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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MIND GAMES, John Lennon | Unclassified tempo chart featuring Dr. Phil McGraw

Are mind games now being played on Dr. Phil?
Have we reached a point that ring to save someone’s life brings you more wrath than not threatening to assassinate the person next door because their skin is too white?

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Are mind games now being played on Dr. Phil?
Have we reached a point that ring to save someone’s life brings you more wrath than not threatening to assassinate the person next door because their assistance in saving our lives didn’t turn us into one of our false idols?

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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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?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kZQzo3AwW0
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If Nick Newman is doing it himself, we best get with the program!

Elton John, Unclassified harmonic tempo probability chart featuring Marilyn Monroe

The popular song “Candle In The Wind” was first released on a double album of extraordinary creativity, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. The double studio album is almost impossible to pull off, but when it works, it is classic.

The popular song “Candle In The Wind” was first released on a double album of extraordinary creativity, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. The double studio album is almost impossible to pull off, but when it works, it is classic.

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Other albums in this league – Stevie Wonder, ‘Songs In The Key Of Life’, Pink Floyd ‘The Wall’, Pat Metheny ’80/81′, Genesis, ‘The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway’, Yes, ‘Tales From Topographical Oceans’, The Beatles ‘[Blue Album]’. The always relevant and fantastic Rolling Stone magazine offers this list of the Top Ten double studio albums of all-time”

https://goo.gl/T1Dicm

Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Bob Moses “Bright Size Life” | 169 bpm and Pat’s Secret D Major Cadence

“Pat Metheny is under-rated in my book. Dude is the real deal. I like when he works with other people, it brings out other sides to him that are great, and seldom seen. Started with Bright Size Life, my favorite song of his. What a trio with Jaco’s bass and the Dr. Robert on drums!

According to Jim “James” DeLuva (code name for the producer too popular to name drop),

“Pat Metheny is under-rated in my book. Dude is the real deal. I like when he works with other people, it brings out other sides to him that are great, and seldom seen. Started with Bright Size Life, my favorite song of his.
What a trio with Jaco’s bass and the Dr. Robert on drums!”

 

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Pat Metheny Bright Size Life

“The secret of Pat’s cadence in hitting the major second hard, slide up to a major third and land with perfect grace at the tonic, here e natural is hit hard, the f# major 3rd is cleaning played and slid down to a perfect melodic phrase ending on the d.

/spironicuse + matherton/

You Get Up Every Morning To The Alarm Clock’s Warning – Riding the Tempo With B.T.O.’s T.C.B. – Taking 8:15 Into The City!

You Get Up Every Morning To The Alarm Clock’s Warning – Riding the Tempo With B.T.O.’s T.C.B. – Taking 8:15 Into The City!
MODERN TEMPO CHARTS

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Randy Bachman was asked when he stopped taking the rock and roll lifestyle so seriously, as indicated in the song Taking Care Of Business.  The writer of TCB refused to say a word.

Kmk Natasha and fadingthekisses posted a public comments regarding this song that I identified with more than 100 other opinions I’ve read on this classic three chord composition.

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    General CommentThe lyrics of the song extoll the virtues of being a professional musician, comparing the rock and roll lifestyle to the workaday world. Takin’ Care of Business was originally a tune by The Guess Who that never got released. It was originally titled “White Collar Worker”, and very similar to the Beatles tune “Paperback Writer”. At many Guess Who concerts, lead singer Burton Cummings would introduce the song as now being a Guess Who song.

    Ironically, the song has been used as an advertising campaign for companies such as Office Depot, when the song is in fact, about being lazy.

    kmk_natashaon January 28, 2006Link

Personally this song has a lot of meaning to me. I’ve always thought the “taking care of business” part was in relation to taking a shit. I could be wrong, but I’ve always thought about it like that. I also usually ‘TCOB’ at 8:15 so this song really resonates with me.

fadingthekisseson June 25, 2012   Link

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Barbra Streisand – The Way We Were – Do most people over 35 know these lyrics by heart?

Barbra Streisand – The Way We Were – Do most people over 35 know these lyrics by heart?

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Barbra Streisand Dishes on The Way We Were & A Star is Born

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After seeing Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! and then spending this past weekend in the rapture of Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross, I was hoarse from cheering, but stopped to think, “Where’s Liza? That would complete my Mount Rushmore of old-school gay icons.”