Speed of Grace, Clarity, Serenity amd Comfort – Jackson Browne – “The Pretender” – Conceptual Tempo Analysis – Graphs, measurements, videos

Jackson Browne is the most arrogant hypocrite in music. Notwithstanding his haughty disdain for nyone but Darryl Hannah, whom he beat up “out of fun,” he writes and performs incredibly great music.

The Ultimate Pretender: Jackson "Draft Dodger Who Mocked The Hell Out Of War Hero McCain" Browne 2
The Ultimate Pretender: Jackson “Draft Dodger Who Mocked The Hell Out Of War Hero McCain” Browne 2
Jackson Browne wrote a song in 1975 that combined contemporary, pop, folk and hymnal. Jackson sounds interesting yet not gimmicky. In this 33 year-old song that is as good or better than anything coming around now, there are no undue modulations, no click tracks, no fancy reverb (well, maybe a little fancy reverb!) here.
Only a man of nature, Jackson “Jackson” Browne, could have the courage to tell John McCain, a five year Prisoner of War in Vietnam at the same time Jackson was yelling “in sixty-five I was 17, and called the world my own.” In ’65 McCain was about to get beaten up for years. Yet when running for president, Jackson Browne ran into court, suing wand slapping McCain with an injunction to get the candidate to stop playing his music.
The Ultimate Pretender: Jackson "Draft Dodger Who Mocked The Hell Out Of War Hero McCain" Browne 3
The Ultimate Pretender: Jackson “Draft Dodger Who Mocked The Hell Out Of War Hero McCain” Browne 3

Jackson took his stand for Barack Obama, as you can understand from above, in the wrong direction. I am not saying that Jackson should have been thanking John for fighting the war he was able to avoid. I am saying: Jackson, come on, man. You are a poetic and musical visionary, timeless in some of your songs. You like liberty, don’t you? We all love your music. The politics/running into Federal Court to sue McCain for “UNSPECIFIED DAMAGES [TO JACKSON’S REPUTATION] is being kinda delusional – more like Michael “Dubai” Jackson than Andrew “Stonewall Jackson, MTV’s first host, J.J. Jackson or the sports-coool dude guru, Mr. Phil Jackson.

The meanspeed music conjecture is summarized in the scale below the summary.
Meanspeed-Carlton Summary
song title=”The Pretender”
performer=Jackson Browne
album=’The Pretender’
composer=Jackson Browne
key=G major
trials measured=10
beats per trial=590
average time per trial=346.7 seconds
emotional concept of song according to meanspeed music theory=natural clarity
average beat=0.5867 seconds
mean speed/average tempo/median velocity=102.1 beats per minute
most interesting rhyme=’pretender’ with ‘surrender’
“Are you there?
Say a prayer, for the pretender.

The Ultimate Pretender: Jackson "Draft Dodger Who Mocked The Hell Out Of War Hero McCain" Browne
The Ultimate Pretender: Jackson “Draft Dodger Who Mocked The Hell Out Of War Hero McCain” Browne

Who started out so young and strong
Only to surrender…”
intellectual property=Elektra/Asylum Records For The United States and the World
kind=Protected AAC Audio File
Size=5.4 MB
Bit Rate=128,000 bytes per second
Sample Rate=44.100 kHz
file type=m4p
purchased from=Apple@/iTunes®
measured on iTunes 8.8 on a mac iBook G4
time device=Seiko 300 lap stop watches
spreadsheet software=Microsoft Excel for MacIntosh
graphs=River Newman for Meanspeed Music, © 2008. No Rights Reserved UNTIL January 11, 2009

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October 3, 2009

updated from a post first published on this site, November 8, 2008

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