Monday, April 7, 2008

Not Called Jinx

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

Disclaimer:
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: Not Called Jinx
Genre: Pop Emo
Website: http://www.notcalledjinx.com/

Voting ends on: Monday, April 14th, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)

THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

Arseny, the band member who made contact - 12 votes
The hair pullee - 2 votes
White shirt on the right - 5 votes
Lower right - 1 vote


We had an unusual situation here, where Arseny of Not Called Jinx visited this humble blog as voting was in progress.

It is certainly possible that Arseny's presence could have distorted the vote. Still, I can definitively state he had a firm lead before commenting.

So, congrats to Arseny, you're in charge!

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30 comments:

Jess Wundrun said...

It's not androgynous hair puller. (s)he is holding up the head of the (moments before) puking lead singer.

While you might like to think that rock n' roll is returning to its sixties overdose heyday, I need to tell you that since this band is "emo pop" all the lead singer was throwing up were rainbow skittles and a tainted easter egg.

BeckEye said...

I think it's the guy having his hair pulled. He kinda looks like Parker Lewis's friend, Mikey.

p0nk said...

While I agree with Jess that the gender is in question, top left most resembles a female and is therefore in charge because they really need a mother figure.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

I'm going for, as Jess called them before, the "androgynous hair puller" (a phrase that would make a good band name, don't you think?).

"Hello Belgium, we are 'Androgynous Hair Puller'!" Yeah, it works. (The best way to see if a band name works is to say "Hello Belgium, we are x")

But I digress. AHP is the only one who doesn't have a 'what am I doing?' expression, and therefore must be in charge.

Signorina Creativita said...

AHP was my first choice, but upon closer inspection, my vote goes to the curly haired fellow in the upper right. He looks the most logical of the quad, and you need logic to be in charge, right? Riiiiiight. That's why MCR, Fall Out Boy, 30 Seconds to Mars, PATD, and Bullet For My Valentine are so successful...ick.


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Lott Holtz said...

AHP is obviously pulling hair only to expose the throat of his/her next victim. He/She is in charge.

Family Fielding Brown. said...

A bottle of flawless foundation really goes a long way here.

I go with curly hair back right, he has cheekbones that would hold back the silliness of the pre puberts who make up the rest of this ensemble.

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

yeah, it's the guy with the curly hair & white shirt - and probably the only one who finished high school.

Orange said...

I think the hair pulling girl/guy.

Lulubelle B said...

the hair puller

Dan said...

It's the effeminate looking guy in the lower right.

bizarro gnome said...

the hairpuller-strongarmer

Executive Sous Chef R. Alan said...

I'm going with my gut and saying dirty blond kid. He looks like he's running this thing until something better comes along, and he hopes that happens soon.

Lonie Polony said...

The hair puller is in charge.

This picture slipped accidentally into the 'promotional' pile, and actually captures the moment before the official photo, when the girl/guy is arranging the severed heads of her/his so-called band members.

She's solo but pretending not to be, like that woman in Remington Steele.

Rhubarb Ranch said...

AHP is obviously child star Ralph Macchio (a.k.a., The Karate Kid), who is clearly in charge. (S)He is pulling the hair of the hapless idiot who is clearly the drummer.

Hue Grand said...

Way too much gay coming off this picture to analyze it properly. Let's say...white shirt.

Arseny said...

wow this is just great ;) I was google-ing my band when I found this blog entry.

I am the (yes, male) guy pulling the other guy's hair. I won't spoil the game so keep guessing, I was just amazed to find this blog post.

keep rockin,
arseny from not called jinx

p0nk said...

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! ^^^^^^^

Lonie Polony said...

...and there is an awkward moment shared by all...

Jared X said...

"Arseny" of Not Called Jinx is in charge. If that's his real name. Sorry, I have to agree with rhubarb ranch here. The hair puller is obviously Ralph Macchio, who has just stapled a pair of panties to the ceiling that he claims belong to Elisabeth Shue. The rest of these guys are buying this transparent attempt to establish alpha-dogdom.

So Macchio/Arseny/Daniel-san is in charge. Everyone else is just taking up space in the dojo.

Splotchy said...

Jared, I don't know how you did it, but you slashed through the tension with a scalpel!

Arseny, thanks for stopping by! I hope no offense is taken by the playful banter of the voters -- it's all in good fun. If it matters to you, I have a picture of an old band of mine on this blog, and in its analysis I was described as both Kirk Cameron and a monkey.

Arseny said...

hey, no problem. I might look like a girl on that picture AND play in an emo-poppunk band but that doesn't mean I am gonna cry, dude :) I understand this is just fun and me and the other guys from the band had a pretty good laugh yesterday ;)

Jess Wundrun said...

Errrr. Ummm. ((foot shuffle))()throat clearing)) I was just wondering how long it would take for a band member to stop by on one of these posts.

Well, guys. I would like to say that you all have beautiful skin.

Now I'll go do my penance by looking for you on iTunes.

Splotchy said...

Jess, from now on, WICH will only feature big bands from the 1940's.

Even if some of them are still alive, they most likely don't know what a computer is.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

I'm just glad it wasn't a member of Corvus Corax who saw this blog. They're still giving me nightmares.

p0nk said...

IR, i was thinking the same thing. Poor Splotchy, i'd really hate for him to feel like he has to change this game.

Anna M-W said...

I think it is the he/she who is pulling the hair. Have a great weekend!

A Jaded Girl said...

It would seem that I have kept a bit of a theme by voting for odjects rather than any actual members of the bands. HOWEVER, even those box things in the back dont jump out at me. I guess I'll pay my arse kissing dues and vote for Arseny.

BeckEye said...

I hope Arseny starts a side project with Stevie Nicks called Arseny and Old Lace.

Arseny said...

I'll absolutely think about it :)

Thnaks for voting, I feel honoured ;)