In a study, people chose an array of warm colors to accompany the upbeat songs and darker, grayer, bluer colors to go with the more somber ones.
True fact, I wrote a paper on rhetoric used in music (focusing on Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima and some other thing I can’t remember) and this one dude wrote his composition using conventional notation, but instead of tempo/expressive markings he colored the notation different colors depending on how he wanted it played. He found that the majority of musicians assigned a bright, energetic tone to notes colored yellow, orange, etc. and a deep, dark tone to notes colored blue, purple, etc.
So we have this collective conscious (collective emotion? collective emotive?) thing going on when it comes to colors.
Damn that’s pretty cool.
Also, I wrote all this without reading whatever the link leads to haha whoops.
Ella Fitzgerald was not allowed to play at Mocambo because of her race. Then, one of Ella’s biggest fans made a telephone call that quite possibly changed the path of her career for good. Here, Ella tells the story of how Marilyn Monroe changed her life:
“I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt… she personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night. She told him – and it was true, due to Marilyn’s superstar status – that the press would go wild. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard. After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.”
jesus christ this is so much better than all of the “you don’t have to be size zero!!!!!” and “i don’t mind living in a man’s world if i can be a woman!!!!!!!” bullshit related to marilyn monroe i see.