[LAU] Subconscious Affecting Music

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Thu Aug 26 05:37:13 UTC 2010

On Wed, August 25, 2010 8:20 am, Rob wrote:
> On Wednesday 25 August 2010 10:52, cal wrote:
>> Probably not at all what you had in mind, but in some possibly
>>  tangential way you brought to mind recent experience with music therapy
>>  in the context of palliative care. Maybe (just maybe) the research
>>  associated with music therapy might offer something to aid you in your
>>  quest.
> The music therapist from the hospice who showed up at our place on the
> last
> day of my partner's life was playing some really soothing acoustic guitar.
> Its effect was to make us both more distraught since we just wanted him to
> go away and let us be alone together while the nurse was out getting
> morphine, but I assume it would help most people relax.  I think that the
> beat Patrick is hoping to subvert is about as far from that as you could
> possibly get and still be on an equal-tempered scale.
> Well, they're probably both in 4/4 too.
> Anyway, I think the best music can do for intelligence would be to get out
> of your mind's way and help you assimilate more knowledge a la the
> reputation of Mozart, which is something I don't really see happening at a
> club unless the knowledge you're looking for is how to get the barkeep's
> attention or perhaps how to have sex in public without getting busted,
> depending on the types of clubs one frequents.

Yes, this is my conundrum so to speak. Is it possible to subvert the
subconscious minds of people in such an environment and have DJ's happily
play said music and people happily listen to and therefore absorb it's

I have to also mention I am talking entirely about the
Britney/Miley/Florider/... club sound now.

IMO that is what modern pop music has become.

Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd.

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