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.”


I was driving home from the climbing gym about 1pm today at the stoplight on 11th and Kagy and there was this solo bald eagle just slowly circling above the stoplight. It was making these big, sweeping circles getting lower and lower. I’ve seen many a bald eagle in Montana so this wasn’t anything unusual except that it was a little farther into town than I’m use to seeing. It was soaring so gracefully for all I know, it could have been imagining it was soaring over some spanning canyon and not the stoplight at Kagy and 11th! Regardless, it was beautiful and inspired this week’s playlist.