Found this meme at itisi while I was exploring sites at Entrecard.
Your Debut Album
1 – Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
2 – Go to Random quotations: http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
If you want to do this again, you’ll hit refresh to generate new quotes, because clicking the quotes link again will just give you the same quotes over and over again.
3 – Go to flickr’s “explore the last seven days” http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
Put it all together, that’s your debut album.
“Will Fertilize the Soul” by Chihanga
Here’s the album cover. Flickr won’t let me use it, so you have to click to see.
(My friends started laughing before they even looked at the photo.)
“Will Fertilize the Soul” is from “Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.” – Rebecca West. Ok, I like the quote. I could do a lot with a song title like that. Maybe I’ll write a poem by and by.
Chihanga is an administrative ward in the Dodoma Urban district of the Dodoma Region of Tanzania. Dodoma? It’s the new capital, but to an American, that sounds like a stupid mommy, or maybe an extinct cellist.
The album cover is the Belltower of Cremona (torrazzo) in Autumn, in the Lombardy region of Italy. According to Wikipedia:
The Torrazzo of Cremona (Lombardy, Italy) is the bell tower of the Cathedral of Cremona. At 112.7 metres, it is the second highest lateritious bell tower in the world built, the first being the Bavarian Landshut Cathedral tower.
According to popular tradition, construction on the tower began in 754. In reality, it was built in four phases: a first dating back to the 1230s, up to the third dripstone, a second, between 1250 and 1267, up to the dripstone under the quadriphore, a third around 1284, and the completion of the marble spire in 1309.
Its height is announced by a plaque embedded in the wall at the base of the Torrazzo itself, stating 250 arms and 2 ounces, which in the ancient measuring system of the towns translates to approximately 111 metres.
Archaeological excavations made in the 1980s have discovered the presence of underlying structures which are supposed to be the remains of a more ancient churchyard (or a cemetery associated to it), or even previous Roman buildings.
In the Torrazzo’s fourth storey resides the largest astronomical clock in the world. The mechanism was built by Francesco and Giovan Battista Divizioli (father and son) between 1583 and 1588. The exterior, originally painted by Paolo Scazzola in 1483 but later repainted many times, represents the sky with zodiac constellations and the Sun and Moon moving through them.
I’m guessing that I would love Cremona, but I would have to be very careful to use the Italian pronunciation. The patron saint is… Saint Homobonus, or Sant’Omobono in Italian. Quit laughing! Stop that! Honestly! It just means “Goodman.” He seems like he was like a really super-churchy Santa Claus – he was canonized in 1199 at the urgent request of the citizens of Cremona.
So now my mind is racing, but I’ll resist listing some imaginary song titles for the album and just go to sleep now!