Comparing the 1969 Neil Diamond Recording and 2006 Dave Matthews Band versions of SWEET CAROLINE – Looking at tempo elements in precision, Elation as Victory is a different Emotional Concept than Joyous yet Generalized ‘Happiness’ / Calibrations, tempo maps, video

In the fall of 1969, Diamond performed “Sweet Caroline” on several television shows. It later reached #8 on the UK singles chart in 1971. In a 2007 interview, Diamond revealed the inspiration for “Sweet Caroline” was President John F. Kennedy’s daughter, Caroline Kennedy, who was eleven years old at the time.[2][3] Diamond sang the song to her at her 50th birthday celebration in 2007.[4]

SWEET CAROLINE - Neil Diamond and the Dave Matthews Band 0 tempo map comparing speeds -bpm chart
SWEET CAROLINE – Neil Diamond and the Dave Matthews Band 0 tempo map comparing speeds -bpm chart

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From everything I have read this past decade, scientists have been able to separate the emotion of exteme happiness or pure joy from the satisfaction of victory itself.  Not That victory cannot bring about joy, but no amount of joy can compete, literally and figuratively with the “thrill of victory.”  Victory is a rush, and, as Jim McCay continued for ABC®’s Wide World of Sports®, over the “agony of defeat.”  And as Joe Garagiola said after the Mets came back to defeat the Red Sox in the 1986 World series, “I don’t know who forst said this Vince [Sculley], but you see it heere, Losing feels worse than winning feels good.”  That is axiomatic psychology.  Even Dr. Phil watchers know that negative experiences average four times the intensity of positive experiences.

/Ian Andrew Schneider/

meanspeed music school

June 17, 2009

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Author: Schneider

Recovering from 5 brain operations, savage subarachnoid aneurysm. Member of New York bar, May 1991-peresent. "Nothing can stop the man with right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude" - THOMAS JEFFERSON