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Tangos

weather: sunny
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I hate tangos. I mean the MUSIC AND DANCE STYLE for all of you whose heads are jammed in Ghost Recon Mode. =P

I usually hate the sound of tangos. Maybe I just don't like the ballroom tango and I'm actually okay with the Spanish/Argentine style that were meant to be listened to and not danced to. Perhaps it's because the ballroom tango is the one that is most popularly associated with the word "tango" and that's what I think of.

I have never understood how people could describe it as "sexy". It has to be one of the most unsexy things to me. But I don't like staccato to begin with... which means I'm not much of a Baroque fan either. And I MAD HATE strobe lights at clubs... but that's neither here nor there =}

However, this afternoon, I heard the most smooth and liquid and evoking tango.

Tango in D by Isaac Albeniz.

Wow, was that ever beautiful!

And I wasn't sure if I should have been driving at that moment =} It still had that distinct tango rhythm in 2/4 time, but it wasn't nearly as severe and jarring as what I'm used to hearing. It was done FABULOUSLY by Viveza, a small Canadian chamber ensemble. I heard two strings and a piano, but I could have just been enjoying it too much to try to pick out the double bass.

It really was ALMOST sexy. Almost. =) I would buy their Tango, Tango CD, but I'm really afraid that all the other tracks are the ballroom style tango that I don't like. =P


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ducks
Aug. 9th, 2005 02:59 am (UTC)
Isn't the tango a dance danced at funerals? Why do people keep insisting on using it as a wedding dance?
bride
Aug. 9th, 2005 03:27 am (UTC)
Isn't the tango a dance danced at funerals?

Huh, interesting... I guess it doesn't surprise me. I mean, funerals are not always sad/sombre occasions in all cultures.
sertrel
Aug. 9th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC)
The famous Irish wake comes to mind...

I think funerals, like weddings and graduations and many other ceremonies, are not so much for the benefit of their subjects, but for the benefit of those attending.

Also, what are "tangos" in Ghost Recon?
bride
Aug. 9th, 2005 04:26 am (UTC)
for the benefit of those attending.

Absolutely =)

Also, what are "tangos" in Ghost Recon?

A "tango" in military lingo is a target (specifically an enemy target) or the word representing the letter 'T'. =) Which is popularized by the Tom Clancy-type terrorist hunt simulation games.
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bride
Aug. 11th, 2005 05:35 am (UTC)
It depends on whether the style actually lets you move it around anywhere... and unfortunately, it's not available in the "Component" style (or I don't see it anywhere). =\

But it would be in the Customize, click on the "Customize" or "Edit Customizations" button. It should be in the "Layout" tab or "Presentation" or some other tab that makes sense, if at all.

For "Smooth Sailing" I have a choice between below the entry or just below the subject bar.

Unless you wanted to try your hand at copying the S2 Layer and tweaking it yourself... here's the S2 Documentation. They've basically created a whole new programming language for it =)
bride
Aug. 11th, 2005 11:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, I just ran across the component_help community... there might be something there already or you could ask in there =)
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