Monday, September 08, 2008

The Wall Street/five-finger shuffle

Kek-W, stoutly supported by Betty, is kicking off something that's a bit like a meme, but with a cranked-up evolutionary cycle, and a big dose of Deleuzian rhizomatics to go: "a sort of Group-Mind thing whereby we use 10cc as a sort of upside glass-tumbler on an ouija-board". You are encouraged to offer a Top 10 by the aforementioned 75% kosher art-pop titans, except that it doesn't have to be a Top 10, or a list of 10cc songs. But 10cc has to be there somewhere (although I imagine that if this takes off, all traces of 10cc DNA will disappear within a few connections, a bit like homeopathy).

So... a Top 10 of band names that, like 10cc, refer to ejaculation, masturbation and the like, except I can only think of six, and that's pushing it.

• The Lovin' Spoonful
• Pearl Jam
• Bingo Handjob (aka REM)
• Come
• Hand of Onan
• um... Cream?

When you've, er, come up with one of your own, send the link to

And remember, big bloggers don't cry.

PS: First this, and now Billy appears to have a Big Blog Idea, although he's playing it close to his manly chest. Are we in the realms of Web 2.5 yet?


Valerie said...

I don't suppose Steely Dan would count -- referring to a dildo?

I must go scour my iTunes because obviously this is the most important thing I have to do all day.

Anonymous said...

Bingo Hand Job... when were they called that?

Valerie said...

You could argue that Human Sexual Response counts.

Squeeze? heh.

I'm clearly stretching it because I'm culturally illiterate and don't know enough slangy synonyms for ejaculation!

Anonymous said...

There is a band called Wank, if I recall correctly.

They're not as good as Fuck though.

I am not Kek-w said...

Tim - you are a star! A true hero of the revolution! Cheers!

amyonymous said...

my mistake. i always thought 10cc was a drug reference - heroin. shows what i know.

Tim Footman said...

Valerie: Or even The Beatles (think about it).

Billy: They played a secret gig in London under that name, in about 1990. Billy Bragg and Robyn Hitchcock supported, also under silly names.

But Kek-W; which revolution?

Amy: Sex? Drugs? What's the difference?

I am not Kek-w said...

"which revolution" - any one that you got goin' on!