Friday, February 23, 2007

to cane hill

On my personalized Google homepage, I have a module called "WikiHow," which gives me links to a different "how-to" article each day. They're often quite amusing. For instance, last week I read an article called "How to Make an Origami Jumping Frog." I didn't attempt it, but the instructions seemed quite thorough. A few days ago, I read "How to Start a Conversation With Someone on the Train, Bus, or Subway," which was quite possibly written by a stalker of some kind, but was interesting nonetheless.

Today on WikiHow, I learned the step-by-step process of starting a rock band. One of the steps is, of course, naming the band. According to the article, here are some suggestions for giving your rock band a "sweet name":

  • Use a term from math or science. For example, Planck's Constant would be a cool name for a rock band. (I found this suggestion quite humorous considering that I have a friend in a band named String Theory, which they stole straight from a physics book.)

  • Use a name that doesn't make sense. Some examples include Infernal Snow, Anti INFO, and Diving for Betty.

  • Use a phrase from a road sign, like No Soliciting, Two Hour Parking, or Emergency Vehicles Only.

  • Look to the objects around you for inspiration. Legal Notepad or 1960 Exercise Bike could both be cool names for a rock band.

  • Find the nearest book, go to page 56, paragraph 2, line 3, words 5, 6, and 7. That will be your band name.

This last suggestion really intrigued me. I grabbed the nearest book (a Charlie Chaplin biography I'm reading for my film class), and I turned to page 56, paragraph 2, line 3, words 5, 6, and 7, and there it was. There were those three fateful words that would be the name of my rock band:

To Cane Hill

I thought it was a pretty sweet name--too sweet to not actually belong to a rock band. So I'm starting one. I can sing and play a mean cowbell, but I'm looking for two guitar players, a drummer, a bass player, and maybe a songwriter and a few backup singers. Let me know if you're interested.


Angie said...

Hey Leah, so...I've already commented on your latest blog posts on Facebook. And I don't really want to repeat them here. But I will say that I can be called a fiddler.

Also, did I win the IRS question? Where is my prize?!?!

Lorie said...

Okay, I totally just found MY band name by doing the last suggestion, too. Get this...are you ready...

Flipped Upside Down

No lie. It's BRILLIANT. Thanks!

Angie said...

Ummm...are you ignoring me about the tax question? Does this so-called "prize" even exist?!?! Leah, you have led me astray, and I am so disappointed I may just have to do something CRAZY, like perhaps drop your camera in a glass of beer. Oh wait, I already did that.