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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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.

Follow You, Follow Me | Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Gordon Lightfoot and the Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald Idea.

Follow You, Follow Me is a song Genesis wrote for their album AND THEN THERE WERE THREE.  The reason for the title was that The Five member band had lost Peter Gabriel, who, uh, did pretty well on his own – in 1974.  Peter’s family had an illness within and he had no moral choice but to leave the band. In Nicholas Nassim Taleb’s construction of a Black Swan event, Peter Gabriel’s solo career, beginning from the new sound that *popped* out of his first albums, and Peter’s creativity shows no sign of waning.

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Both Gabriels’s and Genesis’ career [American grammar] along with Phil Collins’ career meet the theory I made up with no authority at all.  It is called the The Edmund Fitzgerald rule (“TWOTEFR”). The surviving families of the Edmund Fitzgerald honored Mr. Lightfoot by asking him personally to write a song commemorating the twenty-nine lives that were lost on the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

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I have never met Gordon en persona, yet musically, I was lucky enough to hear the song in my wife’s hometown of Philadelphia.  Dr. Lightfoot played the same 12 string throughout most of his show, including TWOTEFR.  My inductive hypothesis that might be garbage  That song, in my opinion could ONLY have been written by Mr Lightfoot. I had to be (or not, I am a huge  Nassim Nicholas Taleb reader, and I know I’m on thin ice here).

Gordon’s monologue continues, “I was flattered when they came to me and asked me to write an elegy like about the incident. When I first played it, I had no idea how they react.  I was as nervous as I’d ever been but I can say that their appreciation is something that nothing in my career could ever surpass.  I am always honored to play this song.”

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The Gordon Lightfoot Rule needs a quick example:  after a show in the 1980s Bob Dylan is known to have said something that is key example of TWOTEF rule – “[Sometimes after a show I think about having played a song as Like A Rolling Stone, and I say this not to brag, it just is. I think: did I actually write that song?” Meaning, simply, again, a song that the Black Swan Axiom notwithstanding, had to be. So it is not a rule as a law – it is an opinion in artistic taste. We are most careful here! I know you are if you have read this far.

A lot of women would say at Genesis concerts: “Follow You You, Follow Me” is my favorite song by this band. Men liked it because in the days that we Genesis fans brought girls to shows in the 1970s-2007, because if the women were actually happy at a show.

 

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Sheryl Crow best bass-line groove? “My Favorite Mistake” | modern tempo probability charts copyrighted yet unclassified

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The best co-writer I ever worked with was Norman Dozier. Real name.

Norm was inside the inside the business. He had a word of wisdom in regard to *any* good piece of music, especially popular songs:

“The song has *got* to have a different, new bass-line.”

Who am I to ever question Norman? I cannot say enough about the positive influence he had on me and New York City in general. I especially thank the organist Mollie Nichols for introducing me to and arranging the playing of new music written mostly by me.

So said: the orchestration was all Norm, and the orchestration of our version of Psalm 113 squeaked in the morning service with Bach, Vaughn Williams and others I have no right to name drop. Norm helped fit our hymn in the genre of modern classical. I have total respect for the rock n roll night services and the amplifiers and drums and keyboard samples – anything that flies your plane – but not at a Sunday morning 10:30 Episcopal service – for my taste.

What do you think of this song?

 

Thanks!

/dm/

Rest In Peace, Thomas Petty | May the Lord Handle You With Care | Frequency diagram declassified

Handle With care Was My Favorite song ever with Tom Petty In it. The song features Jeff Lynne, the late Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, the last George Harrison as THE TRAVELING WILBURYS.

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