Song name haiku
January 20, 2015 9:21 AM   Subscribe

Song name haiku Pop in an artist, and it will generate haiku based on their song titles. Reload for more. [via mefi projects]

Some fun ones:

AC/DC
Baby Please Don't Go
If You Want Blood You Got It
Walk All Over You

Taylor Swift
The Way I Loved You
Mary's Song (Oh My My My)
Come in With the Rain

Metallica
Some Kind of Monster
Suicide & Redemption
Master of Puppets
posted by mathowie (47 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
Guess the artist:

Dagger in My Heart
Kill the Children, Save the Food
NYC Tonite
posted by davebush at 9:24 AM on January 20, 2015


Sorry, I think we hit our freebase API quota. Try again in a minute or two.

:(
posted by Juliet Banana at 9:28 AM on January 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


Sorry, I think we
hit our freebase API
quota. Try again
posted by bondcliff at 9:28 AM on January 20, 2015 [19 favorites]


I entered "Beck", and got no results back.

Yay.
posted by surazal at 9:35 AM on January 20, 2015


The app uses the Freebase API, and their database is a little picky. You'll get the best results if you use the autosuggest, which is also powered by Freebase, to choose the artist name. E.g. If you type "Beck", the top suggestion is "Beck Hansen", which gives me

Beck Hansen
Leave Me on the Moon
To See That Woman of Mine
Totally Confused
posted by jjwiseman at 9:42 AM on January 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


Tom Waits works well:

A Sight for Sore Eyes
Just Another Dime Story
In the Neighborhood

On a Foggy Night
Anywhere I Lay My Head
Shiver Me Timbers
posted by Ufez Jones at 9:42 AM on January 20, 2015


The unfortunate API quota issue is because I can't use a Freebase API key without a static IP, or at least IP range, and heroku gives no guarantees about that at all. I'll see if I can find a free/super cheap proxy service. Sorry!
posted by jjwiseman at 9:48 AM on January 20, 2015


"The Doors" (suggested) =

"Sorry, I think we hit our freebase API quota. Try again in a minute or two."

Doesn't even have correct 5-7-5 structure! FAIL
posted by CrowGoat at 9:51 AM on January 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


The Rhythm Method
The Spirit of Radio
Presto: Tom Sawyer
posted by grumpybear69 at 9:54 AM on January 20, 2015


Belle and Sebastian:

You’re Just a Baby,
Dear Catastrophe Waitress.
-- The White Collar Boy
posted by fiercecupcake at 9:54 AM on January 20, 2015


Devo:
Timing X / Soo Bawls
Gut Feeling / Slap Your Mammy
Jerkin Back and Forth

The Doors:
The End (Boca mix)
Concert Intro and Tuning
Jim’s Introduction
posted by luckynerd at 9:56 AM on January 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


That's good stuff. For Queen I got a few good ones and then just started getting:

Queen
Radio Ga Ga
Radio Ga Ga
Radio Ga-Ga

until it failed completely. It is really fitting for that to be the one that was stuck on repeat...
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 9:56 AM on January 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


They Might Be Giants:

Dollar for Dollar
Everything’s Catching on Fire
Moving to the Sun
posted by fiercecupcake at 9:57 AM on January 20, 2015 [2 favorites]


Dinosaur Jr

Little Fury Things
Freak Scene (uncensored version)
The Little Baby

Hurm.
posted by vrakatar at 9:57 AM on January 20, 2015


Sorry, I'm working to make my tiny web toy more robust in the face of the metafilter effect!

Dancing In The Dark
Streets Of Philadelphia
I'm On Fire (Live)
-- Bruce Springsteen
posted by jjwiseman at 10:01 AM on January 20, 2015 [2 favorites]


Vienna Teng

I Don't Feel So Well
Copenhagen (Let Me Go)
Whatever You Want

Given the songs, that's an AWESOME playlist.
posted by Quasirandom at 10:08 AM on January 20, 2015


Livin' Lovin' Maid
Going to California
Stairway to Heaven
posted by freebird at 10:11 AM on January 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


Syllables alone/do not make a real haiku/Content is needed.
posted by daisystomper at 10:26 AM on January 20, 2015 [2 favorites]


also: You think you're so smart/with your fancy little words?/This is not so hard.
posted by daisystomper at 10:26 AM on January 20, 2015


South of the Border
American Pie, Part 1
Wonderful Baby
posted by Stig at 10:31 AM on January 20, 2015


Ramones

I Want You Around
Tomorrow She Goes Away
Do You Wanna Dance

That one tells a pretty good story.
posted by Aznable at 10:43 AM on January 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


Bad Company
Feel Like Makin' Love
No Smoke Without A Fire
Good Lovin' Gone Bad

(It would cost me $25/month for a static IP proxy to access a free API... so I think this will remain a low traffic, small batch artisinal web toy.)
posted by jjwiseman at 11:10 AM on January 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


I think we killed it
They hit their freebase quota
Good going you guys
posted by Dr-Baa at 11:16 AM on January 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


It won't stay dead, just keep trying (slowly). And it's best to use the autocomplete suggestions as provided, it helps with caching.

Mentors (warning: for when G.G. Allin is too soft)
Rock Stars on the Road
My Erection Is Over
Oblivion Train

John Lennon
Nobody Told Me
Jerry Lewis Telethon
Baby Please Don't Go
posted by jjwiseman at 11:32 AM on January 20, 2015


Ace of Base

Beautiful Morning
Happy Nation (US remix)
Living in Danger


That "US remix" is part of the song title is just so perfect.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:35 AM on January 20, 2015


Rick Astley
Where Do I Begin
Never Gonna Give you Up
Take Me to Your Heart

Yeah, I went there.
posted by Schlimmbesserung at 11:40 AM on January 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


Goodbye Sober Day
The Air-Conditioned Nightmare
My Ass Is on Fire

- Mr Bungle
posted by ian1977 at 11:41 AM on January 20, 2015 [2 favorites]


Cry for a Shadow
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Paperback Writer
posted by jonp72 at 12:21 PM on January 20, 2015


Peter Gabriel-
Across the River
Strawberry Fields Forever
Walk Through the Fire

(hmmm . . . points off for accuracy)
posted by pt68 at 12:28 PM on January 20, 2015


pt68, are you talking about the number of syllables in "fire"? cmudict has two pronunciations, one with 2 syllables and the other with 1:

FIRE F AY1 ER0
FIRE(1) F AY1 R

posted by jjwiseman at 1:06 PM on January 20, 2015


Cry for a Shadow

Woah, woah, woah, there's a Beatles song I'd never heard before? Unpossible!
posted by TwoWordReview at 1:14 PM on January 20, 2015


and NOBODY has done yet...

"Weird Al" Yankovic

Polka Your Eyes Out
I'll Be Mellow When I'm Dead
Close But No Cigar

Smells Like Nirvana
Canadian Idiot
When I Was Your Age

Achy Breaky Song
Harvey the Wonder Hamster
Don't Download This Song

Young, Dumb & Ugly
Another One Rides the Bus
Weasel Stomping Day

George of the Jungle
Slime Creatures From Outer Space
Do I Creep You Out
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:38 PM on January 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


'Freebase API Quota' is one of the highlights of that Gil Scott-Heron rarities compilation.
posted by box at 3:46 PM on January 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


Mine are so depressing.

Cold Day in the Sun
Next Year (radio edit)
Life of Illusion

For All the Cows (live)
Disenchanted Lullaby
Walking After You

It's like it knows me.
posted by quiet earth at 5:07 PM on January 20, 2015


Electricity
We Have the Technology
Non-Alignment Pact

Electricity
Universal Vibration
Final Solution

Slow Walking Daddy
The Book is on the Table
Vacuum in my Head
posted by soundguy99 at 5:47 PM on January 20, 2015


Sunday You Need Love
Rodeo In Joliet
Uncommonly Good
posted by soundguy99 at 6:10 PM on January 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


your favorite band
sucks so bad! its as if the
internet farted.
posted by vrakatar at 6:10 PM on January 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


I love macabre metal song titles.

Autopsy:

Critical Madness
An End to the Misery
Grave Violators

Destined to Fester
Retribution for the Dead
I Shit On Your Grave

Exhumed:

Slave to the Casket
All Murder, All Guts, All Fun
Exhume to Consume

Consuming Impulse
Forged in Fire (Formed in Flame)
Carnal Epitaph

Amon Amarth:

Cry of the Black Birds
As Long as the Raven Flies
Where Death Seems To Dwell
posted by quiet earth at 8:09 PM on January 20, 2015


Pig works really well:

My Sanctuary
Serial Killer Thriller
A Fête Worse Than Death

Disobedience
Vitriol Vice and Virtue
Saved (Locust remix)

(Yeah, yeah, no seasonal reference.)
posted by suetanvil at 9:01 PM on January 20, 2015


Download:

So Easy to Kill
Flight of Luminous Insects
Sidewinder (remix)
posted by suetanvil at 9:04 PM on January 20, 2015


Ghostface Killah

Who's the Champion
Never Be the Same Again
Wicked With the Lead

Nas

If I Ruled the World
Mr. International
Secret Agent Man

Public Enemy

Don't Believe the Hype
Check What Ya Listenin' To
Back in the Building

The Pogues

Summer in Siam
Farewell to Nova Scotia
When the Ship Comes In

Cannibal Corpse

Absolute Hatred
Beyond the Cemetery
The Pick-Axe Murders
posted by lkc at 9:36 PM on January 20, 2015


Also, yeah, a haiku is a really specific type of poem. 5/7/5 is kind of a misnomer, not all things that follow that pattern are "haiku", and a lot of haiku in english doesn't follow that pattern. Japanese works in syllables, so it makes sense in the form, but proper haiku has a seasonal reference, with generally 2 themes or concepts, and a dividing line that cuts between them.
posted by lkc at 9:40 PM on January 20, 2015


proper haiku has a seasonal reference, with generally 2 themes or concepts, and a dividing line that cuts between them

Pull requests welcome!
posted by jjwiseman at 11:05 PM on January 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


I used to be a
haiku pedant. Senryu,
that's a word I know.
posted by box at 4:14 AM on January 21, 2015


This project, the Freebase API, The Simpsons, or some combination don't think much of TV.

The Simpsons

Ya-Hoo" Main Title
The Simpsons" Main Title Theme
TV Sucks!

Island of Sirens
What Do I Think of the Pie?
TV Sucks!

TV Sucks!
The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase
Eye on Springfield" Theme

Sold Separately
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
TV Sucks!

Sibling Rivalry
We Put the Spring in Springfield
TV Sucks!
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 8:38 AM on January 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


Drive By Truckers:

The Avon Lady
The Boys From Alabama
Panties In Your Purse
posted by ActionPopulated at 9:10 PM on January 21, 2015


Morrissey
At Last I Am Born
November Spawned A Monster
That's Entertainment

Bauhaus
God In An Alcove
Bela Lugosi Is Dead [Christ, Freebase, where do you get your data?]
Spirit in the Sky
posted by jjwiseman at 12:45 AM on January 22, 2015


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