| Pearl Harbor Day, Grace is Gone, Album Meme
||[Dec. 7th, 2007|12:11 pm]
December 7 - Pearl Harbor Day. It’s not exactly the kind of day you wish people a happy one of. More a time for reflection, I guess. If you’re in New York or L.A. and you want a really, really good way to reflect on the loss brought about by war, go see Grace is Gone.
A meme, swiped from pepperjackcandy and meek
Go to Wikipedia home page and click random article. That is your band's name.
Click random article again; that is your album name.
Click random article 15 more times and those are the tracks on your album.
Subtitle:: Signed Distance Function14
1. List of 30 Rock episodes (How appropriate!)
2. Binky Favis3
3. Wolfgang Hutter 4
4. Vernon Gardner 5
5. Swedish Calendar 6
6. KETR 7
7. Lauren Slater 8
8. 1051 Merope9
9. United States presidential election, 2004 timeline
10. Dudley Farlin 10
11. Zarana 11
12. Brunson, South Carolina
13. Luetkea 12
14. Chromobacterium violaceum 13
15. List of asteroids/88701–88800. (Seriously. Which means I would be singing this!)
I really like the album a lot, though I’m a bit iffy on the name. It’s not that he’s not a cool person to name an album after, but none of the songs have anything to do with rabbinical scholarship and I’m concerned I might be struck by lightening on the way home for naming an album after him. Other than one thing, though, I love it lots. I love that it’s bookended by two very cool lists. I love the next to last song title and I think I would probably have the background of the cover art be the same “dark violet metallic sheen” as the bacterium. I love that the album makes a political statement its central song. I love that instead of being about a small town in east Texas, the song (KETR) is about a National Public Radio affiliate in a small east Texas town. And the town’s had several ghost sightings, so I can probably work that angle in, as well. The juxtaposition of a song about a dead white male Congressman (who is also apparently rather boring, as I can’t find much about him) and a kick-ass babe secondary fictional character could be very interesting, especially since she’s a character in a largely male universe. I also love that many of the song titles seem to work well for weird experimental music. Since I absolutely adore artists like OMD, that’s kind of perfect for me.
Okay, considering the subtitle, the cover art would be that dark violet metallic sheen as the background, and the formula that’s in the wikipedia article here. And perhaps a picture of Mr. Abudraham, or possibly of some of his works.
I actually want to produce this thing! I wonder if I could get Blake Lewis to perform on it ...
Yes, we have footnotes - or rather, liner notes!
1The character on 30 Rock!!!
2 David ben Josef ben David Abudraham (fl. 1340) (Hebrew: דוד אבודרהם) or Abudarham was a rishon who lived at Seville, Spain, and who was known for his commentary on the Synagogue liturgy.
3 Vincent (Binky) Favis is a Filipino basketball head coach of the Coca-Cola Tigers in the Philippine Basketball Association.
4Wolfgang Hutter (born December 13, 1928, Vienna, Austria) is a painter, draughtsman, printmaker and stage designer. Hutter's imagery is characterised by an artificial paradise of gardens and fantastical fairytale-like scenes. (!!!! I think I love him!!!)
5A founder of the Deep River Boys, a group I knew nothing about until today and am delighted to have encountered. (Also see here.)
6The Swedish Calendar in use from March 1, 1700 until February 30, 1712 was one day ahead of the Julian calendar and ten days behind the Gregorian calendar. Not sure how I’m going to write an entire song about that!
7KETR-FM (88.9 FM), is a National Public Radio-affiliated station in Commerce, Texas. It primarily features National Public Radio programming.
8 Lauren Slater (born March 21, 1963) is an American psychologist and writer. She seems to be known as much for other people’s criticisms of her work, which apparently includes using fiction to state her case, as she is for her own theories.
9An asteroid, named after the Greek muse.
10Dudley Farlin (September 2, 1777 - September 26, 1837) was a U.S. Representative from New York. Farlin was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress.
11Zarana is the sister of Zartan and Zandar in the G. I. Joe universe. (Surely she is notable in her own right?! If not, my song will make sure she is henceforth! Oh wait, she is notable! In fact, she sounds pretty awesome!)
12 Luetkea is a genus of herbaceous plants in the Rosaceae family – a mat forming semi-shrub.
13Chromobacterium violaceum is a Gram-negative, facultative anaerobic, non-sporing coccobacillus. It is part of the normal flora of water and soil of tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. It produces a natural antibiotic called violacein. It grows readily on nutriet agar, producing distinctive smooth low convex colonies with a dark violet metallic sheen (due to violacein production). Its full genome was published in 2003.
14 I decided to get around the problem of naming the album after a person when the album really doesn’t seem to relate to that person by giving it a subtitle. Lots of albums have subtitles anyway, so that’s okay, right? And the subtitle turned out to be perfect.
ETA: Uncyclopedia wanted to play, too!
Band Name: Crazy
Album Name: Kids Incorporated
1. Fighter Aircraft
2. Seventh Day Adventist Church
3. Steely Dan
7. Sydney FC
9. Wheeling Jesuit University: The Benedum Room
11. Open-Heart Surgery for Dummies
12. Mobility Scooter
13. American Kennel Club