The How Fast Was That And Why Should I Care Series – Kate Bush, “Wuthering Heights” | matherton diagram | median expected probable tempo=940.4 msecs

which shoes fit exactly. Which eyeglasses correct perfectly? That is a personal question for *you*.

If you are like me, or my friend Nick Avenscion of Los Angeles, a slow song in the middle of a playlist is as individual as taste in music itself.

Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights is a song that is a personal favorite of mine, and calms me through the hard part of a simple treadmill walk – around minute 21 through 25. To me, the slow song as a Wuthering Heights illustrates how we can choose our own favorites, just like we can dress ourselves, and know what we like to eat for supper.

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

 

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