Posted by: Jeremiah Graves | January 25, 2010

Attack of the Internet Meme


Boredom struck today and it struck hard.

I suppose that’s what I get for waking up early on a Monday.

In my defense, I woke up with intentions of having a very productive day.

I was going to go do laundry, go to the gym, buy some groceries and do some blogging.

Well, when I pulled myself out of bed it was raining and blowing and overall just a crappy day, which is unfortunate, because it’s like 50+ degrees out there, but the rain and wind made it pretty much unbearable.

As such, I stayed inside and did some work-outish stuff. I did some pushups and situps and all that jazz.

I blogged a whole big bunch.

Then I was without stuff to do and hit a mini-wall in my blogging.

Thus, I resorted to a great time waster/boredom killer…an internet meme.

Today’s meme of choice is one that was introduced to me by the incomparable Ryan Gray months ago.

Here’s the gist:

Name: “FAKE BAND, FAKE ALBUM”

Here’s my Fake Band, Fake Album (and the rules for making your own)

1. Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random – The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

2. Click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3 – The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

3. Visit 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 craft a cover, and post the result. And then ask someone else to play.

…and there you have it.

So without any further ado, here are some of the bands and albums I’ve created today (and one from last December).

Now I’m off to try and do something at least moderately productive with the remainder of my day…

Band Name: Rannstedt
Album Name: …wanting what you have
Type of Music: I get the vibe that these kids are signing some sort of alternative rock. With the frozen lake view, they’re clearly all sad about a break-up and/or impending break-up. Expect sad songs and top 40 hits galore.

Band Name: Galton Junction
Album Name: -the person you are
Type of Music: Everything about this album cover reeks of a pop group. I’ve got this odd feeling it’ll be a very happy group of Miley Cyrus clones singing songs about how they can do anything they set their mind to and how they don’t need a man to be happy.

Band Name: JustSystems
Album Name: (to lose everything else)
Type of Music: I envision a lot of angry, scream-filled rock here. I’m getting a very serious Nickelback vibe. Odds are you’ll hate every song this cats put out, but they’ll be all over the radio and odds are pretty good this guys will end up playing at halftime of the Super Bowl some day.

Band Name: interleaving
Album Name: mediocrity thrust upon them
Type of Music: Coldplay?! Yeah, Coldplay.

Band Name: 3Kingdoms
Album Name: we have been sick
Type of Music: The album cover gives off a very distinct country music vibe. The name of the album and the band, however, do not. I guess these kids could call in the “alternative rock” crowd. They’re full of pent-up teen angst and you’re gonna listen to it, dammit!

Band Name: Colorado Confidential
Album Name: for a happy tune
Type of Music: I don’t know exactly what this fits. I could see a lot of genres pulling off this name and cover. In the end, I’ll assume it’s awesome and would probably infiltrate my iPod with little effort required.

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Responses

  1. Hey I just found your blog through your baseball blog! I’m following both, and I’m totally stealing this meme at some point! :)

  2. 3Kingdoms is clearly, CLEARLY Jesus rock. That’s how you reconcile alterna-rockish name with country vibe. Also 3Kingdoms– heaven, hell, earth– and “we have been sick”— because we haven’t accepted Jesus Christ as our rockin’ lord and savior.

    • Damn.

      Simply Damn.


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