Wednesday, May 03, 2006

New Valley 'BAND NAME' Competition

As most of you probably know, during my infamous college years at Indiana University, I sang in a little known band called 'RUSSELL'S BURDEN'. However, after hearing from multiple fans (i.e. our parents) that our name was 'questionable-at-best' and sounded more 'depressing' than our music/message actually was, we decided to change.

Thus, the quest for a B.B.N. (Better Band Name) began, and my sole mission in life became thinking of the greatest possible names for us to choose from. I wrote down entire scrolls of names I thought were cool on anything I had available to me at the point of inspiration (Used napkins, torn fragments of stationary, and the backs of business cards were the most common). I even gave them grades based upon various categories like [1] Marketability, [2] Logo potential, [3] Depth of meaning, and [4] Music type conveyed (Ex: A Folk band named 'THE GRANOLA CLAN' rather than 'HELLA-DEATH'). Here are some of the runners up...

RUBIKS
COMPANY CAR
JEHWOOD
WHISTLER
CELLAR DOOR
WYATT
THE PURPLE STUFF
THE FRESHMAKERS
THE TURNING
TRIBE-5
TRAFFIC
B-VIBE
FRED BEAR


BUT THE WINNER, after all the dust had settled, was "GREENFIELD".

ANYWAY, I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN TO HEAR SOME OF YOUR IDEAS FOR A BAND NAME, SO NOW'S YOUR CHANCE. LET'S HEAR 'EM...

5 Comments:

At May 06, 2006 7:44 AM , Blogger Loren said...

pure disgrace
jars of clay
derek webb
third day
sixpence none the richer

that's all i've got

 
At May 07, 2006 9:05 PM , Blogger Jeffrey Cross said...

"Jeff Cross and the guys who deserve a hearty pat on the back for trying"
"Carson Joyner and the...who are we kidding, this is Jeff's Band"
"Jeff and Drums...Oh, there are other people in the band?"
"Phil Collins Jr."
"Wilson Philips"
Just following Loren's lead...Seriously though, I'll think about it.

 
At May 08, 2006 9:17 AM , Blogger Brandon said...

I thought you were going to name your band after Bob and his bag of Cheese....go with that.

 
At May 11, 2006 8:18 AM , Blogger Brandon said...

You should name your band "Free Beer". That way when people see the name on the marquee they will pack the place.

 
At May 15, 2006 9:20 PM , Blogger Jonathan said...

It's going to be called Zor Pung Donch Flizz G'larkque, which is Americanese for, Flutterbye Patterkiller, the Man, the Myth, Wiping With Little Squares Sucks.

 

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