The Familiar

January 27, 2015 8:54 AM

Have you talked to your child about the dangers of smooth jazz fractals?

The ideal: a never-ending series of sections, each twice as long as the last, and somehow an elaboration of it, but never exactly repeating.

Here I only managed one level of doubling from 16 to 32 bars and a hint of the next section before I decided to turn away with my sanity intact.

posted by mubba (5 comments total)

I enjoy the insanity of this pursuit and the convincing smooth-jazziness of it all.
posted by edlundart at 12:26 AM on January 29, 2015

I can totally hear the voiceover work by Pat Sajak and Vanna White from the PS3 "Wheel of Fortune" game playing at random over this track. It is brilliant.
posted by grumpybear69 at 7:30 AM on January 30, 2015

I like this a lot, because it sounds like it was written by a very enthusiastic artificial intelligence. Like if Data from ST:TNG had listened to too much Weather Channel Music and was inspired to create a smooth jazz masterpiece. I can see the rest of the crew hating it but being very tactful and encouraging. Well, I like it genuinely, Data. Play it again, and please make more like it! Weather on the Eights was never so much fun.
posted by not_on_display at 11:58 PM on February 7, 2015

Oh man, I so want to see that episode.
Riker (annoyed): Data, I don't get it. Why have you been subjecting yourself over and over to this mild background music from late 20th-century automated meteorological forecasts?

Data: Now I am confused, Commander. It was you, just 17.43 days ago, who suggested I might enjoy a form of 20th-century music called Weather Report.

posted by mubba at 10:14 AM on February 8, 2015 [2 favorites]

(Also, I love that "the rest of the crew hating it but being very tactful and encouraging" pretty aptly describes Mrs. Mubba's reaction as I slogged through this exercise.)
posted by mubba at 10:20 AM on February 8, 2015

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