Monday, March 24, 2008

Corvus Corax

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: Corvus Corax
Genre: Medieval

Voting ends on: Monday, March 31th, 9:00am CST (GMT-6)

THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

No One: 8 votes
Bald Head Beard In Back: 2 votes
Devil Horns: 11 votes
Ming The Merciless: 5 votes
Blue Knight: 2 votes
Masked On The Left: 1 vote

Zounds! The No One vote was the biggest I have ever seen. Despite this, it was not enough to defeat Satan. Congratulations, Satan! You're in charge!

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Lott Holtz said...

Bubonic plague-prevention beaks? It's obvious that no one is in charge.

McGone said...

I am so perplexed/repulsed/transfixed by this picture, I almost don't want to participate. Are they human bongs? My god...

Anyway, I'll go with bald head/beard in the middle of the back row. All signs (and freaks dressed like birds) point to him.

Ken M said...

Red horns, on the left.

p0nk said...

wow splotchy, you've outdone yourself with this one. let's see, we've got Burger King 'buckin chicken' rejects up front, satan spawn far left, the only winner here is whoever organized this renaissance fair -meets- special olympics event.

clearly nobody is in charge or this never could have happened.

Jillian said...

Wow, Splotchy, you've outdone yourself with this one. Where did you dig up these guys?

The seated man with the long, um, in charge.

p0nk said...

Ha jillian, i think you owe me a coke.

Jillian said...

Oh, sorry for copying you p0nk!

p0nk said...

na that's great! "great minds..." and all that.

Manx said...

What the hell have you gotten us into.

I'll go with the Blue Knight(guy in blue).

He's a horse of a different color.

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

if anyone's in charge here, i'd guess ming the merciless in the middle.

...and now i have to go wash my eyes.

Bonnie said...

Wow... I honestly am confused about this one! I think the guy in the front with the string instrument.

Signorina Creativita said... That's an interesting choice, to say the least. My vote goes to the guy kneeling in the middle with the yellow leather loin cloth thingy-he appears to be the most sane of this motley bunch.

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J Dog said...

At first I was going to pick fu man choo in the middle, but then I started to wonder if the bald beard guy was the leader, you know all barbarian leader type. Then I realized it has to be the devil, he is giving us the come and give me your soul for a million dollars, a milkshake or maybe a ham sandwich. It has to be the devil.

Executive Sous Chef R. Alan said...

Easy one. The guy in the middle takes 20 minute showers. 5 minutes to wash, the other 15 minutes to laugh his ass off. 'they wore the beaks!' he squeals to himself. '"Shave my head and keep the beard?"..yeah..that's the ticket' Crying with laughter. The 'Eyes Wide Shut' guys he calls them to himself, or 'beak boys'. He's trying hard not to bust out right now, in that photo. He's hoping someone farts so he gets a reason to laugh. He's in charge.

Lonie Polony said...

Good God! I don't want to contemplate any of those freaks being in charge of anything, however, if I had to say someone, it would guy with the devil horns I guess.

Bloody Awful Poetry said...

gffosOh. My.
This is, uhm. Wow. This is a tough one. I'm gonna go with pOnk on this. Nobody's in charge of this..this...thing.
Oh dear. I am afraid of even contemplating as to what their music sounds like.

One Fine Weasel said...

jeez. i think i'll book these guys for my aunt's wedding.

has to be the guy standing on left with the horns. the outstretched hand, the eye contact... he is saying "im the one with a degree in business marketing".

Srawr42 said...

The masked man on the left.
He's got the most camera exposure.


BeckEye said...

What the balls?

No one is in charge here. This is a clusterfuck of utter chaos.

Jared X said...

In the ancient times, the Lady of of the Lake decreed that whosoever should pull the long instrument from the stone shall rightfully rule the band. So it's the guy holding "Excalibur," wearing the yellow, um, loin flaps kneeling in the center.

At his death, he will sail on his death barge with the three queens to Avalon and will return to rule the band in its darkest hour.

Or something.

Fred said...

I believe their psychiatrist is in charge.


Lulubelle B said...

My gut reaction was "Satan's in charge". Then I zoomed the photo, and there he is, on the left, with the red horns.

Rhubarb Ranch said...

Holy Crap! Is it just me, or do they have grammaphones implanted in their brains? Or are they carrying blunderbusses? Beaks? Jesus wept on the cross! One thing I do know, it's not Satan (far left), he's clearly the drummer. It must be former Kung Fu character Chun Yen (played by actor James Hong), seated center playing the monochord crossbow, or whatever that is.

Family Fielding Brown. said...

Well, I feel strangely transported to the casualty waiting room at about 3 on a Sunday morning.

I suspect they are an autonoumous collective, it's bound to be more in tune with their anarcho-situationist sensibilities.....or something.

But if pushed, I'd say the bald head beard guy with the trumpet thing coming out of his head probably says " So is that our concensus? Right, I'll go and tell them, much metta guys" more often than the rest of them SO he IS in charge.

FunkyBizzle said...

The dude on the right in the blue!

Jess Wundrun said...

I wonder about the guys who don't have those headmaphones showing. I mean, perhaps they have them but in places we don't want to see?

Everything beckeye said.

Hue Grand said...

Easy. Devil horns on the left. His hand gesture is saying "here we are."

A Jaded Girl said...

The clothing stylists are clearly in charge. None of these guys could be in charge.

We all know that the dudes with beaks are clearly everyone elses bitches. Devil horns no longer command power as they have become so very main stream. Little bald man w/ graphic facial hair looks a little stoned. Bottle blonde on the right is to in love with the camera. Bald headed/long beard and the two long haired fellows look like space fillers.

It is most deffinately the stylists

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Wow, this looks like Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome: The Musical, thankfully without Tina Turner. Although, having not heard this band, maybe she'd be a good addition. But I digress.

I think it has to be the guy standing on the left. The way he is beckoning us seems to say "Come! Join my madness! I will look after you! Masked eunuchs, bring our guest some mead!"

Oh, and thanks for the mention in the last post...I'm really going up in the world!

Gifted Typist said...

The question is:

Who's going to charge them here?
For crimes against taste. said...

Red horns!

Jeff said...

This is such a tough one. I am torn between red horns on the left behind that chicken-dude, and the tall guy in the back on the right with the bad groove patch/beard.

Horny has a real "another lame pub photo shoot" look in his face, as if he has better things to do. Tall groove patch wants to start right though you and possess your very soul, with a slight head tilt of arrogance.

I think I gotta go with red horns. Just something about him that says he can give this shit up at anytime, and the rest of the members are his little playthings.

M. Demiguel said...

satan, of course

Elizabeth said...

I'm sufficiently disturbed by this photo that I can't form a coherent thought.
Sorry!! ;)

Anna M-W said...

Guy with the devil's horns!

Crystal Lobna said...

at first I thought the guy in the middle is in charge then i thought satan was.
but now i give my vote to the one in the middle

The Birch Family said...

Whomever is in charge is definitely not pictured... (s)he was powerful enough to get these guys dressed up like circus freaks and stay out of the picture, so of the people pictured, no one is in charge here.

Anonymous said...

I was disappointed by the results of this poll. The man in blue appears to be carrying some sort of rocket launcher, which de facto lets him be in charge of anything he wants to be.

Splotchy said...

Tom, I had figured the bad guy from Big Trouble In Little China was going to win it.

McBrain said...

Although this is not the purpose of the blog, if you cared to listen to a few minutes of their music, maybe you'd understand it better.

...and yes, I guess all of you can stand it for a few minutes :-)