All kinds of studies are coming out lately. At least they’re getting press in the news. Here’s a couple of my recent favorites. One states that being smart is bad for your health. The other states that having some light white noise (i.e. a fan) going to help you sleep is also bad for you. Seriously, that’s two extremely oddball studies.
First, I can’t possibly fathom how being smart is going to deteriorate your health. The only connection I could envision is based on stress. I understand that thinking about matters can lead to stress and stress can lead to a breakdown in health. However, I’m not so sure that smart people are the only ones who can think themselves to stress.
Second, I know that working with sound at high level can be bad for your hearing. However, I can’t understand how white noise can cause issues with brain function while sleeping. I’ve slept with a fan pretty much all my life. It was a necessity in New York to drown out the city noises. I’m so used to it now that it’s harder to sleep without it. Though I will try. I don’t believe my reasoning or brain function has suffered because of fan noise though. I could be wrong. Maybe I could have been another Einstein or something if only I hadn’t used a fan.
Beyond those wacky studies we’re being told of more doom and gloom in the news all the time. I really can’t understand how people who own TVs can sit through watching them. I wonder if it’s a reason as to why I have a much more positive outlook on things. Since I’m not being bombarded with the boobtube and all it’s predictions of destruction.
Speaking of destruction… How volatile is a Gasoline Rainbow? What exactly is a gasoline rainbow? Is it gas raining from the sky under the sun? Or is it the outward line of ignition as gas ignites and creates an arcing wave of blue behind a yellow flame? All good questions. All need answers that are not provided in the lyrics of this song. But the song itself has a cool quality.
From the moment it opens you know there’s a weight to the song. The heavy doubled acoustic guitar riff is sailing along. When the vocal hits you’re aware that it’s also got weight. A seriousness. I really like when the distorted guitars kick in. I wish the drums had kicked in hard there too, but I can appreciate the arrangement.
There’s certainly an epic quality about the song.
I almost feel the hook is You Pretend Everything is Alright. That’s the line that really sticks with me. As we should all know, not all songs have the hook as the title.
I also like the modeled B3 that ends the tune.
This is a good road trip song. Add it to your collection.