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I loved dance shows when I was a kid. Although I liked American Bandstand, I always slept through it being a late riser on Saturday mornings and it starting at 11:30 am. Soul Train on the other hand started at 3:30 on Saturday afternoons so I always got to catch that. The dancing was cooler, the clothes were cooler, and the show had a climax that was always worth waiting for… the Soul Train Dance Line.

In keeping with my enjoyment of these shows, I’m going to debut a new track tonight called “Headcheck” on the world’s first interactive webcam dance party called The Top Floor. Yes, you read that right. If you can wrap your head around this, viewers at home can join the dance party via their webcams and be mixed in with the dancers at the live party in Los Angeles. It’s truly a trip and bonefide worldwide. You can check out some clips of previous shows and also tune in tonight at 11 pm PST at I’ll be there with my band for an interview at midnight, and then we’ll dance to “Headcheck”! People from all around the world join in. If you’d like to, you can sign in and be seen shakin’ your tail feather globally. See you tonight!

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Donita Sparks

Donita Sparks

Donita Sparks is a singer/songwriter living in Los Angeles, CA. Her first solo record, Transmiticate, has been released nationwide and a US tour is booked for Spring and Summer 2008. Donita is also the co-founder and front person of the rock band L7 who have released six studio albums.

Her original scores can be heard in the upcoming feature film The Life of Reilly starring Charles Nelson Reilly and in online projects for Activision and Microsoft. In 1991 Sparks and L7 formed Rock For Choice with the Feminist Majority Foundation staging numerous concerts benefiting pro-choice organizations.
Donita has been a contributing writer at Firedoglake since July 2006 with her music column The Spin I’m In.