The return of the random Sun Ra title generator

Since it’s the summer, I’ve been indulging myself a bit. On my very first website, back in 1996, I wrote a goofy piece of software to generate song titles in the distinctive, cosmic style of Sun Ra–an attempt to imitate the inimitable, of course, but still entertaining (to me, anyway). I forgot about it for a long time, but it popped back to mind recently on a long bus ride, and I decided to recreate it. Random generator technology has advanced some since then, so it was not too hard to do. And the result is still a source of nearly endless amusement for this Sun Ra fan. Here it is, press the More button as many times as you want:

The Random Sun Ra Title Generator

One of the fun little things about life in Beijing is that you can see Sun Ra almost everyday–it’s part of the logo of a major brand of electric bikes. I still get a kick out of this.

SunRaBikeStore

2 Comments

  1. Here are some choice early results from the random generator. The gift that keeps on giving…

    Tone Lightning
    The Prophecy Equation
    An Endless Rhythm
    The Wilderness Nebula
    A Golden Tomorrow
    The Other Mysterious Thing
    Dark Loneliness
    Abstract Egyptian Sounds
    The Dawn Vibration
    Nowhere World
    From Beautiful Darkness
    The Endless Spheres
    A Black Secret
    Of Deep Thunder

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  2. A few more that I enjoyed:

    The Dream Overtones
    Outside The Stars
    The Romance Of An Unknown Image
    The Changing Sky
    Music Of A New Soul
    Immeasurable One
    An Egyptian Otherness
    Of Shadows And Science
    Fate Of A Living Voice
    The Solar Planes
    Of Endless Forms
    The Loneliness Zone
    The Eternal Day

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