Sunday, March 29, 2009

Ceedeeomancy

Today I've been practising ceedeeomancy, a form of predicting the future using the shuffle option on a CD player. To do this you pick an album, select shuffle and interpret the playing order. The portents from David Bowie's "Hunky Dory" were all excellent. With repeat on, "Changes" came right at the end and then right away again so that's big changes at the end of the year.

The experience gave me another idea. A quick way of making a concept album without going to the trouble of writing and recording is to take an existing album and write new lyrics for all of the songs, perhaps re-ordering them to assist the story. I'd like to do that for "A Night at the Opera" by Queen.

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