Monday, August 17, 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: Ramones
Genre: Punk

Voting ends on: Monday, August 24th, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)

THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended.

Far Right - 3 votes
Far Left - 3 votes
Second From Right - 1 vote

Another tie! As with all ties, the Vice President of the United States casts the deciding vote.


Hi, Mr. VP.

"I have loved these guys since '65!!!!! I hung out with these guys on the set of Rock 'N Roll Vocational School. The director Alan Arkin is a personal friend of mine."

Okay, can we get this over with already?

"All the lines lead to Far Right. Far Right is in charge!"


Cellar Door said...

Pretending I know nothing, the guy on the far right, simply because he looks the least freaky.

Splotchy said...

Cellar Door, I appreciate you for putting away your knowledge and emotions, and voting solely based on the photograph.

That is how it is done here!

Roses said...

Pretending to know everything (and feeling especially sensitive about it), the guy on the far left, simply to be contrary to Cellar Door... whom I've never met.

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

trying not to remember what i know about the band, i vote for the guy on the left.

also trying not to make a joke involving the "more bars in more places" commercial...

(word verification: "gorthyth" - a death metal band formed by five guys who lisp.)

miss b said...

Now when you ask who's in charge, do you mean the guy who runs the band or is the lead singer...

(I know the answer to both these questions, but won't spoil it for your viewers)

Splotchy said...

miss b, the person who is in charge (who may or may not be the singer).

Jared X said...

I first heard of these randy fellows back in your Jonas Brothers post a few months back. One of the JoBros (as I call them) was wearing a Ramones t-shirt, no doubt so that these Ramones could share in the Jonas Brothers fame and fortune. The JoBros are very generous like that. Perhaps they'll include the Ramones on their tour somtime or give permission to the Ramones to cover one of their songs. Anyway, I'll have to vote for the chap on the far right. I think he has the most Joe Jonas in him.

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

thanks miss b & splotchy for the reminder.

bono's not in charge of u2, dave gahan's not in charge of depeche mode, and neither sammy hagar nor david lee roth were in charge of van halen...

jared x: rofl

TheOtherJennifer said...

Also pretending I know nothing, and also being from Boston...I will go with the guy on the left, purely from a sunglasses point of view.

Hatless - you forgot that Gary Cherone was not in charge of Van Halen either, nor Extreme...

The JoBros can't wax the Ramones boots...

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

gary who?


Jay said...

Second from the right, and I really can't tell you why because then I will appear ....well not nice.
All that floppy hair is quite distracting too. H

the misomaniac said...

i'm finding it very difficult to vote solely on the photograph, so i'm going to go with the guy standing on the far right (far left in the photo) because he is the most sexually ambiguous.

although the hilarious jonas brother logic is also very solid.