I have an Earl-esque list of things to do on my blog, and I never get through them.
But here's my chance to cross off something I have been meaning to mention for months. The International Noise Conference is an alternative music event - make that a very alternative music event - that took place in the States earlier this yearArtists (one pictured here, taken by mbcharbonneau) are under more pressure than a bull on rollerskates in a house of cards: they can play no more than a meagre quarter of an hour, plus laptops and mixers are banned.
I guess the best way to get noticed is to have a good name. It works for the Edinburgh Festival, with Fringe show names like Five Hours Of Farting and One Man And His Gimp*.
So with a Matthew Herbert Big Band-style toot of a fanfare, I present to you my 20 favourite eye-catching band names from the Miami leg of the conference, in no particular disorder.
I hope Europe does not disappoint, because it's coming here next year.
... Uh-Oh Spades
... Tumblecat PoofPoofyPoof
... My Left Uterus
... The Uh
... Autistic Mother
... Piss Piss Piss Moan Moan Moan
... Sarcastic Eulogy
... Meat Glove
... Dickhearse Discourse On Dickhorse
... Witch With Flying Head
... 60s Residue
... Unicorn Hard-On
... Biff Boff Barf
... Poopy Necroponde
... M Ax Noi Mach
* I think I made these two up