Revenge of the Meme – Musical Version

28 02 2009

Tagged by sulz.  It’s a while since I’ve done a memetic post, so this is probably due.  Sulz created her own “fake album” using the following rules:

This is the cover to the first album from my fake band. You too can have a fake music career. Here’s how it’s done

1 – Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random” or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band. If it’s already the name of a band, you can hit random again.

2 – Go to “random quotations” or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 – Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click
http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 – Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together.

5 – Post it to your blog with this text and tag the blog buddies you want to join in.

So, my own attempt produced this:

Name: Halfway to Heaven

Album title: The Situation Should Be Changed

Album cover: Tower of Moviscrolliosis

And the finished result (courtesy of MS Paint, since I don’t have Photoshop):

 Fake album

(No copyright infringement intended.  Image is property of its original owner.)

Hmm… I’m thinking they’d be alternative rock, with pop punk influences and maybe a slight political angle.  There could be a gothic element there, too, come to think of it.

Now it’s your turn, reader!

Current listening: Morningwood, “That’s How You Know It’s Love”


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4 responses

28 02 2009
museditions

Wow! I am in the process of doing this meme, too, and am amazed by how the band & album titles, and the picture all come together. Yours is alternative-pop-punk-political-goth? Not how I generally think of you, but great as a creative outlet.😎

28 02 2009
sulz

your ‘band’ sounds like a younger version of u2.😉 love the name – if you’re into music being in a ‘band’ would be like halfway to heaven already, isn’t it? probably heaven on earth itself!

1 03 2009
Eric

If you enjoyed this album cover meme you should check out my website http://www.figment.cc. We are an online game where people create fake bands, release albums and climb the charts. As you do you earn Lucre (our fictional monetary unit) that can be used to buy prizes.

1 03 2009
B0bbyG

@ museditions: I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with! It’s a really good meme, isn’t it? Heh, I think it sounds like a great idea for a band. Especially if they threw some hardcore-progressive-folk-rap-reggae in there.🙂

@ sulz: Maybe they’re a U2 tribute band?🙂 Although given the name, maybe a Europe tribute band would be more likely. Good point about being in a band; for a lot of people, that would be a dream come true! You’re reminding me of Radiohead: ♫ And if the world does turn, and if London burns / I’ll be standing on the beach with my guitar! / I wanna be in a band, when I get to heaven..! ♪

@ Eric: Wow, that’s a very specialised site. Kinda cool.🙂 Thanks for dropping by, and well done – normally when people try hijack my posts’ comment sections for advertising space, they’re not nearly so relevant!😛




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