Monday, May 25, 2009

Civil War U.S. Army 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.

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Band: Civil War U.S. Army Band
Genre: Militaryish
Website: n/a

Voting ends on: Monday, June 1st, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)

THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

Hatless Ghost On The Balcony - 2 votes
Guy On Back Step Facing Left - 1 vote
Suspicious Boobage - 1 vote
Abe Lincoln - 1 vote
Julia Ward Howe - 1 vote
Drummer Boy - 1 vote

Congrats to the mysterious ghost on the balcony. Yoouuuuuuuuuuuuuuu are in chaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarge.

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Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

duuude, i saw these guys at ford's theatre back in 1862, and they totally rocked!!!


the ghost of john philip sousa on the balcony is in charge.

Jay said...

The hatless person on the balcony, they just popped out of the office to check everyone made it OK and is wearing their 'outfits'.

WV: stersas "little darling stersas"!

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

The guy on the back step facing left. He's making sure everyone has clean shoes.

Dealer Man said...

As with everything military related the President is in charge. Therefore it is the great Mr Lincoln in charge of this group.

the misomaniac said...

the fellow in between the two drummers is in charge because of the suspicious amount of boobage that appears to be interfering with the buttons on his coat. he may actually be somebody's mother in disguise. definitely in charge.

Jared X said...

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord,
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored,
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword,
His truth is marching on.

Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

Julia Ward Howe, lyricist of "Battle Hymn of the Republic," (not pictured) is in charge. Did this band even know any other songs?

Splotchy said...

Teacher hit me with a ruler...

Jared X said...

The alternate "teacher hit me with a ruler/ruler turned red/teacher dropped dead" version is not officially credited to Julia Ward Howe.

But I knew that version before I knew the original.

Freida Bee, MD said...

I say drummer boy is in charge. They know they can't make him follow, so they let him lead. Funny thing is that they always end up down at some crick.