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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, November 15, 2002

Goats Don't Shave?

Advertiser staff and news services

The Vans Triple Crown Surf Fest concert has rolled by for another year. If you were down in the mosh pit during the Pennywise crowd-pleaser "Bro Hymn," you probably weren't asking the folks around you ... "but what about those band names?" Face To Face, Pepper, Slightly Stoopid. ...

But ... whatever happened to band names that truly made you wince? Bands who woke up each afternoon to names like Throbbing Gristle, Elvis Paisley, the Warlords of Pez and every music journalist's favorite, Frank Interview and the Exclusives?

We know ... soooo last century. But if you want to reacquaint yourself with band names like Telephone Bill and the Smooth Operators, The Bonzo Dog Doo-dah Band, Goats Don't Shave, and Duke Duke and the Dukes, log on the British web site: talk.guardian.co.uk, click on "The Haven" and scroll down to Great Band Names. Fans have compiled a long list of favorites. You can add your own if you register (for free) on the site, otherwise read and wallow in nostalgia. The list includes names both publishable and unmentionable.

Among our favorites: 10,000 Maniacs, Ed Banger and the Nosebleeds, Half Man, Half Biscuit and those well-known South American crooners, Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoias.

U2's Beautiful Day

U2's not such a weird name, but the band is big, and when members returned to Ireland last year to play two sold-out shows at Slane Castle, CBS cameras followed them.

The resulting concert special, "U2's Beautiful Day," is set to air Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 29).

U2 played two shows at Slane Castle, northwest of Dublin, in late August and early September 2001, at the tail end of their "Elevation" tour. The special includes songs from both concerts as well as behind-the-scenes footage.

"Beautiful Day" will showcase songs from the band's most recent album, "All That You Can't Leave Behind," along with older tunes like "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "Pride."

Pictures of thanks

Artists 11 and under: What are you thankful for? Picture it for us, using colors, paint or colored pencils on plain white paper, and we'll feature three of the pictures on Thanksgiving Day.

Ready, set, color! The pictures need to reach us by Nov. 25, whether by mail — send to Island Life, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96813 — or dropped off at 605 Kapi'olani Blvd. Parents: include your name and daytime phone number with the picture; we'll want a quote.

Try foods, not meds

Reach for the fridge instead of the medicine cabinet when Junior is under the weather, suggests Parents magazine in an article on home remedies:
  • The papery skin of an onion can stop bleeding. When applied to a cut with light pressure, it acts as a coagulant.
  • Crisco helps heal a diaper rash.
  • Take the itch out of a skin rash with an oatmeal bath. Put uncooked oatmeal in a washcloth, tie it closed with string and toss it into the tub. (Hawai'i's favorite, the aloe plant, not only helps with sunburns, but also relieves itching and has antibacterial properties.)