Sunday, March 8, 2009

Wikipedia Names Your Band

Wikipedia Names Your Band is a made-up meme by Buzzfeed. The instructions are simple:

"Go to 'Wikipedia.' Hit 'random' and the first article you get is the name of your band. Then go to 'Random Quotations' and the last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album. Then, go to Flickr and click on 'Explore the Last Seven Days' and the third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover. Anyway, you're now looking at my new side project, which will probably sound like Evanescence if they were on 4AD."

Fun. Here's a few samples. The users have been posting them with obscure made-up categories and fake Pitchfork ratings. I lurve it.

(From the Buzz, obv. And Peggy.)


Susan Maxwell Schmidt said...

OK, you got me to bite and run. This works so friggin' well it's disturbing!

Stefanie said...

That's awesome. My band is called "Green Mountain High School" and the album is called "know what can't be done." I don't know how to post a picture. This is funny and reminds me of your porn star name.

W. E. B. Du Blag said...

Glad you guys tried it! I love this one.

It's now going around as a facebook meme.

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W. E. B. Du Blag said...

Does it remind you of porn star names in general, or my personal porn star name?

Because I wasn't really aware I had the latter... or maybe my drinking has become problematic?