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Classical music blog title, any ideas? (Prizes for the best ones)

 
 
Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2010 06:07 pm
Ok, so I'm trying to start a blog to post reviews of classical music concerts on, in the vague hope that one day I might actually get paid for writing this stuff...
I'm stuck on a title, It was originally my name, and then 'music journalism' but that's a bit boring, ideally what I'd like is some sort of clever pun on an opera character, or composer's name, or cultural phenomena associated with classical music, or something clever that when I apply for jobs will make me look really witty.
I thought of 'dances about architecture' from the Elvis Costello quote 'writing about music is like dancing about architecture', and I also thought of something stupid like 'stockhausen's bit on the side' since he had a load of affairs, but obviously these are crap and I could do potentially better.
Anyway, please post any ideas (no matter how embarrassing you think they are) and if I end up using it I shall ensure I give you some kind of metaphorical e-prize.
pq xx
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talk72000
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2010 07:26 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
How about 'Tip toe thru the Music (or Notes)' It would create a giggle any ways.
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failures art
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2010 08:22 pm
Classic Fanatic
Imperfect Concert In Perfect Concert.

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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2010 08:49 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
Phantom of the Symphony (Phantom of the Opera)

Dances With Arias (Dances with Wolves)

Fiddle While You Work (Whistle while you work)

Pentacle Queen's Opus (Mr. Holland's Opus)

Allegro and Old Lace (Arsenic and Old Lace)

Chamber Music on a Half Shell (a play on the half shell shaped bowl that many orchestras use as their venue for outdoor concerts)


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firefly
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2010 08:55 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
Symphony Haul
(as a play on Symphony Hall, and to indicate that your reviews are "a haul" from the concert stage)

Divertimento
(indicates a light, amusing mood, suggests the blog is a pleasant musical diversion to read)

Bach to Basics

Postcards from the Pit
(as in orchestra pit)

The Music Chamber
or
Musings from the Music Chamber

The View From the Stalls

The Music Beat
(play on the word "beat" as also being the route for a sentry or policeman...or music critic)

These are off the top of my head. I'll keep thinking.







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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2010 10:02 pm
Symphony of Symphonies (I can just see it with the right font taking advantage of those y's and S's too...)
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Shapeless
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jun, 2010 07:34 am
@The Pentacle Queen,
Quote:
dances about architecture


I actually like this one a lot! From a "marketing" standpoint it might not be the wisest choice; I can imagine someone Googling for music blogs, finding a hit with the title "Dancing about Architecture" and passing over it since it sounds like a blog on anything but music. Still, I like it.

The only other thing I can think of right now is "Symphony Fantastic," after Berlioz of course and particularly appropriate for a concert review site.
Bella Dea
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jun, 2010 07:51 am
I really like Bach to Basics. lol
Shapeless
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jun, 2010 07:53 am
@Bella Dea,
Ooh, speaking of Bach: "A Musical Offering"
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Shapeless
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jun, 2010 08:03 am
Symphonic Variations
Interrupted Serenade (after Debussy's prelude)
Despina's (for no other reason than that I have the image of the neon diner sign from Peter Sellar's production in my head)
firefly
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jun, 2010 10:43 am
@Shapeless,
The Metro Gnome
(I'm sort of fond of this one)

The Hills Are Alive....
(should make readers think of the rest of the line, "with the sound of music")
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talk72000
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jun, 2010 07:22 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
String Theory - Theory of everything musical.
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talk72000
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jun, 2010 12:21 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
The Pentacle Piper for all the musical rats.
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Shapeless
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jun, 2010 12:26 pm
Madame Croche (after Debussy's nom de plume as a music critic)
Florebius and Eusestan (corruption of Schumann's noms de plume as a music critic)
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talk72000
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jun, 2010 01:13 pm
The rabbit hole: Queenie in Musicland
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Thomas
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jun, 2010 01:12 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
My first thought was Pentacle Queen's Music---with "Pentacle Queen" replaced by your real name. The reason it was my first thought is the analogy with George Bernard Shaw's book "Shaw's Music", which classical-music lovers in London will recognize.

I would advise against puns in the title. Puns only are funny the first time they're read. After that, they get annoying. That's not what you want. You want your readers to come back indefinitely often. If you have to use a pun, use a subtitle you can change if necessary.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jun, 2010 01:29 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
Con spirito, con moto, con emozione: With spirit, with motion, with emotion;

Terminology from:
http://library.thinkquest.org/2791/MDOPNSCR.htm

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Thomas
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jun, 2010 01:30 pm
With that out of the way, here's a few other titles.

The Trumpet's Mouthpiece (*)
---Pentacle Queen's Music in London

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London Review of Music (**)

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Too true to be good

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(*) Okay, I admit it, that is kind of a pun.

(**) There's a general point here: never underestimate the trademark value of a big, cosmopolitan city. Millions of dollars have been made selling crap with the name "New York" on them. Your blog won't be crap, so you already have a headstart on them.

(***) That's stolen directly from a play of Shaw's. But I /think/ Shaw's copyright is dead---give him credit somewhere nevertheless.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jun, 2010 01:34 pm
@Shapeless,
Shapeless wrote:

Quote:
dances about architecture


I actually like this one a lot! From a "marketing" standpoint it might not be the wisest choice; I can imagine someone Googling for music blogs, finding a hit with the title "Dancing about Architecture" and passing over it since it sounds like a blog on anything but music. Still, I like it.

She's might be accused of plagiarism on this title with the New York Ballet's recently acclaimed Architecture of Dance:

http://www.nycballet.com/aod/
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jun, 2010 02:07 pm
Going For Baroque
 

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