Magical Musical Memeical Morph

Posted on March 2, 2009. Filed under: Games, HowTo, Musings |

According to my blogfriend sulz, I now have my very own (faux) band! She’s tagged me with this Meme, and I found myself strangely moved by the results. Here are the rules (and if you are reading this, you may consider yourself tagged—if you want to be!):

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. If it’s already the name of a band, you can hit random again.

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.

5 – Post it to your blog with this text and tag the blog buddies you want to join in.

I followed those directions precisely, and here is the result:

ludlow-spirit2

The name of my band, Ludlow Typograph, is taken from an old kind of typesetting machine. Before computers, these were used to get vital information into print, relatively quickly. These machines used hot metal to cast bars or slugs of type.

One of my first jobs was at a printing company which had a couple of these in the print shop. They actually were occasionally used for certain jobs requiring large print areas; otherwise, they just sat there like museum pieces. I was in awe of those few printers who had worked in the industry for many years, and actually knew how to operate those machines, with elegance and precision.

Given all that, my band’s style obviously is:  Hot Heavy Metal—Ballads and Sagas!

My new album, titled “to craft a spirit“, explores the journey through time and place taken by an individual, and a culture, in order to find meaning. The full quote is:

It’s so much easier to write a resume than to craft a spirit.
Anna Quindlen, A Short Guide to a Happy Life, 2000

I love the picture of this pensive little girl against a backdrop of graffiti, perfectly illustrating the spirit emerging from the chaos of creation. What is next for her? Indeed, for any of us? Listen to my ballads and you shall know.

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12 Responses to “Magical Musical Memeical Morph”

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this meme really speaks to people despite the randomness huh?? or are we finding meaning in something that has not much? hmm, i don’t think so. yours is very you, especially the ‘album’ title! 🙂

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I think it’s serendipity. Just perfect! Wonderful album cover too. Now I must go see sulz’s.

I like how you put this one together. Muse.
And when do we get to hear your music? 😉

Love your album, ME. Very original meme there, sulz. And, since I’m not great at following rules, I will instead craft a blog post soon based on your new album’s title.

Thanks for the visit. Nice to see you again. 😉

Ronnie Ann

ronnie ann: i just swiped it from facebook. 😛 you should try it, i’d buy a copy of your ‘album’! 😀

http://myheadtrip.wordpress.com/2009/03/03/climbing-to-the-top-of-the-charts/
Sulz had tagged me too. 🙂
I just love what you have for album art! 🙂 Though random – the name and the album seems so you!!
I would buy your album any time!! 🙂

Your album cover implies a light-rock band Muse. Cute. lol

Cool album! Put me in for a copy too! 🙂

Neat info on the typograph too!

Wow, it looks great!

Heavy metal ballads? Looks more like some kind of post-rock to me. But it’s your band, so if you say heavy metal, heavy metal it must be. I love this meme!

I won’t torment you by getting into a discussion about “whether there is really randomness”, sulz.. Normally I would, but I shall resist out of friendship. 🙂 I do like my album, and I thank you for sharing this meaningful meme.

Will, the picture on yours reflects your feminine side! :mrgreen:

One of my favorite words is ‘serendipity’ ella, thanks! Oh, yes, sulz’s is wonderful!

Oh, BD, you’ve given me an idea. I could post some sound clips here…be careful what you wish for, HAHA! 🙂 Thank you! I tried to do justice to the typographic title with a typographic typeface…if that makes sense! 😉

Ronnie Ann, lovely to see you!!! This is quite a nice meme, I think. I just love to follow rules—when I choose to. {snicker} I look forward to reading your post.
sulz: we’ll see if RA follows your advice. Knowing her, though… 😉

Yay, my first sale! Thank you Apar! I’ll email you where to mail me the check (hehe). It is very me; spookily so (in a good way). Loved yours, too. This really is a great little project.

Well, it COULD be lite rock, poch. I’d probably actually prefer that. It has to be heavy metal, though…I’ll explain more in my response to B0bby 😉

Alright, Shane! I’ll assume your check is in the mail? 😉 I’m glad you liked the typograph info., too. It was a “random” opportunity to investigate a random tid-bit, and since you read it, you’ll know why my band had to be heavy metal…

Thank you B0bby! 🙂 Well, that is a very good reason for it to be heavy metal, because it’s my band and I say it is…but, since my band’s name was chosen by my adoring fans—um, I mean random click results, I had to consider the Hot Heavy Lead (i.e. METAL) used in the typesetting process. 😛 OK, a bit subtle, perhaps. 😕 I liked your album very much, too!

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