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Was Ginger Baker correct to have disdain for Paul McCartney because he couldn't read music?

Just to start out, here is a breakdown of the melody for Paul McCartney’s “Penny Lane”. It is from the Wikipedia article on the song: Penny Lane - Wikipedia

"Penny Lane" begins in the key of B major and is in 4/4 time throughout ... In its melody, the composition has a double tonic structure of B major verse (in I–vi–ii–V cycles) and A major chorus connected by formal pivoting dominant chords. In the opening bars in B major, after singing "In Penny Lane" (in an F?–B–C?–D? melody note ascent) McCartney sings the major third of the first chord in the progression (on "Lane") and major seventh (on "barber") then switches to a Bm chord, singing the flattened third notes (on "know" with a i7 [Bm7] chord) and flattened seventh notes (on "come and go" [with a ?VI maj7 [Gmaj7] chord] and "say hello" [with a V7sus4 [F?7sus4] chord]) … Musicologist Dominic Pedler describes this as a profound and surprising innovation involving abandoning mid-cycle what initially appears to be a standard I–vi–ii–V doo-wop pop chord cycle … To get from the verse "In the pouring rain – very strange" McCartney uses an E chord as a pivot, (it is a IV chord in the preceding B key and a V in the looming A key) to take listeners back into the chorus ("Penny Lane is in my ears ..."). Likewise to get back from the chorus of "There beneath the blue suburban skies I sit, and meanwhile back ...", McCartney uses an F?7 pivot chord, which is a VI in the old A key and a V in the new B key. The lyrics "very strange" and "meanwhile back" reflect these tonal shifts.

Penny Lane - Wikipedia

My wife (who is a trained musician) says that it is precisely McCartney’s lack of formal training that not only allowed him to think outside the box, but also kept him delightfully unaware that there was a box in the first place.

Faulting a composer for not being able to read music is like faulting a poet for not being able to type.


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As the COVID-19 continues to terrorize the world, many people are preparing to quarantine themselves once again. While some countries have somewhat eased their regulations, others continue to struggle with getting the number of COVID cases under control. Many people have begun preparing for an extended stay at home, whether encouraged by local officials or by personal choice.

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How To Survive Stupid People

Trigger Warning: If any of you are stupid enough to not recognize that this article is satirical in nature, then you are at risk of being just the type of people who are likely to be qualified as stupid people. Beware! You are at danger of natural selection.

Please note that this article does not refer in any way to people who have a low intelligence quotient, more commonly referred to as the IQ. Rather, it is actually referring to people who have no common sense whatsoever; the other type of intelligence necessary for survival.

While common sense is by no means common, it is what protects humankind from destroying ourselves. Perhaps it is this lack of commonness, which is causing the downslide of said humankind.


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What do you think is the major cause for restaurant hiring shortages?

It’s easier to collect unemployment. (75%, 50 Votes)
The lower wages aren’t worth the job. (15%, 10 Votes)
Other jobs offer remote work. (6%, 4 Votes)
Few workers want to work in the restaurant industry due to COVID-19. (4%, 3 Votes)


Restaurants Are Booming, But Face Hiring Shortages


After going through closures, the restaurant industry is now facing a new problem: hiring shortages. Even as dining restrictions are beginning to lift across the country and more people receive vaccinations, restaurants still have to contend with the booming demand. Not enough people want to work for restaurants right now.

https://thecapitalist.com/hiring-shortages/?utm_source=TCnewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TCNL20210422/#poll


C R LANE says:
April 22, 2021 at 10:49 AM
People are quickly returning to dining out without a doubt. The shortage of workers I suspect goes beyond dining. Most people who had to or were on unemployment know the can make more money on unemployment than if the go to work. The government should have offered a incentive for people to return to work rather than paying them more to stay out of work. People are unknowing being taught to be dependent on the government (not a good thing). Reality will hit when the government no longer gives extra money to stay unemployed. Then reality will rear it’s ugly head.
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Dershowitz Blasts Maxine Waters – Tactics ‘Borrowed Precisely From The Ku Klux Klan’

Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz went on Newsmax on Tuesday to blast Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) for urging protesters in Minneapolis to “get more confrontational” last weekend, saying that she is trying to “influence” and “intimidate” the jury.

He went so far as to say that Waters is taking a page out of the Ku Klux Klan’s playbook to influence court cases by threatening violence.

“We’ve got to stay on the street and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business,” Waters said to protesters last weekend.


https://thepoliticalinsider.com/dershowitz-blasts-maxine-waters-tactics-borrowed-precisely-from-the-ku-klux-klan/?utm_campaign=TPI04212021BRIE&utm_source=criticalimpact&utm_medium=email&utm_content=92c64eb985bc01c2a6473c7b9fa19141&source=TPICI
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Arizona Declares State of Emergency Due to Border Crisis

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey declared a state of emergency at Arizona’s southwest border yesterday. In addition, the governor said he will deploy 250 National Guard troops to help local law enforcement.

Overwhelmed Border Patrol
In a recorded statement, Ducey explained the reason for declaring a state of emergency. “The U.S. Border Patrol is overwhelmed. Local law enforcement and mayors are calling out for help.

Citizens and our border communities are concerned for their safety and nonprofits, left to pick up the pieces of broken federal policies, are strained,” he said.


https://breakingnewsalerts.com/state-of-emergency/?utm_source=BNAnewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BNANL20210422
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