Band names list
Many years ago, I created a list of band names that I wished existed. Some friends wanted to add names to the list, and the Band Names List was born.
|Nefarious Character||Brad T|
|Los Piratos de Guitarrr||Brad T|
|Beauty School Dropouts||Chick Rock||Gordon M|
|This is a Wug||Experimental/Electronica||Jonathan W|
|Deaf Neighbor||Metal (or Punk)||Fox C|
|Low-back Unrounded Vowel||Jonathan W|
|The Smallest Button||Jonathan W|
|Gr8p35 oF Wr4th||Techno|
|$ix Miles $outh||Rap||Jonathan W / Derek|
|It's About Brains||Zombie Pop||Patrick H|
|Intention in Tension||Emo rock||Jonathan W|
|Suspension sub-pension||Geriatric emo rock||Jonathan W|
|Indie in die Haus||Fake German Indie||Jonathan W|
|Emo y mo'||Fake Mexican Indie||Jonathan W|
|30 Pieces of Silver||Satanic Metal|
|No La Tengo||Yo La Tengo cover band||Aaron B|
|Adam Unparadis'd||Christian Rock||Vanita N|
Someone once told me that my musical tastes are best described as "meta". I'm not quite sure what they meant by that, but I like to think it's not a bad thing.
The music I listen to is fairly varied, but trends towards things that might be described as indie, indie pop, or new wave.
Some bands that have recently been on my playlist:
I always arrive at shows way too early, but it means that I've got a good vantage spot for photos:
Science fiction offers an escape from reality, while at the same time speaking volumes about humanity in the here and now. Also, there are often explosions, aliens, and cool ships.
I'm quite fond of Doctor Who, and regularly follow the adventures of this "madman with a box".
Along with a small minority of Star Trek fans, I would argue that Deep Space Nine is the best series in the franchise. For anyone more interested in science fiction as literature than science fiction as vehicle-for-explosions, it's worth a look.
I would also suggest most emphatically reading anything by Alfred Bester (The Demolished Man, The Stars My Destination), Robert Sheckley (Shall We Have a Little Talk?), Ursula K. Leguin (The Left Hand of Darkness), Vernor Vinge (Marooned in Realtime), and Octavia Butler (Bloodchild).
My favorite books often employ the hallmarks of postmodernist literature, especially metafiction, pastiche, and a general breakdown of the standard narrative structure. I especially enjoy books with an emphasis on technoculture (e.g., White Noise, Snow Crash).
Some favorite authors include Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, Neal Stephenson, Neil Gaiman, and Mark Z. Danielewski.
Perhaps the best aquarium in the US is the New England Aquarium in Boston. It may not the be biggest aquarium in the world, or have the most varied collection of animals, but it does have one feature that makes it stand head and shoulders above the rest: the whole aquarium is centered around its fantastic penguin exhibit.
Here, for your viewing pleasure, are some of nature's greatest creatures: