Saturday, November 17, 2007

Making music with Wikipedia


Today I found another use for Wikipedia thanks to The Word magazine Facebook group.

The Prog Rock album generator.

Yes you read that right. Prog Rock album generator.

With no more than a couple of clicks on Wikipedia you can create a long lost album by a mythical bunch of prog rockers.

Here's how it works:

Step 1 - Go to Wikipedia
Step 2 - Click 'random article' - this is your band name
Step 3 - Click again - this is your album title
Step 4 - Repeat for album tracks

Being a prog album you may only need two tracks, unless it's a concept album of course.

Here's my album:

Perkins School for the Blind by Arthur Frost

A Side
Suhum/Kraboa/Coaltar District
Bonackers
African Grass Rat
James Elliott (politician)
Hare Do

B Side
Cooperation procedure
1971 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Haemus Mountains
Metuchen High School
Maribato