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Everything must start somewhere, so why not a dance?

This the debut episode of BackTrax and where one learns about a “Guilty Pleasure Boogie Tune”, how we will dust off old tunes and stay updated with the latest track. Never forgetting the amazing local talent and an added bonus is how to crack the “Gayle”code or the language of King & Queens even if just the start.

Hair for sale, only $40K! (Wait what??)

In this episode we learn about a person that has 50 tattoos and counting and a clump of his hair that once was on auction for yes you read it right $40 000+, can you belieber it? Carly B has a message for all the haters about the “Rumours” on social media, Lauran Branigan addresses a lady about the voices in her head and Elton John & Dua Lipa team up for a long long time.

Hey lady, see you at the “Polka Place”!!

I ask you if you know where wat the longest running gay club was located in South Africa and? We learn about a vocalist that changed her hair colour as she was often mistaken for Amy Winehouse, she studied with Nicky & Paris Hillton, and how her name can about and much more radio “blah blah”.

“Moffies” will talk and Dorothy will listen

We find out who are Dorothy’s friends and the suggested origin of the word “Moffie”. Do you still find the word offensive? I’m hoping if we understand where it came from, the use and reclaim it we can make it a term of endearment. Bonus facts about what lengths a vocalist when to avoid serving in the military and how would you feel if you found out you gave a serial killer a lift?

The 40-year voyage and beyond …

Is there a cure for “Earworms” and where can on contract them? In the episode have all the “official” covers of a Swedish pop group, formerly known as "Festfolket" or “the Folk People” that won the Eurovision song contest in the 70’s and released a greatest hits album after on 3 albums released. After 40 years of friendships, marriages, divorces, tours, concerts, movies, musicals, and number one hits that will be evergreen, they will now face the next digital frontier.

Rock out with your Lip-sync!

Lip-syncing got a bad name in the late 1980’s the but luckily in the mid 2010’s the American television series Lip Sync Battle and the incomparable RuPaul with his TV series empire of RuPaul’s Drag Race reclaimed this “art form” and I’m glad as I enjoy a good lip sync any day. Now add a hot action movie star (who is not a singer) caught on film singing along in sunglasses to old time rock and roll music and a splash 80 movie trivia and you could easily become addicted to love.

Keep calm & Dance on

Don’t you just wish sometimes in real life you and the world around you can suddenly go in a dance sequence like in the movies? Where everyone sings your song, perfect weather, no traffic, and everyone is in perfect choreography. Well, I certainly do. This week I listed my favourite dance scenes from the movies from not just musicals or dance movies but any unforgettable dance sequences that I believe will be listed in the cinema archives as classics.

Once upon a Tune

Aminated movies are among the best family entertainment out there with most of them adding to the sing-along and dance songs enjoyed by generations. In fact, picking a favourite from the very best songs can be a daunting task – from the classic tunes that have stood the test of time, and newer songs are bound to last. If you’re ready something toe tapping to harnessing your inner princess, prince, or villain then turn up these catchy, heart-warming, and uplifting ditties and magical melodies to get you in a “happily-ever-after” mood.

Turn up the Good Feels!

Sometimes one just wants to pack up your troubles in your own kit bag and smile. According to research done by Harvard Medical School, music can have a myriad of positive effects on the brain, from keeping people relaxed during medical procedures to improving exercise endurance. In short, when you're feeling blue, a happy song can work wonders to infuse some joy into your day. Go on, turn this one all the way up!

Somewhere over the Rainbow Flag

With all the celebrations going on currently for Pride month I thought is important to also reflect on past events in gay culture and moments that makes one feel proud and empowered to be different. At the openings of the gay games of 2006, Suzanne Westenhoefer an American comedian give these inspiring words “We don’t need acceptance we are not credit cards; we already are everyplace you want to be. I didn’t choose to be gay; I was chosen.”

Things that go Bump, Grind & Scream in the night

In honour of American holiday old Hallows eve, the tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In this episode we had a look at “chills” but the opposite of relaxing, rather down the spine. Packed with 3 quizzes ranged from Film & TV series scary theme music to famous “last words” from horror movies. Listen if you dare, 1000 forms of fear and thou you fight to stay alive your body starts to shiver, for mortal can resist the evil of Screaming Jay Hawkins

Summer vibing, had me a blast!

Imagine a warm summer afternoon laying on a beach towel in your bathing costume and favourite cocktail in hand complete with fruits on the rim and mini umbrellas to boot. With your one eye peeping over your “shades” now and then just in case a cute boy or girl was to swim or strolls past on the beach. Our quest today to see if we can get 12 songs with the word ‘Summer’ in the song title for our 12th episode in this series.
PS: Don’t forget your factor 40 suntan lotion this year, safety first 😊

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