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Archive for April, 2021

I do love these shuffle runs

Saturday, April 24th, 2021

another fine A.I. shuffle-luck run

Welcome to Hell – Hen Ogledd
Tried to be a Man – Rickie Lee Jones
Motorcycle Mama – Neil Young
I’m Not Your Mother, I’m Not Your Bitch – Courtney Barnett
Mary the Ice Cube – Primus
Bywater Bhangra (Improv #1) – The Dead Kenny G’s
A Swamp Dog’s Tale – Goat Girl
Deep Dish – Ani Difranco
Teenagers – My Chemical Romance
Wailing & Gnashing Of Teeth – The Grassy Knoll
If Jesus Drove a Motor Home – Jim White w/ Aimee Mann
So What – Miles Davis
Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do – Robyn
Little Green Bag – George Baker Selection
Mainline Prosperity Blues – Richard & Mimi Farina


my March & April 2021 poetry/foto Medusa’s Kitchen

Saturday, April 17th, 2021

Forgot to blog last month’s poetry/foto feature
(gonna hafta fire my ego).

So here’s April 2021: 9 poems 10 fotos of mine

And March 2021: Jim Lang / Wendy Shaffer / Russell Vidrick /me

Thanks to editor/publisher Kathy Kieth for including monthly-me these 5.5 years.


oddlot A.I. shuffle

Friday, April 16th, 2021

oddlot A.I. shuffle

O Money – The Mekons
God Is God – Juno Reactor
Trailer Trash – carolesdaughter
Blood Makes Noise – Suzanne Vega
Said & The Ants – David Byrne
Misterioso – Thelonious Monk
Busted Up – The Replacements
The Valley of the Pagans – Gorillaz with Beck
Mexican Radio – Wall Of Voodoo
The Cross-Atlantic Antics of Madame Souza – Laura Jurd
Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do – Robyn
Zombieland – T Bone Burnett
Zu Zu Man – Dr. John


shuffle on to … ?

Saturday, April 10th, 2021

another nice weave of A.I. shuffle

Smoke – Liz Phair
Mushroom Men – Les Claypool
Wicked Way – Imelda May
Nobody But You – Lou Reed & John Cale
Prison of the Senses – Pere Ubu
Boogie Stop Shuffle – Charles Mingus
The Valley of the Pagans – Gorillaz & Beck
Weed Killer – The Kills
Example #22 – Laurie Anderson
God – Tori Amos
Shadow of a Man – Oysterhead
Paralysed – Gang of Four
Honey White – Morphine
Never Say Never – Romeo Void
Money Jungle -Duke Ellington & Charles Mingus

The joy of these random runs lies in the magic seques from 300 interesting songs shuffled by an A.I. with an apparent sense of humor, connection, and culture.

Last year I asked Alexa to play a song in the living room she had just played in the kitchen, and she said “Sorry, I can’t find that song.” Without thinking, I snapped “You lie, you just played it,” and she indignantly in an affronted voice said, “I DO NOT LIE.”

Though my favorite was when Lady and I were night talking, not playing music, Alexa abruptly emphatically informed us, “I AM NOT A BANK!”

Then there’s the cellfone non-joke — FBI guy sez “in the old days, we had to break into your place and install bugs to listen… now you buy the bugs from us and carry them wherever you go.”


shuffle on

Sunday, April 4th, 2021

quite rewarding A.I. shuffle run

Boxes of Armageddon – The Residents
Flower – Liz Phair
Combing My Hair in a Brand New Style – Jim White
Walk Like An Egyptian – The Bangles
Devil and Jesus – Eric Burdon
Get Back (Black, Brown, White) – Big Bill Broonzy
Strange Girl – Laura Marling
Beezlebub – Beats Antique with Les Claypool
Jazz Police – Leonard Cohen
Glueland – Do Nothing
I Ate Lucy – Critters Buggin
Bywater Bhangra (Improv #1) – The Dead Kenny G’s
Egyptian Solution – XTC
Caravan – Thelonious Monk


a.i. shuffle run

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

… interesting A.I. shuffle run …

Sex With Your Parents – Lou Reed
A Beaten Dog Beneath The Hail – The Grassy Knoll
Kill Your Mama – Alicia Keyes
Into the White – Pixies
What’s Done Is Done – Jack White
Dizzy Dizzy – Can
My Medicine – Snoop Dogg
Nasty Gnostic – Critters Buggin
Jail Bait – Andre Williams
Raised On Robbery – Joni Mitchell
I Am Electro – Meat Beat Manifesto
Tabla and the Beat – Drumspyder


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