Make a Band (Altered)

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Thom posted a fun little meme using Wikipedia, a quotations site, and Flickr to randomly choose a band name, album title, and cover art. I wanted to do it, but the one thing that bugged me was the cover art portion: the original instructions simply had people grabbing the third image off of the past week’s ‘interestingness’ page. A great way to get good images, sure, but one that paid no attention to copyright. Each time I reloaded the page, I was coming up with images that were published under a standard ‘all rights reserved’ copyright.

So, here’s my version of the Make a Band meme…

  1. The title of whatever random Wikipedia page you land on is the name of the band.

  2. The last four words of the last quote on this page is the title of the album.

  3. Put the last word of the quote (the album title) into the search box on this page, and the third image the search brings up is the cover of the album (this will search Creative Commons Attribution licensed photos and sort them by interestingness).

Put ’em together in your image editor of choice, and post your band’s new album for the world to see!

Here’s what I got, from this Wikipedia page, this quote and this image by Mayr:

HL-ADP Not to Need It