Higher Ground

Last night I was up late doing some work and I decided to load up Pandora radio, which I haven't listened to in forever.  If you don't have Pandora, it's fun, and it's free.  You make your own radio stations based off a starter song or band, and then you curate the station by thumbsing up or down songs they play based on your starter.  Anyway, I fired up the one station that I have (starter: Ben Folds) and it turns out that my station is awesome.  I worked on my stuff and wondered why I don't have it playing all the time.

And then I started cracking up.  The Red Hot Chili Peppers' version of Higher Ground came on, which I love.  I think I might love it more than the Stevie Wonder version, and who doesn't love Stevie?  The problem is, their version makes me think of the movie Center Stage.  Have you ever seen it?  It's one of those horrible-so bad-cringe worthy movies that you can't. stop. watching.  It's seriously bad, but when I used to have television, and it would come on in a string of TBS/TNT movie marathons, would I turn it off?  Nope.  There is one scene in which Higher Ground is playing at an "impromptu" dance class, and so now when I hear the song I want to get up and dance around the house doing those moves.

So, for your viewing and listening pleasure on this Monday, I found all three versions.  If nothing else, please watch the last one.  It might just make you want to dance around like a wanna-be ballerina.


  1. Oh, Center Stage! I think I was just the right age when it came out, because I loved it more than a person should.

    And yes, Pandora is great.

  2. Ha! Center Stage! I totally saw that in the theater with my girlfriends in high school. And in general, that song is great. I love both the RHCP and Stevie versions of course!

  3. Hahah...you've got me laughing! RHCP are one of my all time favorites, so I'm with ya there!

  4. OMG I totally got into Center Stage... probably shouldn't admit that.


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