Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The Twang

Determine a band's leader by analyzing a publicity photo.

A band's inclusion on this blog reflects neither an endorsement nor a criticism of its music. This post is merely intended as a spotlight on the inner political workings of a collection of individuals who are in the midst of a cooperative, creative endeavor.

The Process:
You, dear reader, please answer the question, "Who's in charge here?"

After sufficient discussion has taken place, a verdict can then be passed based on a majority vote.
Band: The Twang
Genre: Indie with a thick British accent

The Verdict (UPDATED!)

Please check out the comments on this post and revel in the powerful words of Flannery Alden.

She made some absolutely rocking analysis about the dynamics of the leadership in this band.

Still, seeing as we're in a three-way tie, I must tap the current sitting Vice President of the United States to make a ruling.

"Based on the forceful argument put forth by Flannery Alden, I dub sitting, profiled guy on the left the leader of The Twang."


jin said...

Hmmm....this one's tricky because I don't think it's the guy standing up front!

*jin goes back to gawk a bit more...*

*1 hour later*

I can't decide so I'm just going to guess the guy in the red jacket.

Jess Wundrun said...

I don't think it is any of them because the band had to split up because the pretentious ass in the scarf always forced everyone else to be photographed behind bars or trees or sheep or some such.

So, while the band was still holding it together by the slimmest thread, it was Scarfie, the Pretentious Asshole.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm going to have to agree with Jess that it is Scarfie the Pretentious Asshole (although it's mainly that I am jealous I didn't come up with that name). Those other kids in the playground look scared of him and are just biding their time until he hangs himself on the slide.

J.D. said...

The guy on the farthest left looking out past the picture. The leaders like being in profile.

Flannery Alden said...

I'm with j.d.

Splotchy said...

Uh oh, scarf guy and profile dude both have two votes!

Hopefully more people will vote, as Dick Cheney (when he is available) votes on any ties, and I don't think any of you want to see him show his face around here.

dguzman said...

I'm thinking the guy in red as well. Oh shit. That makes THREE ties. Here comes Big Dick to break the - BLAMMO!

Wow, buckshot in the face really doesn't hurt that bad. Just an initial sting. Then you get a check for about 3 gazillion bucks to shut up and say it doesn't hurt that bad. Then it doesn't hurt that bad.

Flannery Alden said...

Let me see if I can break this tie.

Good leaders share power. They aren't always out in front. Sometimes they stand behind everyone and push others forward. Good leaders hire people that very good at what they do, even if those people are better than the leaders themselves. However, the do like to be seen and this guy is seen in a very good light, if not the lime light. So, if Farthest Left Guy is the leader, he is probably a good one.

However, some leaders can be glory hogging pricks. They keep the limelight on themselves and push everyone else in the background. Scarf Man's body language is one of confidence. He doesn't look like a prick, though. Perhaps he is the dynamic front man of this group, which is a leadership position. But I don't think he holds the real power in the band. That belongs to Farthest Left Guy, I'm positive.

What do you think?

Flannery Alden said...

Oh, crap! Cheney knows my name!

Splotchy said...

Maybe in the future this will make people think twice about having a tie.

J.D. said...