Been complaints that I haven’t updated this blog for ages – for various reasons, the most significant being an impending house move due to a forced relocation because of work.
Anyway, inspired by a Guardian Blog Post about a piece of software designed to name bands (Which has apparently come up with such gems as “One Second Darkens the Dream”, “Silence Fears the Morning” and “Farewell Says December” (I’m not making these up!), here’s my much simpler method for naming third-rate indie bands.
- Take a book at random from your bookshelf
- Open a page at random
- Read down the page until you find the first plural noun
- Put “The” in front of it.
What could be simpler?
The first time I tried it (sample book was Vol 3 of the H.P.Lovecraft Omnibus), the name was “The Grants”, which is already taken.
So picking up another book at random (Ken MacLeod’s “The Night Sessions”), we get
- The Traces
- The Forensics
- The Ambulances (Crispy ones, by any chance?)
- The Leaflets
Any advance on those? I guess you get different indie sub-genres depending on the genre of the book.