28 February 2009

What Would Your Album Cover Look Like?

I boosted this creative idea, involving random Website search results, from a post on one of Okayplayer's forums.

Here are the rules:
  1. The first article you get from Wikipedia is the name of your artist/band.

  2. The last four or five words of the very last quote on this site is the title of your album.

  3. The third picture from Flickr's Explore page, no matter what it is, will be your album cover art.

  4. Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together.
Here's the Wikipedia article, quotation and photo that came up. After a bit of color, image and text manipulation in Photoshop, the results look like this:


I think the three variables worked together quite well! So ... my album cover apparently looks like something straight out of Lilith Fair. Might as well make this a full-fledged creative writing exercise:
Tsukigata (or "Tsuki" as her fans affectionately called her) sang melancholy ballads about betrayal, loss and redemption in a plaintive, clear mezzo-soprano. The album, released in 1998, was embraced by critics and given favorable reviews in Time and Entertainment Weekly. However, it was only a moderate commercial success due to mishandled marketing through the mainstream media outlets, being overshadowed by heavyweights Sarah McLachlan and Liz Phair.

Ultimately, Even When We Think We Don't was a minor, yet bright, footnote in pop music history. Tsukigata is still working in the music industry, albeit behind the scenes as a producer and song-writer.
Or something like that. Hey, it could've happened.

Try it out -- and let me know how it goes!

2 comment(s):

Me said...

This was fun. Here's mine--looks like an adult contemporary album:
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/woCVANUP5kFxLnv0LbpDSQ?authkey=Gv1sRgCO2Gk5_s3ICZLg&feat=directlink

Me said...

Update: My friend posted this on her U2 blog. Check out some of the finished albums. Pretty cool.
http://u2.interference.com/blogs/dsmith2904/what-would-your-album-cover-look-like-38255/

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