This is cool. "Boil the Frog" is a 2012 web app by Paul Lamere that creates a "seamless playlist between any two artists."
Boil the Frog lets you create a playlist of songs that gradually takes you from one music style to another. It's like the proverbial frog in the pot of water. If you heat up the pot slowly enough, the frog will never notice that he's being made into a stew and jump out of the pot. With a Boil the frog playlist you can do the same, but with music. You can generate a playlist that will take the listener from one style of music to the other, without the listener ever noticing that they are being made into a stew.
It's kind of like that game "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" but for connecting musical styles.
Naturally, I had to gave it a whirl. I discovered that it takes 23 songs to connect Nancy Sinatra to Insane Clown Posse, but only 11 songs to connect her to Vanilla Ice.
You can give it a try and learn how it works here.
Previously: Infinite Gangnam Style: realtime, beat-matched remix that goes on forever
My favorite culture critic, the inimitable Mark Dery, visited the “David Bowie is” exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Author of the excellent “All the Young Dudes: Why Glam Rock Matters,” Dery sees the exhibit as “a burial chamber for a rock god, replete with everything he’ll need for the afterlife.” From the Brooklyn Rail: Crepuscule […]
There’s no point buying Abba albums instead of the Greatest Hits, the conventional wisdom goes, because the albums were just commercial vehicles for the blockbuster singles. Not so, declares The Quietus, which presents fifteen “phenomenal album tracks that prove the superlative Swedes were much, much more than a singles band. Embedded above is “Arrival”, from […]
Back in March, the House passed the Music Modernization Act, a welcome bill made it easier for musicians to get paid reliably for digital streaming.
Few programming languages boast the versatility and user-friendliness of Python, which is why it’s the first language of choice for many aspiring programmers. Regardless of your experience level, you can take the first step to becoming Python-savvy with the Python 3 Bootcamp Bundle, available in the Boing Boing Store for $35 this week. Featuring more than […]
We live during a time where cyberattacks regularly make news headlines, so it should come as no surprise that cybersecurity professionals are experiencing a surge in demand at even the entry level, making now the ideal time to learn the tools of the trade if you’re considering a career switch. The 2018 Supercharged Cybersecurity Bundle offers […]
It’s no secret that companies are eager to hire new project managers and pay them hefty salaries to ensure their initiatives make it from A to B. However, demand alone isn’t quite enough to get your foot in the door as a project manager these days. Without the right certifications, companies will have a hard time […]