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Wikipedia Names My Band

I generally don’t tend to go for internet memes. I figure that the world at large can get along just fine without knowing 25 things about me, or the last time I smiled. That being said, after seeing it on the A.V. Club, I felt an irresistible compulsion to participate in this round of memery:

New meme: here’s a totally random way to make your new random band’s new random album cover. Post one! 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.

Here’s what I came up with:


A Partial Exploration of My Fictional Proclivities

With respect to Johnny Cash, who I’m pretty sure made a similar list in the liner notes of one of his albums although I cannot find it:

I like stories about (in no particular order):
being clever, championing lost causes, defying expectations, quests, samurai, magicians (stage), magicians (occult), soldiers, science, love, sex, death, loss, redemption, initiation, betrayal, teamwork, obsession, abuse, triumph in the face of adversity, defeat in the face of adversity, philosophy, privilege, noblesse oblige, condescension, rebellion, conformity, harrowing escapes, negation, subversion, sarcasm, angels, demons, God (literally), God (figuratively), religion, technology, the Holy Grail, talking animals, getting lost, wearing armor, gadgets, stories, pretension, perversion, myths, attraction (requited), attraction (un-), vigilantes, teenagers, loners, research, words, ideas, pictures, mutants, lawyers, mercenaries, con men, criminals, academics, explorers, cynics, bastards, dreamers, labyrinths and immortality.