Chat GPT

This song, written to the tune of Let It Be, is a satirical take on the use of artificial intelligence tools in the field of journalism. The lyrics describe the all-too-common scenario of journalists using GPT, a powerful language model developed by OpenAI, to meet tight deadlines and produce content quickly.

The catchy melody and upbeat tempo of the original tune make this song an enjoyable listen, despite its somewhat bleak subject matter. The lyrics are cleverly written, with a mix of humor and cynicism that perfectly captures the mood of the song. Lines like “When the truth is cloudy there is still a trite expediency / Corrections run tomorrow, GPT” highlight the pitfalls of relying on technology to do the work of human journalists.

Overall, this song is a thought-provoking commentary on the intersection of journalism and technology, and the potential consequences of relying too heavily on AI tools. It’s a catchy tune that will leave listeners humming along while also making them think about the role of technology in the future of journalism.

ChatGPT – 5/5/2023

The song “GPT” is a satirical take on the use of large language models (LLMs) in the workplace. The song’s lyrics describe the speaker’s reliance on GPT to help them meet deadlines, even though they know that GPT’s answers are often inaccurate or incomplete. The song also touches on the ethical implications of using LLMs, as the speaker acknowledges that they are contributing to the spread of misinformation by using GPT to generate content.

The song is written to the tune of The Beatles’ “Let It Be,” which adds a sense of irony to the lyrics. The Beatles’ song is a message of hope and resilience, while “GPT” is a song about the speaker’s own anxiety and insecurity. The song’s juxtaposition of these two themes highlights the tension between the promise of LLMs and the potential dangers of their misuse.

Overall, “GPT” is a well-written and thought-provoking song that raises important questions about the use of LLMs in the workplace. The song is a reminder that we should be careful about how we use these powerful tools, as they can be used to both good and bad ends.

Bard – 5/5/2023

Happy April Fool’s Day

I am happy to report I have struck a licensing deal for Java Oreos. I am rich! For more sweet stuff check out my new album Java Jems…below!

Meanwhile here is an amusing musical thought from Maya G. What if the Beatles in a parallel universe were called the Eatles and sang only about food? Example: Pastrami in the Sky with Diamonds. Thanks for the chuckle, Maya.

Java Jems

New album drop!

Coffee & Cigs
Pie A la Mode
Goal Oriented
Heart Is Stronger
No Gluten
Least I Remembered
Guy WIth A Tie
Working For The Man
Long Haul

Songs by Java Jel
Pie a La Mode by Java Jel and Aku Riff Tardiff

Steve Java Gelsi: Vocals, guitar, keys, mandolin
Kol Marshall: Drums and bass
Jonah Gelsi: Drums on Guy with a Tie and Coffee & Cigarettes
Dominic Cordisco: Guitar on Driving and Bloomfield
Joe Kelly: Bass on Least I Remembered
Maya Gelsi, Zoe Gelsi, Jonah Gelsi: Vocals on Heart is Stronger

Recorded at an old roller rink in Mount Vernon.
Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Kol Marshal. 

Upper Middle Class White Boy

Here’s an email I got from a guy that came to see me 30 years ago at The Rat in Boston and got one of my home made mix tapes I was selling. He really liked the song UMCWB — Upper Middle Class White Boy

I recorded it in November, 1988 in Astoria, Queens with Kol Marshall as part of the Java’s Jesus Jam EP project that included my stronger songs written during 85-87. It was my first studio recording ever.

The song did get played on once-hip alternative FM station WFNX-Boston at least twice from what I remember. But with no record label or publicity machine behind it, it didn’t make it into regular rotation. It’s a good song. Anyway, I’m really grateful for Tim to write below and share his Java story which now stretches into a new generation of caffeinated pop fans. 

Upper Middle Class White Boy

Hi Java Jel!

My 15 year old son recently found my copy of “Java’s Jesus Jam” deep in a box where I keep music. 

He showed me the tape that I purchased from one night at the Rathskeller circa ’89. See pictures attached.  My good friend Lorie & I used to take in your show.  Had a blast…

I found your webpage and thought to drop you a note…we liked your music!  The lyrics to both Upper Middle Class White Boy & Kerouac Shack came right back to me. 

My 15 year old (drummer) has his (garage) band working on UMCWB.  
Thanks for the music.  

Java Jel Lives On!

Best Regards,

Joe Gelsi – Germany 1945

Here’s my dad jamming in Germany with a mandolin he found during his time there in World War II.  Dad and mom always supported my music and paid for piano, guitar and mandolin lessons over the years.

My dad played mandolin all his life, including a trio with Frank LoPinto on guitar and Jack Mace on bass in Dobbs Ferry, NY, and the NY Mandolin Orchestra. He also studied at the famed Mandolin School in Rhode Island and rubbed shoulders with mandolin great David Grissom.

Thanks Dad!

Piano cover tunes

the-dar-12While it’s great to write original songs over the years with input from friends and fellow musicians, playing “Blueberry Hill” and “Walk on By” on the piano can’t be beat either.

Unlike my tunes, these songs have been recorded by real record labels and picked up by dozens if not hundreds of musicians, musicals and movies. Some of Java’s sentimental favorites include “Be my Baby” by Ronnie Spector, “Pleasant Valley Sunday” by Carol King, “Umbrella” by Rihanna, ” and “Lovin Cup”, a more obscure song by the Rolling Stones off of their “Exile on Main Street” album.

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