When a reader told me my writing was alike a cross between Bradbury and Lovecraft, it was the best thing ever.
Bradbury and Lovecraft combined ??? Where can I get me some of that???
A 240 pound man would win a fight against a 160 pound man without even trying. Any contest of strength or fighting is divided into weight classes for that very reason.
I mean, maybe Trayvon Martin had a weapon or was a kung-fu master or suprised him or something. But just the idea of a 6'3" 160lb. er over-powering somebody who weighs 240 lbs. is ridiculous.
Tax all kids in school at 1% of their lunch money and use that money to fight bullying in schools.
So you are going to tax them 1% to keep them from losing the other 99% ? That sounds like a protection racket to me.
You realize then, to be fair, you will also have to subsidize the bullies in order to compensate them for their lost income.
lots of upbeat genres and electronica on random play... and the music varies all over between 130 and 180 beats/min
I would imagine, and this is just a guess, that the variable nature of electronica and dance music has to do with the fact that no-one is actually playing an instrument and that it is computer generated in non-real time. So as long as you keep to a pattern, everything fits. Not that I am knocking that, but when a human is creating the sounds live then I have found they tend to follow their heatbeat in the abscence of anything else to sync on. There is, of course, variance whenever human beings play anything but when you tap it out with a metronome you do see the centers in increments of 15 and typically 30 (sixteenth notes at 15 BPM = eighth notes at 30 BPM = quarter notes at 60 BPM, etc...). 120 BPM is what most drummers lock into when on autopilot.
The reason I noticed this in the first place was analyizing the walls I was hitting in my own playing. My friend explained the heartbeat theory to me and I have found it generally fits with the other musicians that I know. This also only applies when you are playng "naturally". People like jazz guitarists who try to break all the rules will avoid what feels simple or cliche, but they are making a conscious effort to fight against what feels relaxed and expected.
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