09 March 2009

fake album exercise: Monument to Balzac

In general, I loathe chain mail and forwards. Can't stand anything expecting me to participate or pass it on. I caved on this one, and actually had some good fun with it. It took only a small amount of time and creativity, but propelled me into formulating some wacky identity for my fake band. Let's face it, everyone at some point or another has wanted to be in a band. Fault those who are more or less musically inclined (present company excluded) for chasing that, but everyone is guilty.

This is the exercise:
1 - Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random... Read More”
or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random Wikipedia article that comes up is the name of your band.

2 - Go to Quotations Page and select "random quotations"
or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very LAST quote on 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
The third picture in the top row, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use PhotoShop or whatever to put it all together.

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