summer

New video from Vactioner defines bliss: “Paradise Waiting”

What more could you ask for from a music video than a bunch of folks gettin’ down on roller skates and having a grand ole time? Nothing. Before I go on, check out this music video. It’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face AND inspire you to get a pair of roller skates:

Who’s your favorite skater? Mine is the purple gal at about 48 seconds. She has some serious moves that as a dancer of 20 years, I don’t think I can do. The only thing that makes me sad about this video is that it’s making miss summer but, I can get over that because summer will be back next year and I’m going to be R.E.A.D.Y. with a new pair of roller skates or blades.

“Warm thoughts, set your tensions aside,

There’s a paradise waiting for us in summer time”

Ahhhhhhhhh, those lyrics are good for the soul. This video is of the Central Park Roller Dance Skaters Association and about the video Kenny Vasoli of Vactioner says that the video “captures the skaters completely in their element, and they all seem to be experiencing true bliss. That feeling is the most sought after human experience I can think of. I’m so proud to be a part of this piece.”

Cool off with The Rooks’ new EP, Wires.

The Rooks are an R&B and soul group based out of New York who have mastered the skill of creating breezy tracks that leave you no choice but to move. They released their second EP Wires yesterday, June 29th just in time for the summer heat to kick in. You can listen and purchase at Bandcamp.

Their summer East coast tour begins July 29th at Penn Plaza in New York and includes many other destinations:

July 29th – 1 Penn Plaza, New York NY
July 30th – Hinge, Northampton MA
July 31st – Empire, Portland ME
August 1st – Copperfield’s Bar, Boston MA
August 2nd – Dusk, Providence RI
August 4th – Nectar’s, Burlington VT
August 6th – Cavern Bar, Toronto, ON
August 7th – Sticky Lips, Rochester NY
August 8th – Snowshoe Lounge, Montgomery VT