"Art is great that way, you can do anything."

Thank you, Amanda Palmer, for summing up my entire philosophy of ART (capital letters) using my most favorite instrument, the ukulele.

"Art is great that way, you can do anything."

I'll tie this one in to tribal bellydance.  I'll wholeheartedly admit to being a "tribal curmudgeon." I love American Tribal Style in is purest form.  I love watching it, and I love dancing it.  I am satisfied digging as deep as I can into the nuances of the format and giving an entertaining performance.  I've reached a point in my creative path where I enjoy simplicity to the point of minimalism and easy communication with the audience.  I got all my hard-core analyzing out being an art history and theory major.  Now is my time for enjoying the process.

It's nice to have this approach validated by another artist.  I often feel that ATS is being increasingly pushed out of the picture by fusion dancers who are going nuts bringing in personal or popular influences into the dance.  It was a humbling relief listening to Amanda Palmer's song and being reminded that fusion dancers who challenge the tradition of classical bellydance and tribal style have space for their voice as well.  Art is great that way, you can do anything!