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OK, Nathan tagged me with this meme, and it actually came out kind of cool. Then I made it cooler.

Here are the rules:

1 – 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.

2 – Go to “Random quotations” or
click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
OR, if quotationspage.com is down, try going to Brainy Quotes:
http://www.brainyquote.com/ and use the Quote of the Moment as your quote.

3 – 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.

4 – Use Photoshop (or similar) to put it all together.

5 – Pass the meme on. The original version called for tagging 25 people on Facebook; I think instead I’ll call out five recent commenters who have blogs (which are not all about Amway).

And here’s the “official” result:

The official album cover

I like the band name, I love the album title, but the picture… blah. ((The cropping seems to add something to it, but still, it doesn’t float my boat. ))

How. Ever.

If I bend the rules a bit and take the second picture on the list, rather than the third, the result is darn good:

The Rhino Extra Disc Album Cover

And, going one photo up on that Flickr user’s photostream, I found another that actually fits perfectly:

The Official Unofficial Bootleg Cover

So there, three shots at the meme, and two of them pretty good.

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Written by [IMH]

27 February 2009 at 4:40 pm

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  1. The first one still works, as long as you assume that the artist is working in the New Age or smooth jazz fields.

    Nathan

    27 February 2009 at 4:49 pm

  2. Then, presuming that the album is supposed to have some actual connection to me, it does not work at all. 🙂

    Ian Michael Hamet

    27 February 2009 at 6:13 pm


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