St. James Infirmary

Nobody asked but …

If you really want to see a demonstration of the individuality and diversity of human expression, go to and do a search among its downloadable music offerings for the New Orleans classic, St. James Infirmary.  There are 1,057 results today.  Then start listening to the 30-second clips by clicking on the “Play all samples” button.  What a treasure trove of individual creativity!  If you have previously felt that humanity was doomed to be subsumed in a eu-/dys-topian state, or replicated in artificial intelligence, you now have another think coming.


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