Thanks to @Eidon for finding Sinsy and patching the source code, and motivating me to do this kind of things.
The picture shows an old Japanese castle with a moon in the sky. The castle is a reconstruction on the site the original in Momoyama, Kyoto. It was built as a theme park but is now ruined.
The first time I heard this song was on the cover by The Scorpions on their live album “Tokyo Tapes”.
I post-processed the sinsy-generated audio file using Audacity. #artwithopensource.
Koujou no Tsuki (荒城の月, “The Moon over the Ruined Castle”) is and old but popular Japanese song (from 1901).
I made a recording using the original score and lyrics. The voice you hear is sung by an open source singing voice synthesiser, Sinsy.
Here is a long thread on keeping moss as a houseplant that I pulled off my twitter, wrapped up as a blog post - so now you can read about practical moss gardening without having to visit that website :>
@fitheach Thanks! Never seen this before.
You missed an _ in my handle, so I didn't get the mention, but I saw it in my TL anyway.
@tomharris Especially the dragon!
For several years this hortensia grew in a pot on the balcony and produced beautiful blue flowers, and then it stopped flowering. It had become too big for its pot. So I planted it in a corner of our collective garden, not ideal for a hydrangea: not enough sun and too dry. For the first year it really struggled. This year however, I took extra care, watered it during the recent dry spell, and it's doing great.!
@meena @rdh @benhamill @melunaka @Sylvhem
It's the same in Dutch, yesterday is gisteren, the day before that eergisteren, and you can say (but few people do) eer-eergisteren.
It works in the other direction to: tomorrow is morgen, then the day after that is overmorgen, and then (again, rarely) over-overmorgen.
@Eidon Good morning! That's good news. That means I can share my input file and my script with you rather than the generated audio files. Then you can tweak the song as much as you like, because my version is far from perfect. Have a good day!
@Eidon What happens when you try to access the sinsy.jp web site? It is strange that your provider would block it.
If you could access it, you could tune my input file and generate your own variants.
You can still do that with the free voice on your own computer of course, it is really not so bad.
I was going to reply but Ahmed beat me to it, and as usual he has hit the nail on the head: although I don't call myself a Buddhist, for years I went to a weekly Buddhist meditation and teachings class with a wonderful teacher. And although I don't think of it as "universality of chronic suffering", nevertheless that is what's behind my outlook on life: happiness comes from within, not from outside. But also, try to be kind, have patience and compassion.