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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Matherton Monday Silent Slideshow – Declassified Modern Tempo Charts

Matherton Monday Silent Slideshow – Declassified Modern Tempo Charts

 

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some declassified tempo maps approved by matherton this week.

 

Peace and comfort to you,

M + S

“Lorenzo” | Phil Collins | unclassified tempo map

‘Lorenzo’s Oil’ was a film with Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon about the same thing.

Lorenzo is the story of the true search for a cure for adrenoleukodystrophy in an oil invented by a 15 year old boy.

That boy, the child who refused to be a victim and instead became his own healer, sent lyrics to Phil Collins about his story and Phil wrote a song out of it. Phiil’s touring keyboardist the fantastically talented Brad Cole said, “Phil, these are some of the best lyrics you’ve ever written!”

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‘Lorenzo’s Oil’ was a film with Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon about the same thing.

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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Tuff Enuff modern tempo diagram

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

 

PERFECT by Alanis Morissette and Glenn Ballard – bittersweetness in a diagram? Harmonic speed diagrams, video embed.

Alanis and Glenn wrote this song in ten minutes and the track on the album was the first take.

Alanis Morissette and Glenn wrote this song in ten minutes and the track on the album was the first take.

Modern tempo map PERFECT, by Alanis MOrrisette and Glenn Ballard Perfect[/caption
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spiron and matherton
November 26, 2017

“Never A Time” | Genesis | unclassified tempo charts

 This was not surprising to hear on the day that the speed usually indicates: true bittersweetness. A sweet day that leaves a bitter aftertaste as time is a bastard. When we say goodbye to the ones we love on holidays no one ever knows when to say goodbye.

My brother asked me about the speed of this one yesterday.

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This was not surprising to hear on the day that the speed usually indicates: true bittersweetness. A sweet day that leaves a bitter aftertaste as time is a bastard. When we say goodbye to the ones we love on holidays no one ever knows when to say goodbye.

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The speed of Never A Time by Genesis appears to have two speeds.

As originally released, the speed was 77.000 beats per minute.  As released on their digital; “Remaster” of the album ‘The Way We Walk’ The speed is 77.25 beats per minute.

777 milliseconds per quarter note

The charts here reflect the “remastered” version.

 

matherton and spiron

november 24, 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!

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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