Addicted to novelty since 2001

The CD Cover Meme

I don’t often participate in Flickr memes, but it’s Saturday and this one was too fun to pass up. Via Neatorama, you compose faux CD covers for imaginary bands using these three sources:

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

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

3. www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

There doesn’t seem to be much respect for copyright in step #3 there. I regenerated the Explore page until I got an image that was Creative Commons-licensed. It didn’t take long.

Here are my submissions. They’re not nearly as good as most of the others in the photo pool, but they were fun to make none the less.

  1. My Wikipedia article was about presidents of good ol’ Walla Walla University.
  2. My quote was, in full, by James Thurber: “He knows all about art, but he doesn’t know what he likes”.
  3. My photo was of a great-looking old hotel in Austin, Texas.

The result:

Presidents of Walla Walla University

  1. For my second attempt, my Wikipedia article was about a town in Finland.
  2. My quote was, in full, by Andy Rooney: “Don’t rule out working with your hands. It does not preclude using your head.”
  3. My photo was apparently a self-portrait by this Flickr user.

I was kind of thinking of that famous John Coltrane album:

Viiala

3 Responses to “The CD Cover Meme”

  1. Maria

    That’s hilarious. As someone who works at good ol’ Walla Walla University, I love your band title and quote. It’s kind of spooky how it all goes together with some truth to it, and the similarity of your album cover to the general “feel” our good ol’ administration building facade…

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