Been organizing all the submissions for the music series this summer. Double the number of applicants from last year, which is great, even if it means more work for me. However, while sorting through these submissions, I’ve been noticing some really bad band names. I’m all for eclectic and interesting names, but some of these really made me scratch my head and wonder – what were you thinking? Due to the power of Google, I am not listing them here.
First impressions are huge, and I’ve found it hard to dissociate the name while listening to the music. So I started renaming the files when I listen, to erase the initial bad name memory, and I’ve given all the applicants numbers. Which is frankly, how I listen to music anyway. Don’t ask me song titles, just give me the track number.
It’s been helpful, and I’m hopeful the names won’t have the same effect on the committee that they did on me.
Best/worst band names?