Sunday, 8 February 2009

WikiBand

I found this from Tom, who is Luke's (my roommate) friend... Tom and I don't know each other, but thank you Tom.

1. Go to the Wikipedia home page and click random article. That is your band's name.
2. Click random article again; that is your album name.
3. Click random article 15 more times; those are the tracks on your album.
4. Post a review of the resultant album.

Band Name: Hydrophis melanocephalus

Album Name: Kuru, Nigeria

Tracks:
1. Creepshow III
2. International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
3. North Dumpling Light
4. The Drouth
5. Arthur Olszyk
6. Alcocer de Planes
7. Richard Durst
8. The First Law
9. Bullers Green
10. Grande-Rivière
11. Western Coal Fields
12. K'lee
13. Surinder Amarnath
14. Sir Jamsetjee Jeejebhoy, 1st Baronet
15. George Anson (1797–1857)

"Collected Thoughts" Number One:

Hydrophis melanocephalus is a type of a Sea Snake. I enjoy not being able to pronounce my bands name properly. Can you imagine the concert?

"We are HAI-DROE-FIS MELL-AN-OCE-...ANO-SEH-PHALUS! WOO!"

Ah, melanocephalus...snake...phalus...phallus...snake...phallus...penis.

"Collected Thoughts" Number Two:

Keru, Nigeria... I guess our Album is tackling the issues? Trying to do a Bono? Full of trouble?
Cool! I bet we're hardcore!

"Collected Thoughts" Number Three:

Wow, the album starts off with a bang! I love tracks 1 to 4. It sounds like a fairly typical mainstream album though. 4 good songs, and then it sort of fades into a mix of pop-rock/alternative (think Vampire Weekend), kimya dawson-folk (Richard Durst was a good man, la la la), and simple sounding (think, Stone Temple Pilots) rock songs to try to bring up the pace.

I love that it starts off with a "Horror" movie, then something to do with the Internet, then a Lighthouse in New York, then we go to Scotland and then start talking about people...all revolving around England and India.

Cool game... I just like that that I learned all this stuff in a matter of minutes. A good game to play maybe once a month to get some random knowledge!

Why don't you play the game and either link me to your own blog or whatever in the comments or just play it in the comments!

The Guitar String and The Lost Pick.

17 comments:

Varek said...

Hehe. Nice game.
At the end you should go to the wikipedia image search and search a random cover for your album. That will complete that wikiband.

Greets.

Simon said...

My band name is "Supraorbital Nerve" which isn't bad actually.

The Wikipedia Random article link is:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random

Simon

Ray said...

Band Name: Bogovë

Album Name: Arthur Chase

Tracks:
01. David Laurence MacLaren
02. Privilège du blanc
03. Joe Astley
04. Henrich
05. Rober Lenkiewicz
06. Ely House
07. Cosmetic palette
08. Pachylia ficus
09. Anahim Volcanic Belt
10. Dave Duerson
11. Real Thing Shakes
12. Atlantic Jaxx
13. Vega (band)
14. Agidigbo
15. Yataro Kurokawa


Bogovë comes screaming back with the highly anticipated release of "Arthur Chase". The album is dedicated to the great, great grandfather of front man Steve Ballard.

With hit tracks "Ely House", "Pachylia ficus" and "Real Thing Shakes".

When asked what his favorite track was Ballard responds, "It's difficult to choose just one song, they are all good, but if I had to choose it would be 'Privilège du blanc' because it is a song about Bella Hill seeking an audience with the Pope instead of joining Bogovë. It's a song about choices we make". Bella Hill was a love interest of Ballard's while he studied moth species (Pachylia ficus) of the Anahim Volcanic Belt in Canada.

"Arthur Chase" will be released on Feb. 10, just in time for Valentines Day.

That was fun. :-)

p00p0ster0us said...

Band: Joseph Burton Sumner
Album name: Barot

Tracks:
1) 35th Fighter Squadron
2) 16th Academy Awards
3) City State of the Invincible Overlord
4) The Equitable Life Assurance Society
5) Yubari class destroyer escort
6) JME C64
7) James Strudwick Smith
8) Escanaba and Lake Superior Railroad
9) Schweiker v. Chilicky
10) Enslaved (band)
11) Betty's Bay
12) USS Compton (DD-705)
13) Sill (geology)
14) Paul Marsden (Emmerdale)
15) Kinner K-5


Joseph Burton Sumner (October 11, 1837 – February 15, 1920) was a figure in the founding of Sumner, Mississippi.
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Barot is a picnic and tourist location in Mandi district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is a beautiful valley 40 km from Joginder Nagar.
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USS Compton (DD-705), an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer, was named for Lewis Compton, who served in active duty in the Navy during World War I and Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 9 February 1940 to 13 February 1941.


:o)
Poop

Dizzknee said...

That was pretty fun to put together. Thanks for that distraction while I'm sitting here on a Saturday working away.

I posted it to my blog. And while you're at it, you can read my (now pretty old) blog about NYC.

Enjoy...
http://dizz101.blogspot.com/

Thanks Caitlin! : )

Chris in the Studio said...

This seems like a fun game and I started it but quickly realized once again that you are making me late for a session where I have to finish making another "real" album in Times Square. So I will skip this one Hill. But if you do ever decide to make a real album, I'll give you the family rate and we can write it about any goddam thing you want on wiki. ha ha. Actually it would be fun to randomly write songs on random ideas from wiki. Thanks for the idea. Now go get a pen and paper and start writing. he he.

JohnnyBeGood said...

Band name: Bangi-dong
Album: T.G. Yearwood

tracks:

1.Skirmisher
2.Wang Gang
3.Lindsay Bowen
4.Metropolitan Joseph
5.Laureen Jarrett
6.Day One
7.Malongocephalus
8.Barnes Opening
9.Milea
10.Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Authority
11.Syd Brak
12.Hopedale Airport
13.Desmocollin
14.Moira, Goa
15.Illinois Institute of Art — Schaumburg


Bangi-dong means neighborhood in Korean. BANGI-DONG!!! Although we are the laughing stock of English speaking countries, Korea thinks we are awesome. That would be South Korea, North Korea wants to destroy South Korean neighborhoods.

My Album is T.G. Yearwood. He was the head college football coach for the The Apprentice School Builders located in Newport News, Virginia. He probablly was an a-hole.


The first track is awesome, I would name a song Skirmisher. A song about fighting, that would some intense stuff for a first song. I am not sure about track 10, I guess it is a song revolting against Australian and New Zealand authority, YEAH! A movement! Track 2 actually sounds pretty gangster, so I guess there might be some rap.


lol, that was fun.

JoMiMo555 said...
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JoMiMo555 said...

Lol, this was actually really fun! Thanks for sharing. I don't wanna take up too much room in the comments so here's a link to mine :)

JoMiMo's Wikiband

james said...

Alrighty, here we go.

Band: Rocky O'Brien

Album: Victor-Marie Hugo

Track List:
1. Jesús Chucho Sanoja
2. Keti
3. Zawidów
4. Saint-Genest-sur-Roselle
5. I Found Out
6. FOK!
7. Keshav Dutt
8. Stephan Jakob Neher
9. FA Vase
10. Adamanthea
11. Amid Its Hallowed Mirth
12. E. L. Konigsburg
13. Greenock Wanderers RFC

I must say I do like the album name since Les Miserables is the best book for which I have read the CliffsNotes. “I Found Out” is an actual song, so I guess it would be a cover. Amid its Hallowed Mirth is an album title from a doom metal band I have never heard of. Adamanthea is a pretty cool title as she was a nymph who raised Zeus, and of course FOK! would also be a great song name. The rest seem to be various foreign proper nouns.

Bullshit Review:

On their major label debut, Rocky O’Brien display a encouraging knack for creating highly accessible melodies while keeping the tempo fairly quick and engaging. Pairing such melodies with sentiments that seem like typical and clichéd emo fair actually makes for a formula that many fans are likely to appreciate, and with tracks like Zawidów and Adamanthea, the heartfelt yearning is actually tweaked so that on the sliding scale between optimistic and wistful, it lies squarely left of center. One might say this is emo for those who prefer blondes.

Hey, I feel like I'm in a communications class or something.

-James

MntlWard said...

There's a Creepshow 3?

Beans said...
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Beans said...

a nice way to kill a little time. thank you for the diversion.


http://ramblingsofaboredman.blogspot.com
/2009/02/wikiband.html

sorry about previous deletion. made a mistake.

Brent said...

Band Name: Surprise Torpedo Attack

Album Name: The Devil's Footprints

Tracks:
01. Investment Scam
02. Depth Charges
03. Coat of Arms
04. Diesel Engine
05. Population Density
06. Platonic Love
07. The Man Without Qualities
08. Motion of No Confidence
09. Poverty Line
10. Generation Y
11. Soundblaster
12. Prisoners of War
13. Rebranded
14. Ubiquitin
15. Merchant Raider

Review:

This is Surprise Torpedo Attack's debut album and being Music Industry n00bs; they're not bad.
The barn-storming opener "Investment Scam" kicks off with a hooky guitar riff and the chorus is
equally memorable. The explosive hit single "Depth Charges" blasts like a collapsing building and easily segues into "Coat of Arms" - a warm bass & horns soul groove. The chuggin' "Diesel Engine" lays down a perfect 'get-in-your-car-and-cruise-down-the-highway-with-the-windows-rolled-down' feel and "Population Density" is a provocatively somber piece with somber lyrics to match.

Unfortunately, the tracks I mentioned in the above paragraph are the only songs worth mentioning!
The remaining ten tracks all have promising titles, but this lazy, Corporate music group decided to eschew all artistic creativity and shamelessly rehash, recycle and reuse the same melody and production for EVERY DAMN SONG! Totally inexcusable and a waste of beer money! My advice for you, discerning consumer, is to download the first five tracks, because that's all you need!

My rating is 4.5/10

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aww i left u a comment in the post: go ask alice ¬¬ nd U didnt add me i'm pretty annoyed hahahaha I WILL WAIT cause i know u will ¬¬ dont dissapoint meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Cait! =D

Isaiah said...

I wanted to play the game but my band name ended up being

"Cashbox Top 100 number-one singles of 1968"

And I figured it wasn't going to go anywhere positive so I stopped.

Candy said...

Wow, that was a fun game. I posted mine to my blog.

I hope you found it as amusing as I did.

Oh and if it's not a problem, can you please give me some advice on how to improve my mad blogging skills? Thanks so much, Caitlin!

Enjoy:
WWW.LOVEPEARL4EVER.BLOGSPOT.COM

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