Wednesday, February 16, 2011


It's been a hazy, lazy day here in California, what with those winter storms they promised us finally coming true. We actually got some rain last night, and a bit of wind! It drizzled during the day a bit too, but right now it's clear enough to see clear from San Mateo to San Francisco- well over 15 miles as the gull flies.

It's not the sort of day where we come up with horrible band names, so we're reaching back into the hopper and pulling out one from our friend Mark, who comes up with the best band names. And today's gem is:

Drunkard Locomotive Sanctuary. Like many of Mark's BNsOTD, this one is remarkably versatile. Observe:

Drunkard/Locomotive/Sanctuary is clearly an art-rock or hipster band;

Druncard, Lokomotif and Sanctuary are an earnest folk-rock outfit from the 1960's;

Drunken Locomotive Sanctuary, on the other hand, is a one-off comedy rock and roll/jam band who think they're funnier than they really are;

DLS is a spoken word outfit of course, and they insist it's pronounced "deals";

The Locomotive Drunkard Sanctuary is a mobile bar/stage/house band that does outcalls.

And so on and so forth. As you can clearly see from today's lesson, one of the beauties of a good band name is the flexibility and versatility of it that truly allows you to make it fit any occasion. Thanks, Mark, we look forward to many more great band names from you!

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