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/Personal_Mythology Hey man, good name for a band!

This little remembrance was triggered by Vivian.

When I was in college, and still living in Funchester, K-Y, I was in a garage band. Actually an attic band, or basement band, depending upon the time of year. Anyway, in those days of yore, we used to play the "good name for a band" game, partly because we never kept a band name for very long. I mean, there are so many to choose from. The name we kept the longest was Bad Actors. I actually have biz cards for the band, around here somewhere, that I designed and printed in a graphic arts class in school.

Our alternate names (among many others) were Your Future Husbands, Panel of Experts, and Policemania (something we'd call ourselves in a fit of band-self-hatred fueled by the fact that 95% of our playlist was songs by The Police, albeit without vocals).

Anyway, a few years ago I was in Funchester for a wedding. My hair was long, but not ponytailed, and I had a beard. My ex-bandmate bud Tony commented that I looked like Jesus. I replied, "yeah, fat Jesus". Naturally, he came back with "hey man, good name for a band!"

It's much funnier, really, if you are me and Tony.

Posted: Wed Jul 27 20:06:16 -0700 2005

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