Barclays at 1: Music’s A-list came to Brooklyn
Jazz Tastings – 164 Lake Ave. (Maitland) – Live music from Orlandos JazzTastings Quartet at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 28 West End Trading Company – 202 S. Sanford Ave. (Sanford) – Live music from Orlando band Six Time Losers with Florida band Neil Alday & Further South for this show. The doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door. BB Kings Blues Club – 9101 International Dr. – Live music from Orlando band RJ Harman and Company from 4:30 p.m. Orlando Brewing – 1301 Atlanta Ave. – Booked Promotions presents live music from Orlando bands Letters to Part, Homestuck Orchestra and Levi Jardim with South Florida band Sea of Surrender for this FREE all ages show.
Why we like sad music: thoughts and study about it (Video)
Behind it all is 51-year-old Leon Giesen, a Dutch filmmaker and musician with a tantalizing theory. He is convinced that Nazi treasure is languishing below Mittenwald’s roads — gold or diamonds, at the very least. The whole idea of Nazi gold has long held a grip on the public imagination, and as a former Nazi stronghold, Bavaria provides fertile soil for many an aspiring Indiana Jones. In 1944, with the Allies and the Soviet Army threatening to advance, it was here that Heinrich Himmler, one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany, planned to build an Alpine Fortress — a national redoubt where Nazi Germany would fight from until the end. And that’s not all. In April 1945, the Wehrmacht armed forces and officials of the Reichsbank approved a plan to store at least part of the reserves of the German Reichsbank at Einsiedl, a small town on the southwest shore of Lake Walchen. Much of these assets were handed over to the Allies, but around 100 gold bars, sacks of dollars and Swiss francs and possibly even more hoards went missing. ‘Like a Treasure Map’ Even though Giesen’s theory is an outlandish one by any standards, it has generated reams of publicity in his native Netherlands. It revolves around an annotated score of the “March Impromptu” by composer Gottfried Federlein. Legend has it that in the final days of World War II, Adolf Hitler’s private secretary Martin Bormann scribbled letters, figures and runes on the score that form a code giving the coordinates of the hidden Nazi treasure. Supposedly, a military chaplain was tasked with taking the score to someone in Munich.
LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS Cyrus’s “We Can’t Stop” at the VMAs may have been the most-talked-about performance of the year. As a result, fans got to bask in the crispest possible live experience of the rappers music, a feat in a venue of this size and construction. Small wonder so many stars have anointed Barclays as their prime New York-area concert stop. In its first year, the new arena hosted over 55 concerts, with another 25 set before 2013 comes to a close. Following Jays 8-night run (drawing no fewer than 121,058 fans), the venue hosted a lineup coveted enough to including Barbra Streisand, Justin Bieber, The Who, Neil Young, Rihanna, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Green Day, and more. KEVIN P. COUGHLIN/DAILY NEWS Barclays upcoming roster promises stars on the order of Pearl Jam, Drake, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, and P!nk, along with Brooklyn-born talent Vampire Weekend and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Pearl Gabel/Pearl Gabel/ New York Daily News Alicia Keys hit the Brooklyn arena on April 5 2013. Already the venue has Jay set for a return visit next year, on January 12th and 13th. By the middle of 2013, the list of top names at Barclays helped it become the nations No. 1 concert venue, in both tickets sold and revenue generated (to the tune of $46.9 million). James Keivom/New York Daily News The Rolling Stones celebrated 50 years during Barclays Center’s first. Barclays ranked No. 2 in the entire world for gross ticket sales revenue, second only to the U.K.s 02 Arena.
Sad music congers up emotions, but so does happy music. Sad music can go deeper into ones emotions and be felt through the soul or spirit as it transports to a higher realm. It can make you sad or sadder. The old saying ‘music soothes the savage beast’ (originally coined “music has charms to soothe a savage beast” by William Congreve who was a poet and playwright), because it can have an affect on our pulse rate or level of high by slowing it down to a calmer demeanor if the music is also slow in tempo. It also has a therapeutic effect. In a recent study on this topic posted Sept. 20, 2013 an article on The New York Times’ Sunday Review includes: One answer might be that in everyday life we typically experience emotions that have a direct connection to whatever object or situation gives rise to them. But when we listen to sad music (or watch a sad movie, or read a sad novel), we are inoculated from any real threat or danger that the music (or movie or novel) represents. It goes on to say that if this is the case, then the emotions are “vicarious.” Outside the study, our own thoughts on the matter can include what our current state of emotion is in relation to the music, it can be something that one relates to at that moment, such as a movie with a parallel story to the viewer’s own experience. It also has a different affect on children. As a ballet accompanist for children’s classes, it is requested to play only uplifting music, no sad or minor keys. When a lyrical tune in a minor key was played, some children started becoming sad and even crying. The study, (speaking of adults) said that it can evoke a ‘romantic’ type feel when listening to sad music. So, what it’s doing is bringing an intimate connection within ourselves. What do you think?