Wednesday, January 23, 2008

i think i made you up inside my head

My last few posts have been kinda dreary, even for someone with my tropism towards depression. So, in hopes of producing something a little more towards the rainbows-on-roses-and-whiskers-on-kittens end of the spectrum, I decided to steal the album cover meme from Painted Maypole. It goes like this:

1. Click on this link. The title of the page is the name of your band.

2. Click on this link. The last four words of the final quotation on the page are the title of your album.

3. Click on this link. The third picture is your album cover.

4. Take the pic, add your band name and album title and voilà!



Try it yourself. And if you end up posting the result on your own blog, leave a link. Or, if you're not up to the tedious photoediting involved, how about just leaving a comment with the name of your band, your album, and a description of the picture?


edited to add: Go check these out. They are seriously, seriously great.

Album covers by: Amelie; Sarah; Lori; Sara; Katie; Waiting in Line; Isis; Ewe; Missing One; DD; Sharah; Monica; Catherine; Caro; LAS; Calliope; Jule; Angel Mom.

If anyone else puts one up, I'll try to add it as well.

42 comments:

the dragonfly said...

I love this meme! And that seriously is a cool album cover. But alas, I don't have photoshop anymore. I need to see if I can find free photo editing software online that is compatible with Vista...

leanne said...

Couldn't resist...

Band: Mahmudiyah Killings

Album name: Always what I pleased

Album cover: very young boy wearing a Superman outfit and cape

Julia said...

Mine is seriously weirdshit.
Band name: Kin Yang-Song
Album title: Them into the impossible
Cover: A woman wearing glasses and a bunch of bananas on her head with her turned off laptop turned towards the camera and several stuffed monkeys on the keyboard and next to it. There is a bulletin board in the background and a piece of paper on the monitor with a handdrawn graph entitled Sales and the graph itself doing a jagged and steep descend.
Like I said-- weirdshit.

Tash said...

Dude, I LOVE this.

My band is: Dhar

Album: Reveals the Human Spirit

Picture: Close up of a woman holding a ferret.

That actually sounds a bit like me.

Anonymous said...

Band Name: CrushConnect
Album Title: Have to be Clean

My picture is a white light switch on a creamy colored wall. There's text running across is in different fonts, but it's too small to read.

Angela

Sara said...

Oooh fun!

I did mine up in Photoshop and put it up at my blog.

Lori said...

Mine is here:
http://weebleswobblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/mediocrity-or-even-incompetence.html

I'd have freaked out if you'd gotten "and warm woolen mittens."

Katie said...

Mine has just gone up. I particularly like my album title, and the picture is kind of appropriate.

waitinginline said...

That was a blast!!!

http://waitinginline.wordpress.com/2008/01/23/my-record/

charmedgirl said...

band: the two thousand words
album: higher level as friends
cover pic: looks like a close-up of a ripped-up cactus, scabbed and torn

my asshole of a brain kept trying to read meanings into all of that, yet, as usual, there is none. (i also kept looking through the quotes to see what i would have liked to get more...)

passingwindows said...

That was fun, thanks, I needed that.

Band: History of Hobart (love it!)

Album: Random Thoughts

Cover: a naif drawing of an Eastern European/Russian-style town, on a tube in a living room

cinnamon gurl said...

Band: Subantarctic

Album: his self-made laws

Total aside... I just finished The Time Traveller's Wife, which is devastating and beautiful if you haven't read it (do not mix final 150 pages with head cold), and every time I come to your blog I feel like I'm back in the book...

Beth said...

my band: Sachsenring P240

album: Because You're Being Had

cover: black and white, close up of a fifty-ish woman with tall grass behind her, looking tough and oddly beautiful.

i love this. thanks!

LAS said...

This was seriously fun, but mine was really really really weird. And I don't have time to put it up - but maybe later! How fun! Thanks for posting this!

Sarah said...

:) v. fun...

http://survivingmyloss.blogspot.com/2008/01/from-niobe.html

Magpie said...

I have to do this later, when I have access to photoshop and a sys op.

But, cream-colored ponies and girls in white dresses?

I've always hated that movie.

Suz said...

This is awesome ... and some of those band names are great. Mine?

Skippy (band name)

Its something you remember
(album title)

CrazyBunnyLady said...

That's fun. Thanks for sharing.

Isis said...

Mine is on my blog. Apologies for slapdash graphics.

ewe are here said...

Set yourself on fire. Ha. That's good.


I did a few of these yesterday... they really are a lot of fun.

Amelie said...

fun but strange, at least mine

B said...

Band name: Opt Out
Album Title: The Rest I Squandered
Album Cover: Burning Sky

missing_one said...

I'll admit I was slightly skeptical, but this was fun! and it turned out pretty good...for randomness (of course I added the ...)
Mine's over on my blog
thanks!

DD said...

I just had to do it...

Monica said...

Too much fun!!

http://secondchance.typepad.com

Rosalind said...

Band name: Isle project
Album Title: And Astonish The Rest
Album Cover: A Girl Taking a Picture of herself

Interesting...

Amy said...

I like this idea!
Band Name: Womyn
Album Title: Parents,and Better Lovers
Album Cover: Beluga Whale swimming in the ocean

Strange what comes up whenyou do that! Thank you!

Iselyahna said...

Band: Good Ways
Title: Their Simplicity Might Suggest
Cover: A tree with very odd bulbs sticking out of it

Robert said...

Got a problem:

Band name (Patio Bonito) and album name ("Learn, Unlearn, and Relearn") worked quite well, the cover picture

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=2214137685&size=o

has a license that does not allow derivetive works (like cropping to square and adding text). Help me, what shall I do?

niobe said...

Uh, generate another random picture that doesn't have those restrictions? Email the photographer for permission? Just describe the picture, but don't actually photoshop it? Don't do the meme?

Because the pictures were generated randomly, it's going to be pretty much impossible for anyone else to go back and check to see if the photo they used had any particular restrictions on its use. Good thing you thought to look at the beginning.

If one of the original photographers notices one of their pictures being used in a way that upsets him/her, I would hope that s/he would contact the person who had, no doubt innocently posted it.

seussgirl said...

This was fun! I didn't edit the picture, but I did post the information:
http://seussgirl.blogspot.com/2008/01/album-meme.html

Band name: GamePlanet
Album name: A Glimpse of Heaven
Album cover: A black and white city block shot

I like it!

calliope said...

posting mine right now.
LOVED this!
thanks.

Maggie said...

Oh this was indeed great fun! I don't have time to post it today, but since it makes me laugh I will tell you what I got...

Band Name: Piney Grove United Methodist Church - I'm thinking maybe just "piney grove" no?

Album Name: Death was an exaggeration

Artwork: someone walking into a bar with open doors

Caro said...

Ok couldn't resist this one, it'll be up on my blog as soon as I get around to photoshopping the pic.

cce said...

Band: National Express

Album name: Proportion to One's Courage

Cover: A beautiful shot of a doorway in Florence, the photographer is reflected in the glass which is reflected in the photograph which goes on and on like an echo.

Jule said...

couldn't resist...

Margarita Bolívar: "are born, not made"

painted maypole said...

cool cover! glad you stole the meme

Angela said...

Where you thinking of Sylvia Plath when you titled this post?

Angela said...

And by "where" and I mean "were."

niobe said...

Angela: I certainly was. Nice catch.

thrice said...

I'm a little late to the game, but http://afterallthat.typepad.com/afterallthat/2008/01/my-first-album.html

Thanks for my first meme.

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