Music & How It Impacts Your Brain, Emotions

Desperately Seeking Music Equality: Looking Beyond Macklemore’s ‘Same Love’ Success

Again. MSC Cruises in April will host another Moody Blues Cruise — the second for the iconic 1960s band. The five-night sailing on the 3,502-passenger MSC Divina. Post to Facebook Moody Blues, Roger Daltrey to headline music cruise on USATODAY.com: Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Moody Blues, Roger Daltrey to headline music cruise Gene Sloan, USA TODAY 1:08 p.m. EDT October 8, 2013 The Moody Blues will headline a cruise scheduled for April 2014. (Photo: The Moody Blues) SHARE 95 CONNECT 28 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE Moody Blues fans, your ship has come in. Again. MSC Cruises in April will host another Moody Blues Cruise, the second for the iconic 1960s band. The five-night sailing on the 3,502-passenger MSC Divina . subtitled “Return to the Isle of Wight,” will include performances from the Moody Blues as well as several other bands that played the famed Isle of Wight Festival in 1970.

Music & How It Impacts Your Brain, Emotions

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Music Review: Kenny Rogers offers something a little different on ‘You Can’t Make Old Friends’

An artisan gives finishing touches to an effigy of demon king Ravana in preparation for the upcoming Hindu festival of Dussehra in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh October 8, 2013. The effigies are burnt during the festival which commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

The response to groove is mainly unconscious; it is processed first through the cerebellum and amygdala rather than the frontal lobes. Music involves subtle violations of timing and, because we know through experience that music is not threatening, these violations are ultimately identified by the frontal lobes as a source of pleasure. The expectation builds anticipation, which, when met, results in the reward reaction. More than any other stimulus, music has the ability to conjure up images and feelings that need not necessarily be directly reflected in memory . The overall phenomenon still retains a certain level of mystery; the reasons behind the thrill of listening to music is strongly tied in with various theories based on synesthesia. When we are born, our brain has not yet differentiated itself into different components for different senses this differentiation occurs much later in life. So as babies, it is theorized that we view the world as a large, pulsing combination of colors and sounds and feelings, all melded into one experience ultimate synesthesia. As our brains develop, certain areas become specialized in vision, speech, hearing, and so forth. Professor Daniel Levitin, a neuroscientist and composer, unpacks the mystery of the emotion in music by explaining how the brains emotional, language and memory centers are connected during the processing of music providing what is essentially a synesthetic experience. The extent of this connection is seemingly variable among individuals, which is how certain musicians have the ability to create pieces of music which are brimming with emotional quality, and others simply cannot. Be it classics from the Beatles and Stevie Wonder or fiery riffs from Metallica and Led Zeppelin, the preference for a certain type of music has an effect on its very experience. It could be this heightened level of experience in certain people and musicians that allows them to imagine and create music that others simply cannot, painting their very own sonic image. Malini Mohana is a content writer at R.O.I Media and Psychology graduate from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her research in neuropsychology combined with her extensive clinical work and interest in South Africa’s addiction treatment programmes is only surpassed by her passion for writing.

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By Associated Press, Kenny Rogers, You Cant Make Old Friends (Warner Bros.) Kenny Rogers enters his 75th year with an album that blends the familiar with the challenging, seeking new hits and pursuing new ideas even as he enters the Country Music Hall of Fame this fall. Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas His age occasionally shows in the raggedness at the edges of his vocal tone. But Rogers always made the huskiness of his voice work for him, and that holds true through most of these 11 new songs. Impressively, he hits high, forceful notes when required, matching longtime duet partner Dolly Parton on the soaring passages of the wistfully sentimental title tune, which would have fit on any of his solo albums from decades past. On the progressive side, Rogers tackles the struggles of a Mexican immigrant on the Spanish-tinged ballad Dreams Of The San Joaquin; a jaunty Gulf Coast dance tune on Dont Leave Me in the Night Time, featuring accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco; and a complex narrative about fighting darkness in the modern world on Turn This World Around, a duet with young singer-songwriter Eric Paslay. He occasionally reaches too far, as in Merica, certainly the first patriotic tune to reference a spanked child and a drunken uncle. For the most part, though, Rogers proves he can still deliver the romantic ballads and dramatic narratives on which his reputation rests. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

But the tense relationship between identity and music is deeper and more complex than the debate over Cyrus suggests. The VMAs were steeped in all kinds of appropriation, and they suffered from an utter absence of diversity. Cyrus was not by any means the sole offender. Most glaringly, as The Huffington Post’s Danielle Cadet pointed out last month , not a single award winner was black. Not one. I was also hard-pressed to find LGBTQ artists on my screen. The combination of this apparent homogeneity with a straight, white artist like Macklemore winning a Moon Man for a song about same-sex marriage left me feeling uncomfortable at best. His dominating presence at the award show and in the mainstream music industry calls for another conversation about diverse identities within the music world. The issue is not that he performs a song about the queer equality movement. His video for “Same Love” was the obvious winner for “Video With a Message” given its popularity, viral outreach, and content. Support is support, and I don’t really feel the need to cut him down for using his fame to advocate for an important cause. Celebrities do that all the time. Sure, Macklemore and his producer Ryan Lewis made a pretty penny from the song’s success, but I’m willing to take the popularity as an indication of America’s shifting viewpoint on sexuality and not as a slimy moneymaking move on the part of the artist.