The University of Maryland Medical Center researchers had
study participants choose music that made them feel good and brought them
a sense of joy. It turned out that listening to their selections actually
caused tissue in the inner lining of blood vessels to dilate (or expand)
in order to increase blood flow. Specifically, the diameter of blood vessels
grew by 26 percent when a person listened to happy music.
I’m not suggesting that you replace exercise with music to
improve your heart health, but it’s still a cool factoid. Couple that
with my main man, Daniel Levitin’s research that shows that music can lift your
spirits, good music is obviously good “medicine.”
And you know what else is good for your circulation?
Laughter! What? Yeah, all those jokes at the gym actually improve my
“We had previously demonstrated that positive emotions, such
as laughter, were good for vascular health. So, a logical question was whether
other emotions, such as those evoked by music, have a similar effect,” says
principal investigatorMichael Miller, M.D., director of preventive
cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center and associate professor
of medicine at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine.
All this hard research simply underscores the real value to
a business in aligning itself with an All-Music radio station like Jazz 88.3.
You get the 'Halo Effect’ of listeners patronizing your business because they
appreciate your company helping us do what we do, coupled with the
fact that you are actually encouraging your customers’ cardiovascular health!
Wow, what a tremendous public service your business is doing.
Oh, by the way, listening to anxiety-triggering music
caused the diameter of the subject's blood vessels to decrease by
6 percent. So be careful what you listen to.
started feeling empathy for bass players many years ago when I realized that low-noters were replacing drummers in the
jokes that musicians like to tell. As a drummer, I was relieved when an old joke such as, "How do you
know when a stage is perfectly level? — the drummer is drooling from both corners of his
mouth," was changed to make bass players the objects of ridicule. But it also occurred to me that it was
a positive development for people to be thinking about bassists at all.
Among the adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week are the latest from stalwarts Eliane Elias and Wallace Roney, in addition to lots of new names. You can hear all of the New on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 this Monday, May 20, 2013 from 6 to 8 PM PT! The full list of the New is after the split, but here's Eliane Elias introducing her new Chet Baker tribute album "I Thought About You"...
Today, May 14, 2013 is, believe it or nutz, the 15th anniversary of the death of the Chairman of the Board, Ol’ Blue Eyes, the Hoboken Hurricane, the Ring-a-Ding-Ding Singer, the Saloon Tune Tycoon, the Sage of the Stage, the King Kong of Song, the Italian Rapscallion — for gawd’s sake, somebody stop me...
Wayne Riker: San Diego guitarist and TNJT alum has a new disc out, "Kindred Souls" (SD Troubadour Review), will break news on the upcoming 2014 CD already in the final planning stage, and a unique one-man show in the works, among other New Things!
Ben Wanicur: Another San Diegan, this time a bassist, making new music on his latest release "The Excluded Middle" which he will be releasing at a CD party on Friday, May 17 at Dizzy's San Diego (review and info on CD release show). We'll get to know Ben and chat about all this and more!