07 January 2014
Name the band
It's probably short-sighted to feel this way; what if John Pasche had been like that when the Rolling Stones needed him to come up with something? Oh right, John Pasche didn't work for free and would never have turned down the chance to design that big tongue-and-lips. Pre-dating Miley Cyrus by 42 years, it was later to be voted the greatest band logo of all time.
Anyway. All of the music has been super-fun. It's ranged from solitary classical guitar to bluegrass to rock and roll, free-form jazz, standard jazz, and now a swing band. There's a huge drum set downstairs, and a nice piano, plus musicians coming over over once or twice a week to practice. Just one little problem: the swing band is about to play its third gig and it doesn't have a name. Nobody can agree:
Four Swings and a Ms.
50 Finger Swing Band
The Bad Samaritans
The Fabulous Delusionists
Lengthy discussions have ended in laughter, frowns, and head shaking. After a few beers a name sounds perfect...Tony Legato and the Fuckin' Re-tahds (musical terms, people, musical terms thought up by a band member from Boston)...but later with a clear head...no, perhaps not.
They are happily taking submissions for a name, and I keep thinking of stuff, but nothing is just right. Websites that generate band names aren't much help although they're fun to mess with. One such site came up with The Swinging Potatoes, and Swing of the Adverse, and Glory Swing of the Wooly Prosthetic. ??????? If you visit that site let me know if you have better luck. Or please just think of something.