Friday, October 08, 2010

There is time enough

Unashamed nostalgia: the Prestons from Milwaukee were a quartet of teenage girls, aged 17-19, who scored a string of minor hits in 1969-1970, and then left the scene altogether to start different careers. Their collective output, including B-sides and demo's, is barely sufficient to fill one retrospective CD, but here it is. Highlights: their top 20 hits There is time enough and Upside down. Far from essential, but a good documentary piece.

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 Prestons.
[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 George Bernard Shaw: Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.
[3] The illustration: pick a suitable one from my Flickr collection. My picture, You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way, can be found here on Flickr. The on-line editing was done with the programme On-line image editor, the font settings selected were Andreas Pen MF Bold 40 DeepSkyBlue and Fiolex Girls 60 DeepSkyBlue, 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.