Friday, February 20, 2009

The internet is awesome

So, here's a cool meme. I did one like this once, where I used Wikipedia to name my band, first album and track listing. Here's another, which I stole from the Onion's A.V. Club:
  • Go to Wikipedia. Hit "random article." The title of the article is the name of your band.
  • Go to the Random Quotes page at the Quotations Page. The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is your album title.
  • Finally, go to Flickr. Click on "Explore the last seven days," and the third picture -- no matter what it is -- is your album cover.
I followed said meme, leading to my creation of this masterpiece album cover (click to enlarge):

That's Operation Pipe Dream, with People on the Way Down. Too perfect, right?

Of course, I couldn't leave well enough alone. Time to give it another try (click to enlarge again):

Yes, that's New England Nun, with Evil That You Can Change.

Clearly, this is too great to not try again (I'm sure you've caught up with the enlarging by now):

This one is Dagbladet, with Time to Start Your Day. That looks like an Elliot Smith singer-songwriter kind of album, doesn't it?

I could do this all night, and if I don't stop now, I might. So I'll stop.

You should try some of your own. I don't expect you to take the time I did and actually create the album art, but the results should still be interesting.


  1. This is my new indie rock band:

  2. That was pretty fun.

  3. Last Refuge of the Complex does indeed sound like an indie rock album -- the one that no one would ever hear of until Pitchfork gave it a 9.6 review. Great picture, too.

    Robby, yours looks like a jazz or world music compilation record, to raise funds for Darfur or something like that.

    And clearly, I have way too much time on my hands. As I said, if I didn't stop there, I'd just keep on going, and -- hey, wow, look at that:

    It's sad, really.