Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Spam Spam Spam Spam

One of the big reasons this blog is still going has little to do with band names, or indeed bands, and a lot to do with the fans. Like any good band, we seem to have fans- perhaps incidental fans, perhaps die-hard fans, but fans nonetheless. Sometimes views are up, sometimes they're down, but there's always something going on.

And the weirdest thing is that it isn't local people who like this blog! We'd expect people we know to be all over this thing, and their friends, friends of friends, the sort of people we hang out with. You know, 20s and 30s, middle-class, internet-addicted, sardonic pop culture junkies from California. Well, that might all be true, but they're not all from California!

After the US, the single biggest number of hits in the past 30 days cam from Malaysia. Seriously- Malaysia. That's awesome!

Here's the breakdown:

United States: 104
Malaysia: 34
United Kingdom: 5
Russia: 4
Germany: 3 (Hi, Claudia!)
Austria: 2
Belgium: 2
Philippines: 2
United Arab Emirates: 1
Switzerland: 1

So that's really pretty cool. We can't recall anybody we know in Malaysia, so either some of our buddies are getting way to cozy with some sleazy South East Asian proxies, or we've got a serious international readership! If anyone from Malaysia's reading this, let us know! We'd love to do an all-Malaysian Band Name Of The Day post!

But enough of all that, let's have some band names!

The first band name came about through something that occurred while making fish tacos and, oddly enough, not drinking. Nevertheless, we can't figure out how it came to be, all we know is that the name is:

Dysfunctional Sheep! Clearly their first album must be named Everything's Better With Sheep. But what sort of music do they play? Some sort of comical experimental alternative nerd rock perhaps, sort of like The Halo Benders? Who knows.

And next we have yet another band name (partially) inspired by a Facebook conversation with Juggler. It spawned off of a comment by a friend of ours who happens to be a grad student in genetics, but that's probably coincidence:

The Leatherbangers! Yes, this sounds like some horrifically non-PC, if not downright dirty band name, but it actually came out of a discussion about making sausage (bangers) out of leather. And we swear, that's not a euphemism for anything!

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