Ignorance is bliss, but knowledge is power. I'm still trying to work out that little dilemma.
I can't count the oddly timed break from "Black Dog" in ANY format. Can't get it by ear, can't count it in my head. I can HEAR it in my head, but I can't count it. I saw sheet music for it once, but it looked wrong. It's like a warp in the space-time continuum.
The flip side: I jammed once with a piano player who learned Billy Joel's "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)" with one measure of 7/8 tucked into the instrumental break....
"You can't write a chord ugly enough to say what you want to say sometimes, so you have to rely on a giraffe filled with whipped cream." - Frank Zappa