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.