When I am a rock star…

Last week’s episode of This Just Out with Liz Feldman brought to my attention this band called Speck Mountain that formed its name from the first and last words of a Bret Easton Ellis novel. I was thus inspired to form my own band’s name from my favorite novel.

However, I couldn’t limit myself to one novel. I wanted options. Therefore, I present you with the short list of potential names for my rock band—or, let’s face it, folk band.

If I use Democracy by Joan Didion, I get lightback. I’m assuming we’re excluding articles, but even then lightback doesn’t make a lot of sense, even in a quirky musician kind of way. I do like lightback better than Lightback, though.

If I use Run River by Joan Didion (what? you knew I liked Joan Didion), I get Lily Wish, which I like as a name so maybe I should go with something like Lily Wish and the Lightbacks. Or maybe not.

If I use The Awakening by Kate Chopin (I had to go there), I get Green Air or Greenair or greenair. All of them make my band sound environmentally-conscious. I don’t want to put that kind of pressure on my art.

If I use Beloved by Toni Morrison, I get 124 Beloved, which is definitely the one.