It is quite unlikely but entirely possible that you’ve all been gripping your seats in anticipation, wondering what would happen with all that e-waste I had stored in my apartment for the past few months. Lets pretend that has been the case, for the dry humored among us.
Well, prepare to unclench those fists and breathe a sigh of relief, for I found a free drop off site in Astoria that took everything, all 20ish items listed here. The company, Green Chip – E-waste and ITAD Solutions. Glorious.
Huzzah! So exciting, I know.
No idea where the items went after I left them. A subject for further exploration as the EWAP develops.
Haven’t been seeing as much e-waste lining the streets this past week. Save for a printer I encountered during a long walk through Queens the other day. Unfortunately it was too hot, and the item too heavy, for it to be salvaged. Alas, I cannot close the e-waste loop on my own.
I am curious, dear readers, if you are reading this, might I call upon you to take a tally of electronics you might be holding onto at home, ready for disposal. What are the barriers preventing us from recycling e-waste? Are there any? How do you dispose of your unwanted electronics? Do write in if you have any thoughts on the matter. I’m collecting data and here to help.
And now, onto other topics of import perhaps to no one but myself –here is a list of tap dancers today that are quite spectacular, each in their own special way. I’ve broken them into categories. Mind you, there are a lot of amazing dancers that have been left out here, this is merely a list of dancers that have struck my personal fancy. I am including this list to showcase the variety and versatility of tap as an art and entertainment form and to introduce some of today’s best tap dancers for those who are interested in delving in to the world of contemporary tap.
Most entertaining to watch//best stage presence//most likely to end up on the big screen:
Sarah Reich // Postmodern Jukebox // her own thing
The Syncopated Ladies – Assata Madison and Annissa Lee, in particular, plus the rest, including Chloe & Maude, a sister duo and Syncopated Ladies bandleaders who are arguably doing the most to get tap into mainstream media today
Melinda Sullivan – a classy lass, hearkens to the film era tap days (Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly-type)
Demi Remick // Postmodern Jukebox // Caleb Teicher & Co.
Posessing that “COOL” Factor
Christina Carminucci – she used glitter, enough to win any heart forever
Derrick Grant – excellent teacher, now in Boston, I believe
Starinah Dixon – Chicago
Michela Lerman – NYC, plays with big bands
Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards – in the Derick Grant, Jason Samuels clan, also teaches a lot of people, champions the heels
Barbara Duffy – has taught basically every great tap dancer today, her teacher – Leon Collins, among others
Excellent and Note-worthy for their own unique reasons
Felipe Galgani – Brazilian
Dorrance Dance – Michelle Dorrance, Leo Sandoval, Claudia Rajardinato, among others
Kazu Kumagai – Japan, often plays with a bassist, does humanitarian work in Japan
People I’ve learned about from taking classes//seeing performance and being impressed by their overall skill and essence:
Amanda Castro, Rachel Binney, The Ground Sisters (Spain), Gerson Lanza, Magaly Azuara
Liz Carroll – particularly for her for her choreography, also – Jared Sprague
Naomi Funaki – Japan/USA // Caleb Teicher & Co. // Dorrance Dance
Melissa Almaguer – Mexico
Ian Berg – saw him dance in a Diane Walker tribute
There are so many more…tap dancers tend to be interesting people of all shapes, sizes, ages, cultures, etc. Check-em out.
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Healthy Paws – cheapest monthly rates
Pet Plan – medium range
Trupanion – most expensive per month, best coverage, fastest response to claims
Thats all for now folks,