a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Buy These Albums Now!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Buy These Albums Now!

SUMMARY: In which I attempt to pull the musical wool over your eyes.

In my new career as a music promoter, I'd like to introduce you to these two wonderful new bands and their debut albums!

And now, if you'd like to be in the same business, here's how you do it!

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. (I did this for 2 albums and the same "random" quotes came up. So if you do it for more than one album, too, use the "10 new random quotes" link at the bottom.)

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. (I was disappointed--for the 2nd album, the 1st and 4th photos had dogs in them, but not the 3rd. Ah, well, and I decided not to cheat.)

But I can make up new rules for new people--if you want to go with the dog theme, then you must use the THIRD PHOTO THAT IS DOG-RELATED, no matter what it is. (Just keep clicking RELOAD button.)

4 - Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together. (Doh--This is like the step in the auto repair manual where it says "1. Remove engine.")

5 - Post it! (If you're in Facebook, you can post your new album with these instructions in the "caption" or "comment".)

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  1. What? You don't have enough to do? :-)

  2. I vowed to myself this morning that **I WILL NOT GET DISTRACTED**. And then, boom, there was a friend's album posted and it looked so realistic and I just had to try it. And, yup, sure enough-- they look pretty much like real albums, bands, and titles. OK... NOW I REALLY will not get distracted... maybe...