[Dixielandjazz] Re: Have you had your Ions lately?

Russ Guarino 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.

Russ Guarino

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".
> Cheers,
> Steve
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