Monday, June 9, 2008

Second Sex

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: Second Sex
Genre: Garage

Voting ends on: Monday, June 16th, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)

THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

No One - 1 vote
Behind Bars - 2 votes
Shades Jagger - 11 votes
Larry Mullen Jr. - 3 votes

It was no contest this time around. The immeasurably cool gentleman in sunglasses is in charge of Second (Secomd?) Sex! Congratulations!

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McGone said...

I gotta go with Hoodie McHood behind bars there. The other mooks in the band have to break him out after he was arrested for misspelling the graffiti outside the cell. Seriously, doesn't that say "Secomd Sex?" Is that them being ironic?

BeckEye said...

Androgynous Shades.

Rhubarb Ranch said...

Mick Jagger Jr.(sunglasses) is in charge. It's not Black Leather Jacket, disqualified because he's wearing suspenders (isn't this Twenty-first century?). Hoodie McHood is clearly the drummer. The guy on the far right thinks he should be in charge, but he's probably already looking for a new gig.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Got to be the guy in shades. He's too for school and no mistakin'.

p0nk said...

kudos to mcgone for seeing the real story behind the picture. my only disagreement is that Hoodie McHood is not in charge. mcgone has seen too many episodes of The Monkees where Davey Jones always has to be rescued.
In this case, Mick Jagger Jr is in charge if for no other reason than he looks the most like Mick Jagger.

Jared X said...

No part of this photo is as it seems.

Illusion #1: "Hoodie Guy is behind bars." Look again at the top. The walls and bars are no more than 7 feet high. He can climb out of there whenever he wants, or, if too feeble, he can tie his hoodie to the top and sling-shot himself over.

Illusion #2: "The guy on the left is part of the band." That's a picture of Larry Mullen, Jr. of U2, circa 1985, photoshopped in.

Illusion #3: "This is a photo of Second Sex." As mcgone adeptly points out, the wall says "Secomd Sex." Has the band broken up? Are they all dead?

Shades guy is in charge. Of what he's in charge, I have no idea.

A Jaded Girl said...

Hoodie McHood can't possibly be in charge. What kind of leader lets an incomplete jail cell intimidate him into stayin behind it? Not any leader I would take seriously thats for sure.

In keeping with my running shtick of voting for an object, I cast my vote upon the incomplete jail cell. Despite it's incomplete-ness it's still got McHood behind it so it must have some merit of leadership.

Anna M-W said...

Guy with the shades...

Have a great week!

ragnarok2k said...

the convict dude (mchoody)

He's the mastermind,and therefore has to be behind bars!!!

Jillian said...

In spite of his placement in the center of the photo, the guy in the shades is NOT in charge. He's stoned out of his mind, so they propped him up against the wall for this photo. They probably do the same on stage. Mr. McHood is too shy to be a true leader. Brown Leather Jacket is the touchy-feely song-writer. Black Leather Jacket (Larry Mullen Jr) is in charge!

Jess Wundrun said...

Robbie Benson is in charge.

I've seen Ice Castles and I know. Sometimes nice guys do finish first. *sob*

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

Ah, why does everyone assume McHood's the one *in* jail? Maybe the photo was taken from inside the cell! ;)

Either way, I'd still vote for Mick Jagger IV.

Lonie Polony said...

Dear God! None of them can dress, pose, or even write correctly. No-one is in charge of this shambles.

Jeff said...

Corey Hart in the shades WANTS to be in charge. But this is a simple one - Mr. Folded Arms on the left.

playwithwords said...

the guy with the sunglasses lord it all over the other guys said...

He who wears shades is in charge.

Anonymous said...

I'm actually gonna have to go with jacket-and-suspenders (which are SO back in). Sure, Mr. Shades looks cocky, but he clearly hasn't gotten the aerodynamic hair-do memo.

Lott Holtz said...

Guy with Shades is in charge.

Kathryn said...


Family Fielding Brown. said...

It's man with shades, he has the open posture needed to soak up the adulation, bet they don't really like him that much, there's loads of personal space in this one.