Wednesday, July 12, 2006

What are words for?

Through occasional slips of the tongue, I've come up with some pretty funny band names. The other night in conversation with LL Tim, I said something like, "..and if I can't do that, I'll do it elseway." Why not? We riffed awhile, figuring that if 'elsewhere" is OK, why not 'elsewho" or "elsewhen" or elsewhy?"
At the speed at which I speak, these linguistic fender-benders are bound to occur, the tongue missing the curve, scraping the rail, giving birth to sparks, new life. Creativity is everything. Elsehow is no way to live.

On the turntable: Barna Ghita, "Water Island"
On the nighttable, Bob Dylan, "Chronicles"

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