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Didn't know you had a band? Well, you do. Let's see what your first album cover looks like!

1. Click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random

The title of the Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2. Click here: http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3

The last few words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your first album.

3. Click here: http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days

The third picture is your album cover.

4. Assemble the image using Paint.NET. Repeat step #2 ten times to get your track listing.

Post your results. This could be a fun competition. Best submission wins a fabulous prize!*

*Yet to be decided. Prize may not be what you deem as "fabulous." I don't care.

EDIT - Some clarification:

Can the cover image be edited?

You can crop, recolor, flip, blur, distort, add to, and remove from it as long as it's still recognizable as part of the original image. You can even add images from other locations (stocks/renders) so long as at least 3/4 or more of it is recognizable as part of the original image. The key here is creativity in the face of some very strict guidelines.

Also, keep in mind that if anything you come up with contains something that would break board policy to post (nudity, expletives, etc.) you must click the randomizer link in this post again for another random item.

And here's my submission. You don't have to put yours in a Cover Flow background, but I thought it would be fun.

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The Band: "Cifesa"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cifesa

The Album Title: "The Great Fallacy"

(quote: An expert is a person who avoids small error as he sweeps on to the grand fallacy.

Benjamin Stolberg) Oops. I switched Grand for Great. Oh well.

The Album Cover: Slightly edited, from here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rubin110/3302233230/

The Track Listing:

1. Looks Good, Feels Good

2. Always Found Them

3. As you Speak

4. Heroes

5. Good Time

6. Being Busy

7. Effective

8. I Understand Only Because I Love

9. With Them

10. Without Shame

"But, David! If this is a contest, why isn't it in the GD&Q section?" Well, because right now, my image was made in Photoshop. It could have been done in PdN, but it wasn't. So not only is it ineligible for the contest, it really doesn't belong here at all - it's just posted as an example. I'll make a PdN example image later.

EDIT:

Okay, yeah, so this won't be much of a contest. There might be some voting later, but it'll probably stay pretty relaxed. I'll let you know if an actual competition comes up.

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Name: Folliculitis

Album name: Surgically Removed

Tracks:

1 ) Integrity

2 ) Government Program

3 ) We go to Seek

4 ) In our Own Image

5 ) Middle Age

6 )Give it Credibility

7 ) He who Stands Alone

8 ) Judgment Now

9 ) Not Tomorrow

10 ) Road to Truth

Album Cover:

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Can the cover image be edited?

You can crop, recolor, flip, blur, distort, add to, and remove from it as long as it's still recognizable as part of the original image. You can even add images from other locations (stocks/renders) so long as at least 3/4 or more of it is recognizable as part of the original image. The key here is creativity in the face of some very strict guidelines.

I've added that explanation to the first post.

EDIT: Hyrule, excellent job! Exactly the kind of creativity we're looking for.

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I am really excited for how my 'Random Results' turned out. I managed to get an album name that fits the picture! :P

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Band Name: Wait a Minute

Album Name: Nothing More than Slavery

1. An Invincible Summer

2. My Absence

3. Everybody Guesses

4. My Future

5. Definition of Hell

6. ‘16’

7. Hear the Evidence

8. Each Other

9. Just the Same

10. Think We Are

Edit: Stock Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/trish/3314905531/

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Band Name: Toll Point

Album Name: Characteristic Of Intelligence

Track List:

1. Thinking Without Facts

2. Dictatorship

3. Two Small Jumps

4. Industrial Revolution

5. Whisper

6. A Hundred Times

7. Unacceptable

8. Lose Track Of Ourselves

9. The Ones Who Do

10. Twice A Week

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I can't decide whether my band is the bomb or if it sucks.

Band name: Loha Singh (Mongolian Gypsy Punk Rock?)

Album name: They Never Deceived Us

Tracks:

1. They'd Never Expect It

2. Your Own Mistakes

3. Elimination of Nonessentials

4. Do Not Forget

5. What Each of Us is Here For

6. You Make the Better

7. Keep In Touch

8. Lighten It

9. Those Places

10. Fails of Employment

Bonus Track:

11. Someone Who Likes Me But is a Ninny

Fixed and compressed album art:

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Stock Image

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Brilliant, Crimson. I LOVE your text treatment there. Mike, yours is great, too. This is awesome -- Keep it up, guys!

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Mine Went Really Well!

Album Art: 3319943711_27e3430b18.jpg

Band: Invaders from the Infinite

Album: Between a Leader and a Follower.

Tracks:

1) Between a Leader and a Follower

2) What They Are

3) Think Of The Consequences

4) A Better Place

5) Conquest Of Ourselves

6) Misunderstanding

7) The Crystallising Thought

8) Nothing Can Be Done

9) Wings To Fly

10) Courage Enough

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band Name ; Democratic party Of Albania :P

album name; Not at Home.

Album Tracklist;

1. Men of Sense Approve

2. Find Out Who We Are

3. Astound Ourselves

4. Our Adversaries Are Insane

5. EXamination Papers

6. What Do They Need You For?

7. The Steaks Stakes Are So Small.

8. Within Him Or Herself.

9. University Politics

10.Woe be to him

haha, the steaks are so small :lol:

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Sounds like a thrown together emo/hardcore band so thats what I made it look like haha:

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(Yes there are EP's with cover art this bad out there, I've seen it first hand lol)

Smallville (Season 5)

"A Superstition Is A Premature Explanation That Overstays It's Time" EP

1. Snore And You Sleep Alone

2. They Are Generally The Same People

3. Destroying Your Design

4. What We Know

5. Without Leaving Better And Happier

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Wow, Sozo, I can't believe I missed yours. What a difference a minute makes, eh? :-)

I think you did an excellent job. The carriage return before "Us" is a bit distracting, though. But I love the name.

Keep it up, everyone.

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Band: Natural Transformation

Album: Absence of original thought

1. Absence of original thought

2. To Be Conscious of None

3. Troubled By the Rain

4. Off the Ground

5. I'm on my Way

6. In the World

7. A Whisper

8. Walking on Clouds

9. Away With It

10. This Country is Worth Fighting For

(bonus) Impossible until they're not [live]

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Have we got to take what came up for us first time, or can we click till we get something cool? Cus what I got is hilarious. Heck, I'll do it both ways for fun...

Edit: I just chose the coolest, hah...

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"But After War it Seems More Like Astrology" by Culture of the Bahamas.

1: The Fun of It

2: Try To Do Too Much

3: That Will Teach You to Keep Your Mouth Shut

4: Thier Birth as Toys

5: As Far As Possible

6: Men Mistake Medicine for Magic

7: Before the Next Chance

8: Pretended to Pretend

9: Nudity and Espionage

10: Sell Your Parrot

11: A Profound Feeling

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This is terrific. What an interesting idea, David.

I 'ave a Q. or two, though: what if the image which you get is licensed for No Derivative Works under the Creative Commons? Reload, I assume, which is what I shall do presently.

Lastly, can we enter a few times? Does this have to be a competition? I think it makes a fun sort of game, I guess.

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band: Bavarian

Album: To Make Pleasures pleasant

tracks are:

Reach A Conclusion

I Never Tried Before

What I Want And What I Fear

Enemies Accumulate

They Are Empty

Don't Laugh At A Youth

To Build An Audience

Talk For People Who Can't

To Make Pleasures Pleasant

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Have we got to take what came up for us first time, or can we click till we get something cool? Cus what I got is hilarious. Heck, I'll do it both ways for fun...

Ideally, your first result. If you find that that particular result completely stifles your creativity, you may re-click.

Obviously I have no way to enforce this, other than my gut. But try to be random.

Heh, if you clicked the random button enough times you could have a band called Paint.NET. 8)

This is exactly why you should try to be random. :-)

This is terrific. What an interesting idea, David.

Not mine, alas, but thank you. I found it on Facebook and loved it. I thought it would make a good game here.

I 'ave a Q. or two, though: what if the image which you get is licensed for No Derivative Works under the Creative Commons? Reload, I assume, which is what I shall do presently.

Quite so. We want no copyright trouble here.

Lastly, can we enter a few times? Does this have to be a competition? I think it makes a fun sort of game, I guess.

Sure. This might morph into a more official contest later on, but I think it'll be in the GD&Q then. This will still stay open as a more freeform version.

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Band Name: Dewey, Cheatem & Howe

Album Name: Money can't buy happiness, but neither can poverty

Tracks:

1: Never tell everything at once

2: Not for looking at

3: A fool can from a mountain top

4: Just incredibly pathetic

5: Imaginary friend

6: Incest and folk dancing

7: Gossip about you

8: Public or printed lies

9: Someone or something else

10: As pretty as an airport

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Name: 玉垣駅 (Tamagaki Station)

Album name: How we left it.

Songs:

1. Frequently for the worse

2. All the years you have lived

3. Lack of character

4. Smoke might annoy

5. God is looking for action

6. Obscene and not heard

7. Opened before you

8. Desire, desire, desire

9. Ongoing activity

10. Madness is more interesting

Album cover:

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stock: http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelgle ... 2/sizes/l/

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Not mine, alas, but thank you. I found it on Facebook and loved it. I thought it would make a good game here.

And here I was considering importing it onto Facebook. :lol:

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Band name:

115 AH

Album name:

Everyone else

Tracks:

1. Why?

2. The thief.

3. Would it work?

4. I wanted to say no.

5. Yeah, yeah, alright.

6. Almost.

7. Everyone else.

8. Will not harm you.

9. The zebra.

10. The caviler.

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6. Obscene and not heard

A fantastic name for a song if ever I heard one. Sounds like a Fall Out Boy title.

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Fall Out Boy is indeed very good at coming up with song titles. Too bad they nearly always fail when it comes to writing a song to go with.

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