Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Day 204: it's raining, it's boring.

It's raining like a bastard and has been all week. So I've been doing some of my favourite indoors activities; following random paths across the internet and trying to think of cool band names. As it happens, the internet is a bit of a bugger when it comes to band names. Why? Because every time you think of a cool one, you're just one google search away from ten other bands already called the same thing. It sucks. I have been trying to name several projects for months and months now, and have come up with a tonne of cracking ones that are already taken. I've started to wonder actually, whether it matters that there's a band in Jordan with the same name as my band in Sydney (yes I know I don't actually have a band right now but let's just pretend). Anyway, on today's internet adventures I was reminded of some really cool band names I will never be using: The Runaways - teenage girl awesomeness. My Bloody Valentine - blood, love and horror movie coolness. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - sofa king cool. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - yeah man. Joan Jett and The Blackhearts - so freakin rock, and yet girly too. The Drums - I just like it. Oh yeah, and possibly the coolest band name of all time, The Who. The who? You know who.


  1. Hmm... Alliterated oxymorons usually produce quite cool soundbites. You could have one as a band name. Otherwise name it after you favourite type of plant, animal or Shakespearian character.

  2. I was totally thinking something oxymoronic (to suit my darlingly incongruous nature) and who doesn't love a spot of alliteration. As for your other suggestion, what do you think of Jasmine Piglet Thane of Cawdor?

  3. Not bad. Not bad at all.
    Sounds a bit 60s though.
    I was hoping for something more along the lines of Dandelion Crows a Messenger.