Monday, April 14, 2008

The Changcuters

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: The Changcuters
Genre: Garage

Voting ends on: Monday, April 21th, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)

THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

Everyone / No One: 2 votes
In The Middle: 9 votes
Gradient-tinted-Foster-Grants: 3 votes
Far right: 3 votes
White Belt: 5 votes

He's not skinny, he's the leader! Congrats to the dude in the middle.

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Srawr42 said...

The one in the middle.
He's got that authoritative tilt of the head.

McGone said...

I second the guy in the middle... he's not all that happy about playing along with the "We just got off an assembly line at the Lame Factory" photo idea.

Jess Wundrun said...

ditto middle man.

His toes point in whilst everyone else's point out. It's like that thing w/the Beatles crossing the street.

Who knows maybe if you play the record backwards he's dead too.

Lott Holtz said...

When an odd number line up, it's always the one in the middle who is in charge.

Rhubarb Ranch said...

I'm going against the consensus view, and am voting for Gradient-tinted-Foster-Grants-guy (second from right). He's the only member who has eyes, and is therefore in charge. The rest are blind Hispano-Chinese automatons. White-belt guy (second from left) is clearly the drummer.

p0nk said...

i too noticed Jess's 'toe pointing' observation (also the only one with hands behind him, instead of to the sides), and likewise thought of the Abbey Road thing. Rhubarb pointed out the sunglasses thing for the guy 2nd from right. Other than that it's pretty tough picking a winner out of an assembly line. (and nice catch on the white belt - i didn't spot that one).
I suspect Lott's psychology is spot on, but if i were able to appoint a leader rather than just guess which one actually is, i'd go with far right because his clothes appear to fit.

A Jaded Girl said...

Blah I need more sleep. My deleted comment was riddled with spelling mistakes. I vote for the guy that convinced them all to go with the over done theme of "Assembly Line"

Splotchy said...

A Jaded Girl, you shouldn't have deleted that comment! I was seriously considering renaming the blog to Who's In Charger Here? :).

Dave said...

Are they not all the same person? I can't tell the difference.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

I think it's the guy second from the left. His face shows far more determination and desire to succeed than the others. The guy in the middle reminds me of one of my students in Japan called Shinichi, and he was a little troublemaker, so it can't be him.

Signorina Creativita said...

I agree with rhubarb. Whie the man in the middle appears to be in charge, Foster Grants Mullet Man seems the more capable of leading a band.

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Lonie Polony said...

I vote for the middle guy. And I'm not going to say why, because one or more of the Changcuters will probably show up and I will feel like a mean, mean person...

Anna M-W said...

Guy in the middle!
Have a great week!

BeckEye said...

The one with the white belt, 2nd from left. It's like that "spot the different one" game from Highlights. And the different one must be in charge.

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

i agree this one is a spot the difference game, but which one of the differences counts? from left to right:

1) tallest, strongest looking, narrowest stance

2) white belt, best posture

3) shortest hair, widest stance with toes pointing in, hands least visible

4) visible eyes

5) straightest hair, a little more effeminate.

all that said, it's still not clear, so i'll guess #4 with the visible eyes.

Jared X said...

The guy in the middle is the only one not showing his hands. What's he hiding back there?

Clumps of his bandmates' hair. It's Arseny!!!! Check the hairstyle on the middle guy and scroll down to have another gander at the Not Called Jinx photo. It's the same guy. This is why the Changcuters and Not Called Jinx have never toured together.

Arseny in the middle is in charge.

One Fine Weasel said...

i'm going for white belt guy simply because i like the way he's standing. good posture means so much, don't you think?

Executive Sous Chef R. Alan said...

It's hard, because he's trying to blend in like at a police line up, but it's far right Det. Spotchy.

Jeff said...

I'm thinking the one far right. He seems to be the only one that got the stance correct without some body or clothing malfunction. See:

1st left: his jacket is WAY too tight. No creases.

2nd left: Cover your belt, dude!

center: pigeon toed, head tilt, hands in wrong place. He thinks he too good for Changcuters.

2nd right: he's standing awkward, with his shoulders at a bad angle.

I think far right came up with this picture idea, practicing it for hours, even days in the mirror, prior to presenting it to the band. They band may not have liked it, evident with how they look, but they did it knowing that he's the boss.

Adrian said...

the guy with the glasses

Manx said...

The bow-legged one in the middle. He looks like he gets t ride all the chicks, if that's his thing.

Family Fielding Brown. said...

Has the stray band member gone now?

I struggled a bit, I thought about glasses man as no shades, seeing the eyes, but then I reverted to the lore of the guinea pig and think the man with the white belt has a higher chin so he is in charge.

FunkyBizzle said...

#2 - Mr. Whitebelt.

Heartless said...

I believe it's the person standing in the middle. I'm not sure, he just has the "authority" look going for him. :P

Orange said...

The second from the left, I reckon