“I bought a toothbrush, some some toothpaste, a flannel for my face” TEMPTED, Squeeze, Unclassified tempo map

It was the first song I heard when I arrived at my college in 1981, and indeed, leaving my little town of Harrington Park behind I felt I had made a mistake, I always loved the part of the song where Squeeze’s lead singer sings what I wanted in November 1981 when he sings the classic, “I said to my reflection, ‘let’s get out of this place!’.

“Tempted” plays at a speed where one usually finds songs filled with enthusiasm.

It was the first song I heard when I arrived at my college in 1981, and indeed, leaving my little town of Harrington Park behind I felt I had made a mistake, I always loved the part of the song where Squeeze’s lead singer sings what I wanted in November 1981 when he sings the classic, “I said to my reflection, ‘let’s get out of this place!’.

Handle With Care George Harrison Traveling Wilburys
Handle With Care George Harrison Traveling Wilburys

 

The song Tempted by Squeeze was measured by J Matherton and me and the diagram of its speed is shown below

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“Tempted”

 

Spiron/J Matherton

11/20/2017

INDIGO GIRLS UNCLASSIFIED TEMPO CHART – “I Call On The Resting Soul, Of Galileo, King of Night Vision, King Of Insight”

IN the late 20th century the band called the Indigo Girls wrote a brilliantly fun song about the most horribly brutal situation: Galileo, who’s “head was on the block/His crime?/Was giving up the truth.”

IN the late 20th century the band called the Indigo Girls wrote a brilliantly fun song about the most horribly brutal situation: Galileo, who’s “head was on the block/His crime?/Was giving up the truth.”

Matherton and me are listening to this as I type. I’m thinking : 25 year old song, better than ever.  Jackie is pushing for a comparison to a live version, both to compare speed and because it’s such a darned good piece of music!

"I call on the resting soul of Galileo"
GALILEO Indigo Girls modern tempo map

 

Spiron w J Matherton

11/20/17

©Newman Tempo Scale By Me, July 1988, copyright Nov 16, 1992. I think it holds up as well now as when I saw it 30 years ago. I did not INVENT it – there is nothing *to be* invented!  Below is a pattern of nature I saw while living as as first year law student. As I’ve written, I was trying to get gigs playing at piano bars during my time in Manhattan and despite on one night playing without mistakes by notes, on some difficult pieces, the feel in the room was unenergized and I did not know why. One night at after a 3rd ave gig, Bruce B, a drummer from the east coast said to  me, “not bad dude. you almost were good with Farmer’s Trust at the end, but I think that’s because it’s a waltz and it didn’t give you time to go into your your own head making up your you  own speed. I don’t know what it is with you piano players you think you can play any speed.  From a drummer’s perspective, I listen to your playing. You seem like other piano players to get off on all the harmonics underneath the piano, this *huge slab of wood*, blurring the harmonics as there are three strings for every note.  That makes anything you play sound interesting harmonically with all the notes playing off each other each other. YOU, dude!  That is not what the audience are hearing though, man. In fact, the *first time* you miss a beat as in instead playing in time, you go into your own and rubato which nobody’s going to follow.” This is getting along the this will be part 1 of genesis of the Newman Tempo Universal Proposed Scale. I’d like to end this part of the the by saying how much I try to convince myself that Bruce was wrong and in and I went into a 6moth-8 month period complete denial about what quite simply came playing for twenty two-year that I could be on time without out a metronome to practice with.

Newman Tempo Scale ©1988 / proposed not recognized
Newman Tempo Scale ©1988

 

 

 

 

Carly Simon and Phil Collins – It’s Speed, Genius. Bummer, but true.

Wordpress singularity/complete loss of data rebound: one cannot cry over spilled milk and not look like an ass.

Carly Simon and Phil Collins

The reclassified once declassified tempo maps are re uploaded. Nit trying to spam anyone! Just experiencing the WordPress singularity/complete loss of data rebound: one cannot cry over spilled milk and not look like an ass.

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Let-The-River-Run-Carly-Simon-modern tempo-map

WordPress: y’all spilled the milk. Worse things have happened. Thank heaven for wives who say, “are you backed up this month?” for eleven years. Helps!

yitb,
spiron

JOHHNY CASH, Grit and a woman named Taylor – I WALK THE LINE, unclassified median speed diagrams

Taylor Swift was 22 when she recorded the song 22.

Taylor-Swift-2contemporary-tempo-map
Taylor-Swift-2contemporary-tempo-map

Taylor Swift wrote the song, released on her album ‘1989’ 22 when she was twenty-two (22) years old.

Taylor makes excellent use of the pedal point.

Toy Soldiers, Martika, Rerecorded by EMINEM / harmonic tempo probabilty chart, video link

In the late 1980s the artist Martika had a ht with the song : Toy Soldiers.

In the late 1980s the artist Martika had a ht with the song :Toy Soldiers.

Eminem Martika Toy Soldiers - modern tempo map
Eminem Martika Toy Soldiers

Modern artists Eminem produced his own recording using a borrowed sample from the song.

E – I do not know if you are using a drug that is making your face look like you are looking weak.  It’s your life, as YOU would say.

Here’s creativity compliment as to where you really got it SPOT ON.  I also want to make you think about some drugs that are around that kill.

The song: WITHOUT ME.  It sounds like you are bragging.  Sure, if one did not know that – put it this way, if Eminem had been born [black] he would be known as the best rapper that has ever been, hands down. I have heard many more rap and hip hop songs with “black” people trying to jump on Eminem’s unique talent for a creativity in phrasing assertions that sound alike Eminem.

All is fair! Who was better Chuck Berry or The Byrds?  Answer: neither one!  They were both uniquely fantastic musicians.

Here’s a secret that Eminem got from The Godfather of Should, Dr. Rev the late GREAT JAMES BROWN: in a 4/4 piece of music, if you feel and know were the AND ONE (usually located earlier, as FOUR AND), you pass.  There is a phrase that every musician (everyone is a musician if they want to be – a piano can be learned in a day) has etched in her or his brain:

“Always know where the ONE is. If you have that you are halfway there.” – the fantastic drummer and percussionist Carter Beauford of the Dave Matthews Band

“[If I stop and anyone in my band does not know where the ONE is, they are out of the band. Not a personal thing, man! Life happens as you HIT the one with the sweetest harmonic sound as a new melody is played on a harmonic rhythm.]” – James Brown

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Pat-Metheny-Yolanda-You-Learn-harmonic-tempo-probability-chart

 

/ias/

Dave Mathews Band – GREY STREET – declassified harmonic tempo diagrams, free to download, w video link.

God bless the legacy of LeRoi Moore.

The death of LeRoi Moore in August 2008 was a terrible blow that still ripples through the music community and thus the earth community and entropy generally.

 

 

Thank goodness he was alive to create grooves that could not even be named at the time of his death at the age of 48 from at ATV bike in Virginia.

 

/ias/

 

 

GRAMMY®’S BEST MOMENT – Emimen and Elton John “Stan” | video link w declassified tempo probability table

The Grammy song Stan by Eminem and Elton John was an unexpected great moment in music history. The declassified modern tempo chart is downloadable.

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