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Zion Ravescene November 6 2009 07:20 PM

Now for some fun: Pick Your Band Name / Album Name / Album Cover
 
Something I happened upon today, shamelessly nicked off another forum (which was in itself shamelessly nicked off another forum)... how to pick your band name, first album name, and album cover:

1 - Go to Wikipedia and select a random page, or use this link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random

The title (ignoring any disambiguation suffixes) of the first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Get a random quotation from this page (NB it may produce pop-up ads)
http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3

The last four words of the very last quotation of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on "explore the last seven days" as per below:
http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/

The THIRD picture along, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

(At this point, going to a place like http://imageshack.us and linking the front page thumbnail works best. Alternatively, just paste the link to that page.)

Put it all together, that's your first album. :bolian:


Some I came up with:

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/8...f1753e6emw.jpg
"A Contest of Principles" by Viktoria Postnikova
(who is actually a real musician, funnily enough - maybe she wants to do something avant garde? ;))

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/3...ef2efd00dm.jpg
"Go There You Are" by TWINS (Knock Out) :guffaw:
(sounds like some form of dance or funk album :cool:)

http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/4...54e5a8e7am.jpg
"Preparation For Human Contacts" by Creator
(yup, definitely prog-rock and a hint of Finnish Gothic folk-metal there by the sound of things :klingon:)



This might not catch on. But who cares. Have a go yourselves. In fact, have a few goes. :bolian:

Jadzia November 6 2009 07:21 PM

Re: Now for some fun: Pick Your Band Name / Album Name / Album Cover
 
I remember we did this last year.

yes...
http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=56289

Spaceman Spiff's :guffaw::guffaw:

Zion Ravescene November 6 2009 07:25 PM

Re: Now for some fun: Pick Your Band Name / Album Name / Album Cover
 
Quote:

Jadzia wrote: (Post 3556970)
I remember we did this last year.

I wasn't around for much of last year, and I missed it first time around. Plus, thread necro policy is pretty stringent, so... let's do it again! :D

Locutus of Bored November 6 2009 07:40 PM

Re: Now for some fun: Pick Your Band Name / Album Name / Album Cover
 
^^^ Yeah, that thread was a lot of fun, so we should definitely do it again.

http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/r...tbob/UAACD.jpg

Geckothan November 6 2009 07:59 PM

Re: Now for some fun: Pick Your Band Name / Album Name / Album Cover
 
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/275...9ace061247.jpg
"All quote our mothers" by Hungarian State Railways

auntiehill November 6 2009 08:01 PM

Re: Now for some fun: Pick Your Band Name / Album Name / Album Cover
 
Mine worked out oddly well.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...f14524be56.jpg

Zion Ravescene November 6 2009 08:05 PM

Re: Now for some fun: Pick Your Band Name / Album Name / Album Cover
 
Had another go and came up with:

http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/6...ea89d24cdm.jpg
"I Want To Be" - Michael Gudinski
(interestingly, if the album name rule is extended to the last 6 words, it becomes "How Rich I Want To Be" by Michael Gudinski. :guffaw:)

Jadzia November 6 2009 08:22 PM

Re: Now for some fun: Pick Your Band Name / Album Name / Album Cover
 
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/6198/jewel.png

Locutus of Bored November 6 2009 08:31 PM

Re: Now for some fun: Pick Your Band Name / Album Name / Album Cover
 
^^^ Nice. :lol:

Geckothan November 6 2009 08:37 PM

Re: Now for some fun: Pick Your Band Name / Album Name / Album Cover
 
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/455...7a87f42d38.jpg

Capn Flukie November 6 2009 08:45 PM

Re: Now for some fun: Pick Your Band Name / Album Name / Album Cover
 
http://www.keyserdev.com/avs/album-pic.jpg

"...than to be correct" - Henry Cárdenas

Hm.

ITL November 6 2009 08:58 PM

Re: Now for some fun: Pick Your Band Name / Album Name / Album Cover
 
http://www.roddyinnovations.com/uplo...s/ITL/cd_1.jpg

This is fun!

:D

ShamelessMcBundy November 6 2009 09:04 PM

Re: Now for some fun: Pick Your Band Name / Album Name / Album Cover
 
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2746/...521076d3ab.jpg

Can only be given, by Blacktip Grouper.

Zion Ravescene November 6 2009 09:07 PM

Re: Now for some fun: Pick Your Band Name / Album Name / Album Cover
 
I think it's fun to see the combination of band, album and cover and to imagine what sort of music they'd be playing... :lol:

in your case, Shameless I can picture a Cure tribute band somehow. :D

ShamelessMcBundy November 6 2009 09:13 PM

Re: Now for some fun: Pick Your Band Name / Album Name / Album Cover
 
I had to do this again, so let's see what i can come up with this time round.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2697/...3970b92ff5.jpg


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