This is going to be an "I" post. You see, I've been busy. I wouldn't say terribly busy- that would imply some sort of calamity, which isn't the case. Sure, there have been some trials and tribulations, so I wouldn't say I've been wonderfully busy either, but mostly I was just very busy. Work's been rather busy, and my commute's been a bit longer than usual lately, so I haven't been posting much during the week, and then I actually got out of the house and went away from the internet over the weekend! In fact, I even went away from cell reception (mostly)!
So I've got some band names for you now, and I'll post them forthwith. Not as many as we came up with (put 8 Burning Man and Renaissance faire junkies in a tight gang at a hippie festival and funny things WILL come up!) but quite a few nonetheless.
Our first Band Name Of The Day comes from one of our favorite cafes, the Blue Danube in Alameda. Plopped down, injected some caffeine in the eyeballs, and had a piece of their fantastic chocolate cake and bang! Like a bullet out of the blue sky, came the First Band Name Of Wednesday, July 27th:
Delicious Danger! Because that's really what this thing was. This would also make one hell of a name for a chick rock band. Sort of an updated take on The Runnaways.
The next one comes from a post on BoingBoing, which you can go read yourself. I think you can surmise the back story pretty quickly:
Robot Octopus, a band name that seems custom-made to a contemporary indie band, consider the current popularity of both robots and octopuses (and yes, that's grammatically correct!)
Next up, we have a couple of band names from Squirrel. The first one comes from said hippie festival and one of the Burners there:
Bad Cream. Bad Cream could be a modern punk band, but we're thinking more along the lines of classic rock. You know, like Cream but a bit further along in the rock and roll evolution- more 80's hard rock, the sort of thing that would make The Beatles blush and would give Ozzy Osbourne a dangerous hard-on.
*ahem* Moving right along, Squirrel didn't leave us hanging with just one band, but today came through with a second one:
Filthy Russian Keyboards, which seems to come out of the bowels of a silicon valley startup's IT shop, but would probably be awesome as Russian electronic and disco band. Sort of like a Eastern European take on Daft Punk.
And finally, we have a great one from a drummer friend of ours who seems to be afflicted with a classic Northern European disease: he heals too well. In fact, his body's healing something that wasn't even broken! And, because the bastard's part Scandinavian, it's not just healing: it's growing a spike. We, however, never afraid to make lemonade, looked at that and said "Hey! That's the Band Name Of The Day!"
And so, the reigning Band Name Of The Day, to make up for the past twelve (12!!) days of slacking, is:
Grinder and the Bone Spurs! Truly, a more epically hard-rock band there has never been! Think Rammstein meets the Flintstones playing a show on the world's biggest amplifier mating with an explosion in a World War II naval shipyard in full boom. The singer plays a diesel-powered angle grinder, and the rest of the Bone Spurs play any instrument that can be played with sticks, mallets, hammers or compressed air.