10 weirdest band names I’ve ever heard of

I don’t even know where to start with this one, but there are some CRAZY band names out there! I decided to put together a list of the wild and weird band names either saved in any of my Spotify playlists, bands I’ve heard of, or a special bonus… bands playing in Nashville in the coming weeks. Take a look and chime in below if you have more to add! 

10 Weirdest Band Names in my Spotify… 

Boney M – The name supposedly came from a pseudonym band creator Frank Farian used for himself. Either way, I LOVE the band. 

Marshmello – you’re gonna leave off the ‘w’… really? And even if you kept it, why “Marshmello”? It’s just weird. 

Wolfmother – Surely this was from the mind of a guy. What’s tougher than a wolf? Who’s tougher than a mother? No one and nothing. 

Alien Ant Farm – I’m guessing this started off as a joke but then just stuck. 

Milli Vanilli – It almost sounds like part of a children’s rhyme, but hey, just blame it on the rain. 

fun. – no capital ‘f’ but they make sure to include a period… OKKKKKKKKKKK sure.

The Goo Goo Dolls – originally named “The Sex Maggots,” it’s not a surprise they changed their name when they got serious about pursuing success as a band.

Bow Wow Wow – someone in the band must’ve been a dog lover.

Coopertheband – these new bands with their kitschy play on letters and spaces. 

Shovels and Rope – after burying a body, they thought, “hey our band name could be the tools we just used!” 

Blessid Union of Souls – an ‘i’? Really? 

TV On The Radio – my brain can’t even compute having TV on the radio. It’s not registering for some reason. 

The Ting Tings – this literally IS their name, which is funny because the one song I know of theirs is “That’s Not My Name.” 

Chingy – I hesitated to use any rap names because 99% could also double as the name of a 1980s-era Care Bear… but Chingy is on my Spotify sooooooooo…… yeah. 

And a list of a few playing in Nashville in the next few weeks…

Csztr – umm, what?

Sleeping with Sirens – it’s nearly impossible for this to ever happen. 

The Cold Stares – I wonder if they love eye contact during their shows? 

Dirty Honey – a worker bee’s worst failure. 

The Amazons – they’re big in the US. Actually, they’re big everywhere. They’re just big.



Thanks for stopping by! If you have comments or suggestions, chime in below. Be on the lookout for more posts in the coming days…

-Out of the Wilderness

 

 

 

Does He Like You? 15 Ways To Find Out

Everyone wants to know if the guy or girl they are interested in shares the same vibe. As a guy, I’ve learned (mostly the hard way) some ways we show interest. There are many ways, but here are a few. If the guy you like is doing any of these things, then there’s a chance he digs you. How do you feel about this list? Let me know in the comments section, thanks for reading!


He pays for everything on a date. This sign is multiplied by the 10th power if he was raised in the North where manners weren’t a given. It’s true, in the South offering to pay for dates is the gentlemanly thing to do, but it’s also a signal he wants to take care of you even in a small way.

He leaves his phone in the car. This speaks volumes. Whether it’s dinner or hanging out at your place, he’s saying there’s nothing more important than the girl I’m with. Phone calls, texts, emails? They can wait.

He doesn’t kiss you on the first date. This is a tough one because it could also mean he hates your guts. If he doesn’t kiss you, take it in context of the whole night and it should fit with other signs he’s been showing.

He makes you a CD of music he likes. Or better yet, a CD of music you like. Bonus points if either CD includes Hanson or Boney M.

He’s not worried about rejection or he’s very worried about rejection. On one hand, he likes you enough to throw caution to the wind. On the other hand, he likes you enough that he’s nervous around you. Either is a good sign.

When you’re with him, he smiles a lot. Milton Berle once said that “laughter is an instant vacation.” Smiles and laughter are visible signs he’s happy.

He remembers things you tell him. Whether it’s about your family, stuff going on at work, or your favorite flower, memory almost always equals interest.

He goes to things with you that he normally wouldn’t go to. He says he likes Taylor Swift, but trust me, he wouldn’t go unless you were there.

He goes with you to a Dolly Parton concert because she’s your favorite. Beware though, he may just be a Dolly fan, because seriously, who doesn’t love Dolly?

He keeps in touch throughout the day and/or week through texts, emails, and/or calls. I got an email from a girl I know that explained it this way: “Oh yea… that is one thing girls get insecure about. You can have a great date but if you don’t hear from him after a day or two… they start to question if the guy is really into them… even if they are in a relationship.”

He knows about your secret crushes, and is ok with them. I heard one story of a guy that dressed up like Bret Michaels for Halloween because he knew his girlfriend had a crush on Bret. They are married now. (He and the girl, not the girl and Bret Michaels)

He doesn’t like cats. You have a cat. He keeps coming back.

He takes care of your least favorite things. One of your biggest pet peeves is putting gas in the car so he does it for you. Thoughtful? Yes. Classy? Yes. Is he interested? Heck yes.

He isn’t shy about meeting your friends or family. A friend of mine went on two dates with a guy before her mom came into town the next week. The girl said, “It’ll be a few days before we can go out again,” to which he responded, “We could see each other while your mom’s here, I ain’t scared.” The girl thought that was cute.

He chooses you over sleep. If you’re talking on the phone for hours and soon realize it’s 3am, he likes you. He’s already put you ahead of one of his two favorite things. (food is the other favorite thing, get your mind out of the gutter!)

10 Signs He’s Into You

He uses his phone to call you, not just text. Remember the good ol’ days when you sat by the phone and waited, then the excitement when the phone rang? Not only is calling a sign of a confident man who likes you, it’s also classy.

He answers the phone when you call. He’s not playing games with you. If he can, he answers because the girl he really likes is calling him. That’s a big deal.

He responds to your message the same day. If he likes you, he’ll probably call before it’s been “days later” unless he’s playing games.

He organizes events just so you’ll attend. Facebook events page, anyone? If you score an invite to a group outing to watch wrestling at the Stadium Inn because you love Arick “The Dragon” Andrews, it could mean the event was all planned for you.

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He likes having inside jokes with you. This is a little thing that means a whole lot. It connects the two of you in a place where no one else is connected. So if inside jokes are a part of your relationship, chances are he wants to know you more.

He asks to spend time with you. Spending his free time with you is the biggest compliment. What he’s saying is that of all the things he could be doing, he wants to be with you. Obviously, that’s huge.

He asks in person or on the phone to see you. Doing this takes guts, and shows he likes you, or at the very least, thinks you’re interesting. If he texts you and asks you to dinner or something, then he may not care as much as you’re hoping he does.

He says ‘yes’ when you ask to spend time with him. He could’ve said ‘no.’ Even if he has other plans, he’ll cancel them at the chance to spend time with you. “When your wondering what to say, or how you look… just remember… she is already out with you. That means, she said yes, when she could’ve said no.” -from the movie Hitch* (can be applied to males or females)

He never talks to you about other girls. I talk to some of my female friends about girls I like. I never talk to girls I like about girls I like.

He tells you personal things about his family. Letting anyone in on family stories is usually a big deal. This means he trusts you with what may possibly be most important to him, his family. Disregard this if the family he speaks of is his wife.

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The Best of 2010

Last year welcomed a new blog into the world. Since the birth of ‘Out of the Wilderness’ in April, the site has attracted 26,604 views. The postings on this site cover everything from dolphins to Nashville to mustaches, Boney M, music, the power of words, ghosts, personality types, the BP oil spill, online dating, and much more. With all the variety of topics, though, the highest viewed posts are about the 2010 season of “The Bachelorette.” I posted a weekly review after each episode from the very first episode (meet the Bachelors) to the last when Ali picked Roberto Martinez over Chris Lambton. Curiosity about Chris drew in the most clicks among Bachelorette posts. However, the post with the most views overall will surprise you. It’s about a band called Boney M, international stars from the 1970s. Sadly, the male lead from the band died recently so searches for Bobby Farrell and Boney M have surged quite a bit since then. Without further explanation, here are stats from ‘Out of the Wilderness’ this year, in order of most viewed:

1. Boney M In A Green Taxi
views: 9,699

2. The Bachelorette, Chris L.’s Tattoo Pictures
views: 6,887

3. The Bachelorette Episode 10
views: 839

4. The Bachelorette, Chris L.’s Birthday
views: 448

5. The Bachelorette Episode 4
views: 412

6. Slept Like A Log
views: 376

7. About the Author
views: 252

8. The Bachelorette Episode 8
views: 163

9. Will You Accept This Prose?
views: 147

10. Where Are All the Men
views: 138

11. The Bachelorette Episode 3
views: 138

12. Music Roulette: 50 Songs In 1 Paragraph
views: 134

13. Popular YouTube videos
views: 120

14. Fantasy Football 2010 Draft Order
views: 112

15. Ben Wilder vs. Nick Shell: A Facebook Battle
views: 110

205 Days and Counting

No, the title of this post has nothing to do with car racing or lines that are funny if you add “in bed” at the end. Driftwood Detectatory, II has reached a milestone- over 20,000 post views! A huge thanks to you, the reader, for clicking on my posts, commenting on them, and passing them along to your friends (see Where Are All The Men). Also a big thanks for passing them along to your enemies (see You Aren’t Awesome).

The site would not be where it is today without these top five posts:

Chris Lambton’s Tattoo Pictures
(from Ali’s season on the Bachelorette)

Boney M In A Green Taxi

Home Page
(takes you to my most recent post)

Episode 10 of The Bachelorette
(from Ali’s season on the Bachelorette)

Chris Lambton’s Birthday
(from Ali’s season on the Bachelorette)

Here are a select group of my favorite posts:

Sharing A House With Dog

Satellites and Captains

The Three-Star Spangled Banner

And here are some funny search terms from the 205 days this site has been active:
1984 barbie
dolphin tramp stamp
barbie vs. firecracker
a girl keeps checking my online profile
awesome dog
I don’t eat dogs
Chuck Norris xs
weird guy droid

Thanks, everybody!
Ben