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ATOM



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 4:18 am    Post subject: My audio project died. Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I found another band called "Trapped on earth".
In the old days I would have been unaware of this coincidence.
But in this small world it's unacceptable.

Therefore a declare my project "TRAPPED ON EARTH" dead!!

Made a small list of new names and started a search.

Waveshaper: Taken
Manipulator: Taken

Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

This will be difficult.

Confused ATOM
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I can heartily recommend using entirely made up words as your alias. Not only is this fun, it means that you won't be treading on someone else's toes and Google searches will only return hits that are talking about you and your music: you will always be top of the list!

Please see my thread 'Good Words' in the Schmooze forum for some excellent made up words by me and others. Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Or you could always pick a word so ubiquitous that no one can lay absolute claim to it without looking the idiot. For instance trees or city bus or play. You wouldn't belive how many signs there are promoting my moniker all over the world.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Dovdimus Prime wrote:
I can heartily recommend using entirely made up words as your alias. Not only is this fun, it means that you won't be treading on someone else's toes and Google searches will only return hits that are talking about you and your music: you will always be top of the list!


For now the project will be called GENERUPTOR.

If I don't come up with something better.

ATOM Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

ATOM wrote:
For now the project will be called GENERUPTOR.

If I don't come up with something better.

ATOM Confused

Yeah, but stupid promoters might bill you as "Gene Ruptor". And that would be hilarious. Try just using the Norwegian phrase for things like:
1. Ghost Sandwich
2. Green Leisure Suit
3. Analog LLamas
4. Mouse On Venus
5. Kangaroo on Mars
5. Madonna
6. Turbo Chocolate Eclaire
Also: my Dad has an exchange student from Norway living at his house and she is the tallest, most beautiful thing I have ever laid eyes on. My god. You guys are doing something right over there. Sorry. Had to say that.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Oops. Disregard my (2) 5's.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I played in a punkband once. Actually it ended up like some sort of powerprog spacerock band.... anyway... the band was called Agnar Mykle and the Juicemakers.. and I guess Atom might be able to enjoy that title..
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

gsga wrote:
ATOM wrote:
For now the project will be called GENERUPTOR.

If I don't come up with something better.

ATOM Confused

Yeah, but stupid promoters might bill you as "Gene Ruptor". And that would be hilarious. Try just using the Norwegian phrase for things like:
1. Ghost Sandwich
2. Green Leisure Suit
3. Analog LLamas
4. Mouse On Venus
5. Kangaroo on Mars
5. Madonna
6. Turbo Chocolate Eclaire
Also: my Dad has an exchange student from Norway living at his house and she is the tallest, most beautiful thing I have ever laid eyes on. My god. You guys are doing something right over there. Sorry. Had to say that.



Hmmm..

Kaldkvelt gjedde og gryta hennar mor
Dei daude Wagner
Brunost no igjænn
Pingvinene fra Trysil
Kosmisk Moss og skattelistene
Pels og pus høyt til fjells

???

Well...




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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Moving this to schmooze. More appropriate...

I guess in retrospcet, my parents gave me a pretty good name. I'll stick with it.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Yeah, Moscovitz is a good 'un.

My friend has a thing about making up band names. He specialises in heavy metal, where band names (at least in the 80s) are all stuff like Anthrax or Nuclear Assault. My favourite of the names he came up with is Menstrual Holocaust.

I was thinking about this just this morning, and I humbly proffer the name 'Metaphage Kremlin' if you're still undecided..

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

gsga wrote:
ATOM wrote:
For now the project will be called GENERUPTOR.

If I don't come up with something better.

ATOM Confused

Yeah, but stupid promoters might bill you as "Gene Ruptor". And that would be hilarious. Try just using the Norwegian phrase for things like:
1. Ghost Sandwich
2. Green Leisure Suit
3. Analog LLamas
4. Mouse On Venus
5. Kangaroo on Mars
5. Madonna
6. Turbo Chocolate Eclaire
Also: my Dad has an exchange student from Norway living at his house and she is the tallest, most beautiful thing I have ever laid eyes on. My god. You guys are doing something right over there. Sorry. Had to say that.


In the summer of -86 I was invited to be in a three piece band with a couple of old fogeys ( who, btw were about 7 years younger than I am now Shocked ) to play some gigs in Switzerland. We went to a local studio that owed the drummer a few favours, did a quick demo and went down there a month later. Seeing as we played trashy 60s covers we opted for the name "No Nansens" - a bad pun admittedly, but what the hell. When we came down there they said "Vhat iss meaning of ziss? You musst haff Norveechian name. How about ve pring a Norveechian newsspaper und ve pick a vord from zere?" A Norwegian paper was purloined, and we ended up with "Pølseklypa" - which is our word for that contraption you get sausages from the hot water with. Literal translation: Sausage pincher. Ah well. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Sausage Pincher??? Ouch!

Before deciding on Interstitial - I had been using Construct - a very uncreatively chosen name from William Gibson's Neuromancer. After getting on the net in '96 I found that about 8 other people had chosen that name as well so moved on. I do like the name Interstitial a lot - however, it's proved to be a frustrating name as well - since so many things are "interstitial". It fits my music though - or at least I think it does.

My last pop/rock band was called Simon. Another very unoriginal name - and of course - there were others under the same name.

I had a short lived project - well, technically, we never killed it - ha - maybe I should nudge my friend into doing something again. The name was/is: Edamame.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I've been lucky with names or perhaps a bit too out there for anyone to get confused. The most recent are 'play' and 'gaijin' which are admittedly fairly common words but I know of no other electronic or otherwise, acts using those monikers.

In the past I've had a punk band named "the Matacks" (an instrument sort of halfway between axe and pick), one rockish band called "The Blood Honey MC's", just to throw off promoters and the resurrection of that band which never made it out of the basement called "li'p", a made up word pronounced exactly like "lip" and meaning nothing at all.

I suppose I've performed under various other monikers including 'the Korrupt Talent Organization' and "Digital Signal Processing Network" and also "DJ DJ" which I think is in use currently by someone else.

ANother interesting way to make monikers is the old dadaist trick. Take a newspaper or page of a book, etc. and cut it into small peices then jumble them up and select a few at random.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Ah, nowadays I'm vending wares on a somewhat irregulat basis with a combo called "Why Not?" and a couple of mates and myself are rehearsing four part harmony under the name of "Mellow Mafia"
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

A few years ago, after much research, a band I was in named ourselves "Klear". However, soon after, we were contacted by someone indicating there was another band on the other side of the country also recently named Klear. This contact apparently also got in touch with the other band, suggesting they change their name. Well, after various conversations, and heated debates, it turns out this new person was really after the name himself, and was trying to use us to widdle his competition in half. Strange, strange. We should just all be unique numbers.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

My very first band was called the horrible space pigs. It might surprise y'all that I never found another band with the same name.

Edit: But the band never came past 5 guitarist, a keyboardplayer and a singing girl with a recorder. Such a pity it doesn't exist anymore. So feel free Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

in the 80's I was the keyboard player of a band named "Pianola Gay". I researched that name but it's not been used by anyone now Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

jksuperstar wrote:
We should just all be unique numbers.

Perhaps there should be a worldwide band naming commitee that names each new band after the 5 most recently calculated digits of pi. I doubt there would be too much repition, although it would be confusing for promotion purposes.

"Oh, 57281 is playing here tonight? Shocked My mistake, I wanted to see 52781."

On seconcd thought, I'm a bigger fan of the made up words.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

seraph wrote:
in the 80's I was the keyboard player of a band named "Pianola Gay".


Outstanding!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Dovdimus Prime wrote:
seraph wrote:
in the 80's I was the keyboard player of a band named "Pianola Gay".


Outstanding!

Very Happy

I was very "pianola", the singer very "gay" Shocked

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