Politics, Technology, and Language

If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought — George Orwell

It don’t mean a thing

Posted by metaphorical on 8 December 2006

Does understanding the inner workings of art enhance our enjoyment or detract from it? For me, it’s a big plus. Hence this note, via Newswise, about some music tech.

Ray Charles Really Did Have That Swing, According to New Analysis

From the news release:

Ray Charles was really good at snapping, says musical acoustician Kenneth Lindsay of Southern Oregon University in Ashland. According to a new computer analysis, Charles’s snaps that open his famous song “Fever” with Natalie Cole are timed so well that he is never more than 5 milliseconds off the tight beat, a new study shows.

Lindsay presented his study at an acoustics conference Honolulu last week.


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