Monday, February 22, 2010

Guided By Voices

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: Guided By Voices
Genre: Lo-fi

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


THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended.

Here is the tally:

Guy On The Right: 1 vote
Cigarette: 1 vote
Ronnie James Dio Jr.: 2 votes
Dixie Cup: 3 votes

Thank you soooo much for voting! And it was a nice spread-out vote, too. As it turns out, it appears Dixie Cup is in charge! Congratulations to Dixie Cup!


Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

this photo has the reverse dynamic to many photos, in that the closer to the center a member is, the *less* he is in charge. of the remaining (and outer) two, i vote for the guy on the right being in charge, at least because he keeps bailing the other four out from their public intoxication charges.

(w.v. "sparked" - yet another euphemism for "stoned", "wasted", "smashed", etc.)

Mauigirl said...

Hatless seems to know this band. I, being completely ignorant of it, am guessing the second guy from the left, with the cigarette.

BeckEye said...


You know who I mean. I won't spoil the fun. But it's impossible for me to objectively look at that picture and imagine that anyone else is in charge.

Randal Graves said...

Obviously, the son of Ronnie Dio in the middle.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

I'm going for the guy in the middle. He looks kind of front and centreist.

Jared X said...

It has to be the partially obscured guy in the back holding the Dixie cup.

He's physically propping up smoker dude and the guy in the middle (who looks suspiciously like the love child of Richard Simmons and Pauly Shore). The two on the flanks are Dixie Cup guy's enforcers.

TheOtherJennifer said...

If you squint (a lot) the guy on the far left bears a very slight and somewhat drunk resemblance to DLRoth.

However, Dixie Cup is in charge, simply because he has a better prop than cigarette guy.

dguzman said...

Another vote for Dixie Cup, although like Randal I was feeling a little of Ronnie James Dio's pull too.