Lyrics make my head hurt but a Perfect Groove Never Disappoints.

The best songs hit me in the gut, viscerally.

I’ll usually like a song or not based on

1) liking the initial bodily pull from the harmonic rhythm;

2) liking the melodic sounds

3) liking the harmonic choices

4) liking the sonority.

Speed is something that rules music, Burt I have never changed a song in my of purchases based on tempo. All music I measure is purchased. I thank YouTube and WordPress firewall allowing recording embeds, borrowed never stolen. I’m a 40 year musician – I get it. Also a lawyer, thus being disbarred for stealing and REO Speedwagon hit? No thanks! Live ya Kevin Cronin, so know I bought everything I listened to before checking out GREAT performances from all the fantastically generous artists on YouTube💯💯💯.

I *have* thousands of purchases based obj whether I like the way that tempo is being used. I own every Pat Metheny Group, Genesis and Dave Matthews Band song. In the end, Carter Beaford of the Dave Matthews Band has been there most underrated musician alive since 1992!

♥️🌐🔹

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Tomorrow Never Knows / modern tempo map

Faces and Traces of home

From “Notes on the ravings of Jim Deluva”, now that Jim has left New Jersey and is working in undisclosed location #22.

I told him that I was working on trying to get the drummer in my “too old to get on stage” garage band as it beats working out in a gym, pounding tom-toms!

The words of James came after the suggestion that if Ticket To Ride by the Beatles precedes a song, and he could play the next song, or decide which song to play in a band like Daryl Hall and friends

“Ticket To Ride”. The drumbeat is INSANE. It lurches and never locks into a straight groove until the bridge, where it starts and stops again. It isn’t exactly in the pocket – I.E.: it would be difficult to notate those tom-tom upbeats.

Personally, I would segue into “Tomorrow Never Knows” (128). Slightly faster tempo, similar insane, lurching drum beat. Completely different mood, I know. But the beats sort of line up, in a weird way.

No one speaks with both the authority and open-mindedness of a Deluva while you know he may be thinking, “Dude, how did they even let you into this studio!”

Given his unduly harsh reputation, I asked him when he left his Princeton if he would lend his expertise to a website where his knowledge would give me some ideas to work with that would give my ideas wider use.

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