Thursday, May 17, 2012

The termites of relationship


The album cover says it all: Ireland's number one singer/songwriter Connie Murphy has taken her dog and is walking away into a new life, abandoning yet another relationship. This is an album that will probably appeal more to her female fans due to the general theme, but the music is as strong and unique as in the two predecessors, which sold well for an independent label. And you just have to love the image invoked by the title song. Strongly recommended, no matter what gender you happen to be.

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 Connie Murphy.
[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 Henry Winkler: Assumptions are the termites of relationships.
[3] The illustration: pick a suitable one from my Flickr collection. My picture, Walking the dog, can be found here on Flickr. The on-line editing was done with the programme On-line image editor, the font settings selected were AppleJuiced 45 BlueViolet and CatholicSchool 35 Gold, 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.