Three Band Names and Three Random Cuts
A few more band names, and how the phrases actually came up in my life:
Mexican Toothbrush (My nephew is extremely proud of an extremely regular toothbrush he happened to have acquired in Mexico.)
Pubic Saroo (What I said out loud when the main character of Lion became a grown man.)
Rustic Sucker Punch (Actual phrase in an episode of Twin Peaks.)
Now that we've covered that, a few more thoughts:
I'M NOT ALONE.
At least that's what I took from the S-Town podcast. If you haven't listened to it, stop reading my stupid blog right now and immediately listen to it. It's...it's better than my blog (at least until I give this more time and turn it into a world-dominating website). Anyway, as I do, I took one of the least important details of something and am now making it about me: in one of the episodes, a character says something like, "You so good, my legs so tired." Other character's response? "Sounds like a good name for a sexy nail polish color." (Or something to that effect.)
Which of course means it's NORMAL that I write down phrases I hear in everyday conversation because I think they would be funny band names. Also I don't just write them down. I interrupt people, even if I just met them, and say, "That'd be a great band name." Really good social skill.
Anyway, here are a few recent gems that have actually come up:
Whisper of Spice
World-Dominating Website (From earlier. Like a few lines up.)
Ecosystem of Wealth (sounds like a crossword puzzle clue)
My Turkish Grandmother
Skeptical Store Dog
Big Danish Goaltender
Happy to answer any questions re: the context in which any of these phrases actually came up. But in the meantime,
Ladies and gentlemen...SOCIAL TOFU!!!!
It's easily on of my favorite things to do: listen for funny-sounding phrases in everyday conversation, and imagine it as the name of a band. For example, on the way to a rehearsal dinner last summer, someone else in the car noticed a men's spa. We were confused as to what exactly that was. He asked, "Is that like some sort of modern bathhouse?" I immediately replied, "Dunno, but that's a great band name. You just have to imagine a PA announcer excitedly yelling, for example, "Ladies and gentlemen...Modern Bathhouse!" Roars from the crowd. Some other gems I've actually heard in conversation: