Monday July 12th, 2010

The exercise:

Alright, today's prompt was a lot simpler when it first occurred to me, but then it kind of spiraled out of control. I'll see if I can simplify it a little bit:

Step one: pick a group of people you wouldn't expect to make a rock band.

Step two: name that group's band by messing with an existing rock band's name.

Step three: make a song list for your made up band by messing with existing song titles (by any band).

I'm also going to ask that you put the original band/song title in brackets next to your created ones so that I know where they came from.

A bit more challenging than my usual prompts, I think, but I'm sure you're all more than capable of this :)

Update on last night's howling wind: still going, though it's calmed a bit now. During lunch I saw a bird fly by the house. Sideways.

It looked rather... startled.

Mine:

Band Members: Gardeners

Band Name: ... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Weeds (... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead)

Songs:

Another Seed In The Soil (Another Brick In The Wall)

Welcome To The Garden (Welcome To The Jungle)

Every Rose Has Been Weeded (Every Rose Has Its Thorn)

I Got Tan Lines (I Got Mine)

My Favorite Chores (My Favorite Chords)

7 Comments:

Heather said...

This one will take a while. Although I love music, I am vaguely familiar with most names of songs or even groups. Pop Culture was never my forte.

That said, the first thing that came to mind when I saw the prompt was this "band". If nothing else, it will make you smile.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lkdva4SNCcw

Does this count as my entry?

Zhongming said...

Band Members: Florist

Band Name: ...Very best of Yes
(...Very best of everything)

Songs:

Beyond And Before (Within And After)

I See You (I Feel You)

Yesterday And Today (Tomorrow And Forever)

Looking Around (Silence Around)

Harold Land (Peaceful Land)

Quite fun messing around :)

Greg said...

Hmm, interesting prompt. I think I like this idea! (And I like your strange Canadian, sideways-flying birds too.)
Of your songs, I think I like I Got Tan Lines best :)

My band do cover tracks, as it turns out they're better named than I could invent myself... (sigh)
Band Members: Babysitters
Band Name: Savage Playpen (Savage Garden)

Songs:

Welcome to the Monkey House(Dandy Warhols)

Street Angel (Stevie Nicks, unfortunately I couldn't find it on YouTube)

Oh! You Pretty Things (Bowie)

Scary Monsters (Bowie again)

Beautiful Freak (Eels)

Brunnhilde said...

This one’s got me showing my age.

Group: Professional cleaners

Name: The Neatles

Songs: I Wanna Make Your Bed (I Wanna Hold Your Hand)
While My Push Broom Gently Sweeps (While My Guitar Gently Weeps)
All My Laundry (All My Lovin’)
I Saw Her Scrubbing There (I Saw Her Standing There)
All You Need Is Soap (All You Need Is Love)
Do You Want to Do the Dishes (Do You Want to Know a Secret)
We Can Bleach It Out (We Can Work It Out)
She Cleaned Right Through the Bathroom Window (She Came In Through the Bathroom Window)

Marc said...

Heather - you get a pass for making me laugh :)

Zhongming - glad you enjoyed it!

Greg - I was running into that problem of perfectly appropriate song titles as well, haha. I can't remember any of them off the top of my head, sadly.

I think Scary Monsters and Welcome To The Monkey House are my favorites.

Brunnhilde - that was fantastic! I'm not sure I can pick a favorite song title, but perhaps the push broom one wins out :)

Very nicely done.

Denin said...

Band Members: Wal-Mart Greeters

Band Name: Entrance Sevenfold (Avenged Sevenfold)

Songs:

Low Prices (Low Rider)

Hey You (um... Hey You)

Welcome to the Grocery (Welcome to the Family)

Where the Aisles are All Named (Where the Streets Have No Name)

Beast and the Shopping Cart (Beast and the Harlot)

Aisleway to Heaven (Stairway to Heaven)

Browsing through the site and found this. Seemed fun.

Marc said...

Denin - well this was definitely a pleasant surprise! I'm glad you came across this one and decided to give it a go.

Where the Aisles are All Named was probably my favorite, though I also enjoyed Aisleway to Heaven :D