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Tuesday, 7 October 2008

What's in a Name?

Many of you will have a name that has at some point been immortalised in song. "Jolene", "Kevin Carter", "Black Betty", "Jeremy", "Annie, Let's Not Wait", "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?", "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine", "Making Plans for Nigel", "Molly's Chambers", "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"... I could go on and on. But I won't. The point is, there are no songs with Paul in them and I tend to moan about this occasionally. Well, today I got an email that shut me up. A scottish band called Attic Lights have named a song after me. And you. And you and you aaand Ba Ba Baaah! (ahem, sorry) But yes, it's true. They have songs with my name and yours*. Pretty cool, eh? Eh?!
Yes, of course it's an advertising gimmick. They really just have a song called Wendy and have recorded versions with lots of different names to try and sucker people in. Well guess what? It worked! I'm passing it on. Here!

*Possibly

Oh, and as a footnote. While writing this post I found out that there are several songs with my name in. Also, I had forgotten that there is an entire Beastie Boys album with my name in it. But shush, I'm trying to make a point here!

2 comments:

Phil said...
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Phil said...

damn you and your footnotes, I was going to say a song called Paul!