Tuesday, November 13, 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.

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Band: Coldplay
Genre: Sensitive Alt-Rock

The Verdict (UPDATED!)

Voting has ended!

The Giant Head - 7 votes
(Randal G, McGone, Beckeye, Cat, Barbara, DGuzman, Jess)

Bald Guy In Back - 1 vote

The Giant Head's Mysterious Puppeteer - 1 vote
(Cowboy The Cat)

Bono / Jesus - 2 votes
(Grant Miller, Anandamide)

Can't Vote, Too Filled With Ennui - 1 vote

I was going to be coy, pretending not to know who "Mr. Paltrow" was, but decided against it.

I'm not sure who Bono or Jesus is in the picture, but I figured they were probably the same guy.

This was absolutely no contest. The Giant Head is in charge! All kneel before the Giant Head!

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Randal Graves said...

Gotta be the giant head staring off into the ether.

FranIAm said...

Bald guy in the back. Most definitely.

McGone said...

I didn't even know there were other guys in Coldplay besides Mr. Paltrow.

BeckEye said...

Oh, this is no fair 'cause I know who it is. But even if I didn't, it wouldn't be hard to spot the egomaniac. Why did the guys in the back even bother showing up for the shoot?

Cowboy the Cat said...

The dude behind Mr. Paltrow seems to be controlling him with the Jedi mind trick, so I'll vote for him. Plus, nobody can name their child after a fruit and lead anybody.

Cowboy the Cat said...

P.S. His kids' name is not Richard Simmons, It's Apple.

Cat said...

Oh, Cowboy. You are ca-razy! I guess I'll go with the obvious and vote for the only guy anyone knows. This picture reminds me of that No Doubt video where Gwen is the star and the other dudes get shoved aside. I love the 90s.

Grant Miller said...


anandamide said...


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Michael Bolton, I mean, Apple's dad.

dguzman said...

Why can't it be that little-headed guy with the big hair? I like how dark his face and eyes came out.

I don't know too much about this band (or any other modern bands, for that matter, as I never listen to top-40 stations), so I'll just go along with the crowd and guess Mr Big Head in the front.

Splotchy said...

go with how you feel, d!

Jess Wundrun said...


The equal sign is so cool I like to put it everywhere. You should see my tattoo. Of course, where I put it, it actually kind of looks like a number sign, but it would be too painful to remove it.

I digress. It's Mr. Paltrow. Why are they all giving the Manson stare? If I had your doodling skills, splotchy, I might put little swastikas on their foreheads.

Beth said...

I got too bored to find the in-charge.

From Coldplay, not Splotchy.