Saturday, November 07, 2009

We practice to believe

You may have seen them on TV in America's Evangelical Idol, where they came third even though they were a huge crowd favourite. This quintet from Boston, who go by the ill-adviced name of Lispkit Lisp, have lost no time in recording their first album. This is your typical middle of the road Christian rock, with titles such as Help me Jesus, The Lord watches over me, Seeing is believing, and so on. Decent playing (especially on the drums and the organ), decent singing, but nothing to stand out from the crowd. If you liked them on TV, you can safely order the CD. If tou have not seen them yet, I would recommend listening to it first.

The idea of this little game is to create an album cover for an imaginary artist/group, as well as an imaginary review, following these instructions:

[1] The artist/group: go to the wiki random page generator. The first random Wikipedia article obtained this way is the name of the band or performer. In this case, I ended up with Lispkit Lisp.
[2] The title: go to the random quotations site. The last four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of the album. The random quote that came up was by Laurence J. Peter, misquoting Scott: Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to believe.
[3] The illustration: pick a suitable one from my Flickr collection. My picture, Organic, can be found here on Flickr. The on-line editing was done with the programme On-line image editor, the font settings selected were Monotype Corsiva 50 Gold and Loki Cola 85 Ancient White, respectively.

Note: this is a variation on the "Debut album game" that has been making its rounds around bulletin boards and blogs for some time now - the original version called for a random Flickr Explore photograph to be used as the cover. I have been trying to find out who had the original idea, but so far no success.