Can anyone help me with either of the Two Great Questions that have been really, really bothering me lately?
1. Why would God allow people to suffer the way we do?
2. In what time signature is “Buck Dancer’s Choice,” as played by David Bromberg? I’ll be driving to work enjoying his CD when that delightful tune comes around, and i’ll start out tapping my (non-driving) foot to it for … well, for a few measures, i guess, and then … what the hell was that?
The rhythm of it starts out bubbling over the rocks, and then it WHOOSH over a waterfall it goes, and then it swirls around in a little eddy there for a moment before it starts rolling merrily along as though nothing had happened. i get my foot tapping in time to it once more (and i have very good rhythm, i’ll have you know) and then WHOA here we go again, and i have to wait a few moments before it “comes around on the guitar again,” as Arlo Guthrie used to say, and i can catch up to it. (Or is it catching up with my foot, which is now paused, toes up, until it can figure out what to do?)
i get to giggling hysterically every time i hear that song, and i never tire of playing it. i’m guessing it’s in some weird-ass time signature like 5/4 or 11/17 or something. Anyone know? And by the way: Any guesses on Question No. 1???