Monday, April 6, 2009

Broken Social Scene

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:Broken Social Scene
Genre: Indie

Voting ends on: Monday, April 13th, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)

THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

TV Head With Purple Stripes - 2 votes
Finger Gun - 2 votes
Orange Jacket - 1 vote
FEIST!!!!!!!! - 1 vote
Try Try Try - 1 vote
Sandy Hair Black Jumper - 1 vote
Girl In Leather Jacket - 1 vote
The Lumberjack - 1 vote

ANOTHER FREAKIN' TIE. What say you, VP Biden?

"One of them has a gun? Oh, it's a finger gun. But it's a gun? Okay, he's in charge."


Dealer Man said...

They say that video killed the radio star. Very evident with this group. Therefor the leader must be the one killing themselves with the video device.

My vote goes to the one with the TV head and purple stripes third from left.

TheOtherJennifer said...

Try Try Try as I might, the decision is proving difficult...I will go with Johnny Hand in the Shape of a Gun on the right with the broken tv and the pot belly.

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

As much influence as Sanford & Son has on this band's wardrobe and accessories, I'll vote for the orange gunhand too.

p.s. Like Kaiser Chiefs, this band might be about to split too. Mr. anarchy hands is flashing the signal for the five leather-n-jeans members on the left to leave the six orange-n-plaid members on the right. That'll break their social scene...

A Jaded Girl said...

Aww thanks for lettin my vote in after the time limit Splotchy.

I vote for guy in the orange jacket second from the right. Both his hands and feet are hidden. This must mean he is pulling the strings of these puppets and pushing the pedals at the same time.

word veri:taling

BeckEye said...

Wasn't Feist in this band? I don't see her in the pic, so I'll assume it was taken after she left. But I still say she's in charge.

the misomaniac said...

i was tempted to vote for the mr. bond-wannabe with the gun-hand, but upon expanding the photo, i noticed the girl in the middle with the leather jacket exerting some kind of intense control over the guy at her feet (maybe mind control or exorcism or black magic...). clearly, since she's got at least one servile follower, she's in charge.

@BeckEye: i think broken social scene are kind of a collective of canadian artists as opposed to a traditional "band". theres like 2 or 3 core members but all of them (including feist, who's still associated with them as far as i know) kind of work together informally since theyre all in other bands.

Dealer Man said...

(Non voting comment) IF you look real close at the expanded image you can just see the camera and a hand in the screen of the "Try Try Try" television. Maybe Feist is there, taking the picture and in it as well.

Jared X said...

You'd think a Canadian organ-I-zation such as this one would make its leader wear a captain's "C" on his sweater, eh?

But they didn't, so I'll pick the dude in the orange paisley sweater holding the "Try-Try-Try" TV. "Try-Try-Try" is another way of saying "goin' ote there and workin' hard," which every Canadian hockey fan knows is the refrain of every club's captain.

BTW, my word verification is inawbonc. If that isn't a frozen lake in northern Ontario, it should be.

Jared X said...

And where I said "dude in the orange paisley sweater," I meant to say "hoser in the orange paisley sweater."

My apologies for the oversight.

Family Brown. said...

I think with this many srtistes in one spot there are probably several who think they are in charge, but I'll go with the guy right in the middle, sandy hair, black jumper, hand on his mates choulder humouring argumentative pointer .
He is used to making everyone feel important and make things actualy happen.
Could someone slap moody person squatting with the secret hand signal, he needs to just get over himself. Now.
Word verification: impro, please no.

Anonymous said...

Chick in the middle because girls rule everything!

Ok, Teenage Girl Power remark out of the way.

I'm going with the guy with the purple shirt covering his face. He's a leader that doesn't like all the attention. Like Eddie Vedder. Only less hot.

p0nk said...

i'm a lumberjack and that's ok...

Master David Goodmen said...

Everyone knows the captain of the ship has the best beard. Zero(!) of the men here qualifies for a "Best Beard" award. Therefore it has to be the woman.

Besides: Fitted leather jacket, means she gets what she wants!

"plevol": A contraction, meaning "PLEase VOLunteer"!