LOOK THROUGH MY EYES.
"Beyond a certain point, the music isn't mine anymore. It's yours." – Phil Collins
Traveling Wilburys’ Handle With Care, speed illustrations by Matherton, BFJ and Dr. Stone.
As Jim Deluva has said – most notably at The Edge’s 35 birthday concert – “When these guys are Roy Orbison’s age, they’ll realize how young they are *now*.” Now that Jim has dropped 20 pounds and still not finished the album he came here to complete in “secrecy”, he’s taken to the Jersey Shore lifestyle. He’d make me take that sentence out bc he’s kinda closer to the age Roy was when this song was played. Knowing James, he’d say, “rub it in man, what are you saying, I can’t finish this album bc of my perfectionism and my past success?” To this, I’d get a rhetorical speech that would just bring *me* unable to help him work. There is no better engineer, no better producer, even, than James Deluva when he is optimistic.
The Wall by Pink Floyd took U.K. music to the end of the earth and beyond culture by absolute storm in the late 1970s.
“In Roger Waters’ most famous song, Another Brick in the Wall Part 2, the teenagers of that time found a voice in: realizing we had no voice,” opined [personal]. In the suffering of Bob Geldoff, who played the protagonist in the film, we feel the helpless of being born into a world where culture has already driven society so mad you are literally born onto a car racing off a cliff. No one captured that better than Floyd” said Jim Jobim, former roadie for the band. “What blew me away were the stars in sunglasses with back stage passes back then – people like Dan Rather, regular, if you can call them that, famous people who we let in on the basis of their fame. The Don’t say a word rule is still on effect. Of course Dan Rather never saw Pink Floyd – to my knowledge. Just saying, that kind of unexpected celebrity wanting to know what this new Wall was about.
“our Generation was called X because we stood for nothing at all because as the Floyd video shows, we were cogs in a machine. Never has anything been as artistically relevant, video-music wise, as Pink Floyd’s Brick. Not their *best* song, but their most powerful, the one they are known for more than any.”
Johnny Cash said it best, “If people knew I was listening to this Pink Floyd, well, they’d figure it was a publicity stunt. So I kept it to myself. Thing is where they and I are the same is standing up for what is morally right, and if it’s part of the system, great, if not, all I’m saying is, maybe we should look at a different way to do this.”
Happy birthday, Ringo Starr!
“Ringo was my favorite Beatle” – Ray Charles, 2007
You are a source of inspiration for we drummers who don’t drink, married better wives than ourselves, yet have a lot of fun.
This song was easier to measure than I thought it would be. I wish we could all get up and grab smokes again!
Ringo, in interview on Conan, gives away secret->
“The work is in the emotional idea of the song” – Ringo
The most energetic song I ever heard live by the Boss, Bruce Springsteen was in 1978. The song PROVE IT ALL NIGHT begins with a long piano solo by the professor in a style that can only be called “Roy”.
The band accelerates from there.
Average speed=118.9 beats per minute
average beat=504.6 milliseconds
measurements N Schneider
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