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:
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.