After creating eleventy-bazillion different blogs, both free and purchased, it finally occurred to me that I am once again doing that thing all musicians loathe: I am naming bands.
Blogs are the new bands.
Once upon a time, I was in many different rock bands, and one of the most annoying things one must do upon flocking together with other musicians to play shows in public is choose a band name.
This means that not only will the group of you have to think up something cool, you will all have to agree that it is the best name.
Then, you will search online, find out some other group of musicians is already using your clever name idea, and be totally bummed out.
Repeat this process again and again until you finally settle on something kind of dumb that none of you really loves, but at least you don’t all hate it.
I’ve never really liked the name of any of my bands.
I had a child, stopped playing music live, and started writing to fill the “I need a creative outlet or I’ll go completely insane” hole in my new life.
And I’ve been scattering my writing across the Internet for years under various blog names, each an attempt to finally own that elusive-yet-perfect band name I could never grasp.
After many years of thinking up a new band name every time the talented musicians kind enough to make my songs sound better would leave or change, I finally called the playing of the songs I’d written The Tawni Freeland Four because I was so incredibly tired of trying to be clever.
It probably looked like a total ego move from the outside, but I can assure you, as an entirely insecure chick from way back, it was a purely exhaustion-based decision.
I was so tired of trying to think up original band names. So I said, “The Tawni Freeland Four. DONE.”
This blog is my new The Tawni Freeland Four, except I got married, so my name is Tawni Crider, and I feel like nobody takes a ‘Tawni’ seriously in this world unless she’s on a pole and taking their money, so I’m going to go ahead and keep it simple.
T. L. Crider.com. DONE.
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