Monday, February 1, 2010

Swell Maps

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: Swell Maps
Genre: Rock
Website: (Wikipedia)

Voting ends on: Monday, February 8th, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)


Please also indicate who is in charge of the band in the magazine spread. Does anyone know what band it is? Slade, perhaps?


THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended.

Here is the tally:

The band:
Leopard Print Nose Picker: 3 votes
Far Left Scarf: 1 vote

The magazine:
Bleached Out Far Right: 2 votes

Hey everybody, Far Right is Far Out this time!

Yeah, I just said "Far Out". You dig?

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jin said...

I'd say it's the nose picker in the leopard print shirt.

W.V. "prants"
The band does seem to be prants-ing around. Hmmm... did you set that up Splotch?!

Aashish soni said...


Nicely done.
Thanks, for your post.

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royal said...

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Jared X said...

I would like to agree with Aashish soni and royal in saying that your post was nicely done and a good read for me.

Now that we got that out of the way:

the guy on the right with the leopard skin print, though in an inferior position to front-and-center, is confident enough to wear leopard skin print. He's in charge.

As for the band in the photo: I'm going to venture a guess that it's one of the many incarnations of T Rex and that the guy in charge is on the far right (giving a clue as to who's in charge in Swell Maps). His face is completely bleached out of the photograph, indicating that he's too powerful to appear in photographs.

Splotchy said...

Jared X, Aashish soni, royal:

Thanks for your kind words!

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

besides the editors at tiger beat magazine who were in charge of promoting these bands, the member to the farthest right in each band is in charge. swell maps' leader because of his huuuuuge grin; t-rex-n-roses' leader because of the threat level of the shoulder pads.

TheOtherJennifer said...

I'm going against the tide and voting for far left with the scarf - did you notice the heads imprinted on it? I just can't see who they are and who is in the picture HE is holding?