I Love This Job

I've spent a lot of time giggling at my desk this week. The Wire, a weekly music magazine in Portsmouth, NH, recently gave me a digital folder filled with nearly 800 songs, all from this year's RPM Challenge. For the uninitiated, the RPM Challenge is The Wire's annual open invitation to musicians to write and record an entire album in just one month. This week I've been auditioning songs from those albums, looking for ones to feature on our Second Stage. You can hear a new track each weekday on Second Stage through the month of April.

Working under deadline pressure can spark some remarkable creativity. Some of it brilliant. Some of it horrendous. And some of it just hilarious.

Here are some of my favorite RPM Challenge band and song names I've come across. Keep in mind these are mostly done by hobby-musicians, recording in their homes, playing songs they produced in just one month.

Top Five Band Names:

1. Shat Benetar
2. Stinky Monkey Finger
3. One Inch From Midget
4. The Glazed Bagel Projekt
5. Snuggly Tako

Top Five Song Names:

1. "My Girlfriend's a Drunken Whore"
2. "Get the F*** Outta My House"
3. "Where's the Damn Pizza!?"
4. "My Brain is Trying to Kill Me"
5. "Where's My Spanking?"

There are others I can't print.



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You don't hear many great band names these days but I came upon one just yesterday: Pissed Jeans.


Sent by Mike Diehl | 1:56 PM | 4-10-2008

Thanks for making me laugh. Those names are too ridiculously good.

Sent by zach | 7:14 PM | 4-10-2008

Thanks for making us the #3 RPM band name Robin!!! Come for the name...stay for the music.. : ))

BTW...you have a great show...Second Stage is the bomb!

Everybody out there....Listen to Folk Punk Baby!! www.myspace.com/oneinchfrommidget

Sent by Fence Flatley | 10:25 AM | 5-19-2008

The best song title of all time belongs to a tune Frank Zappa wrote about disgraced televangelist/con-man Jimmy Swaggart. The song is called, "Jesus Thinks You're a Jerk."

Sent by Walter | 7:23 PM | 7-7-2008