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Fortunetelling for the 21st century
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Ouija board cursing at you? Tea leaves leave you high and dry? Astrology just too old-fashioned? Well, here’s an easy and up-to-date new method of divination. Instead of messing with complex charts or tricky interpretation books, simply think of a question, set your music player (computer, iPod, etc.) to shuffle, and hit play. The first song that plays provides your answer. You might extract meaning from your song’s title, lyrics, or its overall feeling.

If you don’t necessarily want a question answered, just set it to shuffle and take the first song as a sign. Or, let it cycle through a series of songs and let each song represent some portent, Tarot-style. The possibilities are endless.

psipop, Oct 03 2007


       My mind has a tendency to supply the correct background music for every scene. Manys the time I had a tune stuck in my head that I'd not heard for years, and when it finally came around to the lyrics it was obvious why I was playing it.   

       Welcome to the halfbakery.
normzone, Oct 03 2007

       Yes yes, indeed, welcome. I like this; easily implementable; mocking of fortune tellers; could be adopted in a manner similar to dice-life. [+]
theleopard, Oct 03 2007

       It would be interesting to try this with a heap of backmasking tracks.   

skinflaps, Oct 03 2007

       Very good. You could make a lot of money interpreting songs for people: "...the fact that this is an old reggae song suggests you need to look to your past and relax a little ... perhaps something is making you feel persecuted, in much the same way as the Israelites were? ...you may also be having difficulties clearly expressing yourself..."
hippo, Oct 03 2007

       Somehow, I have always done this. Music is a pathway to one's soul.
Welcome to here.
xandram, Oct 03 2007

       yeah, my brain does this automatically. still +
dentworth, Oct 03 2007

       I was thinking of something just like this recently - such as channel surfing divination, each TV channel should provide you with one or two words or events before you switch to the next.   

       Good plan +
fridge duck, Oct 03 2007

       i asked my ipod whether my next post on the HB would be successful. it answered with Johnny Cash's cover of Hurt by NIN. : (
k_sra, Oct 03 2007

       Mmm - not a good omen.
hippo, Oct 03 2007

MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 03 2007

       nice thought to go to bed with...   

       welcome pissipop!
po, Oct 03 2007


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