Monday, June 8, 2009

New Edition

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: New Edition
Genre: Pop

Voting ends on: Monday, June 15th, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)

THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

Soulful, Front Left - 1 vote
Brown Jacket - 1 vote
Back On The Left - 3 votes
Blue Jacket - 1 vote
Red Shirt On The Right - 1 vote

Everyone who is in charge, put your hands on your hips!

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Jay said...

The person in white and pink on the left. Soulful expression speaks of the weight of responsibility for the one in charge, or soemthing.

The guy at the back reminds me of 'Morph'.

Jared X said...

Remember when these guys went on "Knight Rider" without Bobby Brown and sang for David Hasselhoff and the car and everyone said that Bobby Brown was leaving the group, and then he did, and then Bobby got all crazy popular with "My Prerogative" and married Whitney Houston so the remaining guys had to form Bell Biv Devoe to outdo him but they never quite got there so they also recorded as New Edition all through the '90s even though they weren't cute kids anymore and the magic had worn off?
Neither do I.

I'll say the guy in the front with the brown jacket, since I don't know anything about these guys whatsoever. He has the most tasteful gold chain.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

I'm going for the guy at the back on the left. He has the posture of one who is very much in charge. He's all like, "these are my boys and I'm going to lead them to greatness with my excellent poise"

p0nk said...

blue jacket has the most bling. he's in charge.

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

overall, the person in charge is probably someone like quincy jones, byron allen, or alfonso ribero. but within the picture, my vote goes to upper left guy. maybe it's the poise, maybe it's the clothes, maybe it's the giant yellow swoosh behind his head...

TheOtherJennifer said...

Isn't one of those guys Bel or Biv or daVoe? I can't remember which one. I'll say that red shirt with the cinched in brown waist vest is in charge. He has struck a masterful pose in what is sadly a band with lack of mastery.

dguzman said...

Of course it's upper left red-shirt/cinched-in vest guy. Note how much personal space the other guys have allowed him, while they scrunch together with their heads lined up. Far left not-so-cute-guy is just over there for balance, but still scrunched up.