tiger yang wrote:
we even take offense that certain other collectives feel the need to change the colloquial name of the area to something as thoughtless and uncreative as SOHUD.
Psssh. Speak for yourself. I've vowed never to return to Columbus until they officially rename the Short North area the SHONO
If you'll remember, Columbus is the art capital of the world. You should realize by now that a city doesn't come into its own until urban neighborhoods are rechristened by Realtors with an edgy allure for today's urban frontiersmen: knobby-kneed white men in khakis and man sandals who fall into the marketing segment of wanting a loft in Soho while keeping their exciting jobs at Nationwide.
Here are some names I've personally pitched Columbus city council in the hopes of speeding up what is sure to be an urban redevelopment Phoenix from the ashes: IT-VILO, GER-VILO, FRAN-LO, NOCUPS, SOCUPS, GRANVU,
. Remember, if you name it correctly, they will come. They might even build a Red Lobster.
After our renaming bonanza and aggressive marketing plans are complete, we will commence upon the final stage:
Mayor Coleman will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the construction of city block after city block of high rise condos that will remains as empty as the commercial space surrounding it, at least until they build another mall to bring the people back. City in the sky my ass, Lando.
Oh, as far as the competing band names thing is concerned ... neither groups have names that are particularly novel or interesting, so perhaps arguing about this is just a big waste of your time?
allow me to be your ying. i do appreciate your contributions to the urban redeveloping phoenix, your commitment to witty acronyms, and your distaste for the two faced scum, known the universe over as lando. also, i will choose not to disagree with your feelings about our name (although would mention, thats the point--a dumb silly name..but it is ours.), but i will point out that i have nothing but time to waste...otherwise, why would i be in a band called the washington beach bums? although, it is my band, it is our name, and it is our neighborhood (unless someone thinks they can stop me from saying it--call it what you will), therefore i defend it, because my ties are not bound by urban redevelopment, but rather urban appreciation. thank you for your time and i appreciate your input.
p.s.- when was this the art capital of the world? i must not have received the memo.