Sunday, February 13, 2005

BlogSongs

I named this weblog after a Beatles tune that my old high school boyfriend used to play when we were zipping around town in his MG. It's wicked, funny, and reminds me to laugh at myself.

Other writers and their weblogs remind me of different songs I like. Sometimes it's the presentation, or what the owner writes, but more often I think it's just a sense of the other person that comes through in their work.

Not all song titles would make good weblog names (If I renamed Holly's weblog based on the music she makes me think of, hers would be Bach: Prelude to Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 [Yo-Yo Ma].)

Using songs to name something is a good writer exercise, especially if you have trouble thinking up titles. Not that I would (cough) presume to rename anyone's weblog, but here are some examples, with corresponding weblogs and artists:

Amazing Grace (church hymn)
Dancing in the Dark (Bruce Springsteen)
Kiss from a Rose (Seal)
Rokudan* (Zumi-Kai)
Some Like It Hot (Powerstation)
Steel Bird (Ekova)
Strong Enough (Sheryl Crow)

*Actually this one doesn't make sense unless you take martial arts or speak Japanese; in English it means a 6th degree black belt

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