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Not-Hiatus: Phoenix’s Esoteric Ramblings on Music

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Photo Cred: Rikki Knight

This post is the last of five chapters in my not-hiatus series. Basically, I’ve fed the first few lines of some Casters’ Court chapters into an AI network to see what it comes up with. In this alternate-universe version of chapter five, Phoenix explains the true experience of music . . . which, to be honest, sounds a lot like what she’d actually say if I’d have let her keep rambling about the subject in the chapter.


Earth music has nothing on Uruan music.

Frustrated, I yank out my ear buds and throw them to the desk. Sometimes the halfhearted replacement fills some of the void, but other times, it just seems so hollow and empty. Even if Uruan music was still, at its core, music, it always had a way of engaging all five senses. The best type was almost like a drug, seeming to completely bypass the ears and strike straight at the brain, so powerfully that it would momentarily disorient you, making you wonder which of the senses you were even experiencing.

Humans always say that their music can do that too, but they just don’t understand. They don’t know whether they’re hallucinating or seeing things, or thinking they’re hearing music. So while it may not exist for most people, or be the same for everyone, they still hear it.

When you hear it, it’s not a hallucinating experience, but it certainly isn’t a very pleasant way of thinking.

It’s also not the music you just heard, although it does sound like music. In fact, the sound of it being loud might seem like just another sound in that room.

The sound of the music is actually the brain’s response to it.

You might hear voices inside the song, or even hear the sounds you’re hearing, or it might be just your own “worrying thoughts” about music.

The most likely thing for someone to think about is the music.

It’s how the musician’s mind works and the way it operates when the sound is loud.

Now that’s a lot more relevant to you than just how music works inside your head, doesn’t it?

You probably have some of those songs you like playing from time to time, but I wonder if there’s a link to the mind behind them?

I bet they’d love to hear an honest recording.

In these songs, it’s clear that they’re saying “Hey, let’s take some time and hear each other’s voices together and listen to one another’s ideas and tell jokes like you did during our recording, too…” The listener gets to hear, too, what you and me think during the recording.

Maybe it’s all the “giddy energy” of a few moments during the recording that brings the musician closer to making the song sound, instead of just trying to write it into a song that works. If so, that’d be cool.

And if it isn’t so, there’s still a lot you can do to improve the music, too.


Well, this concludes my not-hiatus series! I’ll be back for real next week to discuss the kickoff of NaNo season (because HOW did it become October so soon?). I hope you enjoyed these AI ramblings (I certainly did) and look forward to hearing about some NaNoWriMo shenanigans!

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