Thursday, April 05, 2007

He's Alive, or "What's in a name?"

Fancy meeting me here, huh!? The project was delayed but not forgotten- I had a ten day visit from a special someone (that'd be Jess for the uninitiated), followed by a somewhat impromptu trip to Southern Mexico with Nick and Oliver that ended with our triumphant(ly bug bitten) return this Monday night. I'm just now getting back into the swing of things, but I think the break did me good; I feel energized and ready to get back to work! Music work, that is.

Quite a few new projects in the works right now, and even a finished track! Though that one was for a special occasion (Jess' birthday), so maybe it doesn't really count. I'm reconsidering the whole "secret respository" thing- might just throw up a myspace page with some rotating tracks to make things easier. But if I were to do that, I'd probably need...

A name.

I've struggled for a long time with the idea of an artist name- part of me likes the idea of having an alias that I can assume, but another part feels like that'd be the equivalent of a five year old playing dress up. Or even worse, a self-absorbed twenty-something who thinks he's way cooler than he is. You know, like those kids that start calling themselves "DJ Awesome!" before UPS has even delivered their shitty new belt drive turntables. Hmm, maybe I'm being too harsh- that came off sounding a little jealous didn't it? Not very mature of me to judge others, even if they're named DJ Awesome!. On second thought I kinda even like that name. Ahhh! Now you see what a struggle this whole question has been for me.

So, any suggestions? One caveat though: I'm really not interested in a "DJ" name, since I don't consider myself a DJ. At least not for this project. If you're not convinced, here's a little six-minute impromptu "DJ set" I recorded God knows how long ago, found on my computer this afternoon. If that's not party-rockin', I don't know what is! So we'll leave the "DJ" prefix out for now I think.

All your favorite club hits!

More soon, I promise!


Michael said...

Ok, I might be a little late here, but how about John Brain, or Brawn Brian (that one's meant to be ironic)?

Sarah said...

"Pantalones En Fuego"

Arianna said...

Sarah, I thought "Pantalones en Fuego" was your Mexican wrestler name. You don't want to give that up.

Arianna said...

Also, John Brian, I'm annoyed that, when I leave a comment, it doesn't capitalize my name. Can you do something about that? I'm a proper noun, dammit!