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What’s in a Name?

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It’s been a long 2 months of radio silence. A lot has been on my mind.

First – let’s celebrate!! Strength, the first of a 3 EP series, is finally complete!  It took 7 months to write, rehearse, record and now release. We did a total of like 12 shows in some 9 months.  Strength is being officially released in August (which was like 6 months later than I wanted – I wasn’t pleased about that – but such is life- things happen when they need to – shifting timelines are difficult for control freaks like me).  We’re sending out previews for people’s thoughts throughout July (holla @bandbandana if you want access to the sneak peek).

Second – the band is taking a much needed vacation until August.  Take a look at the past posts – we’ve kinda been running + hustling the past 10 months. A break was in order before the very busy fall.

Third – I’m considering changing the name of the band. The band name has my name in it. I have always been slightly uncomfortable by this, my identity is not solely the band or even music for that matter, neither is it based on the other members of the band – and vice versa. But I gave it a shot. It still doesn’t sit quite perfectly – especially when you share a band with other people – I don’t really want to share my name.  Is that weird? I don’t want to be reverse married to this strange esoteric entity known as “the band” – I’m committed, I’m obviously devoted, I just don’t want to share my name.  I want to keep my name for myself.  Is that selfish and bizarre? I think I will keep the name Sing Bandana Singh for personal music- however the 3 EP series Strength Beauty Shimmer, even if I was the original impetus for the band, I feel should have a different real cohesive band name – that’s representative of the sound and all of the influences and members that contribute to it’s existence.

Any thoughts on this conundrum? Any potential band names?  My personal fave: Swans + Badgers. We need a new band name ASAP because we need CD artwork done ASAP – before the August official release. A little help here guys would go a loooooonnngggg way.

Anyway  – I’m tired of thinking about all this ridiculousness (it could also be that I’m just over half way through this project and I’m frustrated and tired, alongside thrilled and excited  – I’m on my way to enjoy some pie and stop thinking. Blueberry with vanilla icecream – yes I know it’s Monday morning – I may not make a regular paycheque – but I can damn well eat pie for breakfast –  the beauty of being an artist).