Wednesday, February 14, 2007

band names

I proofread concert and club listings at work on Wednesdays. Here's a band name I like a lot:

Neil Diamond Phillips

But then I've always liked celebrity-themed band names. In Atlanta 20 years ago there was a group called Kathleen Turner Overdrive, whose name popped up in the movie High Fidelity in 2000, though I have no idea if John Cusack and his fellow screenwriters knew about the "real" KTO. A great name's a great name, after all. Still, I wonder if the band took it as a compliment. (I'm pretty sure they disbanded long before High Fidelity came out.)


  1. Actually, there is still a KTO alive and kicking in Europe! Check it out:

  2. Thanks for taking care of business and working overtime on this one, Josh. (Me so clever!)

  3. Hey! This is Jolly, the lead singer of Neil Diamond Phillips. Thanks for noticing us. You should come out to the show. I guarantee it will be more fun than proof reading. The next band I want to do is Elton John Wilkes Booth. Thanks again!

  4. I'm not sure if I can make it to the show on Wednesday, Jolly, but it was a nice surprise to see your message. Do you play "I'm a Believer"? You should play "I'm a Believer."