Monday, March 9, 2009

My First Album

A sinus thing sidelined me this weekend.

I have so much to catch up on.

I did manage to cut my first album with my new band.

Here's the album cover ...



The band is Loch Ossian and our first album is called To Deny Our Nothingness

Loch Ossian is a very narrow and remote loch in Scotland. It is home to a popular youth hostel, hence the band name. Aye - the stories I could tell.

My wonderfully creative and lovely friend ROB inspired this first album. If you'd like to have an album of your own just follow these directions

1. BAND NAME: Go to "wikipedia." Hit "random article" or click HERE The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2. ALBUM TITLE: Go to "Random quotations"or click HERE The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3. COVER ART: Go to flickr, click "explore the last seven days" or click HERE The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

UPDATE: When I checked my link to Rob I was greeted with a photo of the most adorable dog. Please do go over and check her out - she is in a shelter on LI, NY and needs a home.

33 comments:

Mrs. C said...

LOL Oh, my goodness I was reading this over and over trying to figure out which instrument you played!!!

Lisa said...

awwwww. she is sooo cute! I wish I could take them all. :( There's so many great animal lovers out there, I'm sure she'll find a good home... at least I hope so.

Daryl said...

Good job, I bet you get a Grammy ... and bless Rob's heart, he and BritGalSarah and several others picked up the Lil'Bit poster from me and I got it from my sister ....

Cherie said...

Gosh you lucked out on that album cover, it's beautiful. And great backstory. :)

Melli said...

DARN! My daughter just got BACK from Long Island yesterday!

I did that album thing a few days ago... on my family FB. It actually came out pretty funny. The band name ended up being Queen Elizabeth Walk - and the picture that came up was a bunch of ducks waddling!!! ROFL! I forget what the song title was...

Jay Simser said...

Thanks, that was fun! Nain is open for bookings in the Central Iowa area.

Linda said...

Ach, but it does sound like a loverly name fer a band! Too bad 'tisn't real!

Hope you feel better and that the sinus infection is strictly a thing of the past. Those can be nasty!

Hilary said...

This is one of the very creative ideas making the rounds and has given me something to chew on for a possible future blog post(s).

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

This sounds like a fun thing to do....I always wonder who thinks these things up...lol!

Hope your sinuses get better very very quickly...That is a drag on one's whole system, I know.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I can relate! The sinuses have been giving me a fit, too. I got this same one from Rob, too isn't he the greatest? I plan on doing it this week. He does come up with some good stuff doesn't he? Do hope you're feeling better quickly. Have a good week.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Love the cover. Beautiful flowers.

Kay said...

Ok... it must be Monday.. it took me two reads to "get" that you hadn't RECORDED an album....

Deborah Godin said...

Congratulations! A virtual bottle of champagne will be smashed on my monitor in your honor!

Akelamalu said...

I did this band meme a while ago, it's really fun isn't it? :)

Bond said...

I have done this before..it is a lot of fun

Raven said...

What a great name for a band! And I love the album title! Well done. I actually made a real CD (I called it Love Tones) when I was in AZ. About 7 people have copies of it, which is 7 too many.

Raven said...

Oh - glad your sinuses are feeling better!

Barb said...

Well, heck, I'm glad to know that I wasn't the only one that took "two reads" to figure this whole thing out! Great way to tell about it.

Sounds like fun, so I'm going to try to do it too.

Sure hope you get feeling better soon. I think we all need a good dose of sunshine!!!

Barb:-)

Dianne said...

mrs c - I'm the hot girl singer ;)

lisa - I always wish the same thing, that's my dream when I win the lottery - a giant farm for all the strays - 4 legs and 2 :)

daryl - ahhhh a Grammy - what would I wear on the red carpet! Rob is the best, just like you

cherie - all things Scot are good with me ;)
love your new photo

melli - I love QE Walk and waddling ducks - too bad they weren't carrying little purses ;)

jay s - can I be a groupie?

linda - it is a lovely name isn't it? :)
my head is under water but at least I'm not dizzy anymore - well - not physically dizzy anyway

hilary - it's fun :)

oldold lady of the hills - I wonder too, they make the rounds so quickly
my head is better today, thanks

sylvia - humidity does me in and it is very humid here - it got up to 70 over the weekend and then it got very damp -
I look forward to seeing your album :)

queen size funny - it is a beautiful photo - I got lucky

kay - you made me laugh!! could you imagine me as a recording star!! what a lark

deborah - wait til I win the Grammy, then I can afford to buy you a new dry monitor ;)

akelamalu - it is fun, plus I love the random articles - more obscure info to fascinate myself with ;)

bond - I just had another thought - a "H-A-D" record company!! hehehehehe

raven - wow!! you're a recording artist! 7 people are 7 more than would ever buy mine - the cats run when I just hum, forget singing
and thanks - if the humdity breaks I should be fine :)

Jay said...

That really does sound like the name of an album.

Dianne said...

barb - I'm such a pain the a** - I always have to make things difficult - I started the post and found myself whining about my sinuses so I deleted the whole opening and started over :)
definitely do it, it's fun

Dianne said...

jay - it does!! and a name that I would relate to - I could hear U2 or Sting - all moody and dark -

bobbie said...

This is fun. Yours sounds great! Yes, I can see you as the hot lead singer!

Sparkling Red said...

What a beautiful album! I would go for that if it were in the record store. :-)

Travis said...

I remember this meme! It's good to see it making the rounds again.

The name of my band was Art Rock Circus, and the title of my CD was Lot of the Time.

Matt-Man said...

You Rawwwwwwwk. Cheers Di!!

Cloudia said...

Congrats!!!!
Aloha-

Jeff B said...

When does the world tour kick off?

Reb said...

What a wonderful album cover. I was taken in too. I think I might have to do this, it looks like a lot of fun.

When your nose is stuffed up, hum, the vibrations you set up will loosen the congestion and you will be able to breathe again.

Yeah, I am full of esoteric advise ;)

Rob Inukshuk said...

Oh what a cool album pic and the band and album names are da bomb!
Check it out Dawg, you rock baby! (with appologies to Randy)

Oh bugger, sinus things are awful. Fab OH also suffers so I know too well how you suffer. I hope it clears soon. Hugs and sympathy.

Also, thanks for mentioning Lil'bit. Too kind.

Natalie said...

I am struggling today and was utterly confused by the first couple paragraphs. You are too clever, my dear. What a funny exercise though! I love stuff like that.

Sleepypete said...

Lol :

Band - Folk of the 80s
Album name - Tell Me What You Know
Picture - girl holding picture in front of her face

Not so sure about the picture but the album name and band fits :-)

Dianne said...

bobbie - the amount of plastic surgery I would need first is astounding lol!!!

sparkling - it is a lovely photo.

travis - I like your band name, sounds folksy

matt-man - you make me want to sing love songs ;)

cloudia - why thank you :)

jeff - soon as I can get financing for a tour bus ;)

reb - it is fun, try it. and thank you for the advise - I may go pound my head against something ;)

rob - you're beyond adorable :)

natalie - oh no! I made you all crazy, what a pain I am :)

pete - the picture sounds like it would go with the title. she's hiding something by putting the pic in front of her face and you want her to tell ;)