History, in band names.
July 14 marks Bastille Day, when we celebrate the band that gave us the single “Pompeii” and whose Web site is the first Google result when you type in “Bastille.” I think…
Pretty much all of history is a string of band names. Take the start of World War I. The Killers (also a band) of Franz Ferdinand (band) were members of the Black Hand Gang (surprisingly not a band), and the tangled web of alliances in Europe meant that this quickly escalated into conflict. Kaiser Wilhelm of Prussia let out A Wilhelm Scream (band), and soon troops were trooping in from all around and planning to execute the Schlieffen Plan (not a band), which was a Simple Plan (band) that would allow Germany to overrun large sections of France and get back Alsace-Lorraine. No Doubt (band), it was only thanks to the heroism of some taxi-cab drivers who rushed troops to the front in their Death Cabs (band) that kept Paris from being taken. Foo, fighters (band) were stuck in trenches for the next four years and there was Widespread Panic. A-ha. Yes.”
A woman who hates you is playing the pianoforte.
You have five hundred a year. From who? Five hundred what? No one knows. No one cares. You have it. It’s yours. Every year. All five hundred of it.
A charming man attempts to flirt with you. This is terrible.
You are in a garden, and you are astonished.”