"She will never learn the most necessary, most difficult and principal thing in music, that is time, because from childhood she has designedly cultivated the habit of ignoring the beat." Letter to Leopold Mozart (24 October 1777)
This is Bruce Sringsteen in his ULTRA-PRIME – Prove It All Night at Passaic NJ – brought to us then by John Sher!
Of the thousands of public online comments, I found MrMaiden321’s to be a fine representation.
“I am 53 yrs old….my brothers who is 13 yrs older than me came home one day in the 70’s w the Born to Run 8 track…we listened to it together…he said…you mark my words Jane…hes gonna b BIG someday….i have been hooked since that warm Summer day when i was 12….i,never let go….MY BOY has gotten me thru the hardest times in my life…i listen to him everyday for 42 yrs…..n when i say…MY BOY….ANYONE WHO KNOWS ME KNOWS I AM TALKING ABOUT THE ONE N ONLY…..THE BOSS!!”
“… with the eyes of one who hates for just being born.” As good as it gets.
“An absolute classic. I’ve seen Bruce 12 times in England, Wales and in the USA, but this is the one song I’ve never seen him do. Will be in Cardiff on July 23rd, so fingers crossed.”
“This is a real beauty! Great video! Tonight tonight the strips just right baby! Yeah”
There’s a lady who’s sure All that glitters is gold And she’s buying a stairway to heaven When she gets there she knows If the stores are all closed With a word she can get what she came for Oh oh oh oh and she’s buying a stairway to heaven
There’s a sign on the wall But she wants to be sure ‘Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings In a tree by the brook There’s a songbird who sings Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgivingOoh, it makes me wonder Ooh, it makes me wonderThere’s a feeling I get When I look to the west And my spirit is crying for leaving In my thoughts I have seen Rings of smoke through the trees And the voices of those who standing looking
Ooh, it makes me wonder Ooh, it really makes me wonder
And it’s whispered that soon, If we all call the tune Then the piper will lead us to reason And a new day will dawn For those who stand long And the forests will echo with laughter
If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow Don’t be alarmed now It’s just a spring clean for the May queen Yes, there are two paths you can go by But in the long run There’s still time to change the road you’re on And it makes me wonder
These two songs are the wildest of exceptions. Led Zeppelin and The Beatles multi-tempo songs are popular exceptions. Even the best intern said – “those two songs were not easy to measure.”
Both songs show a complete average of between 80-84 beats per minute. Make s me wonder (sorry) if the moods are similar in their expression or the tempo average of multi-part songs are coincidental or are both the cries of one in solitude seeking the companionship of others.
Google has provided all one would was to know about these songs except for tempo charts –
“Dub the mic on the piano quite low this Just keeping it like maracas, you know You know those old pianos””Ok, we’re on””Sugarplum fairy, sugarplum fairy
“I read the news today, oh boy About a lucky man who made the grade And though the news was rather sad Well, I just had to laugh I saw the photograph
He blew his mind out in a car He didn’t notice that the lights had changed A crowd of people stood and stared They’d seen his face before Nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lords
I saw a film today, oh boy The English Army had just won the war A crowd of people turned away But I just had to look Having read the book I’d love to turn you on”Five, six, seven, eight, nine Ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen Fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen Twenty”Woke up, fell out of bed Dragged a comb across my head Found my way downstairs and drank a cup And looking up I noticed I was late Found my coat and grabbed my hat Made the bus in seconds flat Made my way upstairs and had a smoke And everybody spoke and I went into a dream”Oh shit”I read the news today, oh boy Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire And though the holes were rather small They had to count them all Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall I’d love to turn you”See the worst thing about doing this Doing something like this Is I think that at first people sort of are a bit suspicious ‘You know, come on, what are you up to?’Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul McCartney