2.11.2008

If

I stole a fun little meme from another blog I occasionally read. What IS a meme anyway?? I mean, I know that it is typically a list of questions to answer or a silly quiz, but where did the name come from? And how in the heck are you supposed to pronounce it? Ohhh. Ok, check it out if you were curious too. If not, well...then don't. It's your choice. Live your life in complete intellectual darkness. Hey, it's no skin off MY back.

Anyway. I don't usually do these, but I liked the idea behind this one. It's called the 'CD Cover Meme' and it's fun! Here's the deal:

"The CD Cover Meme group has only three rules: (1) The first article title on this random wiki page is the name of your band, (2) the last four words of the very last quote on this random quote page is the title of your album, and (3) the third picture here, no matter what it is, will be your album cover."*

*The picture thing is a bit more complicated than that. It takes a bit more tenacity to find one that is not 'all rights reserved'. What you need to do when you get to the flickr page is:
1. Click on the third picture
2. Scroll down and look on the right hand side of the page.
3. Look for the copyright. It will say either 'all rights reserved' or 'some rights reserved'
4. If it says 'all rights reserved', back up and click the reload button
5. Repeat 1-4 until you find one that is 'some rights reserved'

Now, I'm certain that we have all been guilty of posting pictures that are technically 'all rights reserved' in the past. I know I have. But since flickr allows us to see this information easily...well, there is just no excuse.

There ARE photos you can use...it just takes several minutes of clicking to find one that works.

In any case, on to the results. If I were a rockstar...



This band name totally speaks to me. It reminds me (in length at least) of a little band Kristi and I will someday start called The Fuzzy Armadillos and the World Symphony Orchestra.

To give proper recognition for the photo, THIS is the talented person that took the original shot.

Alright guys. Have fun with this if you choose to do it. (and you don't have to have Photoshop...use this as an excuse to try GIMP)

5 comments:

Kristi said...

I'm only going to go so far as to say that my band name is "Fires at Midnight" (cool name!), my album title is "Is Aware Of It," and my album cover was of a kitty. heehee. Cute!

And I have no idea where the word "meme" comes from, but I pronounce it "mehm" with a short e. I could be wrong though. And maybe the word is derived from "Me!Me!" because they're usually little surveys that you fill out all about yourself, right? Heh. Just a guess. :)

Dirty Gypsy said...

I'm not going to Photoshop anything either, but my band name is "Bangalow, South Wales" and my album title is "Take Something For It." The cover shot is a yellow Converse sneaker.

Heh.

Kristen said...

Heh. It didn't let me post my comment. Trying again.

Mine is TOOOOOO good. My band name is Diocese of Cuneo. Seriously, a Catholic thing! My album title is An Attitude of Gratitude. Freaking awesome. My cover is of a "mysterious house" with blue chairs.

Larry said...

My band name was Jed Weaver

My album is entitled "A Servant, Sometimes Deaf"

The picture was a toddler, in profile, looking at something off screen.

Larry said...

BTW, I've tried Gimps before. They're only fun if your friends don't catch you. Kinda like mopeds.