Dancing in the living room has its risks

Dancing in the living room has its risks

What I learned lately about… dancing

It was 1979 when the 2-Tone bands appeared on the UK music scene and reinvented skanking; a lost art of bouncing around to ska music looking like a complete dork.

I passed many a happy hour at Madness, The Specials, The Beat and The Selecter gigs catching the energy and sympathising with the anti-racism messages to Rudi.

So no surprise at joy remembered when ‘On my radio’ by the Selecter came up on iTunes radio after 30 odd years.

Blasting the sound in the living room and attempts at basic skanking dance moves ended in a busted Achilles tendon and six months of healing and rehab.

Funny enough it was almost worth it.