Friday, April 8, 2011

Inna Gadda Da Vida, Baby!

Sometimes, we find band names in the weirdest of places. Sometimes (OK, frequently) those band names come out of mocking people. Today, both are the case.

See, first we were mocking hipsters and hippies and other holier-than-though cultural crusaders. This is hardly unusual for us, but it set the stage very nicely. Then, someone brought up Gwyneth Paltrow. Ms Paltrow, despite her occasionally excellent acting, has been a favorite bashing target for years due her her sweet but generally bumbling nature which tends to put her at odds with anyone with more cynicism than targets.

Specifically, that person linked to a review of Paltrow's cookbook. Wow, does that woman come off as clueless and entitled! Granted, through some no doubt cherry-picked quotes, but still. That's all beside the point, though, because she gave us an awesome Band Name Of The Day:

Hippie Shame Spiral! Really, this is a great band name! It combines an iconic cultural movement, a visceral emotion anyone is familiar with (we less than some perhaps), and that holiest of holy weird new-age quasi-religious shapes, the spiral! Ideally, we see this as a band of repressed hippies-in-recovery trying desperately to atone for their sins at the last Phish concert while still hoping to get a slice of the rock and roll pie. Which would be a good band name in and of itself.

The saddest thing about all this, however, is that Blogger's/'s spell check accepted "Phish" without so much as a squawk. Tells you who runs those companies.

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