This may be the least-prayer-related blog post I’ve ever done, but with the end of classes still two weeks away, I’m struggling to keep my head above water… so a random post seemed like a good idea. Here goes:
Today I was sitting in New Testament waiting for class to start, when I see that Dr. Plummer has brought a CD player to class. He sits it on the podium and explains that today, we will be doing some activities to help keep us awake since it’s so close to the end of classes. He hands out a photocopy of a lyric booklet from a cd. He tells us the story behind what we’re about to do. An acquaintance of his was making a Christmas CD and asked Dr. Plummer to do a paraphrase of the first part of John 1 from the Greek, something compelling and free-form. Then they recorded the translation over Alex O’Nan’s cool, spacey electronic music, resulting in a pretty awesome little Bible experience, if I do say so myself.
Well, the interesting thing is, before we start listening, Dr. Plummer confesses that he has no idea what kind of music it is. “I don’t know. Emo? I’ve heard of that before. It might be emo…” So that got me going on Emo. Then I looked down at our notes for that day’s lecture and my eyes came to rest on the phrase “Universal Redemptive Concepts” (a prominent theme in John’s Gospel, for those of you who are interested). What a great name for an Emo band! I thought.
And then I was done. With apologies to Dr. Plummer, I don’t know if I heard half of what he said for the rest of the class, because I was too busy looking around the room searching for “found” emo band names.
So here is a challenge: look around you right now and “find” emo band names. You can’t just make them up, they have to be inspired by actual objects or words that you see.
1. Universal Redemptive Concepts
2. Five Shelves
3. Space Heater
4. Commemorative Edition
6. Blue Ink
7. Maybe Mountain
… get the idea? Any actual Emo bands can feel free to use any of these names. I call “Foil” for my new Emo band. Kidding.