Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Yeah, I've got ALL their albums

This little game has been going around Facebook, and I had enough fun on my turn that I'll post it here, too.

The essence of the game is thus:

  • Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random”
    or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
    The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

  • Go to Quotations Page and select "random quotations"
    or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
    The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your first album.

  • Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
    or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days
    Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

  • Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together.

    (If you spend more than 5 minutes, you're doing it wrong.)

  • Now, admit it — if you've been in a record store lately, that's par for the course, maybe even a bit better. I'm thinking they probably sound a bit like They Might be Giants or Five Iron Frenzy. I'd buy it for the album artwork, but I probably wouldn't listen to it all that often.

    The full quote, by the way, is classic Dan Quayle: "I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy — but that could change."


    lightpaths said...

    I tried this and I came out with
    Group: Ueno Dam
    Album: Do what's required

    I think that is really funny.

    Michelle said...

    OK, I don't like mine.

    Group: USS Safeguard (ARS-25)
    Album: "Messing in People's Backyards"
    Image: a Barbie doll

    Group: Irish Music Hall of Fame
    Album: "In Fact They Do So"
    Image: guy skateboarding

    I don't think I'm going to sell a lot of albums here...

    Linus said...

    Andy, I did mine, think it turned out pretty funny. Check it out and let me know what you think... http://justoutsidetheloop.blogspot.com/2009/02/my-band.html