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Old November 6 2009, 06:20 PM   #1
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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.


Some I came up with:


"A Contest of Principles" by Viktoria Postnikova
(who is actually a real musician, funnily enough - maybe she wants to do something avant garde? )


"Go There You Are" by TWINS (Knock Out)
(sounds like some form of dance or funk album )


"Preparation For Human Contacts" by Creator
(yup, definitely prog-rock and a hint of Finnish Gothic folk-metal there by the sound of things )



This might not catch on. But who cares. Have a go yourselves. In fact, have a few goes.
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Old November 6 2009, 06:21 PM   #2
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I remember we did this last year.

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

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Old November 6 2009, 06:25 PM   #3
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Re: Now for some fun: Pick Your Band Name / Album Name / Album Cover

Jadzia wrote: View Post
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!
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Old November 6 2009, 06:40 PM   #4
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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.

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Old November 6 2009, 06:59 PM   #5
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"All quote our mothers" by Hungarian State Railways
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Old November 6 2009, 07:01 PM   #6
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Mine worked out oddly well.
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Old November 6 2009, 07:05 PM   #7
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Re: Now for some fun: Pick Your Band Name / Album Name / Album Cover

Had another go and came up with:


"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. )
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Old November 6 2009, 07:22 PM   #8
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Old November 6 2009, 07:31 PM   #9
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^^^ Nice.
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Old November 6 2009, 07:37 PM   #10
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Old November 6 2009, 07:45 PM   #11
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"...than to be correct" - Henry Cárdenas

Hm.
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Old November 6 2009, 07:58 PM   #12
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This is fun!

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Old November 6 2009, 08:04 PM   #13
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Can only be given, by Blacktip Grouper.
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Old November 6 2009, 08:07 PM   #14
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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...

in your case, Shameless I can picture a Cure tribute band somehow.
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I had to do this again, so let's see what i can come up with this time round.





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