Tuesday, January 22, 2008

My Imaginary Album

I got this idea from Heather.
Just follow these simple directions to come up with your own imaginary band's first album cover and title.

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
This is a random article thing from Wikipedia. Click on it.
The article title you get is the NAME OF YOUR BAND.

2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
A page of random quotations.
Look at the bottom of the page... The last four words of the very last quote is the TITLE OF YOUR ALBUM.

3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
A page of pictures uploaded to Flickr in the past 7 days.
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your ALBUM COVER.

Now that you're a rock star, go to any graphics program and make a picture of the album!

Here's what mine ended up being:

In case you were wondering, apparently "Hurka" is the name of a subway station in Prague.

And here was the entire quote I got:
"A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents."
-- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

I have no idea what the picture is, but I really like it. It's artsy-fartsy and just a little bit strange. It fits me perfectly!


Mr. Fabulous said...

I have that album. Very hard to dance to.

whall said...

This whole meme really does result in some interesting, um, results. I'll be doing one later on today I think.

Desert Songbird said...

And at first glance, the artwork looked a bit phalllic. Another bonus.

Shelli said...

I am going to have to try that sometime. How bizarre.

the108 said...

Hurka... Hurka.... Hurka... fun to say. It also reminds me of a hurkey, a hickey and a burkha.


Gwenhwyfar said...

My favourite thing about this meme is trying to decide what kind of music would be on the album. If I saw this in a store, what section would I expect it to be in? (Yes, I am judging it by its cover.)
This looks like some kind of indie-techno-punk band from the mid 90s. Something like Rasputina meets Moby meets Nirvana meets Tori Amos meets washboard.

Travis said...

You've done my favorite meme!

Julie said...

Have you seen all the band covers over at Mimi's? There are tons of them! This IS a really fun meme.

Janna said...

Mr. Fab: You're not supposed to dance to it, you're supposed to make out to it...

Whall: Feel free!

DesertSongbird: I've tried looking at that picture from all angles, blurring my eyes and tilting my head, and I still don't see anything overtly phallic... Strange. I mean, I THOUGHT I had a dirty mind....

Shelli: Feel free!

The108: Hurrrrrkaaaaaaa.....

Gwen: That's a lot of meetings! So what you're saying, then, is that my album is a mutt?

Travis: Really? Cool!

Julie: I can see how it would become addictive! I keep wanting to try another!

Mo said...

The strange thing is, Janna - at first glance, I thought this was a CD you'd bought. It really does look like an album cover.
Now that I know YOU're in the band, it all makes twisted sense.

Janna said...

Morgen: Twisted? How is this twisted? Seriously, dude, you of all people ought to know that I can get a LOT freakier than this. Remember the Halloween costume I made out of my own blood?