Village Books & Music pop-up store to open at Ward Village – Pacific Business News

Shop local for books and music, and support our libraries!

https://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2021/02/23/ward-village-pop-up-music-and-books-store-opens.html

PS

You can also read local authors and support the Aina Haina and Kapolei Public Libraries by buying the newest Hawaii Fiction Writers’ anthology, Kissing Frogs and Other Quirky Fairy Tales. It’s fun and funny!

A quote slightly-tweaked for writers

“To gain mastery over reality is to create a mythology worth living for. Your head is the space from which all meaning derives. It is the shaman’s – and writer’s/artist’s/musician’s [my addition] – role to shine light on that meaning in order, like a wind-up doll, to make you go.” – Thomas T. Hills

BBC – Culture – Is this the world’s first good robot album?

10 or 15 years ago, I had a copy of a DOS program (poem.exe) that generated short poems. Some were good, most boring, some meaningless rubbish. (I think the @poem.exe Twitter account is using dear old poem.exe with a human deciding what to tweet.)

So as someone who’s better at writing lyrics for an existing melody than writing a melody for existing lyrics … interesting tool.

But I always remember that what sells the music industry giant’s idea of music isn’t the music. It’s sex. So when they feed specialist-AI-generated lyrics into specialist-AI-generated melody into specialist-AI-generated avatars – will the domination of musical sex machines like Beyoncé finally be broken?

Only when the avatar looks and acts like her.

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180112-is-this-the-worlds-first-good-robot-album