Tag: observations

  • Describing music

    Describing music

    Tonight’s Goodnight Tango has only a guitar and a bandoneon… two instruments… nothing more! The sound is not like what you hear in typical milonga hits but it triggered one really strange observation that I’d like to share. When we describe things that we experience with our senses (vision, taste, hear, smell or touch) there…


  • How are you?

    How are you?

    Tonight’s Goodnight Tango is something I meant to write for some time now. It’s been some weeks now that I have seen a couple of very interesting videos and documentaries. The recent events in the USA are somehow explained (or even better predicted) in them even before they happened. So, I wanted to start with…


  • A dance to share your sorrow or happiness

    A dance to share your sorrow or happiness

    One could say that tango is mostly a genre of sad music. Not that there are no happy and funny tangos but most of the tangos are talking about lost loves, immigrants and their roots, deaths, the nostalgia of their homeland, etc. Most of them feel sad. In greek, there is a saying that I…


  • Sur: one word, many meanings

    Sur: one word, many meanings

    In my previous post, I wrote about patterns within and among languages. Yesterday, it was another great Tango By Year night traveling back to 1948. So… here is an example of how specific words in specific contexts can mean a lot more than what you can find in a dictionary…. and when you use them…


  • Is music always female?

    Is music always female?

    As you probably know it’s been a few months that I have been taking German lessons. In German as well as in other languages nouns and therefore abstract notions have a gender (I think, English is excluded because everything is neutral unless there is an explicit gender assigned usually by nature). One of the most…


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