Friday, February 20, 2009

The Fake Album Cover Meme on Facebook - Now In The Real World

Well, this is a thing going around on Facebook, but I figured I'd bring it out here to the real world so people who aren't members of Facebook can still play along. The instructions are here:
Make your fake band's album cover:

1 - Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random”
or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random Wikipedia article you get 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
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together.

These are five that I did. I cheated a little on the images. Some of the ones that came up just weren't good enough even for a random thing. I'm sorry. Also, some Flickr images are protected in a way that they can't be copied or saved, so I had to refresh the random thing a few times to find ones that did.

My favorite thing is that it really feels like you can tell what kind of music is on these fake albums just by their fake covers. Ah the beauty of randomness...makes you wonder why it takes us so long to make our own real album covers.

























1 comment:

Rick said...

Crazy fun.