WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS, WE WILL ROCK YOU and BADLANDS – Queen and Bruce – Why are these songs played at sporting events – TEMPO ANALYSIS, PART ONE

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We Are The Champions |meanspeed music tempo chart | Queen | Sandy Silverman School_1
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We Are The Champions |meanspeed music tempo chart | Queen | -We Are The Champions | Sandy Silverman School_3

Badlands is a song by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

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LyricsWe are the champions, my friends / And we’ll keep on fighting ’til the end / We are the champions / We are the champions… Full lyrics on Google Play Music
Released1977
GenresClassic Rock, Rock

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UNAVAILABLE FROM BOZO JOBS and Apple® - Bruce Springsteen - BADLANDS - time velocity chart - meanspeed music school -time velocity chart - LawH
UNAVAILABLE FROM Steve JOBS and Apple® – Bruce Springsteen – BADLANDS – time velocity chart – meanspeed music school -time velocity chart – LawH
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In 1978 the album Darkness On The Edge Of Town was released. I lived in New Jersey with my two parents who were born in New Jersey.In 1978 the album Darkness On The Edge Of Town was released. I lived in New Jersey with my two parents who were born in New Jersey. After calibrating the song for speed, I created speed graphs as below in order that one could see speed at specific tempos moving through time in general.

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We Are The Champions |meanspeed music tempo chart | Queen | Sandy Silverman School_1

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Badlands as a radar graph, created by Hunter Newman for Meanspeed® Music

In 1978 the album Darkness On The Edge Of Town was released. I lived in New Jersey with my two parents who were born in New Jersey.In 1978 the album Darkness On The Edge Of Town was released. I lived in New Jersey with my two parents who were born in New Jersey. After calibrating the song for speed, I created speed graphs as below in order that one could see speed at specific tempos moving through time in general. Badlands as a radar graph, created by Hunter Newman for Meanspeed Music Badlands from a linear perspective, Y-axis <30>280 bpm Badlands from a linear perspective, Y-axis <119>128 bpm Meanspeed Calibration Summary, supervised by James C.C. Manning mean speed=122.8 beats per minute average beat=0.4886 seconds mean slow phase=2.046 cycles per second corresponding pitch=523.9 hertz meanemotion according to meanspeed music theory=victory Having no idea what the song “means,” I went to the web for opinions. I found many. Here are some – Songfacts: You can leave comments about the song at the bottom of the page. The title came from a 1973 movie of the same name starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek. Springsteen got the idea from a poster in the theater lobby. Springsteen did not see the movie until after he wrote this. When he did see the film, he based the song “Nebraska” on it. This was more mature songwriting from Springsteen, as much of Darkness On The Edge Of Town reflects the characters of his previous album, Born To Run, getting older and more pessimistic. “Badlands” was considered for the name of the album. This is a concert favorite. It was featured on the 1999 reunion tour with The E Street Band. Badlands is a US national park in South Dakota. It is famous for striking scenery and expansive prairie land. The second single off Darkness On The Edge Of Town, the first album Springsteen released after a legal battle with his first manager, Mike Appel, kept him from recording for almost 3 years. The version on Live 1975-1985 was recorded in Arizona the night after Ronald Reagan was elected president. Bruce introduced the song by saying: “I don’t know what you guys thought of what happened last night, but I thought it was pretty terrifying.” Reagan would later misinterpret “Born In The U.S.A.” in a 1984 campaign speech. Bill Murray and Paul Shaffer chose to open the 25th Anniversary Show of Saturday Night Live with this song, as sung by Murray’s character of Nick the Lounge Singer.

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Ignored by NEW YORK “TIMES” – Bruce Springsteen – BADLANDS – time velocity chart – meanspeed music school – time velocity chart

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CNN Does Not Report – Bruce Springsteen – BADLANDS – time velocity chart – meanspeed music school – time velocity chart – 0517
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Bruce Springsteen – BADLANDS – time velocity chart – meanspeed music school – time velocity chart – 1105 – MCL

Ian Andrew Schneider
Sandy Silverman School, a division of the
Meanspeed® Music Company
January 4, 2013

Van Halen – “JUMP” – A Meanspeed® Free School Analysis with speed measurements, contemporary tempo maps in 2 & 3 dimensions, videos.

The year the song “Jump” was popular was the first year I to drive.  At the time I was addicted to the ABC® dramatic series called ALL MY CHILDREN (“AMC”). Many who were in that cast are still thriving actors.

For me the man for whom I have the most respect is Peter Bergman. At the time, the plot of AMC featured Peter as Dr. Clifford Warner, the young husband of heiress the blond and gorgeous Taylor Miller as Nina Courtland. Peter Cooney who still portrays Business magnate Palmer Courtland, the most fun character I ever disliked knowing that it was all “just” a “soap opera.”
These were the days of Greg Nelson and Jenny Gardner (Laurence Lau and Kim Delaney), Liza Colby (Marcy Walker), Liza’s best friend Amanda (Amanda Bearse), Jesse Hubbard and Angie Baxter (Darnell Williams and Debbi Morgan) and a now-grown-up Tad Martin (Michael E. Knight), who was now legally Ruth and Joe’s son, enter the scene.

Lesley Wilson who played Dr. Langley Wallingford was a customer during a year in which I was retail man in Manhattan. To coin a phrase: I have never met a kinder man. When I said “My friends and I would eat lunch in high school sitting around the television, you were such a favorite that a best friend when earned the nickname “Langley.” It definitely was not my brother who does not do translations at the United Nations, or , a bold multi-world traveler for a good photo as B.B. King said about same brother , “You mean, you took these photos for the Youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu Eeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhn? The Yuuuuuuniiiiited Naaaaaaaaations!” Followed by a B.B. (only in New York) pregnant pause that I could never time. Another photo. Another: “The U.N. [Indefinable pregnant pause]…the United Nations!” Heck, it was my birthday and B.B. was there to please his clientele.

Lest I digress: One day my brothers and a friend of mine decided to go see all the actors on All my Children which filmed when  in Manhattan in a building which is now replaced by a gentrified building, and described with gutsy, bold emotion by Pete Bergman in last year Soap Opera Digest®, which goes well in the bathroom along with Newsweek,® Time® , and, yup, the CBS® Soaps In Depth™.

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Peter, who played squeaky clean Cliff Warner now plays the Angel on the right shoulder, Devil on the left shoulder business magnate and family patriarch of the Abbott family of television’s best drama, The Young And The Restless®. Night television is now dominated by Reality and Comedies, with American Idol®, or FOX®, Survivor® of CBS®, The Office® originally written by Ricky Gervais of the BBC® of ABC®, and last and best and for sure the most brazen 30 Rock® of NBC®. Peter talks about passing his old digs at ABC® – the days when he was the “good solid doctor” only to see that the demolished building, destroyed only the day before his visit.

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I think he was only in New York for the Daytime Emmy® Awards, and he turned to his wife and said: “It’s true what they say. You can never go home again.” Was that too much information about my family reading material’s locale? My email box is quiet on the most active among you. Don’t worry, I won’t blow your cover!

Ok: My high school friend was so exuberant about seeing the cast, especially Jenny and Nina that at a stoplight at 4:30 AM, as these actors show up at 5 AM an d leave in the night

The thing I remember the most about that day was the friend in the car psyching the rest of us up at 4:30 by getting out of the car on a dead street on a long red light as JUMP was blaring from my car. “George Parks” got out of the car and did a David Lee Roth meets George Bush 43 as his cheerleading days at Yale. George made the day – Tad was cool, he was wearing a radio Walkman™ before anyone thought it “stylish,” the actor who played Erica Cane

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played by the dazzling lovely Susan Lucci , & the character BRANDON KINGSLEY was cordial. Mainly: it was Jump.

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The song just fit the times, just like Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day defined its times and the way Halloween, especially the live GORGE version, a known John Edward’s favorite according to a source close to the Kerry 2012 camp, by the DAVE MATTHEWS BAND defined Clinton’s times, the way Let’s Roll dominated Bush 43’s early years and the way that U2 played on the Lincoln Memorial after racism by law and in fact had been stamped out, from the law, singing IN THE NAME OF LOVE. Frankly when, James Manning-san and I thought Bono’s relaxation upon the monument was disrespectful. Then I reminded myself: he’s celebrating freedom.

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And of course Harold Loomis who, with Every Breath You Take in the background had kidnapped everyone’s secret crush, I know she was mine: Brooke English as portrayed by Julia Barr! My Harold Loomis Halloween costume.

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Halloween, I’m late, I know. I saw the Jets play live, so please understand.

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Meanspeed/Spencer/Carlton Summary
Song title=Jump
Performer=Van Halen
Album=’1984’
Bit Rate=128 kbps
Sample Rate=44.100 kHz
File type=Protected AAC audio file
File extension=M4P
Intellectual Property=(p) Warner Brothers, Incorporated
Profile=Low Complexity
Channels=Stereo
Fair Play Version=2
Genre according to iTunes® by Apple®=’Rock’
Composer=Edward Van Halen & David Lee Roth
Arithmetic mean speed / average expected tempo =130.0 beats per minute, 0.4615 seconds per beat
Whole note=1.85 seconds
Tempo surveying and chart synthesis=Meanspeed® Free School

/Ian Andrew Schneider/
Meanspeed® Free School
November 2, 2009

“I Have A Song I’ve Been Itching To Do At The White House” – MICHELLE, live at the Obamas. Legal harmonic tempo maps to link to Event

In the history of playing music, no one has written better popular recorded songs than Sir Paul McCartney.  In 500 years people will be talking about the historical nature of Paul McCartney and his band playing the White House.

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I met Jonathan “Jon” Pareles of the Julliard School graduate and the New York Times music critic. Jon said, “I know what Zappa said – writing about music is like dancing about architecture,” and in my days at the Times, you might not liked when I’d shut my door and get some [rehearsing in]. I wasn’t Wynton Marsalis. But in regard to what you say about [REDACTED], their music is subjective. I understand how bitter you are with my scathing criticism of [REDACTED]’s ability in music and presence on stage as a group. That is why there are so many songs – there are many tastes, and you disagree with me a full 180 degrees. Thank you for your interest.

 

Small section of Parales on Obamas hosting Macca: IN PART COURTESY OF THE NEW YORK TIMES®. Unlike many of the Times’ writers, I don’t plagiarize.

Jerry Seinfeld tried music criticism in his monologue, analyzing Mr. McCartney’s lyrics and asking just what he meant when he sang, “She was just 17/You know what I mean.”

Ms. Harris sang an aching, acoustic-guitar version of “For No One,” a song she recorded for her major-label debut album in 1975. “It’s so incredibly sad,” she said before the concert. Mr. McCartney, she added, “writes lyrics that can stand on their own, but they certainly soar when paired with the melody.”

In that light, as a lawyer at the time who thought and still think my musical analysis of [REDACTED] is right, and Mr. Pareles’ opinion came from a simply having  a bad ear. I was ready to engage him in a polite colloquy in regard to the music itself, getting as audiological or musically theoretical as he wanted so he could explain himself. After all, I’d written a simple 500 word piece on how Jon’s option had gone beyond bad opinion to sheets vitriolic bitterness. “Ok, Jon, let’s make this deal – I’ll not seek to have this published anywhere else, and I also agree not to include that the only reason the Times would not print it was that when it came to popular music if you didn’t get past Jon you didn’t get in. “I owe ya one,” said Jon. Ok, Jon, 20 years down the road, I’d like to use two paragraphs from your eloquently written account of Paul McCartney at the White House.

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The [artists] Jon was so gleeful about criticizing: I redacted that because Jon, dude, great article about the dynamics POLITICALLY of Macca at 1600, but as far as that band??? Who is fired and who is is in demand?  Anyway:

WASHINGTON — A Beatle met the president when Sir Paul McCartneyperformed at the East Room of the White House on Wednesday night.

Accepting the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Mr. McCartney used the occasion to applaud President Obama. “Getting this prize would be good enough,” Mr. McCartney said. “But getting it from this president …” He smiled.

He added that despite “difficult times” for the president, “you have billions of us who are rooting for you.” Then, with the first lady in the front row, Mr. McCartney sang “a song I have been itching to do at the White House,” he said. It was “Michelle.”

A few minutes after the concert, Mr. McCartney returned to the microphone, thanking the Library of Congress and adding, “After the last eight years, it’s great to have a president who knows what a library is.”

It was not a lighthearted party. Mr. McCartney sang reflective songs like “Eleanor Rigby” and “Let It Be.” The president praised Mr. McCartney but also brought up the catastrophic Gulf Coast oil spill. Mr. Obama spoke about “part of the country this is so rich in musical heritage” and said he was committed to “see to it that their lives and their communities are made whole again.”

Mr. McCartney heard praise for his songs — and some performances — from President Obama and from multiple generations of pop, jazz, country and classical musicians. He opened the concert playing the same violin-shaped bass he used with the Beatles in 1964 on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

Stevie Wonder, who won the Gershwin Award last year, steamed through “We Can Work It Out” — insistently repeating the title before a crowd of politicians — and he later joined Mr. McCartney for an earnest duet on “Ebony and Ivory.”

In a news conference at the Library of Congress on Monday, Mr. McCartney had called the process of songwriting a mystery. “You start with a black hole and if you’re lucky, a couple hours later there’ll be a song waiting there. That mystery, that magic is still the same for me.”

 

matherton

9/24/16

Sublime Beauty: Judy Collins & SUZANNE & Leonard Cohen, declassified speed maps for public use

This song by Leonard Cohen contains the powerful statement about Jesus I’ve ever heard in a popular song – when he compares Jesus to a sailor when he walked upon the water. “When he knew for certain only drowning men could see him…”

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Meanspeed®2009 Suzanne, featuring Barack Obama's enlightenment defeating Mel Gibson's racism
Meanspeed®2009 Suzanne, featuring Barack Obama’s enlightenment defeating Mel Gibson’s racism

Thank you Leonard Cohen for use of your home page.

Spent the day with people dealing with issues like Mel Gibson’s, and it is draining.

This version of Suzanne, by Judy Collins, is excellent. Another of my favorite versions is Roberta Flack’s version.

The key line:
“…And Jesus was a sailor
When he walked upon the water
And he spent a long time watching
From his lonely wooden tower
And when he knew for certain
Only drowning men could see him
He said “All men will be sailors …”

Bird on a Wire

The Leonard Cohen Home Page


What is a saint? A saint is someone who has achieved a remote human possibility. It is impossible to say what that possibility is. I think it has something to do with the energy of love. Contact with this energy results in the exercise of a kind of balance in the chaos of existence. A saint does not dissolve the chaos; if he did the world would have changed long ago. I do not think that a saint dissolves the chaos even for himself, for there is something arrogant and warlike in the notion of a man setting the universe in order. It is a kind of balance that is his glory. He rides the drifts like an escaped ski. His course is the caress of the hill. His track is a drawing of the snow in a moment of its particular arrangement with wind and rock. Something in him so loves the world that he gives himself to the laws of gravity and chance. Far from flying with the angels, he traces with the fidelity of a seismograph needle the state of the solid bloody landscape. His house is dangerous and finite, but he is at home in the world. He can love the shape of human beings, the fine and twisted shapes of the heart. It is good to have among us such men, such balancing monsters of love.

– L. Cohen, Beautiful Losers (1966)

The Man

Robert Hilburn interviews …
A wonderful recent interview from the LA Times. Cohen talks about his life on Mount Baldy, Hilburn reviews the new tribute album (he gives it two and a half stars), and Cohen gives a critique of his own music.
CBC Radio Interview with Leonard Cohen
Cohen comments on his work, particularly his two most recent studio albums.
Leonard Cohen on BBC Radio
A transcript. Leonard Cohen hosts a show with Jennifer Warnes and Suzanne Vega, discussing his life and his music.
The Jewish Book News Interview
This interview provides an insightful perspective on Leonard Cohen’s religious life and beliefs.
Suzanne Vega – Leonard Cohen Interview, October 1992
Not really an interview so much as a conversation. In three parts. To find out more about this artist who was influenced so greatly by Cohen, check out the Suzanne Vega WWWebsite.
Columbia’s promo page
Provides a lot of interesting biographical information, interspersed with commentaries and anecdotes.
The handwriting of Leonard Cohen
Cohen’s intruiging answers to a questionnaire from the Jewish Telegraph. From Paul Black‘s Cohen page.

 

The Inspired

Jarkko Arjatsalo’s Compleat Leonard Cohen Page
This page has an unparalleled collection of information on covers, compilations, bootlegs, books, memorabilia, etc.
Leonard Cohen: Poemes et Chansons A Cohen home page in French. Includes poetry and translated lyrics.
Alt.music.leonard-cohen
The newsgroup that helped this page begin
The Unofficial Alt.Music.Leonard-Cohen FAQ
Something I’m throwing together in my spare time…
Covers
Some of Cohen’s more famous fanatics

 


Thanks to…

  • Dean Englehardt (dean@cs.adelaide.edu.au) for providing the lyrics and discography for me to html’ize
  • Martin Grossman (tgg@bronze.coil.com) for posting the Jewish Book News Interview
  • Andrew Norman (nja@le.ac.uk) for transcribing the BBC radio show
  • Larry Tomczyk (larryt@nwu.edu), John Qua (John_Qua@MBnet.MB.CA), Paul Black (paul.black@unn.ac.uk), and J. C. Nisbet (jnisbet@inch.com) for scanning the pics of Cohen

Colophon

  • this document is maintained by carter page. please email cpage@seas.upenn.edu with comments, corrections, or submissions (including uuencoded photos, essays, and reviews of his songs and poems)

Disclaimer: This document in no way represents the University of Pennsylvania. All opinions and errors are mine alone.

Suzanne

by Leonard Cohen

Suzanne takes you down to
her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by
You can spend the night beside her
And you know that she’s half crazy
But that’s why you want to be there
And she feeds you tea and oranges
That come all the way from China
And just when you mean to tell her
That you have no love to give her
Then she gets you on her wavelength
And she lets the river answer
That you’ve always been her lover
And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that she will trust you
For you’ve touched her perfect body
with your mind.

And Jesus was a sailor
When he walked upon the water
And he spent a long time watching
From his lonely wooden tower
And when he knew for certain
Only drowning men could see him
He said “All men will be sailors then
Until the sea shall free them”
But he himself was broken
Long before the sky would open
Forsaken, almost human
He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone
And you want to travel with him
And you want to travel blind
And you think maybe you’ll trust him
For he’s touched your perfect body
with his mind.

Now Suzanne takes your hand
And she leads you to the river
She is wearing rags and feathers
From Salvation Army counters
And the sun pours down like honey
On our lady of the harbour
And she shows you where to look
Among the garbage and the flowers
There are heroes in the seaweed
There are children in the morning
They are leaning out for love
And they will lean that way forever
While Suzanne holds the mirror
And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that you can trust her
For she’s touched your perfect body
with her mind.