Billy Joel, Where’s The Orchestra? Is this an especially bittersweet and maudlin speed?

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Here, trying out the MSFT sway app. Comments help! Thanks 🙏🏼!

/Jackson Jefferson, aka,

Matherton’s stepfather/

3:05 AM 5/14/18.

Kanye West: Contemporary Socrates, Plato or Reagan with the Benefit of History?

When I heard this track on the day it was released, I thought to myself: there is much more to this man than just being a [colored man] from Chicago with a nice flow.

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When I was a child on Chicago many restaurants were open at lunch and had bands like you hear about he Beatles in Hamburg now.   That, but simple lunch.  I remember strolling around Chicago at 4-6 years old, with all the bad memories cut out (our memories are so pink sometimes – well, mine are), and the songs in my time, in my parents’ library was essentially – Bach, Beethoven,

 

 

Beatles, Bacharach, Debussy, Ravel – as my dad was an eye surgeon [in training] at Northwestern University and the aforementioned composers set me on a path of [Pat Metheny / Lyle Mays] addiction and the conviction that with no way to explain this to myself – and this is true not only for a high percentage of not only musicians and non-musicians,  that there were certain still un-copyrightable [grove patterns]. That said, if any of us make it to heaven you know Bo Diddley is going to be there. Can you image if could have copyrighted the foundation of 1/2 of pop music?

Bo DiddleyIn that light, I think Kanye can pick up the Bo Diddly torch and with reason and mercy and ease over whining and having reason bypassed straight to slogans where Socrates would even say: I thought this would have stopped by now, by good for Mr. West.

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Rudy Kirgurg, with feedback from Nicholas Ascenscion

 

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The Speed Of Desire – Dave Matthews Band – Declassified tempo maps “#41” part two

According to Dave Matthews’ introduction of this song from a version recorded with Tim Reynolds at Luther College, “#41” was the “Forty-first single that was recorded by the Dave Matthews Band.” He went on to mock himself, “about as creative as the Dave Matthews band,” but went on to record one of the best versions of the many DMB is smart enough to sell from many venues – so that his band and their families and the roadies and techs and suits, they get their share. Dave and his band got into music at about he final time that music was centralized enough for one voice to be heard.

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