Saturday, January 21, 2017

Music and mastery

I'm mostly posting this because I love what Leo Moracchioli does, and this video is one of my particular favorites. But can you estimate the two men's ranks in the socio-sexual hierarchy?


Leo tends to strike me as a Beta. Betas have the most fun, tend to be highly competent, and have a playful side that trumps any need to be The Man or look cool. His friend, on the other hand, engages in classic Sigma behavior, sending false signals and laying low before "unexpectedly" ripping off an impressive display of complete mastery. Now, it's almost impossible to reliably judge a man by a single observation, but it's the combination of faux gamma silliness with the brief "yeah, that's right, bitches" gesture at the end that tends to spell Sigma.

Note too the lack of need for any billing or tokens of "respect". But I could be wrong. Perhaps he's just a talented Delta who is confident in his one true talent. Anyhow, it's a great remake.

9 comments:

Flyover Pilgrim said...

I like this version better than the mud-sharking Adele version...

Sean Carnegie said...

He's billed as "Ft. Pete Cottrell" on some vids and the title on the Apple iTunes file, not on others.

Agree with Flyover: it's better than Adele's.

Crossphased said...

Is mastery more important for Sigma's than alphas, generally?

-Crossphased

Daniel said...

I can see a bit of Viidad in Leo.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ1OWEnNlHs

Nate73 said...

A star trek episode featuring some gamma maleness. In the end, the whiny gamma turns out to be right!

http://sfdebris.com/videos/startrek/v860.php

Daniel Zapata said...

he's more likely to be Sigma than Gamma b/c his arms looks like he lifts.

VFM #7634 said...

We all know about Gammas who manage to hide their natures for a time, only to have it leak out (Ted Cruz, etc.), but I can easily imagine the flipside, i.e., that Sigmas very often come off as Gammas at first glance, until such point as the Sigma makes it obvious he really does have a relaxed, DGAF attitude that a Gamma would not.

Note too the lack of need for any billing or tokens of "respect". But I could be wrong. Perhaps he's just a talented Delta who is confident in his one true talent.

"Sigma-like Delta"

A star trek episode featuring some gamma maleness. In the end, the whiny gamma turns out to be right!

@Nate73
That episode was most likely written by a Gamma.

Russell Newquist said...

I can easily imagine the flipside, i.e., that Sigmas very often come off as Gammas at first glance

There's a lot of overlap between Gamma and Sigma. There's a reason Vox hates Gammas so much.

VFM #7634 said...

@Russell

I see it as more of a flipped polarity, like an electron versus a positron. They may look the same, but their spin, charge, and overall wiring are backwards from each other, and they blow up if they meet.

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