tempo maps and the fiasco: Deluva Is Back In Town, Playing the Cover Songs, looking for a simple tempo guide to play Kodachrome by Paul Simon. We did it alone by desperation!

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When James “Jim” Deluva comes back to New Jersey, secretly, a full month before Christmas, one knows everything with the reclusive genius producer, code name Jim Deluva, things are going to get interesting on Route 1, from the ping pong halls of Douglass to the biology library at one Princeton’s freshman dorms.

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Turns out James is doing a favor for a friend of his, a comparative literature professor who is having a party where the cover band skills of Deluva are featured. He can play anybody, no one knows who he is – always a great time.

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The challenge as James strolled up the driveway was issued as he strolled up in an Adidas sweatsuit – “Kodachrome” by Paul Simon.  I have the sheet music for that song but it just read “moderate rock” – show me the real tempo map for that.  It’s not their wedding song, but she’s a Simin freak – so I’d appreciate it.”

“Kodachrome! What a generation bewitched song that is. If you even know what that is-? Aren’t you are aging yourself?”

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Jonson found fools on this song. An interesting groove!

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Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Bergman & Mick Jagger – “I was born in a crossfire hurricane.”

What is it like to be born in a “crossfire hurricane?

To me, this is a song for the baby boomer set – people born before John Fitzgerald Kennedy was president.

Then again, as you’ll see with the next post, those in New Jersey of the Bewitched Generation also think if the opening track to Bruck Springsteen’sbest album imho, Darkness On The Edge Of Town.

I asked the world’s go-to fact site, Google and asked that question, and this came up

How fast is the Rolling Stones version? Jonson and I measured these tempo charts:

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‘It Was A Very Good Year’ – Sinatra + ‘Handle With Care’ Traveling Wilburys | matherton declassified tempo diagrams

It Was A Very Good Year is a song made most famous by Frank “The Chairman” Sinatra.

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Handle With Care is a song​ written and recorded by the Traveling Wilburys.

“In The Air Tonight” | Phil Collins | declassified tempo maps and video link

There are many opinions as to how fast In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins is.

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These are the times I measured it.

To me, the coolest thing about the entry of the drums with a savage rawness that makes this song one that “will outlive [me],” as Phil Collins referred to himself and how the song has become more famous than *he*is.

The universality of being able to feel as though something is going to happen, especially at night, with an intensity that in the hands of most writers doesn’t translate. That is what music is for, correct? To express messages of any kind in a way humans have done far before their were any etchings on any cave walls.

But let me not drown (he’d throw me a lifevest if I was drowning, Phil would)

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That sounds like it could be a bummer, but it is not!  If someone told Shakespeare that in 600 years parents would still be naming their children Romeo and Juliet [and all the other turns of the English language that dates back to and were formed by the creation and performance of his dramas], would he even have believed it?

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/matherton’s stepfather/

Do as I say as an old man, Not as I would have done as a young man? Rob Reiner lusts for war, death, bloodshed. What is wrong with California?

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Mr Reiner’s Civil war speeches are public record on which I am so stunned I cannot comment.

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People do better, as Senator Graham alluded to at a GOP 2016 debate, where [there is playful, fun] banter. President Trump raised more eyebrows and moved more attention the North Korea Kim Jong Un [sp] peace deal with his simple Elton John reference. Elton John song in common, world freedoms are breaking out every day.

They often are not as pretty as some of the haircuts that Senator Gore has sported=, especially in the 1992 fight for the Democratic nomination.

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July 10, 2018

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.