Monday, October 27, 2008

Pacific Ocean Bluegrass Band

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.

Band: Pacific Ocean Bluegrass Band
Genre: Bluegrass

Voting ends on: Monday, November 3rd, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)

THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

No One - 3 votes
Daddy Sang Bass - 5 votes
The Girl - 2 votes
Gray Shirt on the Right - 1 vote
The Smiling Mandolin Player - 2 votes

Seniority wins out again! Daddy is in charge.


p0nk said...

i think they used this photo for their christmas cards last year.

p0nk said...

oh...and obviously Dad is in charge.

McGone said...

I'm going to go out on a limb here and theorize that Maynard G. Krebs back there on the stand up bass is the Leader. He found his other band members by patrolling high schools all across the country in a white unmarked van offering candy and other treats, and when they woke up he handed them an instrument and said "If you ever hope to see your family again, smile for the camera and play your heart out."

Again, just a theory.

Jared X said...

The stand-up bass player was desperate. Already kicked out of his bluegrass band and about to be kicked out of his apartment, he takes a call for his roommate, a substitute teacher, asking the roommate to fill in for a teacher on maternity leave at the local private school. The stand-up bass player poses as his roommate and takes the substitute position.

There, in the class, he finds three talented guitar and mandolin-playing students. He quickly forms a bluegrass band and enters the kids in a Battle of the Bands, hoping to win the prize money and stave off eviction. They lose the Battle of the Bands, but warm everyone's heart. Somehow, the stand-up bass player doesn't get arrested for kidnapping and fraud, and goes on to found the School of Bluegrass.

Whaddya mean that's already been a Jack Black movie?

Child Protective Services is in charge, or they will be when they raid this saloon and find this band there after-hours.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

I think this is the first time I've had to pick someone other than a band member.

But it looks to me like the person in charge is that dastardly real estate developer who will secure the rights to the Pacific Ocean Bluegrass Band's favourite watering hole and turn it into a shopping mall unless the POBB can raise ten thousand dollars and secure the lease themselves!

A Jaded Girl said...

Since this is a saloon(you can see part of the word on the wall behind the band) I cast my vote to alcohol being in charge.

Can anyone tell I recently turned 21?

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

seniority? no, the bass player recedes into the woodwork too much.

center? no, that's a forced smile if i ever saw one.

right side? no, he'd rather recede into the bacground too.

the girl's in charge.

TheOtherJennifer said...

This is really creepy - as if the facial hair mongerer in the back does not really belong with this white bread group. I think the driver of the van who brought them to this gig is in charge.

Executive Sous Chef R. Alan said...

Unfortunatly the bass guy is in charge...for now. Green shirt girl is going to..leave..this gig as soon as she passes drivers ed.

Jillian said...

I think it's clear that the kid with the grey button-down shirt is the artistic and poetic heart and soul of this band. He's in charge.

Dealer Man said...

My vote goes for the girl in the green shirt. Any group of obviously lonely males like this one will gladly let themselves be led by the woman in the hopes of a wet, passionate, long kiss on the cheek.

Herbal Amanda said...

I think the mandolin is in charge, none of the other instruments seem to have that 'it' factor.

dguzman said...

Oh dear god... I'm going with Dork in the center of the photo. Why not? Why not him!?

Anonymous said...

The middle-aged double bass player is in charge but did he really have to be in the band???

Coogelshmagel said...

Don Juan and his embarrassed smile belong to Nancy Drew in return for, and she insists, a completely platonic relationship. Freddy (or Fernando as mother calls him), is just the help Nancy's dad hired when he bought his 200'th bottle of chardine'(they're in the basement).
But alas, SHE obviously hasn't held that guitar very long. I cast the vote on Guy On Right!
Notice the jab into Himom, and that inspired look at Himoms mom.

Or is he just cross eyed?

Family Fielding Brown. said...

Facial hair is in charge, not only in puberty a distant memory, but he has a drivers license too.

TheOtherJennifer said...

and facial hair does not need a fake id.

the misomaniac said...

the pedo in the back with the creepy beard and pervy grabby hand is in charge. he's clearly their pimp. just look at the way he's molesting that double bass!