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Modern Jug Band[edit]

Original - A jug band is a band employing a mix of traditional and home-made instruments.These home-made instruments are ordinary objects adapted to or modified for making of sound, like the washtub bass, washboard, spoons, stovepipe and comb & tissue paper (kazoo)
Or - A jug band is a band employing a mix of traditional and home-made instruments.These home-made instruments are ordinary objects adapted to or modified for making of sound, like the washtub bass, washboard, spoons, stovepipe and comb & tissue paper (kazoo).
Reason
The only high resolution image of a jug band. The image clearly depicts a jug player.
Articles this image appears in
Jug band
Creator
the creator of the image Two+two=4
The jug player is the girl. She was the one, who played different jug (home-made) instruments including a chain in the alternative image.She has also used thimbles (look at her fingers in the original image)--Two+two=4 (talk) 16:51, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
I understand that you're probably taking the more liberal use of the word 'jug' to mean any homemade instrument, but the image isn't particularly good at illustrating the article when Jug (musical instrument) doesn't actually mention anything else except a literal jug. It just seems to confuse more than explain IMO. At the very least, the caption needs to spell out clearly that there is no literal jug and that jug in this case means the washboard. Even then, I would say the EV is a little weak for that fact. Diliff | (Talk) (Contribs) 19:39, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
The image is used in the article jug band which does mention a washboard in particular:
"A jug band is a band employing a jug player and a mix of traditional and home-made instruments. These home-made instruments are ordinary objects adapted to or modified for making of sound, like the washtub bass, washboard, spoons, stovepipe and comb & tissue paper (kazoo)."
So if somebody is taking more liberal use of the word 'jug' it is not me but rather Wikipedia article.The image is not used in Jug (musical instrument).Jug (musical instrument) was mentioned only in the reason and not in the caption. I took it off from the reason and added more to the caption. --Two+two=4 (talk) 20:39, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
But as you cite, a jug band has a 'jug player' and a mix of traditional and home-made instruments. It clearly says there should be a jug plus other instruments. But there is no jug in the image. That's where I take issue with it being fully representative of a jug band according to the article definition. Diliff | (Talk) (Contribs) 21:04, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
I see what you mean now. Please take a look here. As you see a jug is listed in between other homemade instruments. The image I took was put to "Post-Modern Jug Bands" section of the article. This section mentions Washboard jungle. Washboard jungle clearly states that Washboard jungle had only one tune that actually used a jug. That's why I believe it is fair to say that a band that is employing a mix of traditional and home-made instruments is a jug band.--Two+two=4 (talk) 21:38, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I saw what you were intending to mean fairly early on but the point remains that the actual Wikipedia article doesn't spell it out clearly that a jug band doesn't have to have an actual jug. You might well be right, but if it doesn't actually match the article's contents then it will only confuse readers to see a picture of a band that doesn't contain the eponymous jug. Diliff | (Talk) (Contribs) 09:03, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose - aside from the confusion above over what is depicted, i dont actually think the image is good enough. The background distracts and I dont feel there is sufficient focus on the musicians anyway--Childzy ¤ Talk 23:32, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose - uneven lighting, distracting background and no wow. MER-C 08:23, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose per my reasoning above. Diliff | (Talk) (Contribs) 09:03, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Not promoted --Shoemaker's Holiday Over 200 FCs served 10:18, 24 August 2009 (UTC)