As a long-time student of The Music (did you know I have half, yes half, a degree in Music Theory and Composition?), I feel I have much to offer professional musicians. This is not pomposity, mind you. My advice is not even musical in nature. I come up with rocking awesome band names. And since I have just recently decided that I will probably never be in a rocking awesome band, I am humbly (NOT so humbly) offering them here for the taking. But Band Dudes? If you take one of these names, I at the very least want to be thanked in the little booklet that goes in front of the CD case. Or in one of the rocking awesome songs.
Here the list:
The Armadana Bandillos (mascot must be an armadillo wearing a bandana)
Toasted Marshmallow (I’ve been hanging on to that one since 1996, baby.)
(You’re going to hate me for this one) Toasted Placenta
Mr. Snuggle and the Hot Fleeces
Mole at Play
To top this all off, I have some photos of me and my small group playing Rock Band (my first time!) a few weeks ago. It was WAY more fun than any other video game I’ve ever played, save Dance Dance Revolution, possibly. As you can see, I can rock out with a plastic guitar, but a real one? E minor and G remain the only two chords I can play. And it’s hard to be a rock star with such a limited knowledge. My small group was very encouraging. And my favorite was the drums.
And yes, I really was this into it…