6213  Spoon time

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Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2008 17:42:05 +1300 (New Zealand Daylight Time)
From: "Melroy" <melroyr@xtra.co.nz>
Subject: [Tango-L] Spoon time

Yes, Huck, I'm sure that is Billy idol ...... ( isn't he talented!)
And David ..... Shouldn't we embrace that large shiny Spoon?
Thank you .... Mel (nz).





Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 22:34:53 -0700
From: "Huck Kennedy" <tempehuck@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] Spoon time
To: tango-l@mit.edu
<ecf43f370812192134g42fd1b00k1cad8324b6d6594a@mail.gmail.com>

On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 9:42 PM, Melroy <melroyr@xtra.co.nz> wrote:

> Yes, Huck, I'm sure that is Billy idol ...... ( isn't he talented!)
> And David ..... Shouldn't we embrace that large shiny Spoon?
> Thank you .... Mel (nz).

Tee hee! :-) He may well be a good milonga dancer, I don't
know, but as most of us are aware, it takes two to tango (along with
the skills of leading and following), and in this video, the guy's
just Billy Idol. Sing it, Billy:

On the floor of tokyo
Or down in London town to go, go
With the record selection
With the mirror reflection
I'm dancing with myself

When there's no-one else in sight
In the crowded lonely night
Well I wait so long
For my love vibration
And I'm dancing with myself

Oh dancing with myself
Oh dancing with myself
Well there's nothing to lose
And there's nothing to prove
I'll be dancing with myself

Huck, "next time a video of a couple dancing might be more
appropriate, Mario! :-) "





Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2008 13:46:16 -0700
From: "DHodgson" <DHodgson@TangoLabyrinth.Com>
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] Spoon time.. (avoided..)...

"Well there's nothing to lose
And there's nothing to prove
I'll be dancing with myself"

I think you boys are missing the point, analyzing this too much as usual.
Just avoid the spoon.

It is like in this video clip. If either of you think your looking too
dignified while practicing out in public then I have to wonder how well
either of you dance the Follows.

Any self respecting Lead out there has got to, at some point, been aware
that they have in fact. Looked like a total boob practicing tango in public.

In my humble opinion, if a Lead does not get past this, the Lead is going to
have difficulty leading the Follow and letting her be present only relying
on pantomime, airs, or antics.

The Follows already know the Leads are well, "Guys". I prefer to answer the
question "yes, I am a Guy". Then get down to some great dancing with the
Follows.

BTW: The video clip.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqhlQfXUk7w

David
PS: Love Billy Idol!!!
Also like the songs "Flesh for fantasy" and "Eyes with out a face"


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Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 10:35 PM
To: tango-l@mit.edu
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] Spoon time

On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 9:42 PM, Melroy <melroyr@xtra.co.nz> wrote:

> Yes, Huck, I'm sure that is Billy idol ...... ( isn't he talented!)
> And David ..... Shouldn't we embrace that large shiny Spoon?
> Thank you .... Mel (nz).

Tee hee! :-) He may well be a good milonga dancer, I don't
know, but as most of us are aware, it takes two to tango (along with
the skills of leading and following), and in this video, the guy's
just Billy Idol. Sing it, Billy:

On the floor of tokyo
Or down in London town to go, go
With the record selection
With the mirror reflection
I'm dancing with myself

When there's no-one else in sight
In the crowded lonely night
Well I wait so long
For my love vibration
And I'm dancing with myself

Oh dancing with myself
Oh dancing with myself
Well there's nothing to lose
And there's nothing to prove
I'll be dancing with myself

Huck, "next time a video of a couple dancing might be more
appropriate, Mario! :-) "






Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2008 14:02:15 -0700
From: "DHodgson" <DHodgson@TangoLabyrinth.Com>
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] Spoon time... A side note...

One side note:
The word "Guy" is semantics and it helps the Leads if they adopt this view,
irregardless if they are a man or a woman.
David


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Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 10:35 PM
To: tango-l@mit.edu
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] Spoon time

On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 9:42 PM, Melroy <melroyr@xtra.co.nz> wrote:

> Yes, Huck, I'm sure that is Billy idol ...... ( isn't he talented!)
> And David ..... Shouldn't we embrace that large shiny Spoon?
> Thank you .... Mel (nz).

Tee hee! :-) He may well be a good milonga dancer, I don't
know, but as most of us are aware, it takes two to tango (along with
the skills of leading and following), and in this video, the guy's
just Billy Idol. Sing it, Billy:

On the floor of tokyo
Or down in London town to go, go
With the record selection
With the mirror reflection
I'm dancing with myself

When there's no-one else in sight
In the crowded lonely night
Well I wait so long
For my love vibration
And I'm dancing with myself

Oh dancing with myself
Oh dancing with myself
Well there's nothing to lose
And there's nothing to prove
I'll be dancing with myself

Huck, "next time a video of a couple dancing might be more
appropriate, Mario! :-) "






Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2008 14:23:17 -0700
From: "Huck Kennedy" <tempehuck@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] Spoon time.. (avoided..)...
To: tango-l@mit.edu
<ecf43f370812201323t29d85b47md105658466dfc388@mail.gmail.com>

On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 1:46 PM, DHodgson <DHodgson@tangolabyrinth.com> wrote:

> "Well there's nothing to lose
> And there's nothing to prove
> I'll be dancing with myself"
>
> I think you boys are missing the point, analyzing this too much as usual.
> Just avoid the spoon.
>
> It is like in this video clip. If either of you think your looking too
> dignified while practicing out in public then I have to wonder how well
> either of you dance the Follows.

No, I think *you're* missing the point, to wit, that a video of
some guy dancing by himself does not serve as an example of good
milonga dancing. Whether or not he looks "goofy" practicing is not
the point--the point is that he's dancing by himself, which hardly
provides a good example of a partner dance.

It's easy to be brilliant dancing by yourself. Cooperating with
a partner is much more difficult.

I'm not saying nobody should practice by themselves if they want
to, by all means have at it--just don't videotape it and tell me it's
an example of good milonga dancing, because milonga dancing takes two.

> PS: Love Billy Idol!!!

So do I. Particularly dancing alone to that song and looking
goofy. :-)

Huck





Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2008 19:28:49 -0700
From: "DHodgson" <DHodgson@TangoLabyrinth.Com>
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] Spoon time.. (avoided..)...

Well then suit your self.
Would not mind seeing what you can do on the dance floor some time.
Tango is a small circle when it comes down to it, and any one worth their
salt watches the Follow first before the Lead. How each "guy" gets to be
good... its usually a good story.

Like my penchant for cheesy, bad humor..
Ya hear about the rabbi who didn't charge for circumcisions,,,
He only took tips...

Er,,, Yeah I know,, like my foot work... an inexpensive, easy diversion from
heavy subjects.



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Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2008 2:23 PM
To: tango-l@mit.edu
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] Spoon time.. (avoided..)...

On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 1:46 PM, DHodgson <DHodgson@tangolabyrinth.com>
wrote:

> "Well there's nothing to lose
> And there's nothing to prove
> I'll be dancing with myself"
>
> I think you boys are missing the point, analyzing this too much as usual.
> Just avoid the spoon.
>
> It is like in this video clip. If either of you think your looking too
> dignified while practicing out in public then I have to wonder how well
> either of you dance the Follows.

No, I think *you're* missing the point, to wit, that a video of
some guy dancing by himself does not serve as an example of good
milonga dancing. Whether or not he looks "goofy" practicing is not
the point--the point is that he's dancing by himself, which hardly
provides a good example of a partner dance.

It's easy to be brilliant dancing by yourself. Cooperating with
a partner is much more difficult.

I'm not saying nobody should practice by themselves if they want
to, by all means have at it--just don't videotape it and tell me it's
an example of good milonga dancing, because milonga dancing takes two.

> PS: Love Billy Idol!!!

So do I. Particularly dancing alone to that song and looking
goofy. :-)

Huck




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