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Tango: my life as a not-so-good leader

And you thought that YOU were the worst dancer in the world ?

Thursday, March 29, 2007

The end 


Well it had to end one day...

One reason is a technical one: blogger.com tm forces me to "upgrade" if I want to keep posting.

But the main reason is simpler: after four years I don't qualify any more as a beginner. Today I'm just another leader, rather worse than the average. There won't be major discoveries for me now. No hidden maestro, style, composer or Bs-As barrio to unveil. Tango is a small world and while the dance is difficult to master, the meta-dance, all the stuff that gravitates around the dance, takes little time before you get familiar with it. Even being introduced to the living legends is not that difficult, soon you know them enough to walk their dog or watch soccer on TV with them.

Sure it's still possible to post little stories or anecdotes here, such as "How I danced for tourists at San Telmo" or "yet another partner quits classes", but what's the point? That would just be procrastination. Browsing the archives I saw that as time went by the posts lost in frequency, quality and length.

Oh yes, maybe I'll post a last something about "Why we move counter-clockwise: the ultimate secret". Yeah I've solved it. Maybe.

posted by Pablo  # 4:04 AM
Comments:
Pablo, I enjoyed reading your earlier posts so I'm sorry you decided to "retire" your blog. I would ask you to "upgrade" even if you decide not to post anymore about tango. The read is very entertaining and it would be a shame to have it lost forever. Besides, with the layout of your blog the way it is, it's not very easy to go read the very old posts.

I would urge you to reconsider, you have a talent for writing and while I think you could go down a notch with the self-deprecation, your blog was a pleasure to read.
 
I have also been a regular of your blog - please do keep it going
 
I would miss your blog too.
Tell us at least more about your last trip to buenos aires.
 
In Corsica (ah la sagesse populaire des îles) we're used to say, never do something definitive by 3 am...

I join my beg to the other fans to ask to the re-birth and continuation of the beginner !
 
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