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Old 09-23-2016, 04:47 PM   #1
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How to/how did you come up with your music/band/stage name?

Been scratching my head up lately trying to come up with a name lately. Particularly because when I started out my name was more of a joke than anything, then the music (?) Got progressively serious for me and jokes no longer fit the bill. Strange spellings of words and phrases, while clever, I'm sure the world is running out of.

Anyway, how did you decide to put a name behind your music?

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Old 09-23-2016, 07:44 PM   #2
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Thoughtful brooding. I sat on the stairs with my fist to my chin and my elbow to my knee, just a'thinkin'. Might have said "hmm" a few times.

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Old 09-23-2016, 08:13 PM   #3
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Thoughtful brooding. I sat on the stairs with my fist to my chin and my elbow to my knee, just a'thinkin'. Might have said "hmm" a few times.
That's pretty crazy.
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:08 PM   #4
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I use my forum name here, though how well that is going to work if I make a serious go of doing music is questionable. I chose it because when I told my brother I was going to do music, he said no one would pay attention, I'd be like white noise in the background. I took that and ran with it so I could throw it back in his face if I ever got famous.
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Old 09-23-2016, 11:20 PM   #5
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Thoughtful brooding. I sat on the stairs with my fist to my chin and my elbow to my knee, just a'thinkin'. Might have said "hmm" a few times.

Ditto..just a'thinkin' worked for me, too. I didn't think it would at first, but a friend got me turned on to the idea and so I gave it a try..and it worked! Who would have thought shit you hear could be so true???



Seriously..all joking aside..it really was a case of just giving it some thought and trying different combos of words that I thought related to what I was trying to do musically.

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Old 09-23-2016, 11:54 PM   #6
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Old 09-24-2016, 01:00 AM   #7
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I use to listen to a lot of Air Liquide when I picked an alias for some alt net forums. It's sort of a nod to Air Liquide and my science background.

As of recent, I've adopted Sonderling as a moniker for some of the less compromising stuff. German for oddball loner or sth like that it reflects how out of place in my current surroundings I feel with my musical taste. Doesn't help that there is hundreds of other producers using the same name. Like it matters. I'm stoked getting anyone to even listen to my crap.

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Old 09-24-2016, 01:02 AM   #8
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Old 09-24-2016, 01:40 AM   #9
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TBH I haven't really yet, but I am starting to think about it a little more seriously
I had a pretty good one a decade ago when I was in a project with a friend but I am not keen on using that name again! Anyways I guess I don't really know either!

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Old 09-24-2016, 06:06 AM   #10
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TBH I haven't really yet, but I am starting to think about it a little more seriously
I had a pretty good one a decade ago when I was in a project with a friend but I am not keen on using that name again! Anyways I guess I don't really know either!
Yea I was thinking about phrases. Like imagine a band called "And another thing". Or "I object". Or "we've hit the wall"
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Old 09-24-2016, 06:38 AM   #11
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My initials.

Simple, real, easy, no fluff and without persona.

Works well I think.

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Old 09-24-2016, 08:15 AM   #12
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Just read books and use/combine words and phrases you like from them! Outstanding way for name inspiration
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Old 09-24-2016, 03:06 PM   #14
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My initials.

Simple, real, easy, no fluff and without persona.

Works well I think.
Damn..and here's me thinking it had something to do with construction.

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The name came in a dream.

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Old 09-25-2016, 05:19 PM   #16
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Came to me in a dream after being new world order for like a year in a half haha

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Old 09-25-2016, 08:07 PM   #17
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Just read books and use/combine words and phrases you like from them! Outstanding way for name inspiration
Like "Another turd in the punchbowl"?

Inspiration.....funny word. I think about concepts and draw out the pros, and instantly end up seeing the cons.
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Old 09-25-2016, 10:49 PM   #18
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That's pretty crazy.
TBH it's hard to school someone on how to come up with a good 'stage name'. You kind of look around and think about it until you come up with something in my experience. You could grab a dictionary and a thesaurus, look up a word that fits a theme you like for your music. I can't recommend having a thesaurus enough, especially when you have lyrics and vocals in your tunes. You could even just go to Wikipedia and do what I call "link roulette" which is just clicking on the Wikipedia homepage, then finding an article you like from that page and click on it, then do the same thing on that page until you're on a page with a subject you may want to read. No searching, just use what's provided. You might find a phrase or a word you like that way. even if it's not that good, you could then reference a thesaurus and maybe find something that means the same thing and sounds better to you.

Picture a theme, a feeling you associate your music with even if it's vague. Go from there.

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Like "Another turd in the punchbowl"?

Inspiration.....funny word. I think about concepts and draw out the pros, and instantly end up seeing the cons.
Yet again I have no clue what you are going on about!?
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I have a lot of crickets in my room that I have to feed to my lizard, the word paper fit good, cricketpaper, fuck you.

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