[Dixielandjazz] Re: Have you had your Ions lately?
russg at redshift.com
Mon Nov 10 16:58:11 PST 2003
I have read that the positive and negative ions also affect people. Dry winds result in high concentration of negative ions that results in restlessness and agitation.
Stephen Barbone wrote:
> > "Bill Gunter" <jazzboard at hotmail.com> wrote (polite snip)
> > You teachers (retired and otherwise) will bear me out, I'm sure, when I
> > mention that during dry windy days in the autumn, (I mean really dry and
> > windy) the kids in your classrooms tend to go absolutely bonkers.
> > I do believe that these links exist even if I can't reasonably esplain them.
> > What impact does this have on music? Good question.
> Aha. A very astute observation. Dry & Windy absolutely DOES have an affect on much of the animal life living on earth. We see it all the time with our horses. We have all
> probably seen it with our kids. We see it all around us.
> The reason is, I think, associated with barometric pressure changes from low to high. So when the animals have been in a "low" pressure situation for a few days, they are
> relatively calm. Then, a nice "high" comes whistling in. Pressure goes up, a little wind, a little dry, and the animals get very frisky.
> At our ages, Martha and I are very careful around the horses when that high pressure weather system comes after a low. We have a saying about it. "Look out, the wind will be up
> their butts today."
> So, forget the moon, check the barometric pressure. When it's high, you're high.
> Musical content: "When You're Smiling".
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