Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Can I Get a Witness?

I love the blues. As the extremely cool Ray Ford of my local public radio station likes to point out, The blues is the truth. So imagine my pleasure at finding the Blues Name Generator over on Ship of Fools .

What's your blues name?

Mine is: Judicious Esther Coolidge. I like it.

Whatever happened to my old guitar?...

The Reformation Blues

Got them "Here I stand, can't do nothin' else, Lord help me" Reformation blues
Got them "Here I stand, can't do nothin' else, Lord help me" Reformation blues
Gonna keep on testifyin'
Ain't got nothin' else to lose

Marty woke up one morning
Sick o' the Man's Roman jive
Started writin' him a thesis
Wound up with ninety-five...

Got them "Here I stand, can't do nothin' else, Lord help me" Reformation blues
Got them "Here I stand, can't do nothin' else, Lord help me" Reformation blues
Standin' here testifyin'
Ain't got nothin' else to lose

Five hundred years later
Still workin' out the solutions
Lookin' for some "semper reformanda"
In those Assembly resolutions...

Got them "Here I stand, can't do nothin' else, Lord help me" Reformation blues
Got them "Here I stand, can't do nothin' else, Lord help me" Reformation blues
Standin' here testifyin'
Ain't got nothin' else to lose.

13 comments:

Purechristianithink said...

Another fun game I learned: To come up with your ultimate stage name, take the name of your childhood pet and combine it with the name of the street you grew up on. Now, I had many pets and moved around a lot so I have lots of combinations to play with. My favorite, though,is Licorice Greenwood.

Bleeding CrackerDog Reynolds said...

That's aweseome.

Tom in Ontario said...

I'm 'Madcap' Felix Bailey.

The game I heard was your soap opera name and you take your middle name with the street where you grew up so I'm Philipp Bromley.

Andy said...

I'm pretty happy with Bleeding CrackerDog Reynolds as a blues name, but I also moved a lot growing up so it's hard to say what I get with the other two. Going with where I lived when I was born my stage name would be Donut Foxall and my soap opera name would be Wesley Foxall -- both quite genre appropriate.

Bag Lady said...

Huh. My blues name is ‘Steel-Eye’ Mayella Sawyer.

purechristianithink's version would have me: "Truls Route 4," "Doodle Route 4," "Egor Route 1," or "Taffy RR 1 Box 82."

Now, if we fast forward to after graduate school, I'm "Bridget Eastwood." That one I could work with.

Charlotte said...

SING it!

When we did a whole soap opera thread with our soap opera names on a newsgroup I was on when that thing first started circulating, we found out fast who had 1) no middle names 2) lived in the city on numbered streets and 3) lived out in the country on streets with no (or very strange) names.

My dad didn't live on a named street till he was a junior in college. And he would be William Hearst ... a Real Life name to conjure with in these parts!

LutheranChik said...

Both my stage name and soap opera name lack a certain panache, since I grew up on Schmidt Road:

Arnold Schmidt; Duke Schmidt; Prince Schmidt; Punkin Schmidt. (early pet names)

Marie Schmidt -- I can't see Marie Schmidt winning a Daytime Emmy.

Licorice Greenwood -- well, there's a great stage name, although I'm thinking a Licorice would be a star of the kind of movies that a Presbyterian pastor might not want to be associated with.;-)

Bleeding Crackerdog and Steel-Eye Mayella...now, those are blues names!

I sort of wanted the name randomizer to make me a Howlin'. Howlin' Esther Coolidge. And if you heard me singing my song, you might call me Howlin' too.

LutheranChik said...

Tom: Your blues name is actually close to that of a guy who plays the folk/blues circuits around here...Peter Madcap Ruth.

I'm seeing soap opera Philipp Bromley in a smoking jacket and cravat.;-)

J.C. Fisher said...

"Another fun game I learned: To come up with your ultimate stage name, take the name of your childhood pet and combine it with the name of the street you grew up on."

purechristianithink, I learned that one as the Porn Star Name game! LOL!

(said "Sasha Morrow" ;-p)

Any word out of the ELCA? Or do we not want to know? :-/

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Anonymous said...

J.C.: Today is the day. Good thing I'm mondo busy at work.

Derek the ├ćnglican said...

Love the song!!

LutheranChik said...

Well, I guess now we know the answer to the second verse.

The blues is the truth.