I hope you got to spend it with your children or your mom or a really special lady in your life. Or better yet all of the above! Reading your lists this week about 10 things that are free and you love really put me in a great mood! Thank you Kristi, what a lovely way to celebrate Mother’s Day.
We are on our way to a party so I am publishing this week’s listicles a little early. Also I had two slices of pie already so my brain might go into mush by this evening. It was so hard to choose only 10 horrible band names because once I looked at my husband’s CD collection I realized that most band names are kind of silly. The worst part about it is that after I consulted Wikipedia about the origins of some of the names I saw that most of these were replacement for even worst original names of the band. Seriously. Queen was originally called Smile and Pink Floyd was Tea set. Thank you Rachée for a fun list suggestion.
Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!
10 WORST BAND NAMES
1. Hootie and The Blowfish
The band’s name originated from two of Darius Rucker’s childhood acquaintances. There were two boys in Rucker’s childhood choir group–one with owl-like eyes (Hootie) and the other with puffy Blowfish-like cheeks. Though Rucker is commonly thought of as Hootie and the other members as the Blowfish, Rucker has clarified multiple times that he is not Hootie, and the other band members are not the Blowfish. The band name is completely separate from the band members.
The name Hoobastank is an old high-school joke between band members. The word doesn’t really have too much meaning.
While there are many speculations, the band generally answers that it is a gibberish word, meaning nothing.
4. Limp bizkit
Apparently they chose a name that would repel people on purpose.
5. Stone Temple Pilots
Inspired by the STP Motor Oil stickers that the band members were fans of in their youth, various spins on the initials “STP” were tossed around, including “Shirley Temple’s Pussy”. They eventually settled on the name Stone Temple Pilots
Its name originates from the nickel in change that band member Mike Kroeger gave customers at his job at Starbucks; he would frequently say, “Here’s your nickel back.”
7. Smashing pumpkins
No meaning behind it the band members say.
8. Spandau Ballet
Name refers to Spandau Prison and the many hangings there when the victims would twitch and jump at the end of a rope.
9. Sum 41
The band started 41 days into summer.
10. Right said Fred
Really I just wanted you to get this tune stuck in your head. You are welcome
It’s warm and sunny and there is a mojito waiting for me. So let’s get straight to it.
They say nothing is for free but Robot Mommy said there should be at least 10 things we love that are and I wrote my list in 2 minutes flat so clearly she is right! I really love this weeks topic, thank you so much Kristi for choosing a winner!
Thanks to Jennifer for suggesting a list of 10 acronyms last week. Fun stuff!
Which brings me to next week’s topic, courtesy of Rachée:
That’s short for : Hi there, how are you? My own little acronym just for you. Because this time around we are making a list suggested by the lovely Jennifer: 10 acronyms you use regularly. Surprisingly I don’t use any except maybe JPEG ( Joint Photographic Experts Group ) and SOOC ( Straight Out Of Camera). I will admit that occasionally you will see me type LOL in the comments on your listicles but I am always truly laughing to tears when I do! So I asked my husband, who works in the Navy which is famous for never using words and always communicating in acronyms, to write me a list. I thought he will tell you all about that time I read him a text from his boss and said ‘jada jada jada kiss and a hug’. But apparently men don’t send each other kisses and XO stood for Executive Officer. Anyhow, he did write me a list but said it is not PG13 rated. I have no idea what these 10 stand for so I am going to take a wild guess what my husband and his men talk about in the office.
Before I tackle this, let’s see what the plan is for next week! This one will be fab, chosen by super fly Kristi:
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