“…Simone’s music can only be described as infectious and joyful. She has a gorgeous but unpretentious voice that summons up scenes of a sunny spring day. Simone’s vocals on the tracks are absolutely beautiful and remind me of Cyndi Lauper or Bjork, except much smoother without that nasally quality. Simone has a gift for delivering straightforward but heartwarming lyrics with an airy and fairy-like spirit to them…” Read more
“…#Mondays. If you’re having the kind of morning where you’d rather venture into virtual reality than deal with another email, the new music video by one of Seattle’s upcoming electro pop talents, Anne Simone, might provide some inspiration. You can see Simone dashing around Matrix-style inside of a motherboard in the music video for Digitize Me. She vogues like Janet Jackson in an all-black outfit wearing a Photoshopped blue wig, much like a video game character…” Read more
“…”Digitize Me” definitely has an uplifting feel to it while also featuring the various bleeps and blips of computerized tunes. Apparently the lyrics of the song make up a running computer program as well. Do you think you could figure it out?…” Read more
My first music video from Bittersweet EP. Enjoy!
or watch on YouTube. (you can change to HD setting, doesn’t always seem to default to that)
This song has a twist… The lyrics of the song make up a running computer program…
I was pondering on this well known quote “programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute” 1 and went ahead and applied it quite literally!
And I may also have been pondering on the wonderful complexity of being human and wishing sometimes we could be as simple as a computer program that ultimately boils down to 1s and 0s, true or false, yes or no…
And you may be wondering what does computer programming has anything to do with music. Well, when I am not creating music, I happen to create software. Somewhere between the musical keyboard and computer keyboard, the two worlds melded.
For the technically minded or just curious, the code/lyrics is available on GitHub.
And last but not least, for all the software engineers and code ninjas out there… Please note this was primarily a musical endeavor rather than a serious software engineering project. The program itself is trivial (prints an ASCII graphic on screen) and, oh my, there is no unit test! So, in this particular instance, please do as I say, not as I do, and test your code!
Small collection of songs, some on the sweet side, some on the bitter side, some a little bit of both. Dualities playing their part musically, as in life.
- Digitize Me
- Gone So Long
- Let the Heart
- Fire Rainbow
Thaddeus Turner, aka Thaddillac for the groovy guitar and bass!
Mir for the polish on the album art.
Can you spot… French and cat?