This meme is useless without pictures

This one sounds simple, ends up less so. The idea: create a fake band and their first album. Here’s how it works:

  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.

I admit to having fudged a bit on the last item. Not wishing to step on some photographer’s copyright, I took the third photo in the current list with a suitable Creative Commons license.

Anyway, here’s the Wikipedia entry, here’s the quote (from its own page), and this is the original photo. Behold:

Noel Park album

Not available on iTunes.

(Via Hawthorn Mineart.)





13 comments

  1. McGehee »

    8 January 2008 · 9:57 am

    Hmmm…

    Marshall Fundamental Secondary School: It Is Bald Behind

    And the picture is… just wrong except that at least the angle is indeed from behind.

  2. Middledawn »

    8 January 2008 · 1:21 pm

    What To Name My Band…

    This meme seemed to be right up my alley: creating a fake band and their first album. Here’s how it works:

  3. Francis W. Porretto »

    8 January 2008 · 5:05 pm

    Charles, I think you’ve got a winner there. Let us know when it goes “platinum.”

  4. hatless in hattiesburg »

    8 January 2008 · 6:40 pm

    it works! here’s mine:

    http://theinformationditch.blogspot.com/2008/01/album-cover-meme.html

  5. Okay City »

    8 January 2008 · 8:37 pm

    Fun With Memes: Because I Have Time For Little Else, and I’m An Efficient Time-Waster

    I’m working on literally 100,000 things today, but I read this and had to participate. It comes from Dustbury. This one sounds simple, ends up less so. The idea: create a fake band and their first album.

  6. Dan and Angi have something to say »

    8 January 2008 · 11:59 pm

    My Album Cover

    A fun meme from Charles: The idea: create a fake band and their first album. Here’s how it works: The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

  7. The Fire Ant Gazette »

    9 January 2008 · 6:33 am

    Fantasy Band Meme

    Why settle for playing air guitar (and badly, at that) when you can create your own band and album?

  8. Hypeful »

    9 January 2008 · 11:53 am

    Create a Fake Band & Album With Meme

    Here’s a great way to put together a fake band and album in less time than it used to take Lou Pearlman! Here are the 3 easy steps: 1. The first article title on this page is the name of your band.

  9. Fetiche Nouvelle »

    9 January 2008 · 4:02 pm

    My resistance lapsed, and I tried it, and I got:

    Unilineal Evolution: Make Life Worth Living

    And here’s the album cover:

    Cover photo

    Spooky.

  10. CGHill »

    9 January 2008 · 9:20 pm

    An earlier version of this meme, popular last month, didn’t involve an album cover — but it did require you to pick a dozen or so individual song titles from the quotations on the page. Here are the twelve tracks from Produce Disease in Yourself by Noel Park:

    “Immense Inferiority” (Wilde)
    “Young All Your Life” (Casals)
    “Make Yourself Necessary” (Emerson)
    “Hand in Hand with Beauty” (Wright)
    “Flesh and Blood Tomorrow” (Hugo)
    “You’ll Never Find It” (Snow)
    “What They Are Not” (Newman)
    “Dream to Create the Future” (Hugo)
    “Shade and Perspective” (Constable)
    “The Worst That You Can Say” (Allen)
    “Continually to Simplify” (Wright)
    “Reality Must Take Precedence” (Feynman)

    Bonus track: “The Architect” (Wright)

  11. Two-Headed Blog »

    10 January 2008 · 2:02 pm

    Modern Art…Makes Me…Want To Rock Out

    Create your own band and album cover! Here’s how: 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

  12. jennyann »

    18 January 2008 · 3:49 pm

    Hey! You used my cake picture! Cool!

    :)

    JA

  13. The Happy Homemaker »

    7 February 2008 · 10:06 am

    Rock On!

    The idea: create a fake band and their first album. Here’s how it works:

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