what do you call it?

the more i think about it, i’ve got a ton of potential album titles that have been piling up over here, and i’m not really sure which one makes most sense with this piano-heavy album that’s in the process of shaping up right now. the title i was thinking about using is very similar to that of an album someone else has already made, and while i probably shouldn’t let that dissuade me from using it, there are a lot of other possibilities to consider. i don’t like leaving the titular business to the last second, and in most cases i have a pretty firm idea of what something is going to be called long before it’s finished. not so this time, probably because i wasn’t expecting to get my hands on a real piano or to make this album. here are some ideas:

LOVE SONGS FOR NIHILISTS

AS IT WAS, AS IT WERE, AS IT IS & WHERE IT STANDS

SHE HATES WITH A PASSION YOU MISTAKE FOR LOVE

YOUR BODY IS SIMPLY NOT ENOUGH COPPER TO MAKE A RAINBOW IN THE FIRE

HELD IS NOT HOLDING

(AN) ABSENCE OF SWAY

MEDIUM-FI MUSIC FOR MENTALLY UNSTABLE YOUNG LOVERS

YOUR SWEATY GOLDEN MOUTH

CREATIVE NIGHTMARES

HAIR SPIKE BRAIN TASTE

MUSIC VIDEOS HAVE LIED TO US ALL

TIE YOUR BLUE HAIR BACK; DYE YOUR BLUE HAIR BLACK

GIFT FOR A SPIDER

I’M BREAKING THE ARMS OF ENEMIES IN (MY) DREAMS

COMMA TOAST

STARS IN THE SHOTGUN NIGHT

CIGARETTES & SUNSETS

OBVIOUSLY THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU

BRING RAIN IN CASE OF FIRE

THE CONTROVERSIAL RETURN OF THE POSTAL SURGEON

BLOOD HAIKU

WEAR YOUR BLANKET LIKE A CAPE

MELTING HEARTS

some email spam titles (just a select few from a list of hundreds i was gifted with during the great period of nonstop absurdly poetic nonsense spam email poetry):

BOOBY DISPENSARY MOHAWK

CLOTHESLINE REMISSION TEARDROPS

PIGEONBERRY SCATTERBRAIN ZANZIBAR SUCCESSOR

BLOCKS BEFORE THEY STACK

SLAPPING CLARK INCREASES THANKS

SECRETLY ADMIRE PINE CONE DEFINED BY GIRL

COBRA SLITHERED BROKEN HOOD

FALL IN LOVE WITH HER OVER BOTTLE OF BEER WITH HOCKEY PLAYER INSIDE GARBAGE CAN

TWO WAN GIRLS, HIS DAUGHTERS, WITH SHOCK HEADS OF HAIR

TIGER BOOTSTRAP DEATH THREAT

HUMANS WILL BE RESCUED FROM PLANNED EVENTS SIMPLY TO MAKE THINGS

PINK THE DARK

I MUST BE YOUR PREY

BOWLING BALL BEHIND DEMON COOK

POLAR BEAR INSIDE COWBOY

EVERYONE SLAP FACE

and on it goes. i realize it’s difficult to pick an album title when you don’t know yet what said album is going to sound like exactly, but is there anything on that list that jumps out at any of you as being a good title for something piano- and ukulele-heavy? or a good album title in general? thoughts/opinions/green onions are welcome. titles i don’t end up using will undoubtely find themselves recycled for future song/album use.

in other news, i will be sort-of-co-hosting adam peltier’s show fear of music on CJAM tomorrow, joining him in the studio starting at about 1:00 pm. that should be fun. i’m not sure if i’ll play any new and unreleased music of my own, but it’ll be a good opportunity to pull out some things i’ve been digging over the past little while. thanks to adam for extending the invitation.

7 comments

  1. I love all of these titles and will offer some suggestions in the next few days when my mind is focused and stable…until then……..

  2. AS IT WAS, AS IT WERE, AS IT IS & WHERE IT STANDS!!!!

    That one flows like awesome…and we all know how awesome flows.

    P.S. We gave away all your CD’s in 2 days at The Sanctuary…and people are loving it.

  3. i’m a romantic, so my vote is for LOVE SONGS FOR NIHILISTS although TIGER BOOTSTRAP DEATH THREAT is a close second. just doesn’t cry out “ukelele” to me.

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