Monday, June 2, 2008

Peacepipe

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: Peacepipe
Genre: Southern Rock
Website: http://www.peacepipeband.com/

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

THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

No One: 2 votes
Leather Vest Squatting: 10 votes
Tree Pirate: 7 votes
Baseball Cap On The Left: 2 votes
Peace Sign: 4 votes


I was completely surprised by this vote. No to the Tree Pirate? No to the Peace Sign? A squatting man in a position of dominance? I humbly bow down to the superior intellect of this blog's readers, as this process continues to mystify and enlighten me.

And let us all bow down to Leather Vest Squatting. He's in charge!

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28 comments:

p0nk said...

got to be Ronnie VanZant front and center. Steve the Pirate gets honorable mention. Guy on the right is simply the beer distributor. Guy on the left takes them on huntin' trips.

Freida Bee said...

I'm for bad guy hat wearer too. He's the one who has the look of raw ambition in his eyes... or is that the amphetamines talkin'?

McGone said...

Biker Pirate in the tree is indeed The Leader.

I imagine their shows are just a sea of Confederate-flag shirts and do-rags.

Jared X said...

Is this a band publicity photo or a cigarette break at the Piggly Wiggly?

Something tells me that the guy in the tree is the primary receiver of requests to play "Free Bird." He's in charge.

Jess Wundrun said...

Is this a band publicity photo or a cigarette break at the Piggly Wiggly? High-larious.

I would like to poke some fun at the gentlemen in this picture but I remember that uncomfortable time when the band actually stopped by to see what we were saying about them.

So, I'll just say man in trees.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

I'm going for the guy on the left. The guy at the bottom looks like he's half the size of his bandmates, while the one on the right looks too much like a character from Trailer Park Boys for me to take him seriously. The guy in the tree looks like he's trying to escape, so I'm going with Lefty.

Splotchy said...

Jess, if you curtail your snark, then the terrorists have won.

Lott Holtz said...

Peace Sign is in charge.

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

my first impression was the guy wearing more color on the right, but p0nk's "beer distributor" idea is probably correct. can't be the guy on the left, he's too normal. so, on the tossup between the two remaining guys in the middle, i'll vote for the one with the hat & vest.

BeckEye said...

I gotta go with peace sign flasher. He really gets the message of the band.

Jillian said...

The guy with the hat and vest is in charge, though I doubt he gets much accomplished. Guy on the left is always late for practice. Mr. Tattoo Pirate is attention-starved, always writing worthless drivel and trying to get his bandmates to play it. Mr. Peace Sign often leaves mid-practice to go out for another box of PBR. Congrats Hat&Vest--you are a winner!

Lonie Polony said...

Anticipating their inclusion in this esteemed sociological discussion, Big Fella on the right has helpfully pointed out the leader of the band. It is Bad Mofo in the tree.

Anna M-W said...

The guy in the front.

Orange said...

The guy in the front

leafless said...

I picked the guy at the far left, and it turned out to be the tardy guy.

Kathryn said...

Bandana in tree.

Srawr42 said...

Mr. McSquatter up in front.

It looks like everyone else just arranged themselves around him.

Frustrated Writer said...

It's the guy in front of the tree wearing the hat.

Jennifer said...

I have to go with bandana tree guy. The Ronnie VZ guy in front with the hat has a weird, psycho look in his eye - I think one eye may be fake. "FREEEEEE BIRD"

J Dog said...

I would say pot is in charge. A bunch of guys trying to make it by rockin' out! But something is causing them not to make it. They blame the man, but it's the fact they forgot to practice and went on a cheeto's run.

robot-autumn said...

I think the squatty guy.

He's physically different, but his front & center position makes me hesitant to simply call him the oddball of the group.

After all, usually the leaders of bands ARE the oddballs.

tomnoir said...

I have to dissent and vote for Mr. Peace-Love-and-Hamburgers over there. Face it, they wouldn't let a guy who looks like their dad in the band unless he was in charge.

robot-autumn said...

Y'know, come to think of it, tomnoir might be right.

If you check out the guy on the right, he looks fishily similar to the much younger guy on the left. I'd say he's very possibly the father.

Not changing my vote, though. :D

Paola said...

I was gonna go with vest and hat guy but after taking a second look, who can get away with flashing a peace sign like that and be taken seriously? Only the one that's in charge. Peace sign flasher takes my vote.

A Jaded Girl said...

Come one guys you gotta know Im gonna vote for the tree.

One Fine Weasel said...

mmm, hamburgers... i vote for the guy in the tree.

One Fine Weasel said...

on second thoughts, i'm changing my vote to mr cocky with the leather waistcoat. he looks way more smug than the others.

Riley said...

Guy with the red bandana.