Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Soul Men

It's time to rein it back in here at Band Name of the Day. The last few days have been raunchy with post-Christmas hangovers and the associated horrible band names, but things are coming back to an even keel.

The household is slowly coming back together, two of us home now, and a third rolling in in a couple of hours, so we should have a qourum soon enough.

In the meantime, we've been getting a lot of really great suggestions lately!

In the spirit of keeping things publicly acceptable here, we'll start you off with a squeaky-clean name:

The Part Time Lutherans, which would be a fantastic name for a religious high school a cappella group, or a punk band.

And on the other end of the spectrum, we have a name brought to you by a mathematics professor who was speculating what would have happened if Superman had landed in Russia instead of the US:

Kryptonian Babyrocket, which would be fantastic for any band composed entirely of hipsters, or for an electronica outfit. Like Daft Punk.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The worst day since yesterday

First of all, we need to apologize for what we're about to do. See, things have been bad lately, band name-wise, and they're about to get worse. This foul gang has, once again, dispersed all the way across the great nation of ours, and one of us has just texted home with the BNOTD:

Biscuit Dough Butt-Sex. This is for a grind-core band, obviously.

And the Bonus BNOTD, because my housemate is a dirty bastard:

Ambien and the Fucking Drunks. Also grind core.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Bad touch!

As you might imagine from last night's post, things got bad, and then got worse. From beer, we moved on to China Clippers, shots, and finally a devilish invention we dubbed Santa's Little Helper:

Ginger extract (steep grated ginger in vodka for a few weeks)
Light rum
Mai Tai mix
Soda water
Mix about 1:1:2:2 over ice. Delicious and dangerous as a razor blade dipped in blowfish toxin. Clearly, this will be our first Band Name Of The Day:

Santa's Little Helpers. Fantastic name for those annoying bands who spring up in shopping malls around the holidays and beg for money to save the puppies.

However, that's really from last night, so we'll retroactively call that Band Name Of Last Night, and base the Band Name Of The Day on the after effects we found in our guts this morning:

Angry Little Ball Of Hate. Obviously, this would be a new-wave punk band.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Domo arigato!

Oh, man, things are looking bad here! We're slowly all trickling back home, and so far half the Warped House is reassembled, along with the Warped Guests.

And we're drinking.

A several beers, a China Clipper and a brain hemorrhage later, we came up with the Band Name Of The Day:

Kamikaze Abortion. This would be good for grind core band, or a tasteless drink. Or a really tasteless sushi joint.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Chorus: lorem ipsum dolor sit amet...

Well, folks, it's Christmas eve, and the entire gang from BNOTD is off doing various things. A couple of us are off with family (one all the way on the East Coast!), one has simply imported his family, and the fourth has cleverly escaped family and is hanging out in the Bay Area with the girlfriend and assorted amigos.

If, however, you think that would stop us, you'd be wrong! And so, at eight in the evening on Christmas eve, we present you a band name:

Lorem Ipsum, which, being Latin, is entirely appropriate to Christmas and various biblical shtuff. Obviously, this would be a great name for a choir, but we think it could also do nicely for a dark wave or goth band (especially if you expand it to Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit Amet), a pretentious a capella group of copywriters or even an academic punk band. Really, the possibilities are endless.

Have fun, and merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Heavy metal thunder.

What with the holidays and other stuff leading to stupid levels of stress and business, Band Name Of The Day is rapidly becoming Multiple Band Names Every Few Days. Hopefully, that will rectify itself soon, but for the time being, we've got a couple more for you.

This morning (and last night, and really, much of the past 14 months or so) has involved one member of this household fighting the Fresno State transcript office in the vain hope of encountering anything resembling intelligence there. So far, no luck. But this has lead to two Band Names! The first one comes from this person staring at their own phone number on the cell phone screen for way too long. The name is:

510 (pronounced Five And Dime). This would be good for a local hip-hop outfit, or could be varied into some sort of old-school arrangement, maybe the Five And Dime Vocal Trio. Be creative.

The second Band Names Of Ever Few Days is more directly rooted in transcript office shenanigans. Clearly, this leads to heavy metal band names, in this case:

Hate Cannon. Can be augmented with a choral section to make Hate Canon, if you'd like.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Spin, spin, sugar!

Good afternoon, dear readers! Today's Band Name(s) of the Day are of a decidedly sweet variety. With Christmas rapidly approaching, everyone here has been swimming in candy, so of course we need to honor the Mighty Sugar Plum Fairy and pay her tribute in suitably sweet band names!

And so, the first piece of tribute to the SPF comes from a friend of ours down in California's awkward secret. She suggested I use the second entry in this blog post from Cake Wrecks as a band name, which gives us...

The Homicidal Penguins. Obviously, a great name for a ska band.

The second one came from a conversation on FaceBook, centoring on the image of someone in a cute little bowler had and Victorian dress wielding an enormous candy cane like a hunting rifle. Clearly, a fantastic band name would be:

The Candy Snipers. 'Cause, really, that's just awesome. Good for electronica bands catering to the rave culture.


Well, it's been a few days since we've had a BNOTD, but never fear, we shan't let you down! We're all back home in the Warped House, and the Warped Guests are off on a mini trip-within-a-trip down to some hellish little backwater town for a few days before the holidays kick into high gear.

And by "holidays" we mean "Christmas." Moving right along.

The first BNOTD was inspired by a horrible conversation we had while watching the opening credits to TRON,which is very important to this post because Daft Punk did the soundtrack. Here at BNOTD, we like Daft Punk. Without further ado, the first BNOTD is:

Jalapeno Death Syrup. Besides the obvious applications of Latin punk, this would be good for an electronica band such as Daft Punk.

Coming home from TRON, we settled in for tea and ice cream, 'cause that's how we roll. And, as is often the case, WoW came up. Specifically, one of use put large blobs of whipped cream on his ghetto sundae, which were promptly annexed by the girlfriend, which caused an argument about the disputed confection. And the second BNOTD is:

Whipped Cream Nodes, after the mineral deposits in WoW. A great name for a speed-freak jazz ensemble specializing in porno soundtracks, and electronica bands. For instance, a band resembling Daft Punk.

And finally, running along the same direction on a very different line of thought:

Underground Ninjas. We recommend this for indie bands or for electronica bands. Like Daft Punk.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Brown sugar.

It's a weekend of the entire Warped House traveling to the four points of the globe, some to the Dickens Fair, along with sundry family members and such folks, some staying home to play the new World of Warcrack release, and some off to other parts of the world for, um, making cookies.

And because of this rather patisserie-focused weekend, we have today's Band Name Of The Day:

Cookie and the Burnt Bits.

Have fun. We suggest this name for any chick band, or for a cabaret-styled band of any style. Quite versatile, really.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Bad Touch!

In the continuing saga of Warped Guests Visiting a Warped House, we have a couple of nice band names for your Friday!

The first one was precipitated by a spirited discussion on whether Beggin' Strips are, in fact, bacon or not. Long story short, this lead to the first Band Name Of The Day, which is:

The Devil's Bacon!

OK, this was mostly inspired by Steve's description of Beggin' Strips. The second one has a somewhat more tawdry origin, which is that the Warped Guests were in a car with part of the Warped House, going to nearby Old Sacramento to, um, have good, clean wholesome fun. Or so they told the rest of us. All we know is that they came back giggling about the second BNOTD, which is:

Uncle Creepers and the Trunk-Candy Orchestra.

We recommend this for a New Orleans-style jazz orchestra or a psycho-billy group with Appalachian overtones.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Spiderman, spiderman...

Well, the usual house crew (that is to say, those people living here on a regular basis), has been joined by some very special guests. First of all, one of us has a boyfriend visiting over the winter break, and another has his brother the said brother's girlfriend down for the holidays as well.

To put this into perspective: the usual group of 4 warped and sick deviants has been augmented by three more, one of whom is related to the usual crew, and another of which is voluntarily sleeping with one of us.

So of course we have three Band Names of the Day.

The first of which is...

Midget Sushi.

Don't ask. No, really, don't ask. Good for a garage band, or anyone into offensive names. Or, you know, a J-pop band composed of little people. The second name, in deference to the new World of Warcraft release (suitably dubbed Cataclysm) is...

Cataclysmic Pony.

We recommend this for a geek rock band. Finally, we have the saddest band name, which is...

Team Sticky Cat!

In memorian of the wonderful cat of a friend of a friend of a brother of the house.

Classical Gas

Well, it's been an eventful week here at BNOTD, but nothing stops the irrepressible march of the Band Names!

It's 12:28 AM, PST, so let's keep this short and sweet before things get out of hand.

The BNOTNow is...

Embolism Air.

Despite stemming from a potentially serious and generally nasty medical condition, Embolism Air would be a good name for a trance-jazz or light electronica band. If you make that a common noun (The Embolism Air), it would be good for a pretentious steampunk ensemble, because really, is there any other kind?

And because we're well into the Midnight Hour (thank you, Wilson Pickett), here's a Bonus Band Name!

The Night Watch, which would be quite suitable for a string quartet specializing in romantic movements in a minor key, or a fantasy metal band.

That's all from BNOTD tonight! Stay tuned for more band names as they come hot off the assembly line of our warped imagination!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Well, BNOTD is still on the road down in Oakland, and once again the lovely people we're staying with have gifted the blog with a band name. And yes, we're still on an animal roll.

So today's Band Name of the Day is...

The Frolicking Aardvarks!

Why? Here's why. Cute? Nightmare? Leave a comment and tell us why?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

BNOTD on the road!

Happy Sunday, ladies and gents!

Today, BNOTD goes on the road, all the way down to Oakland, California. We're off visiting some dear acquaintances, and if you're off visiting folks a couple of weeks before Christmas, you go shopping. You just do.

You can already see where this is going.

One of the nice people we're visiting bought some interesting ornaments of... quirky animals. So the first BNOTD is...

Downhill Hippos!

A very suitable name for an indie band. Told ya they were quirky.

However, since we tend so strongly toward quirky names suitable for indie bands, here's a second one:

The Glass Ornaments.

As band names go, this one's highly versatile- a high school a cappella band, a smooth jazz band specializing in holiday music, any sort of poppy girl band, contemporary hipster alt-rock or sensitive adult alternative. Wouldn't recommend it for gutter punks, however, unless you're going for the "glassed in the teeth" reference.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Bungle in the Jungle

Wow, it's not even one in the afternoon, and we've already got three band names for you!

The first comes, once again, from an exam gone wrong, and it is...

Cure for Polo.

Someone suggested we have a cure for measles, mumps and polo. Nope, not polo. Not yet, anyhow.

The second one came from a house discussion on weird animals. Specifically, that koalas only eat eucalyptus, which has a bit of intoxicating effect on them, leading to permastoned koalas. Koalas are naturally cantankerous beasts, so koalas suddenly cut off from their little addiction might well turn out like our second BNOTD:

Teddy Bears on PCP!

Terrifying visual, to be sure, but then the conversation got really weird. I won't pain you with how we came to  our third band name, and just leave it at:

The Exploding Sloths.

Let's just say this is part of the infamous "retarded bees" phenomenon plaguing this house. We'll explain that some other day.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Call the bomb squad!

Good morning, Rock and Rollers!

In the words of Monty Python, the world today seems absolutely crackers. Besides the whole WikiLeaks thing, and the dude who runs it getting arrested for some sort of sexual misdeed, and /b/ flipping its collective lid and launching DDoS attacks on half the internet, there's also that bit about the guy in SoCal who has a strange hobby.

He builds bombs. He's also a bit of a pack rat. If you see a bad combination here, you're on the right track.

Rather than making some sort of commentary on the unpredictable nature of governments or some profound observation of economics, we're going to go with the guy who collects bombs for fun.

And so, the Band Name Of The Day is...

The Bomb Factory. This band name is well suited for punk rock, contemporary politico-alt-rock and San Francisco-style string quartets.

We also had a BNOTD for yesterday, but we didn't post it fast enough and forgot it. That's ok though, it wasn't very good.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Medicine gone bad

One of the people in this house makes his living in a rather obscure way. Specifically, he's a professional test grader.

You would not believe what some people will put in a test.

For instance: One test question asked the test takers to compare two fictional hospitals. One of the test takers got to wandering a bit, and found themselves giving advice to medical professionals. One piece of advice was that it was inappropriate for nurses to revolt.

Just like that, we have a Band Name Of The Day:

The Revolting Nurses!

Have fun with that one.

Monday, December 6, 2010


So, as happens all too frequently when you have a large house with a number of people in their twenties and thirties living and drinking far too much in it, bad ideas become running jokes, and hijinx ensue.

In this case, the bad idea turned running gag is the Band Name Of The Day.

Tonight, we're watching Dracula with Gary Oldman. So naturally, the Band Name Of The Day is...

Gary Oldman's Fake Moustache!

Past Band names of the day include

Meth Framing Crew

Something About Vaginas

And the Bonus BNOTD:

Sexual Morse Code

Have fun. Not too much fun. But fun.