Sunday, August 24, 2008


I've spent a shameful portion of today watching "I Love the New Millenium" on VH1* -- admittedly, while I was doing some arts/crafts, but still. While the credits for one episode were rolling, they would show commercials for some upcoming thing, and I saw a commercial promoting something or other for some bullshit cookie-cutter radio-rock-sounding band called ... Thriving Ivory? Really? Thriving Ivory? First of all, that is maybe one of the worst band names I've ever heard, and I am a man who did not listen to Neutral Milk Hotel for at least two years because of how dumb that name was. But second, did not a single person out of the band, the band's friends, the management, the marketing, the tour staff, or anybody at all even remotely associated with this group say "Hey, you know what? 'Thriving Ivory,' uh, kind of sounds like a white power kind of thing, don't you think? Guys?" Holy fuck, that's hilarious. I'm going to ask my band if we can rename ourselves Kill The Darkies and see if that gets us some action.

Also: Dogblog update. That happened, too.

* Incidentally, I like that this is how they got around the problem of "what the fuck do we call this decade -- the Zeroes? The Aughties?"