Friday, November 11, 2005
Disco Preservation Zone
Fakiegrind has received official status as a Disco Preservation Zone by the Institute for Crazy Endangered Dances. Disco dancing was placed on the institute's endangered list in the early eighties, when the fad was eclipsed by breakdancing (another endangered dance that, thanks in no small part to the efforts of ICED, has had enjoyed something of a resurgence in recent years).
With our team of highly trained Research Agents, we at Fakiegrind hope to promote the serious study of the lost art of disco, and rehabilitate such graceful steps as The Hot Chocolate, The Rollercoaster, the New York Bus Stop, and the once pandemic Night Fever Line Dance.
With our three year mandate, Fakiegrind University plans to establish a Masters-level correspondence diploma program in Advanced Disco Studies, opening the doors of scholarship to a wider understanding of the dancefloor culture that has shaped so much of late twentieth century cultural expression.
In the mean time, please send any unwanted disco balls, sequined dresses, polyester slacks, wide-collar dress shirts and rare Abba compilations to: Fakiegind Institute for Advance Disco Studies, c/o The Internet. Your donations will be greatly appreciated.