Re: Sampler CD: Name suggestion.

Gibo (
Wed, 20 Sep 1995 16:54:23 -0500 (CDT)

> >ps If anyyone says "Netheadz", that person dies. :))
> Ha!
> How about "J@ZZ?" ("'J' at 'double zed'")
> A variation on the address also isn't a bad idea, just a little
> bland.
> PS - I'd also like to stay away from the "funkjazzicaltripnonsense" if at
> all possible. Am I the only person around who always found this scheme
> a tad wack?

no, not by a long shot.

I think there's a whole mess of cliches we'd better avoid. no keybaords,
no saxes, as someone else said, no aging black guys in suits, and no
direct quotes from the list, as in Warp's "Artifical Intelligence II" (if
anybody out there recognizes that). no elongateified wishwewerebeatpoets
kindafuckedupsilly nonsense. no attempts to make the disc look like it's
really from the 1930s by emulating old record designs from jazz labels.

in fact, why don't we also just keep out the words "acid" and "jazz"
entirely? "j@zz" is a good idea from a design standpoint but I'd
personally like the cd to be a "if you have to ask, you'll never know"
(-Louis Armstrong) kinda thing. We can call it anything. When I was 14 I
read a guitar mag in which Eddie Van Halen pointed out you could call an
album "Mustard On Your Leg" if you felt like it and it wouldn't make a
difference as far as the music was concerned. point is we have unlimited
options. why go for something predictable?

reason I liked the "a-list" (or "@-list") suggestion is it's very mellow;
it doesn't try to hype up the internet or acid jazz aspects (both of which
are prime hype targets right now), but it refers to them both.


giles bowkett -
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