Between the Russiagate Season 3 finale and Jussie Smollett’s remarkable good fortune, let this week be a reminder that for our all our Information Age smugness people are as gullible as they always have been. Conmen have no trouble finding customers for their snake oil (or cheap online Viagra) and with the right
But let’s take a break from all that today. It’s Friday. Let’s talk about a different type of fakery.
Here we are, on the verge of artificial intelligence being able to write music.
This begs the question: Is music produced simply by an algorithim really art? It’s a fascinating debate to have. For my part, I don’t see why it’s any less “art” than today’s bland pop music which is scientifically created according to the predictable notes and hooks coupled with uninspired and repetitive lyrics. It all makes Milli Vanilli look like Salieri.
This week, let’s have some full disclosure with these categories.
- Christopher Steele’s Playlist – Music that is overproduced, fake, designed to be consumed rather than appreciated, etc. Any pop song fits.
- Colludin’ and Obstructin’ – Songs of cheaters busted, liars exposed, justice done.
- Exoneration – Songs of truth and candor. May influence your views about life and make you wiser or at least think of things in a new way. There’s some good in this world, Mr Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for.
And here’s why, unlike music, today’s news media could never be replaced by artificial intelligence.
Only two this week. Well. Dedications for the most dedicated. You get songs of truth.
WVR: New Ways to Fail by Sarah Shook and the Disarmers.
Santino: Feels Like A Lie by Joywave
One for pfluffy though. She needs a pick-me-up: River of Deceit by Mad Season