I started dabbling around writing my own controller for minim-server (especially with the songkong metadata) but more interesting metadata is a sometimes problem.
So I came to think of the old bullsh*t generator, the ChatGPT. I integrated it into my app but you can just install any ChatGPT-client and ask away. Integration just give the slight advantage of automatically indentifying current song and album.
Examples below are with GPT 3.5. There are some problems with what they call hallicunations (ChatGPT inventing its own facts). The claim is v4 will reduce this. I thought Brian Wilson produced Pet Sounds or was George Martin involved?
One classical and one pop example:
Playing a track on a xenakis album I asked: tell me more about this work and list the names of the performers? And got the answer:
“Dikhthas” is a composition by the renowned Greek composer Iannis Xenakis. It is a complex work for solo violin and solo percussion that showcases Xenakis’ interest in using mathematical and scientific principles to create music.
This particular recording of “Dikhthas” features the violinist Irvine Arditti and percussionist Steven Schick. The album with catalogue no. WER61782 is titled “Xenakis: Arditti String Quartet, Schick Percussion Ensemble” and was released by the Wergo label in 1991.
The album features a selection of Xenakis’ works, including “Pleiades,” “Peaux,” and “Rebonds.” It is considered a landmark recording in the interpretation of Xenakis’ music, particularly for the precision and intensity of the performances by Arditti and Schick.
Overall, “Dikhthas” and the other works on this album represent some of the most challenging and innovative music of the 20th century, and continue to inspire and challenge musicians and audiences alike.
On playing Lucy on Sgt Pepper I asked: tell me more about this song, list all the players, list ten other albums the producer produced. And got:
The current track you are listening to is “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” from the iconic album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Released in 1967, the album marked a significant milestone in the history of popular music, with its groundbreaking concept and innovative musical style.
“Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” is a surreal and psychedelic masterpiece that showcases the genius of John Lennon’s songwriting and the band’s unparalleled musical talents. The track features a mesmerizing melody, dreamy harmonies, and intricate instrumentation that include distorted guitars, a swirling organ, and an Indian tambura.
The song’s lyrics were inspired by a drawing that John’s son Julian made of a classmate named Lucy, and it has been the subject of much speculation and controversy regarding its supposed references to LSD. Nevertheless, the song’s enduring popularity and influence in popular culture are undeniable.
The players on “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” are John Lennon on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Paul McCartney on harmony vocals and bass, George Harrison on lead guitar, Ringo Starr on drums, and session musicians Jimmie Nicol and Mal Evans on percussion and sound effects.
The album was produced by Sir George Martin, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest producers in the history of popular music. Martin produced numerous classic albums for The Beatles, including “Revolver,” “Rubber Soul,” and “The White Album.” He also produced many other legendary artists, such as Elton John, Jeff Beck, and Celine Dion, among others.
Here are ten other albums that George Martin produced:
- “Pet Sounds” by The Beach Boys
- “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” by Elton John
- “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” by David Bowie
- “Tug of War” by Paul McCartney
- “In My Life” by Judy Collins
- “Rattle That Lock” by David Gilmour
- “Living in the Material World” by George Harrison
- “All Things Must Pass” by George Harrison
- “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player” by Elton John
- “Songs in the Key of Life” by Stevie Wonder.