I actually got the idea for the ribbon from a this childrens book I got at a flea market a few years back. It was illustrating the wind blowing. White Whale is a new band on merge and their lyrics are very nautical in theme. The Boat+The WInd=Nautical Theme. I guess the childrens book writer can get on here and point fingers if he wants.
Sweet. That's the cover I think of when I see this. And I think that's where the typewriter thought comes from. Isn't there a typewriter on that cover?
Anyway, I have it on good authority that Tim listens exclusively to recordings of whales and dolphins and has never entered an independant record store.
Heads of State kick a lot of ass, but you can bet they got the transparent band thing off of some great 1950-60's mass market novel cover or typewriter manual, or off someone else who did, or off someone else who got if off someone else. That's a lot of checks.