What would you name your rock band? It is something I’ve given a lot of thought to, and it came up again this weekend.
Last week I had the joy of watching yet another teen flick. Okay, I was taken kicking and screaming, but that is beside the point. My youngest sprout had read the book If I Stay and wanted to see the movie. So off we went . . . to the matinee, of course. There is no way I was paying full price for this.
Here is a quick review of the movie–Throw in a dash of Romeo and Juliet, a bit of Titanic, sprinkle some Walk to Remember and now one teaspoon of The Fault In Our Stars and viola–If I Stay is born.
The acting was uneven. Stacy Keach plays the grandfather, and he is, as always, terrific. The mom and dad roles are done well, but the two main actors, the girl and the boy, are dreadfully wooden and uninspiring. That’s okay, I wasn’t expecting much more. As I said on my Twitter feed that night, the real star of the movie, as far as I’m concerned, is the city of Portland. The producers did a great job of portraying the delightful oddity of that wonderful city.
There was one cool part in the movie. The father had been in a band (I presume back in the 90s) that was named Nasty Bruises.
To me, that was the most creative part of the film, the name of his band. I have absolutely no musical talent whatsoever, so I will never be in any kind of band. I was once kicked out of a church choir and the only thing I can play is the iPod. But if I ever had a band, naming it would be the most enjoyable part. I’ve been working on a list for a few years. Here are some of my hypothetical band names, in no particular order.
1. Crusty Theologians
2. The Downspouts
3. Tolkien’s Revenge
4. Banana Sandwich
5. Nietzche Was Wrong
6. Leather Bound Edition (LBE for short)
8. Then There Was Light
9. Broken Wheelbarrows
10. Gag Reflex
Every now and again a new one comes to me. What would you name your hypothetical rock band?
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