Bumbershoot: Best 3 days of the Summer. photo credit Grandchildren
The following post exists partly because I need to some blog filler, and partly because I love tootin’ my own horn. Anyway, I was cruising around the website for the Bumbershoot Arts and Music Festival – my old employer – when I stumbled across a project I helped create for the site last year. It’s called the Band Bio Generator, and in my humble, unbiased opinion, it’s the most amazing time-wasting thingy-ma-bobber ever created. The idea behind the generator is simple: all band biographies are more or less the same, so instead of wasting 10 minutes crafting your bands’ backstory, why not waste 3 minutes and have a computer program do it for you. I designed this little gadget with the help of my friend Shaun Swick, a design wizard and all-around technical guru. So go ahead and try it out and feel free to post the results. Here’s a bio for my new fictional band: The Soju Brothers.
Emerging from the block parties of Seosan, South Korea, The Soju Brothers burst onto the hip-hop scene in 2008 with their debut album, Hardcore Hang Man. The band’s latest album, Go Fish, unites Eli Schwimmer’s singular lyrics with soulful grooves to generate a disc overflowing with feel-good summer jams. With standout tracks like “Lost in Translation,” the music of The Soju Brothers appeals to hip-hop fans and non-hip-hop fans alike.
So there you have it. A nice little blurb without all the hassle of paying for a PR firm. And let’s face it: writing things yourself is way overrated. In fact, you probably can’t tell, but this entire post was created using my brand new project, “The Blog-Post Generator.”