Well, the blog wasn’t working from my work computer today, and I actually kinda was for a change, so I didn’t get a chance to post the Friday Fluff I’ve been hanging on to since last week. But here it is, for you brave souls who keep checking the blog on into the weekend (and, I suppose, for anyone west of here who’s still getting through the workday).
In the comments to my Hostility post, Nomie said “I think I’m going to start an all-fat-girl punk band and call it Piggy Moo.” Kate responded with “I can’t play any instruments or sing, but I so want to be in that,” which put me in mind of The Sneeze’s theoretical band, the Tree Brains. Here’s how Steve of The Sneeze explains the “theoretical band” concept:
Here’s the deal: We’re starting a band. Me, you — all of us. It’s a giant fake band and we’re all going to be in it.
It doesn’t matter if you can actually play an instrument because we’re not going on tour. BUT, we will have a kick-ass name and a myspace page and cool t-shirts. And we can all tell everyone we’re in the band. And those people can be in the band, too.
So for today’s Friday Fluff, I would like to formally rip off Steve and start a theoretical fattie band. And since it’s theoretical, we start it simply by describing it, so tell me: what instrument do you play in Piggy Moo? As the de facto first member I’d like to go prosaic and call dibs on the bass — I just love a girl bassist, and a good bass line, plus I want to leave the really crazy instruments for you guys. (This by no means implies, though, that we can’t have another bassist, and a fretless bass, and an upright bass, and a two-string detuned bass…) My onstage persona is going to involve black-rimmed glasses and knee-high boots, sort of punk librarian.
What about you? Do you play the dulcimer? The tabla? The toy piano? You could sing, too, or just whack on a tambourine. Do you wear a beanie hat, or a belly dance costume? Do you make a fuss backstage because the theoretical lunchmeat is too big for the theoretical bread? Do you get all the theoretical groupies? Do you have ideas for a logo? And where should we go for our theoretical tour?