Bit of a short and silly post today!
If you read my post yesterday, you’ll know about Beyond the Fence, a computer generated musical. Drawing from a sample of the most popular musicals of all time, this experiment combines science and the arts.
By all accounts, it sounds like an interesting idea. Then in a slightly feverish, cough syrup induced dream, I had a brain wave: what would musicals look like, were they originally written by a computer?
So, I’ve rewritten some of well known musicals and a few songs, using the ‘helpful’ thesaurus function in Word to come up with suggested replacements. I say ‘helpful’, because as any English-Literature-students-who-have-tried-to-come-up-with-a-more-clever-sounding-sentence will know, it doesn’t work. Very well. At all!
And this is where this post came from! See if you can guess them and feel free to post some more of your own puns below.
Violinist on the Garage
Caress Me, Kate
In the Altitudes
The Lion Monarch
The Paperback of Mormon
The Sound of Song
The Ghost of the Opera
Sweeney Todd: the Wizard Stylist of Fleet Street