I started listening to the album yesterday on the youtube's unfortunately being a student isn't great finance wise so I'm waiting for my next pay day before I purchase the album. At first I was a unsure what I thought of the album, but after listening to the album pretty much all of yesterday it has grown on me. My favorite is Good morning Tuscon with my stealth favorite being Artificial heart. I am not a huge fan of Nobody loves you like me, but I loved it live, I don't know it just sounds a bit off compared to the live version. Also, I have no idea why but Now I am an Arsonist reminds me of Octopus..
Payday can't come fast enoush
Is time signature kind of the musical equivalent of poetic meter? And the difference between, say, 3/4 and 6/8 is just like the length of a line (e.g. trimeter vs. hexameter) and therefore not necessarily audible, and somewhat a matter of perspective/opinion/context/whatever?
Or is it just what I have if I get Father Time to autograph my watch?
Loving the music theory discussion -- can it be shifted here?
In case anyone hasn't clicked through, spoilers for symbols (and the only non-"under construction" link I found on the page after like twenty seconds of mouse-hovering) are here.
(Also, Tucson Diagnostics aren't any better than I am at consistently spelling "Tucson" correctly.)
ETA: this would've been lots more helpful if I'd, y'know, saved the results from the little quiz they made me take.
I did a whois, but thought I'd wait until somebody expressed a doubt before mentioning it. Ninja'd by @Bry!
Oh, I thought he set a timed car bomb* before going into the studio, so that it would explode during his broadcast and he could say what he needed to say just before and during the inferno. It doesn't seem like he leaves to set a fire during the broadcast. I presumed he intended to die in the blaze with everyone else. Well, maybe some or all of the others escaped, since they would have tried to get out rather than staying to give some insane message on camera.
* that's why the smoke comes from beyond his parking space. Was that 'behind' in some early performances, or did I just mishear it?
ETA: I'm imagining the studio has floor-to-ceiling windows in front of the presenters, which is how he sees the smoke and the billboard. I guess they'd have to be west-facing, though, so they don't get the sun in their eyes (presuming it has risen by the time they actually start filming) and this might make the studio impractical to use for other shows later in the day. In fact I suppose variable natural light would be a problem for any TV broadcast. But I don't think about the logistics of a field I've never been involved in when I'm listening to a song. Now you've ruined it for me! In protest, I'm going to go burn down a building with a tram bomb.
I really liked the idea the the song Artificial Heart was about joining a cult. It turns out the whole album is full of hidden messages about a cult created by Tucson Diagnostics.Sticking It To MyselfThis refers to when the Artificial Heart asserts itself as the dominant conciseness. This can happen on occasion, but fear not you are still in there and you have the ability to take back control. It's a great opportunity for growth.Artificial HeartWhen patients attain Level 1 they are implanted with a new "heart". This gives them the sense of a second consciousness. Everything will become clear. You are on the path to becoming the best that you can be.NemesesOne of the things that Tucson Diagnostics promotes is competition. You will not always know who this person is and if you give them an opportunity they will end you. Be vigilant. It also refers to the competition you will have with your Artificial Heart.The World Belongs to YouThe Lead Technician designed this program after many years of studing the Universe. He realized everything we thought we knew was wrong but he could prepare everyone for what is to come. Since attaining level 5 diagnostics he has become able to create a plan for everyone to better themselves. You can probably only get to level 4 even if you are completely dedicated but that pretty good and we don't really need more than one level 5 anyway.Today With Your WifeWhen you start diagnostics it's possible you will have to leave some things or people behind. They will be fine and would only stall your progress.Sucker PunchLife without an Artificial Heart is chaotic. Some people will disappoint you others will use you like a windup toy. Receiving an Artificial Heart will make other people thoughts and demands irrelevant to you. Glasses
There is no shame in altering your body to circumvent its limitations.Je Suis Rick SpringfieldOne of the more famous patients is rock legend Rick Springfield; isn't he awesome? Did you know he speaks French?.Alone at HomeA prime candidate for an Artificial Heart. The sooner he starts testing the sooner he will be able to pursue his own dreams.FraudOften an Artificial Heart will act like an analyst and force you to question your thoughts and actions. This is essential to the process Good Morning TucsonThis information is only for those that have attained level 4. The Artificial Heart is not just to help better yourself it's also a second soul, yep souls are real. Also Cthulhu is coming to tear the world apart but fear not he can’t eat two souls in one body and all that money you paid us was used to build a great bomb shelter. The end of the world will as we know it will be pretty bad you will have all the tools you need to continue one once Cthulhu has had his fill.Now I Am An ArsonistAnother depiction of a relationship with an Artificial Heart. Before she received the Artificial Heart her life felt unfulfilled, dying a little each day. When she began testing she saw the Artificial Heart as something to aspire to. Once they were joined the change had begun. She rose to the height of the Artificial Heart burning away here old life.Down TodayThis is an example of another successful bonding. Again the feeling is floating above everyone and throwing away what was keeping you down.DissolveSometime receiving an Artificial Heart is overwhelming. Your whole outlook on life will change and you will have to abandon your normal routines. It will take some time to adjust but when you do enjoy everything more and you will hardly notice the heart is there. In the end you will want everyone to have an Artificial Heart.Nobody Loves You Like MeContinuing on with the idea that the Artificial Heart is a distinct person implanted inside you. Someday you may want to leave the organization but it's not so easy since the Artificial Heart never wants to leave. This song describes the tale of one such defector that tried to get the Artificial Heart drunk when the attendants tried to find him in his room that evening he had fled into the night. Unfortunately he got so drunk suppressing the Artificial Heart he didn't look while running down the street and was hit by a car.Still Alive/Want You GoneThe content here isn't particularly relevant since they take place in the future but isn't it interesting that Aperture Science and Tucson Diagnostics are both obsessed with constant testing? The StacheA mustache is required here at Tucson Diagnostics. Why you might ask? Because they're awesome. To the ladies( and some men) who can't grow a regulation stache, fear not we have the solution you were looking for. It’s like Rogaine but for your upper lip.