Can anyone explain for me these web pages of apparently computer-generated randomized sentence fragments, like this one, that almost all seem to contain the word “Blogroll” in the title? They seem mostly to be made up of bits of sentences from the daily news, with certain phrases occurring again and again, and “Kyle Gann on music after the fact” (which was Doug McLennan’s coinage, not mine) is one of the ubiquitous phrases, along with several others from Arts Journal. They certainly gum up the search engines with nonsense, like the plaques that clog up the brain of an Alzheimers sufferer. I see nothing creative about them. They supply no delightful Cagean juxtapositions of hetergenous ideas, because the collection of phrases seems more or less equivalent on every page. They’re just internet spam, as far as I can tell.