Saturday, March 14, 2009

Ever Wanted To Record An Album?

If you've ever wondered what it might be like to be a musical recording artist, you might want to try this exercise I came across on Facebook:

1 - Go to “wikipedia.” Hit “Random Article”or click The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to “Random quotations”or click The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”or click The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

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

I don't have Photoshop so I can't put my album cover together, but I can tell you the results:

My band would be called Silas Reed (named after an American journalist/poet/communist activist named John Silas Reed, 1887-1920), the name of the album would be "Laughter Is The Best Weapon", from a Mark Twain quote: "The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter" and the album art would look like this:

(many thanks to the artist who took this photo, Naranjetin, who hopefully won't mind my posting his or her picture here - it's quite lovely.)

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