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Also you can see I have not practiced my photoshop skills these are just as they are...
February 12, 2012
"Someone Like You" is a textbook example. "The song begins with a soft, repetitive pattern," said Dr. Guhn, while Adele keeps the notes within a narrow frequency range. The lyrics are wistful but restrained: "I heard that you're settled down, that you found a girl and you're married now." This all sets up a sentimental and melancholy mood.
When the chorus enters, Adele's voice jumps up an octave, and she belts out notes with increasing volume. The harmony shifts, and the lyrics become more dramatic: "Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead."
When the music suddenly breaks from its expected pattern, our sympathetic nervous system goes on high alert; our hearts race and we start to sweat. Depending on the context, we interpret this state of arousal as positive or negative, happy or sad.
If "Someone Like You" produces such intense sadness in listeners, why is it so popular? Last year, Robert Zatorre and his team of neuroscientists at McGill University reported that emotionally intense music releases dopamine in the pleasure and reward centers of the brain, similar to the effects of food, sex and drugs. This makes us feel good and motivates us to repeat the behavior.
Measuring listeners' responses, Dr. Zatorre's team found that the number of goose bumps observed correlated with the amount of dopamine released, even when the music was extremely sad. The results suggest that the more emotions a song provokes—whether depressing or uplifting—the more we crave the song.
With "Someone Like You," Adele and Mr. Wilson not only crafted a perfect tear-jerker but also stumbled upon a formula for commercial success: Unleash the tears and chills with small surprises, a smoky voice and soulful lyrics, and then sit back and let the dopamine keep us coming back for more.
February 10, 2012
I made it up to the top of Mt. Hollywood...I love hiking up there!! Look how clear it is amazing!
After hiking I need to swing by the camera store...and met this rock photographer he was having a book signing. Hello that would be awesome to be one!!!!! Me, music and the front row what else could I ask for.
Me and Rob did I mention he is from Minnesota??? I just wish I had my other ray bans on like his. Next time I'm there I going to see if we can shot to gather - he is very funny so the problem might be to try and keep the camera from moving due to my laughing.
February 9, 2012
Also you know the main reason I go to the taping is to check out the crew...this one happened to have a very cute Asian writer. Ahh the could of should have would have when I think back but just flirted and say "bye" Main cause I thought I had a friend I was going to to see. that is another issue that WILL not be discussed :) (like how I did that)
It was a long taping we start at 5 and got out at 10 with out them feeding us. Not to mention that was our first day in LA and was exhausted. It was fun though.
These next photos go along with 2 broke girls - but it is really just one - me...this is the reason for no blog yesterday I was making cocktail cupcakes last night and was to tired to blog Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. Jenn and I had fun making very strong cupcakes...