So today I spent the better part of my day with my beautiful girlfriend Carla. We went and picked up a few boxes of supplies for her job, and then we went shopping at a nearby consignment store and picked up a few things.. So now that Carla has gone home I am sitting here in front of my laptop and wondering again… what to write about? Well here it is…
Now for something completely different..
Ever wonder how your favorite band got their name… Yup that’s right I am going there. So here it is… in alphabetical order…he he he…
A is for AC/DC: Angus Young, the Australian rockers’ pint-sized guitarist, has always dressed as a schoolboy on stage.
Originally, Young’s uniforms were made for him by his sister. On her sewing machine was a sign that said AC/DC, meaning that it could work on alternate and direct electrical current. Young thought that was the perfect name for a macho power-rock band, blissfully unaware that AC/DC is also a slang term for bisexuality. Ha Ha, sorry biker dudes!!!
B is for The Beatles: John Lennon suggested the name to his bandmates in April 1960, while walking along Gambier Terrace, near Liverpool Cathedral. He later claimed to have thought of it as a variation on The Crickets, Buddy Holly’s band, changing the spelling from ‘Beetles’ to ‘Beatles’ so as to create a double meaning with a play on the word ‘beat’. But both Paul and George remember the name deriving from the Marlon Brando film The Wild ones, in which Lee Marvin says to Brando: ‘Johnny, we’ve been looking for you. The beetles have missed you.’ As Paul McCartney later discovered, ‘Beetles’ is slang for motorcycle girls. So work that out!
C is for Creedence Clearwater Revival: originally called The Golliwogs. John Fogerty’s legendary Sixties rock band wisely changed their name to one based on a friend of Fogerty’s called Credence Newball; a TV ad for Olympia beer which boasted of the ‘clear water’ used in its brewing; and ‘revival’ because that was what the band hoped would happen to their fortunes.