Saturday, November 04, 2023

New Jersey

Rogue Amoeba has updated their Audio Hijack to version 4.3 and I had been meaning to upgrade my 3.7 app for a while now. Tipping the scale was a "transcribe" block that I thought might prove interesting in attempting the lyrics to Dave Van Ronk's Garden State Stomp. There were two available options for the transcription: high accuracy which, in spite of the lengthy time that it took, proved abysmal, and low resources which, utilizing an AI-based Large Language Module, was just as bad, only with added nonsense.

Places per line are 4/4/12 (times 4 = 80). Lyrics/spelling as per the video:

Allamuchy, Hacklebarney, Rockaway, Piscataway.
Ho-Ho-Kus, Secaucus, Lower Squankum, Fair Play.
Wanamassa, Succasunna, Manumuskin, Plumbsock, Bivalve, Buckshutem,
  Turkey Foot, Macanippuck, Jugtown, Febletown, Nummytown, Rahway.

Wickatunk, Manunka Chunk, Mantua, Mizpah.
Manasquan, Raritan, Matawan, Totowa.
Whippany, Parsippany, Penny Pot, Hackensack, Batsto, Nesco,
  Metedeconk, Peapack, Loch Arbour, Egg Harbor, Swinesburg, Caviar.

Cheesequake, Boy Scout Lake, Moonachie, Tenafly.
Netcong, Watchung, Pluckemin, Mount Misery.
Bardonia, Ironia, Colonia, Weehawken, Manahawkin, Mantoloking,
  Mahalala, Pennsauken, Dutchtown*, Ironbound, Frelinghuysen, Lodi.

Hardscrabble, Double Trouble, Picatinny, Montague.
Muckshaw Pond, Ockanickon, Espanong, Ocean View.
Navesink, Shabakunk, Ongs Hat, Jumbo, Wortendyke, Water Witch,
  Blue Ball, Ringoes, Matchaponix, Delawanna, Wawayanda, Timbuctoo.

* which Van Ronk seems to pronounce Ducktown.

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