I ran into this meme when reading Juliafish‘s blog, and thought that the result was uncanny when thinking of album covers I’ve seen over the past (ahem, many) years.

This was quick to put together, and was entertaining. You should do one, just to see what randoms you get.

The meme goes as follows:
Create your own band and debut album cover randomly

To Do This:

1 – Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random” or click Wikipedia Random
The first random Wikipedia article that comes up is the name of your band.

2 – Go to Quotations Page and select “random quotations” or click Quotations Random – The last four or five words of the very LAST quote on the page is the title of your first album.

3 – Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days” or click Flickr 7day random – The third picture in the top row, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 – Use Photoshop/GIMP or similar graphics program to put it all together.

5 – Post it to your preferred online outlet with this text in the “caption” or “comment” and TAG the friends you want to join in.

Here’s the first release from my new band.

So...  I started a band.
So... I started a band.

Entirely on random

Here is a music shuffle mashup meme I saw at My Thermos:

The deal:

1. Prepare the following list of intriguing questions
2. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, iPod, WinAmp, Xmms, dbProAmp, etc. on shuffle with your full music collection.
3. For each question, press the “next” button to get your answer.
4. Write that song name down no matter how silly it sounds.
5. Hilarity ensues.

My alter ego is:
Candy Man — Dirty

When I’m in the shower I sing:
Soul Kitchen — The Doors

My day will be like:
Honey and the Moon — Joseph Arthur

When I’m drunk I say:
Cheer Up Boys(Your Makeup is Running) — Foo Fighters

Somewhere in my wedding vows I will include:
Flagpole Sitta — Harvey Danger

My makeout song is:
Bring Me Some Water — Melissa Ethridge

My deepest secret is:
You Want the Candy — The Raveonettes

Next time I’m in front of a crowd I’ll say:
Future Baby Mama — Prince

High school was like:
Rainy Monday — Shiny Toy Guns

At my funeral they will play:
Drive On, Driver — The Magnetic Fields

If I reached the top of Mount Everest I would scream:
Words — Shawn Colvin

My ultimate song for dancing is:
I Dare You — Shinedown

What makes me happy is:
Bye Bye Suzy — Marc Ford

To cheer myself up I:
So Excited — Janet Jackson/Khia

The best thing about me is:
One Thing Leads to Another — The Fixx

I’ll have a good day if I hear:
Sunbird — Red Groove

My last words will be:
Adagio Flebile Con Sentimento — Paganini

My best friend is like:
Like This — Kelly Rowland/Sean Paul

What I did last night was:
Knock ’em Out — Lily Allen

My theme song is:
Lil’ King Kong — Simple Kid

The story of my life is:
Circus Clown, Ten Feet Tall — Hot Bitch Arsenal

At my wedding they will play:
Save Room — John Legend

My favorite thing to do is:
The Moneymaker — Rilo Kiley

Happiness is:
The Missing Frame — AFI

I often think about:
From Nothing to Nowhere — Pinback

My best friend always says:
Ankle Deep — Tom Petty

This is what I want to be when I grow up:
Partners in Crime — Poets and Pornstars

My biggest fear is:
Down on the Corner — Creedence Clearwater Revival

This is how I feel today:
Milk Cow Blues — Nashville Pussy

Some of them kind of make sense. A larger percentage than the one I saw. Not too bad. I’m surprised that a couple of bands weren’t on the list, given the large number of songs I have of them, but that’s the ol’ randomizer for ya…

hidden dangers

I just installed a couple of plugins to handle tagging for my posts. I’m just kind of testing them out at this point.

EFF Corruptables the EFF has a campaign against a couple of proposals that are currently under scrutiny in the U.S. The flash video is well done, explains the issues witout being dry or long-winded, and entertains at the same time.

random quote form the girls…

A: “Hey look at this! I put a sticker on my ear!”

K: “Oh yeah, I found something sillier! chicka bok bok! chicka bok bok!” (imitates a chicken, strutting, flapping wings, pecking)