, and as such, were not surprised to see it featured on 'Following Fade Street,' a Raidió Teilifís Éireann program where homegrown pundit Conor Behan dissects the antics of Ireland's most loved reality twats.

In the program, Behan highlights some of the more savory dance moves that can be found in the cold, muddy fields that are the Irish Festival scene. He leads with a move that he dubs "the finger wave." You guessed it, he's talking about the discofinger! Despite semantic differences we are pleased that the Irish media recognizes the ubiquity of the move within their beloved Éire and moreover, salute their willingness to reenact it on the airwaves. Skip to 3:40 to get to the good stuff and then again during the credits at 6:15.

Tuesday 9 November 2010

JMJ Double Discofinger

French composer, performer, producer, discofingerer, Jean Michel Jarre.

Jarre is perhaps best known for his pioneering electronic, synthpop and ambient music. Jarre was raised in Lyon by his mother and grandparents, and trained on the piano. From an early age he was introduced to a variety of art forms, including discofinger. He clearly has not forgotten.

Thanks to the indomitable Aoife Kinsella for submitting this photo.