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Y9W19 Born on a Blue Day

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Born on a blue day
Call it luck or fate
It might seem unusual
To think numbers as beautiful
Each one is special
Each in its color, texture, and shape
Born on a blue day
Who can relate?

Born on a blue day
4 is quiet and shy
Like specs of dust filled with sunlight
Watch number 32 shine
11 is friendly
While 9 is big and dark and blue
You might be wondering
What number are you

To me no two are same
Each is unique with its own personality.
Living and breathing
Do you see?
Can you see?
Can you believe?

Born on a blue day
Sensory overload
To walk the landscapes of the mind
Takes a fractured soul


   
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Pretty freaky! This song is about synaesthesia, yes, no, maybe?
Unusual rhythms and unusual language.
I like the images conjured up by the descriptions of the numbers.
The final couplet sounds very deep and poetic... but now that it's over I'm not sure if the song was very deep or meaningful itself?
Anyway, keep up the innovation... I rate this song... purple out of 10!


   
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This song is about synaesthesia, yes, no, maybe?
Yes.......Daniel Tammet

"Born on a Blue Day" is the title of his first book (autobiography).
This unique first-person account offers a window into the mind of a high-functioning, 27-year-old British autistic savant with Asperger's syndrome. Tammet's ability to think abstractly, deviate from routine, and empathize, interact and communicate with others is impaired, yet he's capable of incredible feats of memorization and mental calculation. Besides being able to effortlessly multiply and divide huge sums in his head with the speed and accuracy of a computer, Tammet, the subject of the 2005 documentary Brainman, learned Icelandic in a single week and recited the number pi up to the 22,514th digit, breaking the European record. He also experiences synesthesia, an unusual neurological syndrome that enables him to experience numbers and words as "shapes, colors, textures and motions."
http://www.amazon.com/Born-Blue-Day-Extraordinary-Autistic/dp/1416535071

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Tammet

Unusual rhythms and unusual language.

I thought the subject would give a lot of artistic license :wink:
I like the images conjured up by the descriptions of the numbers.......The final couplet sounds very deep and poetic... but now that it's over I'm not sure if the song was very deep or meaningful itself?
Nothing original from me. I just arranged and rearranged his words......All the information I got straight from his quotes and interviews, but I was fascinated enough to order his two books to read more about him.
I rate this song... purple out of 10!
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks for the listen and post :D

James


   
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That's a fascinating syndrome.
The number 9 is big, bold and blue . . .
4 is a timid number . . .
6 is a weak number . . .

I wonder if other people with the same syndrome associate the same characteristics with the same number.

It's the rock that gives the stream its music . . . and the stream that gives the rock its roll.


   
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I wonder if other people with the same syndrome associate the same characteristics with the same number.
Good question. Would it be more or less remarkable to you if other people with the same syndrome associate the same characteristics with the same number? What would you hypothesize on the subject?


   
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Very interesting topic and song.


   
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jamestoffee
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Hi MrEWorm,

Thanks for the listen and post :D

James


   
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Would it be more or less remarkable to you if other people with the same syndrome associate the same characteristics with the same number? What would you hypothesize on the subject?
It would be very remarkable to me to find that out.
It would suggest that numbers alone is a way of communicating that is hard-wired into us . . .
Similar to the way certain sounds are pleasing or irritating to us?
It could be a universal language . . . but I'm just speculating more than hypothesizing.

It's the rock that gives the stream its music . . . and the stream that gives the rock its roll.


   
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