So I saw this really cool meme about creating your own album cover over at Dan’s excellent blog The Art of Panic. It sounded like fun, and then I saw Heather do it over at ….and Now I’m a Grown-Up. So never one to miss a trend, I felt that I had to do it too!
Here are the rules (courtesy of Best Week Ever):
- Go to “Wikipedia.” Hit “random” and the first article you get is the name of your band (this is the last choice under Navigation on the left side).
- 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.
- Use Photoshop or some other image editor to add text and spiffify.
So I am now proud to introduce my Grammy-winning group Strictly Come Dancing. Our new album Fully Awake, Fully Alive will be in stores this week and can be downloaded on iTunes for $9.99. Here is the review from Entertainment Weekly:
If you put Enya and Guns and Roses in a blender, the result would be the brilliant new album by Jersey band Strictly Come Dancing. The album — Fully Awake, Fully Alive – is accurate in that lead singer and accordionist Jenners sounds more peppy than previous outings. Whether singing continually in a High C on “My Whippoorwill” or jamming with Slash on the heavy metal lullaby “Baby Come Crashing Down,” Jenners opens the door to new musical experimentation. No musical genre is left unexplored — whether it be the bagpipe-driven rock anthem “Bleach On My Shirt” or the psychedelic noodlings of “Come Running This Morning.” But certain tracks are not for the faint of heart — the banshee-like wailing on “Hookamanooka” is haunting and almost unbearable, calling to mind a young Yoko Ono. And the final track — “Bucket of Blood” — calls to mind Rob Zombie crossed with the Grateful Dead. But there are tender moments too. The Sting-penned “The Fields Of Yellow Flowers” is as soft and delicate as a butterfly. Destined to be a classic, Fully Awake, Fully Alive is a must-have for any serious music aficionado. Our Grade: A+ Be sure to download: “Hammer Time, Party Time”