[Jandek] Oh, no...
allenrendel at gmail.com
allenrendel at gmail.com
Sun Dec 6 08:56:21 PST 2009
I wish I could remember in more detail, but I vaguely recall reading about
a study that was done a few years ago where it was determined that the
human brain was actually predisposed to react positively to harmonic
fourths and fifths and to perceive more complex harmonies as dissonance and
Anyway, I have noticed that my cats will lounge around listening (or at
least ignoring) almost any music that I put on, but will run from the room
when they hear Yoko Ono. Also, they really like to watch hockey on TV.
On Dec 5, 2009 3:53pm, Jonathan Brodsky <brodskyjonathan at hotmail.com> wrote:
> One of my dogs had a similarly interesting reaction when I put the
> Glasgow Sunday DVD on. He generally finds TV interesting, but I can't
> really put in words how engaged he became. Even when I had to get up to
> to the bathroom, his eyes remained locked on the screen at all times.
> It's interesting. There's a purity in animals - or anything that doesn't
> communicate with verbal language - because so much of human behaviour and
> learning is dictated by the opinions of somebody else. While it's
> indubitable for most of us that even though we all really like and are
> fascinated by this music, occasionally I'm sure some of us think 'well,
> maybe this isn't that strange: maybe we're just conditioned to a
> predesignated idea of what music should be to
> radio/television/media/etc.?'... sometimes having an animal can serve as
> a bit of a compass or reality check. Essentially, if my dog knows this is
> definitely something out there (if it were run of the mill, I don't think
> he'd give it as much attention), then it's likely out there on every
> conceivable level. Plus, I read a study a while back in regards to
> infants having an innate knowledge of musical moods and consonance vs.
> dissonance: it just gives more food for thought in regards to not only
> our enjoyment of Jandek's craft, but his creating it.
> From: doesabearwoof at hotmail.com
> To: jandek at mylist.net
> Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2009 22:52:54 -0500
> Subject: [Jandek] Oh, no...
> Whilst watching BROOKLYN WEDNESDAY tonight on DVD, I think I've converted
> my dog into a Jandek fan. Initially, her ears sort of pulled back and she
> gave me an: 'Oh, no, we are NOT watching this' look - but eventually she
> became fascinated. Soon she will demand the CD package deal and only
> answer to 'The Bitch From Corwood'. I can see it all coming now... ;)
> "...men may become hairy as bears, if such is their fancy, without fear
> of excommunication or deprivation of their political rights." Charles
> Windows Live: Make it easier for your friends to see what you're up to on
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