Data science analysis of Bob Dylan’s lyrics

I applied my day-job skills to Bob Dylan’s lyrics.  You can take these articles with as much seriousness or skepticism as you wish.

I’ve been taking the results of the first article and creating haikus for each of Bob Dylan’s albums.  I’m starting to think of this as an interesting, but failed, experiment.  I might continue to soldier on with it, though.  Only 47 or so albums to go.

Data science analysis of Bob Dylan’s lyrics

Arnold Schoenberg, A Survivor from Warsaw, Op. 46. Performed by Erich Leinsdorf.

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Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep while listening to some Debussy followed by Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw. The Debussy will lull you into a peaceful, somnolent state. Then A Survivor from Warsaw will come on and it…will…scare…the…living…hell…out…of…you. (But I guess that’s sort of the point of it, isn’t it?) I learned this from personal experience.

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(This was originally published on my leipzig48.com blog “Dancing about Architecture” in 2006.)

Arnold Schoenberg, A Survivor from Warsaw, Op. 46. Performed by Erich Leinsdorf.

Igor Stravinsky, Le Sacre du Printemps; Berliner Philharmoniker and Herbert von Karajan

Igor Stravinsky, Le Sacre du Printemps: Part I –  2. The Harbingers of Spring, Dance of the Adolescents.  Performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker and Herbert von Karajan.

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This caused riots in Paris?  In Paris??  I guess times have changed.  This almost sounds like it could be from a Disney movie. It would fit right in with parts of The Lion King.  My little nieces would love dancing along to this piece.  Seriously, I do know that this was featured in Fantasia (wasn’t it?).  I can’t listen to it without picturing dinosaurs lifting up their heads and looking around.  Anyway, I guess that’s what Small meant when he wrote about “this ability of our society to absorb into itself and neutralize revolt that has characterized the history of music […] in our century”.

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(This post was originally posted on my leipzig48.com blog “Dancing about Architecture”.)

Igor Stravinsky, Le Sacre du Printemps; Berliner Philharmoniker and Herbert von Karajan