Tuesday, March 29, 2005

How To Choose A Name For Your Baby.

A long time ago, when my sister was pregnant, I wanted her to name her soon-to-be-born daughter Bountiful. I thought, when coupled with her married last name "Beene", that it had a nice ring to it. Anyway, she ignored my advise for some reason or another. But that's not important now. Oliver over at ThoughtNot is facing a dilemma that all musicians must face in their musical journey; choosing a band name! As far as choosing the name goes, here's how that works. You go to a bar with your band mates. Get somewhat drunk (or more), and pass around a napkin to write down potential band names. Said napkin will be crammed with names, front and back; all of which will be really stupid and inane. And, whether it's because you're drunk or just a musician, you'll choose the stupidest and inane-est (?!) name as the band name. And the next morning you'll wake up with a nice little hang-over, and you'll look at the band name you chose last night, and think "My God! That is the most stupid and inane band name ever!", and wonder if you were really so drunk that this name actually sounded good! But the more you look at the stupid / inane name you chose the more you'll realise that it's a perfect name for the band. It's a perfect fit. And then you'll repeat the process over and over again for the next two months untill you get tired of trying to decide on a name and you'll go with the last one chosen, even though the bass player liked the other one better, but everyone else in the band will ignore him even though he's always right because, well, apperently that's the way things work in a band. This IS the method nine out of ten musicians use to choose a name for a band. How do I know all this? How have I come to be so wise? Because I live the dream, baby.

...or you could scroll down to the second post below that and steal my orphan band name!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dude --

Cheerleader Deathsquad is the BEST BAND NAME EVER!


P.S. I'd like to see more pictures of your band playing naked.