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Take Five𤪝

by Mickey 

Posted: 11 September 2018
Word Count: 31
Summary: It抯 not a Mondo but at least the syllable count抯 right! Perhaps this is a 態eat-Mondo?

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Dave Brubeck’s poems
are not as good as his jazz.
A Blue Mondo a la Turk?
That’s trying to get
quartets into a pint pot –
concentrate on the jazz Dave!

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Mickey at 08:50 on 12 September 2018  Report this post
Just to clarify, ‘Blue Rondo a la Turk’ was on the B-side of Brubeck’s ‘Take Five’ 

joanie at 15:00 on 12 September 2018  Report this post
HI Mike.  When I first read this, I hadn't seen Oonah's challenge, so I must admit I was a bit confused!  I googled 'Mondo' and found the exact reference which Oonah has in her post.  Now it is all perfectly clear.  I love the play on words in the title and throughout.  A great take on the challenge - why not be music-related and amusing!?


Mickey at 16:35 on 12 September 2018  Report this post
Thanks Joanie. I thought I might have to put a second clarification to explain what a ‘B’ side was in these days of virtual music!!

V`yonne at 10:47 on 13 September 2018  Report this post
Brubeck... Ah jazz is totally lost on me, Mike. I'm glad you explained. I am sure any jazz fan would pick up the references. You may have invented the Beat Mondo and it's clever. laugh

Mickey at 11:32 on 13 September 2018  Report this post
Thank you Oonah. I’m not a great jazz fan myself but used to listen to the Dave Brubeck Quartet when I was a teenager and we had all just discovered black coffee!!

V`yonne at 09:48 on 14 September 2018  Report this post
I never discovered black coffee either, Mike. I was listening to These you have loved and drinking tea. Oh dear, I was never what you'd call 'hip' wink

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