Tuesday, September 02, 2008

The Wikipedia Band Name Game

This is absolutely fascinating. It turns out that there is so much random junk in Wikipedia that there are hidden hundreds, or perhaps thousands, of gems that would all make excellent things to name your new band. How do you play? Easy.

Step 1: Open Firefox, or any other browser that features tabbed browsing.
Step 2: Go to http://en.wikipedia.org (or replace the "en" with letters corresponding to a language that you'd like to see).
Step 3: Holding the control button, click "Random article" ten times.
Step 4: Pick the name that sounds like the best band name, and try and assign a genre to it.

This is particularly recommended... er, sharply discouraged, for those slow days at work when you aren't doing anything better. In fact, it may or may not have been invented under those exact circumstances.

Some of my best results:
Lagrange Point Colonization (ambient techno-trance)
Spring-Loaded Cat (humor rock, in the vein of Flight of the Conchords)
Lystrosaurus (thrash metal)
Leaf-Warbler (girl singer-songwriter)
Keadby Railway (Brit indie rock)

Currently listening: Raising Sand, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

1 comment:

Zach M. said...

lol this is brilliant Matt. I think "Leaf-Warbler" is my favorite.