Sweetness, I Was Only Joking


A few months back, the Independent had an article about neurobiologists at University College London who were studying the physical nature of hate. After conducting their experiments, these scientists discovered that the “hate circuit” in the brain was located in the putamen and the insula — the exact same regions activated by feelings of romantic love. No way!

In fact, their scans revealed only one major difference between the two emotional states: “Large parts of the cerebral cortex — associated with judgement and reasoning — become de-activated during love, whereas only a small area is deactivated in hate.” Science, you are killing me!

And once again lighting up my own worn and beleaguered putamen and insula, The Rolling Stones. This is me on acoustic, recorded live on Jeff Cobb’s KALX radio show, back in the Berkeley days. I think this later became the very first song the All Girl Band played at our very first gig.

Mixed Emotions (Jagger/Richards)

One Reply to “Sweetness, I Was Only Joking”

  1. I tried sampling the room tone from the silence during the pre-song chatter to get rid of the funky AC hum. I used that to train Audacity’s noise filter and then I applied it to the whole song. The noise filter filtered out the hum just fine, but it also filtered out the guitar, and made Philip sound like he was singing on the Voice of America rather than on KALX in Berkeley.

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