Saturday, January 22, 2011


So the other day me and my friend attended an acoustic band competition at this college fest and we realised how it was such a simple thing to come up with a name for a band.
You just put together one or two random words and say them in a cool deep voice and presto, you have a smart-ass name for your otherwise shitty band. I was sitting in the auditorium and the first two things I could see were, White Wall and Plank. Now if I name my band after either of these two completely random things, I'm bound to sound pseudo-intellectual and people will think of a deeper meaning behind it and come with a truckload of bullshit I could never have imagined for it. But hey, thats the way it is. Reminds me of the Emperors New Clothes. No one really gets it, everyone pretends to be impressed.
Long time ago, when this fad started everything with an unconventional name sounded really smart and pretty darn cool . Now its almost like everyone tries hard to be different which defeats the basic purpose and they end up being the same. Get it?
So when was the last time you heard something named conventionally? Yeah, I don't think I can remember either.


  1. It's yet to filter down to the naming of kids though. Imagine someone named 'White Wall' in the hope they'd spare the walls of their new found love of crayons or pencils.

    Maybe it's against the nature of things for anything to be truly random, and that there's some meaning to be had in it, even if it's devised at the spur of the moment. Nature abhors vacumn, even of the randon kind.

  2. Haha.
    Maybe, didn't think of it that way.
    But then again, I like a story behind my names. :)