Wednesday, December 11, 2002

I must express my ongoing outrage at the band the Liars.  I've been getting press releases about them and occasionally hear them on college radio.  Are they ignoramuses and do they surround themselves with more of the same?  Doesn't anyone in their midst know anything about music history and trademark law?  The name is a homophone for the much better Lyres, the Boston band fronted by Jeff "Mono Man" Conolly who still have CDs in print.  Does the phrase "likelihood of confusion" mean anything to them?  If you're gonna semi-steal another band's name, make sure it's a band that sucks, not one that's better than you.  Maybe they can change their name to Seven Merry Three.

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