Wednesday, September 26, 2007


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.

(Click on the pic for a larger image)
Band: Opeth
Genre: Scandinavian Death Metal

The Verdict (UPDATED!)

Voting has ended! Here's the tally:

Angry mustache t-shirt design dude: 3 votes
(Cat, Jess, Beckeye)

Sleeveless head-cocked-back l'il fella: 2 votes
(Dguzman, Anandamide)

Perturbed guy on far left: 1 vote

Big leather bracelets on the right: 1 vote

Cheer up, angry mustache dude! You're in charge!


Cat said...

Only the leader is allowed to have something on his t-shirt. It's the tall guy in the middle!

timdrussell said...

I can't decide who's in charge, but the picture sure makes me laugh!

dguzman said...

Oh my god, what a bunch of posers! Oh, I'm sorry; what a bunch of TOUGH GUYS. They're sooooo bad-ass! They prolly rock. so. freaking. hard!

I was tempted to say middle guy, but then I noticed that ridiculous look on the sleeveless tattoo-arms guy and the way his head is kinda cocked back; gotta be him. I think tall middle guy is probably just the bad-ass drummer.

Manx said...

The long haired one.

Jess Wundrun said...

It is "Iamnotjameshetfieldbutiwishiwasandimpissedaboutit" aka the tall guy in the middle.

anandamide said...

It's the bad motherfucker with the long hair.

anandamide said...

seriously, it's the guy second from left with the tats and the napoleon complex

BeckEye said...

I'm torn between middle guy and guy on far right. I think I'll go with middle guy, because he kind of looks like the singer from Nickelback, so he probably sucks like him too.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Dude on the far left. He's got the casual attitude that screams confidence of a leader.

Manx said...

I change my mind. It's the brunette.

FranIAm said...

No no no- it is the unassuming looking one on the far right.

Jess Wundrun said...

Splotchy, is Scandinavian Death Metal a real genre or did you make it up?

If you made it up it's funny. If it's real it's way funny.

Splotchy said...

jess, I am not making it up.

Of course there is a Wikipedia entry.

dguzman said...

Wow, it was the James Hetfield starter kit all along. That tease.

Splotchy said...

Dguzman, let me make it clear that just because James Hetfield Starter Kit won the vote, doesn't mean he's actually in charge.

I'm not quizzing people on the leader, I'm just asking them their opinion of who the leader appears to be based on the picture I post. There is no right or wrong answer.

That's why I poked a little fun at the ladies who voted for Nasty 'Stache in the Wilco post. They knew who the real leader of Wilco was (Jeff Tweedy) and what he looked like, and consequently voted for him.

However, you and Jin, who I presume *didn't* know which one of the Wilco guys was the real-life leader, picked other guys in the band.

When I render the verdict, it's solely on the basis of the counted votes.

I don't know who the leader is in this the band (frankly, I think it's more fun not to know).

If I voted, I'd probably have gone with you, for the sleeveless tattooed guy.