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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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Whether derived from pop culture references, or just a random name in a book, a band's name is often as important as its music. But a great sound can't save some bands with unusual names! Here are the stories behind some interesting band names.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."

HINT: (1894-1963), was an English writer and philosopher, best known for his novels including Brave New World.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The Cranberries: The band was originally known as "The Cranberry Saw Us," a pun on "cranberry sauce." Members soon shortened the name for simplicity.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd: The group is named after Leonard Skinner, an annoying gym coach some of the band members had in high school, who supposedly had them expelled for having long hair.

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Five for Fighting: The stage name for John Ondrasik came from his love of hockey. Players who fight in the National Hockey League get five minutes in the penalty box, or "five for fighting."

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Three Dog Night: The name is derived from an Australian Aboriginal custom of sleeping with a dog for warmth during cold nights. The colder the night, the more dogs.

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No Doubt: This California-based "third wave" ska band was named after a favorite expression of its founder, John Spence, who ultimately committed suicide.

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Toad the Wet Sprocket: Members of this alt-rock band drew their name from a monologue delivered by Eric Idle on a Monty Python album from 1980.




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*** Weekly Mind-Scrambler ***

Wheresoever I may be,
Every man must follow me;
He must go where I may lead,
Though it be to change his creed.
Though I vary in my size,
I am still beneath your eyes;
and though you may go astray,
I must ever lead the way.
Every creature in the land,
Has me close at his command,
For I lead to things unseen,
By my properties so keen.

What am I?

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."

ANSWER: Aldous Huxley.

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