FOWC with Fandango — Only

FOWCWelcome to September 14, 2020 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “only.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.

30 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango — Only

  1. Marleen September 14, 2020 / 12:25 pm

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fandangos_in_Space

    I got to listen to the full debut album (from 1973) last night before I went to sleep; could even go back and rehear parts, or the whole thing, as I chose. But it has been taken off of YouTube today.

    The first song alluded to someone being an only, in that there would be “no other” desired.

    I came across this because I was doing, as I intermittently do, a look into the history of prog rock. The album is listed among Rolling Stone’s top fifty prog rock albums.

    The search I had tried to do was to connect beat poets with progressive/art rock. I’ve seen such included in the background of the music before (but couldn’t find it yesterday). I’ve also seen a (different) beat poet connected to rap… so beat poetry not only to one genre.

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    • Fandango September 14, 2020 / 2:33 pm

      Interesting. I never heard of the group or the specific song.

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      • Marleen September 14, 2020 / 3:44 pm

        Speaking of fandangos, which refers originally to the plural of a dance or a dance step, I found that the Tango drink was arrived at after someone at the head of a beverage company had gone to a “tango event.” In looking up what kind of buzz goes with a tango event (and how widespread they are), I’ve decided to encourage one of my sons (the one who is very drawn to Hispanic people and culture) to start tango lessons. He has been to a quinceañera, which he enjoyed. The later song on the album, which song has the same name as the title of the album, includes the sound of dance steps within it.

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        • Marleen September 15, 2020 / 12:06 am

          Okay, I’ve done some looking around. The fandango is a Spanish and Mexican courtship dance. The people involved don’t touch each other, but look at each other.

          https://www.streetswing.com/histmain/z3span1.htm

          This courtship dance is one of “The Chase,” basically boy sees girl, girl snubs boy, girl chases boy, then runs away.

          And it’s supposed to be the foundation of all other Spanish dance, even if that one was danced less by the end of the nineteenth century.

          (As for the tango, it’s likely not done at most quinceañeras. But I’d guess it to be taught at the same places that teach other Spanish dances. And it turns out my son likes the idea. But he’s finishing his masters first. I don’t know what kind of dancing happens at a quinceañera. At least some of it, around here, has to be like at any American high school dance… because my son danced.)

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  2. Marleen September 14, 2020 / 7:06 pm

    There is a video on this page. It’s the first song from the album, not the “later song” with the same name as the album and group. There are some dance sounds, live, but I don’t remember if those were included in the recording of the song at the beginning of the album.

    http://www.fandangosinspace.com/

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    • Marleen September 14, 2020 / 7:54 pm

      Oh, sorry; the name of the group is Carmen.

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    • Fandango September 14, 2020 / 11:21 pm

      I just went to YouTube and listened to the song “Fandangos in Space.” Interesting, although I’m not sure I would call it progressive rock. Maybe Latin progressive.

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      • Marleen September 14, 2020 / 11:55 pm

        Yes, and they are the “only” Spanish progressive, on the list anyway. There were at least two Italian progressive. I was surprised a group called Wishbone Ash [not Spanish, Italian, or Latin in any way that I know of] wasn’t on the list of fifty, progressive, put forth by Rolling Stone. But when I looked into them a few weeks ago, they were considered hard rock; that surprised me.

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