The Pretenders – “My City Was Gone” – unclassified tempo diagrams

MY CITY WAS GONE by The Pretenders features the beast groove that has been featured on at least Rush Limbaugh’s broadcast every day for 30 years.

My City Was Gone – The Pretenders – modern tempo image 1
My City Was Gone - The Pretenders - modern tempo images
My City Was Gone – The Pretenders – modern tempo image

For a song with lonely words, doesn’t this song sound happy – or is it just me? “IT MUST HAVE BEEN LOVE” / Roxette’s most classic contribution to Musical Art

 

 

“It must have been love but it’s over now

Lay a whisper on my pillow
Leave the winter on the ground
I wake up lonely, there’s air of silence
In the bedroom and all around

Touch me now, I close my eyes
And dream away

It must have been love but it’s over now
It must have been good but I lost it somehow
It must have been love but it’s over now
From the moment we touched till the time had run out

Make believing we’re together
That I’m sheltered by your heart
But in and outside, I turned to water
Like a teardrop in your palm

And it’s a hard winter’s day
I dream away

It must have been love but it’s over now
It was all that I wanted, now, I’m living without
It must have been love but it’s over now
It’s where the water flows, it’s where the wind blows

It must have been love but it’s over now
It must have been good but I lost it somehow
It must have been love but it’s over now
From the moment we touched till the time had run out

Yeah, it must have been love but it’s over now
It was all that I wanted, now, I’m living without
It must have been love but it’s over now
It’s where the water flows, it’s where the wind blows

It must have been love but it’s over now
It must have been love but it’s over nowWriter/s: PER GESSLE
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Lyrics licensed and provided by APPLE® Music

Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Bob Moses “Bright Size Life” | 169 bpm and Pat’s Secret D Major Cadence

“Pat Metheny is under-rated in my book. Dude is the real deal. I like when he works with other people, it brings out other sides to him that are great, and seldom seen. Started with Bright Size Life, my favorite song of his. What a trio with Jaco’s bass and the Dr. Robert on drums!

According to Jim “James” DeLuva (code name for the producer too popular to name drop),

“Pat Metheny is under-rated in my book. Dude is the real deal. I like when he works with other people, it brings out other sides to him that are great, and seldom seen. Started with Bright Size Life, my favorite song of his.
What a trio with Jaco’s bass and the Dr. Robert on drums!”

 

Pat Metheny
Pat Metheny Bright Size Life

“The secret of Pat’s cadence in hitting the major second hard, slide up to a major third and land with perfect grace at the tonic, here e natural is hit hard, the f# major 3rd is cleaning played and slid down to a perfect melodic phrase ending on the d.

/spironicuse + matherton/

“Au Lait” | Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays | unclassified harmonic tempo map

Just a moment of perfection. Around the part of the song that Pat comes in after the major break. I had my walkman on, which was not a usual thing at that time. Yeah, passing the White House, listening to this at about 7 PM, finishing a post work beer.

Au-Lait . Pat-Metheny-Lyle-Mays
Au-Lait Pat-Metheny-Lyle-Mays

In 1984 I had a college internship in Washington, D.C.

After work, the bus used to pass in front of the East Lawn of the White House, and there was one night on hearing this song for the first time and looking out the window I had a DC “peak experience.” Just a moment of perfection. Around the part of the song that Pat comes in after the major break. I had my walkman on, which was not a usual thing at that time. Yeah, passing the White House, listening to this at about 7 PM, finishing a post work beer.

This song for whatever reason – I think it’s Nana’s Brazilian percussion – reminds me of the basic Chicago sound I grew up in during the 1960s. It was not music from rock music. Rather, it was Debussy, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart when my Dad studied then Beatles and Burt Bacharach when my dad went back to the hospital in Chicago to learn to be a surgeon.

matherton + spiron

Dave Matthews Band – Declassified tempo maps “#41”

“#41” was the forty-first song written by the Dave Matthews Band.

“#41” was the forty-first song written by the Dave Matthews Band.
On the album Live from Luther College as he plays duet with Tim Reynolds, before they launch #41 Dave calls the title, in a joke self mocking way, “about as creative as the Dave Matthews band.”

matherton + spiron
november 26, 2017

JOHHNY CASH, Grit and a woman named Taylor – I WALK THE LINE, unclassified median speed diagrams

Taylor Swift was 22 when she recorded the song 22.

Taylor-Swift-2contemporary-tempo-map
Taylor-Swift-2contemporary-tempo-map

Taylor Swift wrote the song, released on her album ‘1989’ 22 when she was twenty-two (22) years old.

Taylor makes excellent use of the pedal point.