Monday, October 20, 2008

The Icarus Line

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.

Band: The Icarus Line
Genre: Rooooooooooock
Website: http://www.myspace.com/theicarusline/

Voting ends on: Monday, October 27th, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)


THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

No One - 1 vote
Violent Stare - 5 votes
Crossed-Hands Seated - 1 vote
Striped Shirt - 2 votes
Laid Back Guy In The Middle - 2 votes
Red Scarf - 1 vote


Hmm, another surprise for me. Rest assured, any future band photos I partake in, I'll be glaring menancingly, and this time I will have a good reason.

Violent Stare, you are in charge!

13 comments:

TheOtherJennifer said...

I'd have to say the pizza guy who is delivering their pot munchies is in charge.

None of them seems capable except for violent stare on the right. And only cause s/he's wasted.

dguzman said...

I'm going with violent stare kinda androgynous looking guy on the far right. BTW, he should never those pants again.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Wow, I'd forgotten about this band. Saw them at a festival a few years ago and they were pretty good. Ah...

As for the man in charge, I will go for the guy in the middle. He has a seat, which is very important in the band-leading dynamic.

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

at first glance, i was going to vote for young alice cooper on the left. then i noticed the line in the wall pointing at mr. crossedhands, who has just shoved mr. upperright out of the way. upperright has not accepted it yet, but crossedhands is now in charge.

Anna M-W said...

Guy with the striped shirt

Sampada said...

The guy in the middle..he is in the best position to order everyone around...looks like he just told upper right and hatty to count the cameraman's teeth, striped shirt to watch the door and scarfy to shut up and keep quiet.

jin said...

Striped shirt *thinks* he's in charge. But he isn't- the loser!

(That based solely on the fact that he looks way too much like my ex-husband. Ugh!)

I'm voting for the he/she.

Jared X said...

Splotchy, I don't know how they do things in your neck of the woods, but here on the East Coast, we like to spell Rooooooooooooooock with no fewer than 15 o's.

Icarus Line apparently has two members who wear the (white) pants in their family. White pants have long been recognized in this blog as representing authority, and we are therefore in a bind.

The dude on the floor doesn't realize that you don't sit on the floor in white pants. They get dirty and, in turn, convey less power. I therefore cast my vote for the ambisexual gentleman on the right.

Family Fielding Brown. said...

I believe third from the left, man in green T shirt and 'ruffled hair' is in charge.
He looks miserable, OK more miserable than the others, who lack his conviction and he is leaning soooo far back in that nonchalant power assured way.

McGone said...

I'm going with Black Shirt/Red Scarf first on the left. He looks like he's trying to telepathically control our thoughts. The guy on the right, meanwhile, looks like he was standing and realized at the last second that the photographer was going to cut him out of the shot. Is that a Leader? Pfft. Hardly.

Just call me OK said...

i have to vote for the leaning guy on the right in the white pants. he looks terribly interested in what the cameraman is doing. his eyes are threatening to kick the guys ass if this publicity shot doesn't come out perfect!!

BeckEye said...

Heroin addict up front in the striped shirt.

the misomaniac said...

the guy (or girl?!) in white pants in control. white pants guy (or girl!?!) on the right is clearly taking charge and doing a sort of supermodel pose.

upon further examination, whitepantsonfloor looks sort of sedated, possibly as a result of whitepantsonright drugging him for daring to wear white pants. a clear sign that whitepantsonright is In Charge.