Ever wonder where band names come from? Why Vampire Weekend, Queen, and Oasis are named the way they are? An interesting list compiled by DanFalco over at rateyourmusic.com chronicles the origins of various bands’ names from !!! to ZZ Top. It’s quite an interesting read, and fairly comprehensive.
Check it out!
And by the way, “The New Yardbirds” was the name adopted by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones before they became superstars as Led Zeppelin
New music search engine “Just Hear It” purports to be able to find “any song in the world.” Not only can it find the song, it can play the song for free, make playlists, etc., all within a stunning interface. Check it out.
So I’m in Hong Kong right now on holiday with my family…surprise! I’ll be back on the 27th and will have new posts shortly thereafter. I’m taking lots of pictures that I’ll post here and on my Flickr page, and I picked up Oasis’ new album (with plans to get more: CDs are cheaper here than they are in the US).
See y’all soon!
Let’s face it: I’m pretty uncommitted to this blog.
But I’m coming back. I’m also opening up the format of this blog from Music to General Crap in the hopes that I publish things more frequently in the future. This is a result of my signing up for a Tumblr account today, subsequently realizing that it’s a simplified version of WordPress*** (which I’m using to run this blog), and finally deciding to start posting on Markfive again rather than start anew.
Anyway, here’s a linkdump!
More to come.
***P.S.: I’m NOT knocking Tumblr. I think it’s a great idea. It’s just not for me. ‘Kay?