We Are Ready

by Sarah Rose

Last summer, almost exactly a year ago, I studied abroad in Siena, Italy.  I saw a lot of wonderful things and met a lot of beautiful people, Greg Wikstrom being one of them.  He and some of his friends made this video- We Are Ready By Dancefloor Diplomacy.  Gregory did all the cinematography.  I was blown away when I first saw it, and now I just keep watching it over and over.  It’s so unique and fresh.  They combined- using live music, no samples- 38 songs.  I listed all 38 below the pictures.  The video is beautifully shot, and I’m so impressed with my friend!

Gregory and I

Dancing at il Cambio

Aphex Twin “Jynweythek Ylow” • Blur “Song 2″ • Britney Spears “Toxic” • Broken Social Scene “Pacific Theme” • Claude Debussy “Clair de Lune” • Deerhunter “Desire Lines” • DMX “What’s My Name” • Dr. Dre “Kush” & “What’s the Difference” • DJ Shadow “Building Steam With a Grain of Salt” • Fabolous “Breathe” • Flying Lotus “Massage Situation” • Franz Schubert “Der Doppelganger” • Fugees “Ready or Not” • Girl Talk “Hold Up” • Holy Other “Touch” • Hot Chip “Ready for the Floor” • Joanna Newsom “Peach Plum Pear” • Julee Cruise “Falling” • King Harvest “Dancing in the Moonlight” • Lady GaGa “Telephone” • Lee Erwin “Thief of Baghdad” • Ludacris “Move” • Massive Attack “Teardrop” • Mount Kimbie “Maybes” • Nas “Represent” • Otis Redding “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” • P. Diddy “Bad Boys For Life” • Ratatat “Seventeen Years” • RJD2 “1976″ • The Bloody Beetroots “Butter” • TV on the Radio “Staring at the Sun (EP Version)” • White Stripes “Seven Nation Army” • 光田康典 “Wind Scene”