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.

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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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!

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

Taking-Care-Of-Business Bachman Turner Overdrive
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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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“Tell my wife I am trolling Atlantis! And I still have my hands on the wheel. Ah, yo!” – unclassified probable median tempo chart – BILLY JOEL. ‘Downeaster Alexa’

Ita me habere potui Downeaster “Alexa”
Et quo ad Oceanum est abyssi
Sunt gigantum reputata est et in canyons
Et optimus imperator non laberetur in somnum
EGO got laoreet reddere atque necessarium filios et vestimenta sua
Scio enim de illic ‘pisces: sed ubi? Dominus solus novit,
Dicunt isti quod aquae non sunt, esse solebat,
Sed surrexit populi mei super terram quis numerare

Billy Joel was born and raised on Long Island, New York, United States.

As one who exudes empathy in his songs, in DOWNEASTER ALEXA he sings about the once reliable lifestyle of the hardworking fisherman who cannot fish as they once did because of pollution and overfishing in the “overkill”.

The lyrics, legally for hobby and personal use in latin –

Bene ego sum, et in Downeaster “Alexa”
Et Ego in illo uagari Clausus Island Novum
Scilicet ego et charted ad vineam pullum
At ego hac nocte Nantucket vinctum
Non tulit retro pellentesque ex hesterno die in Montauk
Hac mane a bell reliquit in Gardiners Bay
Ut omnis hie locus est vendere Ego quoque mea
Superbus est discedere, et digitos meos ad os operatur

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Bily Joel -Downeater Alexa –

Ita me habere potui Downeaster “Alexa”
Et quo ad Oceanum est abyssi
Sunt gigantum reputata est et in canyons
Et optimus imperator non laberetur in somnum
EGO got laoreet reddere atque necessarium filios et vestimenta sua
Scio enim de illic ‘pisces: sed ubi? Dominus solus novit,
Dicunt isti quod aquae non sunt, esse solebat,
Sed surrexit populi mei super terram quis numerare

Ergo si vidisti me Downeaster “Alexa”
Et si vos opus cum virga, et turbabuntur
Dic mihi uxor mea certare sumperiphorais ad Atlantis,
Et etiam Ego got manus super rotam

Yay, O
Yay, O
Yay, O
Yay-o-Yay

Nunc mea eiciam Downeaster “Alexa”
Quotannis ferme plus fluctibus
Cum autem ad me non possum vendere non stripers
Hie et illic ‘nulla fortuna in swordfishing
Pater esset in conspectu meo: sicut et ego bayman
Non potes facere vivos sicut iam bayman
Non est multum in posterum, qui operatur in mare
Nulla relicta insula non me tamen insulanorum

spiron/matherton
November 30, 2016

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