Happy New Year!

“Should olde acquaintance be forgot, yadda yadda yadda.

Hey there, music lovers. Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s almost 2023? Time flies when you’re constantly refreshing the same three tabs on your Internet browser and pretending you have a life outside your basement.

But seriously, we hope this new year brings you all the good vibes, happiness, and new music that you deserve. We know it’s been a rough year for everyone but let’s leave 2022 in the past and embrace the fresh start that 2023 has to offer.

We also want to give a big thank you to all of our readers for sticking with us through thick and then (mostly thin, let’s be real). Your support means the world to us and we can’t wait to share even more music with you in the coming year.

Here’s to a (hopefully) better 2023! Let’s make it a good one.

I leave you here with a blues song that I – wrote? (Stay till the end).

Verse 1:

I met her in a honky tonk town
She was sittin’ all alone
Her eyes were blue and her hair was brown
I knew I had to take her home

Chorus:

But she was a faithless woman
Leavin’ me feelin’ low
I turn to whiskey to drown my sorrows
As I hit the road and go

Verse 2

We hit the road and we had some fun
But she couldn’t stay true
She was always lookin’ for the next thrill
Leavin’ me feelin’ blue

Chorus:

But she was a faithless woman
Leavin’ me feelin’ low
I turn to whiskey to drown my sorrows
As I hit the road and go

Verse 3

I tried to change her ways
But she just couldn’t be true
Now I’m left with a broken heart
As I wander this world all alone

Chorus:

But she was a faithless woman
Leavin’ me feelin’ low
I turn to whiskey to drown my sorrows
As I hit the road and go

In November of 2022, an AI-based chatbot named ChatGBT was released. Professors are wary of it as they are concerned their students will use it to create essays. I say they’ll do it the old-fashioned way – by paying for it.

Why do I mention this? Because every single word of this post from ‘Hey Music Lovers’ down to the entire song was created by ChatGBT. I didn’t write a single word until ‘In November of 2022.’

For the happy new year thing, I told ChatGBT to “Write a friendly but snarky post for the readers of a music blog wishing them a happy new year.” A reader told me my blog was ‘friendly but snarky’ and I thought, hmm, yeah.

For the song, I said, “Write a blues song involving a faithless woman, whiskey, and being on the road.

Worried about our new robot overlords taking over? You shouldn’t be. Everything will be just fine. Ha ha ha. MOO-ha-ha-ha-ha!

24 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. Wow! As I started reading your post, similar to Tony, I was like, ‘why does he keep saying ‘we’, something he never does?’ ๐Ÿ™‚

    While it’s not a bad song and post, the thought of AI-based chatbots writing lyrics and other stuff gives me the creeps. I seem to recall reading somewhere that some media outlet was experimenting with this kind of technology to create “routine” news stories – yikes! Though perhaps not as crazy as generating what is supposed to be creative art!

    On a more upbeat note, keep up the great work (without AI-based chatbots!), Jim, and have a healthy and happy new year!

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    1. I showed this chatbot to my stepmother and she found it ‘scary.’ Personally I find it amusing. I likely won’t be repeating the experiment. That said, the idea of generating a post in the style of Donald Trump is quite tempting. Anyway, we (my chatbot and I) wish you all the best for the New Year.

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  2. Well Jim S.
    It does go to show FAKE NEWS has been made so easy.
    Tubularsock has already worked out ALL the news for 2023!

    Thanks for your update. And by the way …… your stepmother is correct!

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    1. Ypu know what? I think I’ll write all my blogs by bot from now on. Fuck. ‘Em. If. They. Can’t. Take. A. Joke. Or they can go elsewhere.

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  3. That AI-written song is kind of impressive, how it actually tells a narrative and rhymes. It’s more convincing that the opening paragraphs, which I should have spotted as a fake – mostly thin, letโ€™s be real! Happy new year.

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    1. Thanks for being the first person to not freak out about the technology like it’s Frankenstein’s monster. I think it’s pretty cool. The other stuff was the snarky part I suppose. Happy (way earlier than us) New Year Down Under.

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  4. Belated New Year’s greeting to the Snarkmeister. My only complaint about the experiment – and a sure Fake News alert – is the lack of a train. That critical component to a zillion blues tunes somehow got missed in the chatbot input and training protocol. Fun idea.

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