paul mccartney

Another way to generate text #2: “backmasking” (now with bonus Batman/Beatles content)

As I mentioned in my last post (“The Spell Check Technique”), I’ve played around with more than a few means for generating text. Another one that I used when writing Giant Slugs is a trick that I somewhat jokingly called “backmasking.” Here’s how it works:

  1. Write a sentence or the start of a sentence.


Craft Notes / 18 Comments
May 17th, 2012 / 8:01 am

The world ended in 1978, we’ve been living in Paul McCartney’s peehole for thirty years.

I don’t believe the apocalypse will be violent,
just as I don’t expect much of a jar
when machines do what
we don’t want to do.

O excuse me, enjoy yr showr!

The descent to nothing will be the party of forever because
bliss means never having to say I know what’s going on.
That’s why I think the world ended in 1978
at the filming of this music video.


Random / 6 Comments
March 9th, 2011 / 7:08 pm

What The Faust?

Funny how people think birthing is a “miracle” — it’s harder to stop than start — particularly when/if/because the babe is white. White babe? The babe with the pwr. White pwr? The pwr of voodoo. Who do? You do. Do white? Remind me of the babe.


Film & Technology / 24 Comments
August 12th, 2010 / 3:41 pm