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  1. Ronc2 GoComics Pro Member commented on Luann 5 months ago

    Actually, not just “Take Five”, but every piece on the Take Five album is composed in one or another of the many Balkan rhythms.

    —Finished with my off-topic comments, thank you for your patience.

  2. Ronc2 GoComics Pro Member commented on Luann 5 months ago

    @IamJayBluE
    The title of the Desmond/Brubeck piece refers not to the length of the piece, but rather to the unique Balkan rhythm it uses: an 11/16 rhythm which is often simplified as 5 unequal beats. Example: A=heavy beat, b=light beat, thus: AbAbAbbAbAb, 11 total, is often counted in 5, with the middle Abb held longer than the rest (one two THREE four five). Thus the piece “Take Five” which fits the 11/16 beat perfectly.

    I was a Balkan dancer and performer for nearly thirty years in Berkeley California, where Brubeck lived for a time and no doubt heard Balkan music, as there were Balkan dance groups everywhere in the Bay Area during the 1960s and 70s.

  3. Ronc2 GoComics Pro Member commented on That is Priceless 6 months ago

    Why are the “Priceless” images continually getting smaller?
    When the purpose of the post IS the image, it makes no sense to print it at such a microscopic size that we have to strain to see it.
    The other strips are printed at a readable size, why is this one the exception?

  4. Ronc2 GoComics Pro Member commented on Rose is Rose over 2 years ago

    well gosh, without your comment I would never have noticed Rose saying there is “one piece missing”.

  5. Ronc2 GoComics Pro Member commented on PC and Pixel over 2 years ago

    I think he’s toasting the statue (with his bottle of wine in a paper bag).

  6. Ronc2 GoComics Pro Member commented on Rose is Rose almost 3 years ago

    ten-legged spiders are much stronger than the eight-legged kind… or did no one notice the extra legs?

  7. Ronc2 GoComics Pro Member commented on Stone Soup almost 3 years ago

    This story arc is getting very annoying. Get them to Paris and let’s get on with it!

  8. Ronc2 GoComics Pro Member commented on Garfield Minus Garfield almost 3 years ago

    What is the point of Garfield minus Garfield? Did some lame brain at some drunken party think it would be funny? Garfield minus Garfield is a total waste of time, and I find it’s very existence extremely irritating.

  9. Ronc2 GoComics Pro Member commented on Bloom County about 3 years ago

    Yes, and since it is reruns how hard is it to pick a comic from an already-existing supply each day? Some might complain about a break in continuity, but let’s face it, with all the interruptions continuity doesn’t seem so important anymore.

  10. Ronc2 GoComics Pro Member commented on That is Priceless about 3 years ago

    Where in the world (other than the Vatican, I suppose) does one need to speak Latin to buy a coffee and a newspaper?