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Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Band Meme

So I swung (by a yardarm) o'er t' th' fine ship of Cap'n Dyke, Lesbian Pirate Queen and Rogue Blogger — Yar! — and discovered a great project/post: "The Band Meme." As the Cap'n's post explains:

Here’s how The Band Meme goes. You are about to have your own band’s CD cover. Follow these directions to the letter. Go to……

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random

The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3

The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/

The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4. Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post the result as a comment in this post. Also, pass it along in your own journal because it’s more amusing that way.

The Cap'n's album is the pic above. And it's good. Really good. But stand fast, true believers, for the most hard-rockin' cover evar!

(Ready? Stand back, I tell ya!)

BOOM! Just look at it! That's friggin' hard-core, man! It's all like, ironic 'n' stuff. If it were goth, it would be "pink" goth, so goth, so assured in its gothiness and gotha-cicity, that it doesn't need to even look goth. And what says serious, ground-breakin' tunes like a friggin' panda bear? Nothing beats panda bears! They're like, the 11 of animals! Panda-Cams are like crack! Even Wonkette's snark melted when faced with the mighty power of Tai Shan Butterstick, provoking full-scale withdrawal breakdowns of the sort ya normally only see after ya've thrown the widescreen TV off the balcony of your 14th floor hotel room in a drunken rage. I mean...

...Okay, marketing says we need to sex it up a bit. They like the whole Panda thing, although they don't want me to mention the "crack" thing in the ad. They're thinking Billy and the Boingers meets the Evil Puppy from Conan O'Brien. Wholesome, cute, but also evil. Edgy. Something more like this:

Yeah! Look at that! It's an evil red panda! I mean, an evil red giant panda, not an evil red panda. Hell, you knew what I meant. Smart ass.

But I'm thinking it'll go double platinum.

God, I'm such a panderer sell-out.

Maybe watching a Polish art house classic will make me feel better.


Faded said...


Anonymous said...

"Batocchio" works, I suppose.

Don't you think "Medicated - In East L.A." would be a better fit?