Sunday, January 11, 2009

By Any Other Name

I'm in a boy band.

We've got four guys in their late forties/early fifties with similar levels of hair loss on top and paunch at our middles. Three guitars and a bass.

We've also got a wunderkind 22-year-old keyboard player and a seasoned accordionist. Our drummer (son of the bass player) sits in with us when he can. We pretend to have natural rhythm when he's got a high school band concert or community engagement project.

We played a 150th birthday celebration at our shul today. Over the last year-and-a-half, we've appeared under a number of monikers.

The Beth El Brotherhood Boy Band
The New Meshuggenah Minstrels

We've considered a couple of other names that have been rejected.

For some reason, they wouldn't put our name in the temple bulletin as Jew Man Group. We're pretty sure Jewk Box Heroes would have suffered the same fate.

A quick web search let us know that Mazal Tov Cocktail was already taken.

And we decided we'd be liable to Monty Python for copyright infringement if we adopted Red Sea Pedestrians. (Ten non-redeemable, non-transferable points for the first one to post a comment telling what Monty Python work that's stolen from.)

We may have found a permanent name this morning.

Ladies and gentlemen:



Moonbeam said...

Rock Hard Bagels

Made me giggle and I am speechless.

With regard to Mr. Python I have no idea.

Oh hey, you ought to get a backup singing group and call them the
Cream Cheese-etts. :)

Bubblewench said...

Life of Brian...

Love Rock Hard Bagels! Great name.

Amy said... long as no one thinks you're Stale Bagels, it'll work.

mielikki said...

Excellent name!
both MM and I are stumped as well on the 'Red Sea Pedestrians"
I'm going to guess it's possibly the Meaning of Life though.

David in DC said...

Sorry mie, bubblewench answered more fasterer and more correcterer too.

Thank you to everybody who's still bothering to read this thing.

It's still a work in progress.

mielikki said...

ah thems the breaks. I was half awake, anyhow. Not that I am any more awake at this moment, actually...

laughing said...

I kind of like the JewkBox Heroes, but you would know your audience better than I would.