Friday, January 18, 2008

Album Cover Meme

Generally I don't like memes but every once in a while one comes along that catches my interest and makes me want to do it. Mal's great Letter to Myself at 13 for instance.



I'm not sure where this one started but I first saw it on Prepon's blog the other day, then over at Malicious Intent. It involves clicking on supplied links, following the instructions, and combining the random text and photo into an album (can we still say album or is it CD nowadays?) cover. So I clicked on the links. I have to say, if the random stuff had been lame I probably wouldn't have bothered investing the time but honestly - I might just have to take music lessons and round up some other musicians just so I can start a band with this name. Especially since I've written a post about this response AND it came up again just the other day. How's that for synchronicity? Anyway, I liked how it all came together so I thought I'd share. Here's what I ended up with:





Pretty sweet.

Here are the rules and links for anyone else that would like to try:

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random The first article title on the page is the name of your band.
2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3 The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.
3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/ The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4. Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together (I'm an amateur, so if I did form the band I'd hire Malicious Intent to do the graphics - she does really nice work).

Have a great weekend everybody.

15 comments:

Malach the Merciless said...

Not bad, but mine is cooler

Biscuit said...

Yours is awesome. Mine was sooooo boring.

Mike said...

I keep trying to do this, but every single time I come up with lame stuff. Maybe my band is just destined to be lame.

Destined to be lame sounds like a good album name, doesn't it?

Kitty said...

That looks like it would sound excellent! I might have to have a go at this meme - nice work. x

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Yeah Mal, your's is pretty cool. That picture is DEFINITELY an album cover.

Biscuit, I didn't see one on your blog. Did you not bother when you saw what you got?

Mike that is an awesome title! You have to use it somewhere.

Kitty, give it a shot. You don't know what you'll end up with until you try. If you want to play by the rules though you may want to write down the titles and save the picture. It's different everytime you go back. I won't tell if you want to keep trying like Mr. Mike up there.

Hungry Mother said...

I'd like to be a roadie for your group and my wife would like to be a (non-sexual) groupie.

Bruce, a work in progress said...

HM, you're hired. Your wife can be your groupie. Hopefully not under the same terms.

Preposterous Ponderings said...

How come you got a sexy one?! Not fair!

Looks great Brucie!

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Thanks PP. Just lucky I guess.

Simply Curious said...

Mine came out so cool. I'm gonna have to go on my other laptop to photoshop it together. This was a fun idea.

Malicious Intent said...

Bruce, I love yours!
Malich...your is definately kick ass all the way!

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Hey SC, can't wait to see it. How are you feeling?

MI, thanks. I got lucky with the random stuff. Mal's is pretty cool. I love that bizzare picture.

Tequila Mockingbird said...

HAHAHA i just did this before i saw yours!

booklady said...

I loved this! Unfortunately, mine didn't work so well. If I'd have tried a few more times maybe it would have worked better. In fact, maybe I should give it another go...

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Booklady, I enjoyed doing it too. I got lucky with what came up. I heard from several that didn't like their's so much. Give it another try.