Wednesday, March 4, 2009

NT 9/31: The Cover of Rolling Stone


If you're on the FaceBook, you have friends who have been tagged in what appears to not be picture of them, but instead a picture of something completely random with a combination of seemingly nonsensical words, phrases or names overlaid on top. This is the Random Album Cover meme, or viral tagging loop, or whatever you choose to call it. I've been mesmerized by this from afar, not making my own because (embarassingly) I have no art program on my Mac. But I randomly came across a web-based photo editing program which at least let me put words on a picture, if it was a bit stingy with the fonts. So I made a bunch of random album covers, following these rules:
1 - Go to "wikipedia." Hit “random... Read More”
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 "Random quotations"
or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
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 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.


1 comment:

Kathy G said...

I stole this idea today for my blog (OF COURSE linking back to you).

Thanks.