(Yes, I’m flashing to that Saturday Night Live Jeopardy Skit. “I’ll take Anal Bum Covers, Alex” I tried to find the clip, but they’ve either been taken down for copyright infringement, or they’re available only to people in the States. People couldn’t even agree as to how much it was for, $200? $600? $800? I can’t remember. Talk about a total “bummer” *smirk*)

Anyway, I’m borrowing another idea for a post – this time from a post Blue Monkey did over on Facebook.

To make your band’s album cover, do the following:

1 – To get the name of your band, go to Wikipedia and hit “random”
or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 – To get your album title, go to Quotations Page and select “random quotations”
or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your album.

3 – For your album cover photo, go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 – Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together.

5 – Post it (to FB) along with these instructions and TAG the friends you want to join in. Okay, so I’m not posting to Facebook but here. *shrugs* If you want to do it, do it, if you don’t, don’t. Whatever you want. I don’t like tagging people.

Anyway, for my band name, I drew “Opportunity League.” According to Wiki, “The Opportunity League is a national basketball league played in Montenegro, established in 2006 shortly after Montenegro declared its independence from the federation of Serbia and Montenegro. The basketball league is sponsored by Opportunity Bank.”

My title comes from a quote by Katherine Porter: “You’ve Known it Always” (Katherine Porter) “I don’t believe in intuition. When you get sudden flashes of perception, it is just the brain working faster than usual. But you’ve been getting ready to know it for a long time, and when it comes, you feel you’ve known it always.”

I was really tempted to call the title “Flashes of Perception”, especially when I saw the ‘third’ picture to use as my band cover. However, I followed the directions. So ‘You’ve Known it Always’ it is. By the way, in case it’s tough for you to see, the picture is of an ice-coated chain link fence. Pretty cool, huh?

Make your own Album Cover
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2 thoughts on “Make your own Album Cover

  • March 29, 2009 at 6:46 am

    Look round at my children
    Spring Rain cherry blossom.
    I think these are just too strange for an album cover and besides I’ve yet to use a photo program on my mac.

    This will be a good excuse to get that together. Great post.

  • March 30, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Ha! How appropriate! Mine were:


    “Trouble for wrecking the unsalvageable”

    I find that very funny. 🙂

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