Monday, May 4, 2009


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: Pavement
Genre: Indie

Voting ends on: Monday, May 11th, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)

THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

Far Right - 2 votes
Front Middle Coffee Cup - 4 votes
Unassuming Second-From-The-Right Guy - 2 votes
Jeff Daniels Grin - 1 vote

Yeah, yeah, I'm late with the freaking verdict. I had my basement torn up on Monday, you thankless bastards! I kid, I kid, I love you, almost as much as I love Front Middle Coffee Cup for being in charge.


p0nk said...

far right looks like he was scraped off the pavement (ie. looks most like a musician). he's in charge.

word verification:nosogs didn't we already feature them?

TheOtherJennifer said...

far right has the pot belly and unwashed veneer of the wanna-be musician so he is in charge. the rest look like they stole out of glee club.

Dealer Man said...

In the front middle is in charge. He is leading the toast before the group pounds the pavemnt looking for gigs.

word verification = mactnapp, when your Mac goes to sleep for a short time.

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

the outer two are about to leave the band for separate projects. lefty will produce a puppet show for nickelodeon, righty will either go on to be a big rockstar or get into 'hydroponics'... front-n-center gets my vote.

Family Brown. said...

Man in the middle with coffee cup.

HE is a cheery chappie, and looks into camera confidently, the rest of them....followers all.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

I initially thought the middle guy was in charge, but he looks too nice. I think everyone else laughs at him but he's oblivious, like a puppy that's about to be put down but thinks it's all a game.

The right-hand guy looks like a keyboardist, and no keyboardist was ever in charge of anything.

But I can't think of a reason why second-from-the-right guy isn't in charge. He's so unassuming, he's like a svengali, pulling all the strings. So he is in charge.

Jared X said...

Far left is Kyle McLachlan just after "Showgirls" came out, when he was reasonably sure he'd never land another acting gig again. He'd clearly rather not be there and, like Hatless said, won't be around long.

Both Guy Smiley in the middle and Shades on the far right are holding cups, suggesting that they tapped the keg. I'll have to give the edge to Smiley in the middle for his political skills, though I think far right is likely the greater talent.

As for last week's vote, it seems I might have hit a Splotchy nerve with my vote for Kent Tekulve. Might this have been the exposed nerve of a Cubs fan? If so, please accept my apologies and my assurance that I will refrain from voting for Steve Bartman or a black cat at any point in the future.

Splotchy said...

Jared, no, no, no sore spot here. (it's a billy goat you should avoid, not a black cat)

dguzman said...

I'm going with Jeff-Daniels-grin in the back.

Dealer Man said...

I'm guessing this band performs mostly on the East side of the US. Far right has a shirt on from Hardee's. Western USA calls that restaurant chain Carl's Jr.

Freida Bee, MD said...

I'm going with second from the right. He is the one I think I would most believe and thusly, the best faker/ leader.

Jay said...

I'm disorientated now. It's Tuesday....