Last night Duran Duran was playing at the amphitheater at the park down the hill from me. Usually I can hear the concerts in my backyard, but this time I wanted to enjoy the whole concert experience. What can I say? I grew up in the 80's.
Since you have to find a spot to spread your blanket on the grassy knoll, I made sure I got there on time. It turns out I didn't need to rush because there was an opening act. I never heard of them, but I don't think I'll ever forget their name: Natalie Portman's Shaved Head.
Seriously. What kind of name is that?
Then again, Duran Duran is a strange name. According to their website, "the band took their name from Roger Vadim's 1960's cult sci-fi classic film "Barbarella" starring Jane Fonda. There was a character played by Milo O'Shea called Durand Durand."
Uh... okay. It begs the question WHY.
And here I thought coming up with book titles was hard. Creating a memorable band name might be tougher.
What crazy band names have you heard? The kind that you don't know where they got it or why they use it?