Rupert Goodwins' Diary

Friday 10/10/2003There's a minor tradition of technology influencing band names -- Clock DVA was named after a socket on the back of a synthesiser, Stakker after a Mac utility, System 7 after an operating system, Binary Finery after a not-bad alliteration. From this short selection, it's possible to tell that such bands are doomed to be not very famous and not very good.

Friday 10/10/2003
There's a minor tradition of technology influencing band names -- Clock DVA was named after a socket on the back of a synthesiser, Stakker after a Mac utility, System 7 after an operating system, Binary Finery after a not-bad alliteration. From this short selection, it's possible to tell that such bands are doomed to be not very famous and not very good. However, with laptops taking over the entire world of music production it's only a matter of time before the practice becomes almost compulsory. For those still pondering what to call their latest attempt at serving up a slice of succulent pop fame pie, here is ZDNet UK's Friday afternoon guide to instant chart success.

Techno/Electronic: Glue Logic, OvvaClokka, String Slicer, Bind, Escape Sequence

Dance/RnB: Jump On Zero, Resolution High, State Machine, TLD

Indy: The Dee-Rams, The Giant Magnetoresistive Heads, Latency, The Routers, Badly Formed Tags

Nu Metal: Hedcrash, Blue Screens Of Death, Corrupted Vile, Cape Schlock

Country and Western: Patch Handler and the Trojan Worms, Johnny Cache, The Space Barflies

Rap/HipHip: DJNZ (*), Down Wi' Da Servaz, Homekeez

You can do better. C'mon, feel the emailz.

(* in case you don't speak Z80 assembler, that's short for Decrement and Jump if Not Zero, clearly the ECoast counterparts to Jump On Zero)

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