And it’s time, time, time that you love / And it’s time, time, time. – Tom Waits
The time has arrived for us to talk about meter. Do you like to dance the waltz? Are any of your favorite songs in odd meters like 7/8 or 5/4? Are you down with the doo-wop feel of 12/8? Come listen to this week’s show and talk with us about it.
Drumming once again is Jeff Anthony, and playing guitar and keyboards and chatting us up is Adam Blum. Both Adam and Jeff analyze songs for the Music Genome Project, and they have some great insights into both the “common time” of 4/4 that dominates most Western music, and the odd time signatures that spice up the stew.
That episode page has audio clips from waltzes and odd-metered songs by Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, Jerry Garcia, Elvis Costello, R.E.M., David Bowie and Nick Drake, as well as ones by newer artists like the Helio Sequence, Air, Incubus and Broken Social Scene. Or, you can scan the rest of the free shows over at the main podcast page.
Tick tock and you don’t stop,