The Boy came waltzing home last night while Husband and I were eating dinner on our laps like the old farts we are. ‘Oh man – I had such a great time. I was thrown about in the pit and had my head kicked in at least twice!’ I tried not to wince. ‘Did they play some nice tunes?’ I asked sounding about 125.
The Boy floated up to his bedroom. ‘Is he on drugs?’ I hissed, now sounding 125 and a possible reader of the Daily Mail. Husband, having had a bit of a past drugs wise pointed out that The Boy didn’t have dilated pupils, didn’t smell of drink, and wasn’t acting like he was off his head. ‘He’s just high on life’. Remember what that felt like?
Anyway today I’m sitting by my computer having sent off my script to nice producer, and thinking about weird band names. I though Enter Shikari and We Are the Ocean were bad enough but a friend of mine pointed out there was a band called Also the Trees. So we came up with a list of the top ten stupid band names. All are real:
1. One Day as a Lion
2. Half Man Half Biscuit
3. Butthole Surfers
4. Anal Sushi
5. Dogs Die in Hot Cars
6. And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead
7. Broken Social Scene
8. My Dad is Dead
9. This Bike is a Pipe Bomb
10.The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
I used to like Half Man Half Biscuit but at least they had a sense of humour! It reminded me of that silly boy who married Peaches Geldof for money. Who? you may ask. He’s the long haired twit who thought that marrying another long haired twit would garner his band some much needed publicity. If you’re at all interested his adolescent shenanigans can be read about here. The thing is, now he’s known not for his music or whatever but as That Dickhead who paid Peaches Geldof to Marry Him. Maybe that’s what he should rename his band . . . . .