S17: JHH Lowengard - Ada Went to the Library // A Fresh Start
"She read some books, she walked around."
I would not normally post on a Sunday, but have decided to as I have something to report anyway and I might as well write something up at the same time. We'll come to that a little later. First, a little about the song.
JHH Lowengard has a peculiar little corner of the Internet where occasionally things pop up. It is well worth a look. Jhhl can also be found at one of my favourite haunts: WFMU.org. This song is from a small group of tracks written for his then 0-1 year old daughter, Ada, with his wife, Nancy Graham. As is quite often the case with these things, I cannot recall exactly how I came about the site. It could have been via the 365 Days Project, it could have been by some other avenue. A full set of MP3s is available from this page.
There is a potential video for this entry, but I'll only be linking to the page itself from here. This is Love is So Sweet: A short animated video by JHHL, Nancy and Ada.
I will, starting tomorrow, be running the S+7 Method from scratch. This follows from a talk with a friend about the merits of the system as a process of selection. He quite correctly pointed out that it is not a perfect system as it is not an all-inclusive sorting method and looping can occur quickly in some lists, especially small ones. I have been looking for fresh ways to apply this constraint on various aspects of my day-to-day life, such as selecting films to watch, books to read, even food from menus and have found plenty of occasions where items have been left out of S+7 arrangements. As a consequence the decision has been made instead to run a reductive S+7 system.
Besides this, I plan to be a little more open about the iteration of each step within the system so there is no doubt as to the methodology.
All songs hosted will be made available for 14 days only. They are designed to serve as samples, so if you like the music, throw some support the artists' way - it's how the music keeps on being made. If you are, or represent, an artist and/or own the rights to any music here and wish files removed, fire an email my way - splus7 AT liveDOT com (you ought to be able to derive an email address from that lot) - and I'll see to it that links to those files that concern you disappear.
The S+7 Method is an Oulipian constraint used to create new texts from existing works by replacing words with the next same word type - nouns, verbs, etc. - 7 on in a word list, usually a dictionary.
I shall apply a variation of this constraint to my music collection.
Eiron Page can also be found doing odd things in Benrikland.