The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

8 January 2008

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 Steph Mineart.)

Posted at 7:13 AM to Screaming Memes


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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.

Posted by: McGehee at 9:57 AM on 8 January 2008

Charles, I think you've got a winner there. Let us know when it goes "platinum."

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at 5:05 PM on 8 January 2008

it works! here's mine:

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

Posted by: hatless in hattiesburg at 6:40 PM on 8 January 2008

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.

Posted by: Fetiche Nouvelle at 4:02 PM on 9 January 2008

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)

Posted by: CGHill at 9:20 PM on 9 January 2008

Hey! You used my cake picture! Cool!

:)

JA

Posted by: jennyann at 3:49 PM on 18 January 2008