Syllojism is a bi-weekly, culture, and philosophy challenge podcast on the edge of chaos.
CHALLENGE: Compose an original piece of music.
Skr8 up, I hated this challenge.
I love my cohost and guest, but this challenge about killed me.
It had me so much in my feels, and that’s all I’m gonna say about it here. Maybe -MAY BE, I’ll discuss it in the Bonus content. I am really glad that my friend Zachariah Witcher joined us for this challenge. As difficult as it was, having a friend assess our Musical Intelligence made it better. Zach is an amazing musician, but I didn’t really know that until a few months into our friendship. We’d chat here are there at the skating rink, where we’d try and learn moves together, but then he invited me to one of his shows, and I’ll be damned he’s a real musician. Like goes on tour, nominated for a grammy bona fide musician.
I have to say, that I have quite a few musician friends, and I felt horrible choosing one over the other, but, friends, the truth is, Zach is better.
That or I literally see him every Sunday.
3:39 Natasha’s and Zach’s musical history
4:40 Brett’s fave - Primus
5:58 Music as a full-brain workout
9:23 Why Natasha hates the challenge
14:00 Michael Kiwanuka
16:57 Augustin Hadelich, FN Mecca, and why you can’t separate the artist from the Artist
19:30 Zach’s new business venture synthesizing live performances on already written music
25:03 Musician’s music vs radio music.
25:40 Nashville’s culture
29:31 Bretthoven’s Intellectual Jazz
36:33 Holly Herndon and Brett’s “music” tastes
37:20 Brett-ye’s Thicc corpus callosum and pseudosynesthesia
39:40 DIYS.com “study” that said learning an instrument can increase IQ by 10%
41:24 Perfect and Relative Pitch and the genetic leash of musicality
45:37 Writing lyrics
48:46 Benefits of working within constraints
54:18 The musicality of language
To assess our Verbal Intelligence, Bretthoven and I will write a 500-word essay about…verbal intelligence.