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Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:50 am
by Mark Deeks
Why does music sometimes sound distinctly higher and faster than you remember it being? Gotta be a tiredness thing, right?

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:42 am
by Gavin Chipper
Mark Deeks wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:50 am
Why does music sometimes sound distinctly higher and faster than you remember it being? Gotta be a tiredness thing, right?
Your brain has slowed down? Could be a thing if you're tired especially if it later appears normal when you're not tired.

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:45 am
by Jon Corby
Dance mix?

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:59 am
by Ian Volante
Mark Deeks wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:50 am
Why does music sometimes sound distinctly higher and faster than you remember it being? Gotta be a tiredness thing, right?
Wouldn't surprise me if some commercial stations speed up some songs, or, like Corby says, dance mix.

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:01 am
by Mark Deeks
Nah, this is me at home in bed, on my laptop, putting on a song I've heard a million times from the same place I always put it on, and it's just faster this time. Surely others have experienced this? Not necessarily in my bed, but at some point in their lives?

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:05 am
by Fiona T
I know the national anthem gets slower every time I hear it.

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:15 am
by Ian Volante
Mark Deeks wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:01 am
Nah, this is me at home in bed, on my laptop, putting on a song I've heard a million times from the same place I always put it on, and it's just faster this time. Surely others have experienced this? Not necessarily in my bed, but at some point in their lives?
I've got a very good ear for music I know well, from being able to spot obvious differences like 7" edits, to re-recordings, or that most egregious of things, the song played at slightly the wrong speed, which I've heard done by deejays and crap radio stations. It's blimmin grating, but it's not something I notice happening at random.

Or you sure you've not accidentally hit the x1.1 button or something? Might only be something you get on Virtual DJ or whatever.

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:39 am
by Marc Meakin
Mark Deeks wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:01 am
Nah, this is me at home in bed, on my laptop, putting on a song I've heard a million times from the same place I always put it on, and it's just faster this time. Surely others have experienced this? Not necessarily in my bed, but at some point in their lives?
Try playing the song on another device as it could be your laptop or software/app

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:36 am
by Adam Dexter
Fiona T wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:05 am
I know the national anthem gets slower every time I hear it.
Maybe it is tied to the monarch's heartbeat and so will speed up when Charles comes along?

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:02 pm
by Gavin Chipper
I thought I might have posted about this before but I couldn't find it - why do we have two lots of two-minute silences for the end of the First World War? We have Armistice Day and Remembrance Day (today - 11th November) and Remembrance Sunday (always the second Sunday in November which is also the Sunday closest to the 11th). Although I think they also make up some extra thing for when 11th November happens to fall on a Sunday. To confuse things further, Wikipedia says of Remembrance Day "Not to be confused with Remembrance Sunday or Armistice Day". I am confusing it with Armistice Day because you're not telling me the difference. Furthermore, no-one ever mentions this or talks about how weird it is. It is in fact incredibly weird. I don't think any of you fully grasp just how weird it is. Especially since we now have three days, two of which happen simultaneously.

Well it seems that Armistice Day is specifically about WWI and Remembrance Sunday is about both World Wars and later wars as well. And "Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of First World War hostilities". So seemingly the same as Armistice Day. Although maybe when 11th November is on a Sunday, the weird extra day is Remembrance Day. I don't know though. Just speculating.

There is a Sun article that asks "Are Armistice Day, Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday the same thing?" But it doesn't really get to the nub of it and I wonder if it's confusing Remembrance Day/Sunday:
Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday are not the same thing.

However, Armistice Day is also referred to as Remembrance Day - which can be confusing.

Armistice Day is always on November 11 and was initially used to pay respects to the fallen.

Yet, Remembrance Day was adopted during World War 2 by many nations as a way to pay tribute to those from both conflicts.
Anyway, if anything, I've come away from this more confused than when I went in. Even if one of the days is just for WWI and one is for multiple different wars, it's still incredibly weird that they have them at basically the same time. And since no-one ever talks about this and explains anything, I can imagine that there are millions of people wondering why we do the same thing twice.

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:31 am
by Marc Meakin
Apropos to nothing in particular, a young ( 20ish) worker at Waitrose, yesterday, thought the 2 minutes silence was for 9/11

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:30 pm
by Peter Mabey
Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:31 am
Apropos to nothing in particular, a young ( 20ish) worker at Waitrose, yesterday, thought the 2 minutes silence was for 9/11
It's easy to forget that 9/11 there isn't the 9th of November, but September 11th :?

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:36 pm
by Marc Meakin
There is a 'thing' called six degrees of Kevin Bacon whereby you can determine that every actor is no more than six people away from Kevin Bacon from the films they have made.
I was wondering if there is an optimum number of degrees for one person to be known to anyone on the planet

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:19 pm
by Fred Mumford
The problem is that nobody who knows Frank Mulvey has ever known anyone else.

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:36 pm
by David Williams
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:36 pm
There is a 'thing' called six degrees of Kevin Bacon whereby you can determine that every actor is no more than six people away from Kevin Bacon from the films they have made.
I was wondering if there is an optimum number of degrees for one person to be known to anyone on the planet
I believe a group of scientists in Wuhan were discussing something very similar about a year ago, and wondered if it would be possible to test it empirically.

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:55 pm
by Gavin Chipper
A couple of top notch replies there.

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:50 pm
by Mark James
Why would anyone voluntarily buy one of those hairless cats?

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:47 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Allergies?

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:42 pm
by Matt Morrison
You can get proper hypoallergenic proper cats.

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:54 am
by James Nguyen
Is it normal to nearly cry(as in your eyes start welling up) cause you think a song is almost as perfect as it can be

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:22 pm
by Marc Meakin
Mark James wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:50 pm
Why would anyone voluntarily buy one of those hairless cats?
Why a cat?
Do you even ' own' ' a cat if you've got one.
NB. I'm bored with lockdown and I am reducing myself to trolling cat owners

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:24 pm
by Marc Meakin
James Nguyen wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:54 am
Is it normal to nearly cry(as in your eyes start welling up) cause you think a song is almost as perfect as it can be
Name that tune
If it evokes a memory, then yes it's normal.
Max Richter can do this to me with On The Nature of Daylight

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:46 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:42 pm
You can get proper hypoallergenic proper cats.
What do they make them from?

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:12 pm
by Marc Meakin
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:46 pm
Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:42 pm
You can get proper hypoallergenic proper cats.
What do they make them from?
What if you scotchgard it

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:49 pm
by Ian Volante
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:12 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:46 pm
Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:42 pm
You can get proper hypoallergenic proper cats.
What do they make them from?
What if you scotchgard it
What, like glue it to a wall?