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October 2, 2008

Sons of #$#@ playing Baltimore

Every once in a while, bands with R-rated names ask me to do a story on them. Maybe they're coming through or maybe they've just released a new album.

I'm talking about bands with names like Tiger #$%$#@ or Star-$#@$#@ers or the Devil's own !@$#@!#. Not only does a name like that guarantee they won't ever get a mention in this newspaper, it's just immature. Putting a cuss word in your band name hasn't been cool for at least 20 years.

Editor's note: Was it ever cool? 

But what reminds me of all of this is, a little while back, we wanted to run a blurb about Steve Hefter and Friends and Friends of Friends. I asked Steve for a photo. This is what he emailed me ...

steve hefter and friendsGUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNSGUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNSGUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNSGUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNSGUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNSGUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNSGUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNSGUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNSGUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNSGUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNSGUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNSGUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS 

Hee hee. I mean, I can't help but chuckle. But there's no way in tarnation this would ever make it into print. I told Steve this, and I think he may have actually cried a little. But hey, I don't make the rules.


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:24 AM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Local music, Random stuff
        

Comments

What is the name of the man with the red hair in the back on the left? I think my hubby works with him?

My brother was in a singing group in college called the Sons of Bacchus. But they just went by "S-O-Bs" Always made me chuckle a little.

Editor's note: Was it ever cool?

Sam thinks "the old days" were wilder than they were.

Interesting, at this very moment this post is sharing the page with an advert for a Showtime airing of a production entitled "Californication"

Sam, can't standards and practices cozy up to such legendary names as Dead Kennedys, The Butthole Surfers & the Sick F**ks? or just a little innuendo like the Sex Pistols or Buzzcocks?

A lot of indie bands have an adolescent sense of humour that they later regret. The guys of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark thought the name was big laugh at first but later hate that they were stuck with this stupid name.

EVE, depends where you spent the old days. mine were pretty wild, even by todays standards....

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.
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