Rob “meathead” Reiner and Cenk “The Youngest Turk” Uygur both threatened to TAKE ‘IT’ TO THE STREETS a la Michael McDonald

Three songs of note within 1% of the speed of Takin’ It To The Street are Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits, Jumping Jack Flash by the Rolling Stones, Dancing In The Dark by Bruce Springsteen and Love Me Do by The Beatles.

One, I had no idea what these men had planned for the streets.  To the best of my knowledge, Rob Reiner is 100 years old and lives in a gated-off community in Hollywood where even if he “took to the streets” it would mean no adventure.

Three songs of note within 1% of the speed of Takin’ It To The Street are Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits, Jumping Jack Flash by the Rolling Stones, Dancing In The Dark by Bruce Springsteen and Love Me Do by The Beatles.

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And Cenk Uygur of Route 27 in my home state of New Jersey.  I respect Cenk.  But I like near Douglass and all. What Cenk had planned for the “streets” kinda freaked me out a little.

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Like: guys, love the passion, maybe save it for when we really need it?

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Declassified Tempo Charts | PETER GABRIEL / “D.I.Y”

Peter Gabriel wrote a song in 1978.  It used an English phrase not often heard in the United States.

That said, we here it more and more, don’t we?

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DIY-Peter-Gabriel_Young-and-Restless_Josh_morrow_NIck_Newman_chart

Peter Gabriel wrote a song in 1978.  It used an English phrase not often heard in the United States.

That said, we here it more and more, don’t we?

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D.I.Y. Peter Gabriel -unclassified tempo map

If Nick Newman is doing it himself, we best get with the program!

Men Much Missed – Mrrs. Carl Palmer, Keith Emerson “Father Christmas” declassified tempo diagram

“I Believe In Father Christmas,” that song also made it to #2. The part at the end is based on “Lieutenant Kije Suite” by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev.

Of all the attempts at fitting Russian classical music into a popular sing, as Sting’s use of Prokofiev in RUSSIANS, no song is as sweet to my ear as Emerson Lake & Palmer’s adaption in Father Christmas: Like “I Believe In Father Christmas,” that song also made it to #2. The part at the end is based on “Lieutenant Kije Suite” by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev.

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God rest the blessed beauty of Carl and Keith.

spiron + matherton’
11/26/17

“ain’t that tough enough?!” | TUFF ENUFF, the Fabulous Thunderbirds – declassified tempo map

Matherton will not reveal her favorite team. Her father, like mine, is a Giants fan, that tough enough.

My wife is a Philadelphia eagles fan of all her life.

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I am a lowly N.Y. Jets fan of my life.

Hence the song ringing in the house – for my attitude, not hers!

Matherton will not reveal her favorite team. Her father, like mine, is a Giants fan, that tough enough.

spiron + matherton

November 26, 2017

 

“You see, I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name, it feels good to be out of the rain.” UNCLASSIFIED TEMPO DIAGRAMS – video link

America’s HORSE WITH NO NAME is a song at a speed that one generally associated with victory, redemption and pure joy.  They did a twist in that speed – they play in the sublime sad haunted key of Em 9.

America’s HORSE WITH NO NAME is a song at a speed that one generally associated with victory, redemption and pure joy.  They did a twist in that speed – they play in the sublime sad haunted key of Em 9.  I recently heard the sing in the movie AMERICAN HUSTLER with Tom Cruise and Jennifer Lawrence and was psyched to hear the 10970s folk song sounding as unique as ever,

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“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

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.

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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

 

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