Band Names

Last night I walked into the kitchen, where Sean was cleaning.  He switched off his phone (aka, his source for all music.).  I asked – like a good mom – “Whatchya listening to?”


“By who?” (or is it “by whom?”  That one has always tripped me up.)

He was hesitant but finally revealed the name of the band.  I think he was a bit embarrassed by the band name.  I let him know that there are scads of bands with terrible sounding names.  For instance, I like the band “The Killers”.  There’s Death Cab for Cutie, Foo Fighters, Bare Naked Ladies, My Bloody Valentine.  Lots of bands with weird names that have no reflection on the type of music they play.

And then, in trying to pull a really bizarre band name out of the hat, I stumbled.

I meant to say “Insane Clown Posse”.

I said “Atomic Death Clown”.

Which Sean thought was hilarious.

So if, in ten years, there’s a band called “Atomic Death Clown”, you can blame me.