26 September 2008

Album Cover Meme

thedreadednyondo did this one months ago, and I've been meaning to play with it myself. The way it works is this:

Go to...

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 (direction not specified, so this could theoretically be horizontally, vertically or diagonally), no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

Caveat: You should be very careful with this last one, as most people retain all or some rights for their photos. I only used photos with Creative Commons licenses requiring attribution and permitting derivations of the original, which did require reloading the page several times but keeps me safe from lawsuits.

Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post the result in your own blog because it’s more amusing that way.

So here's what I came up with:

original photos here, here, and here.

As usual, no tagging, but I would love to see what other people come up with.


tornwordo said...

I just love that cloud picture, awesome.

Unknown said...

Considering that I'm a wannabe guitarist, I love this meme and I ordinarily don't bother with them. Of course, my picture was copyrighted but my band is Arkansas Children's Hospital, the album is "We Think We Don't".

Rock on! (Jeez, am I getting too old for this? Nah...)

Sue Who Knits said...

Have you heard from Franklin about that first one??

Mel said...

sue who knits: Not yet, but I was wondering how long it would take for someone else to pick up on that.

Other trivia:

- The band name "1945" came from a Wikipedia entry about the novel of that name co-authored by Newt Gingrich. Not something that will be on my reading list anytime soon.

- The title for the last album is from a quote by Baudelaire: "The whole world only goes round by misunderstanding." Which seems rather appropriate in these times.

Anonymous said...

This is fun. I did it here
but my hat is off to your albums.