Monday, December 21, 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: Yes (Tormato era)
Genre: Prog Rock

Voting ends on: Monday, December 29th, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)

UPDATE: I'll let this go another week. Not enough votes. AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO BELIEVES IN A PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY?!!


THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended.

Here is the tally:

The Dapper Turtleneck: 2 votes
Hey, Check Out My Stupid Video Because I Am A Stupid Stupid That Posts Unrelated Comments On Your Stupid Blog: 1 vote

Congrats to the Dapper Gentleman! You're in charge!!!


Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

one would think that leadership of a band named "yes" should be based on sheer optimism and the power of positive thinking. that would eliminate everyone on the right half of this pic.

so it's down to the two on the left. the expression of mr. upperleft seems more upbeat, but his wardrobe indicates an underlying uncertainty. mr. lowerleft, however, has firmly internalized the teachings of zig ziglar, tony robbins,, and is therefore in charge of this group.

word verification: "phystorm" - a perfect name for a three-cd collection of this band's earliest hits. (artwork by roger dean, of course.)

Anonymous said...

Earlier this year I sent out this video to illustrate how the current administration is masquerading as a leadership team different from the previous one. The video documents how the choice between Democrat and Republican is really no choice at all. Recent history has confirmed the message of this video. Here we are almost a year after Bush left office and we see that really only the rhetoric has changed. The same program of economic, military, and civil rights disintegration remains in full effect. The sequel to this video is now available to shed more light on this false choice of governance. This sequel exposes: 1) how mega banks like Goldman Sachs created this financial crisis to then introduce their solution: a government hand-out of trillions of dollars to them; 2) how this same scheme is being set up again on a global scale through the development of a cap-and-trade derivatives market; 3) how Obama is simply managing this economic disintegration program that was furthered by Bush (and his predecessors) going back as far as Carter; 4) how Obama's actions have been just as unconstitutional as Bush's and how our country is being pushed deeper into an oppressive surveillance society. The sooner we acknowledge this false choice of governance we are given, the better the chances are that we can produce a real choice that represents us, not the institutionalized power structure pillaging us. If you would like to learn more about the timely issues raised in these videos please visit this alternative news website, where these videos were produced.

Splotchy said...

Hey Lamar, thanks for your unasked-for, out-of-context comment!

I'll be over at your Youtube video shortly, posting Yes lyrics out-of-context!


Leah Grace said...

Hatless' deductions were quite fantastic, although I came to the same conclusion with just one glance. He stands out in all his dapperness. I also vote for lower left guy in turtleneck.

My own Lamar-esque side-note: men should never wear turtlenecks.