Last night at dinner, apropos of approximately nothing, I came up with the idea of “Show Canceled” as the possible worst band name. The fliers would not help bring in much of an audience, I think. Then we got to wondering about the best band names based on such considerations. I came up with “No Cover” first, but I think “Free Beer” would be even better. A band with that name could tour college campuses and be assured to sell out every venue, I’m sure.

P.S. Now I remember how it came up. We were talking about WALL-E, which has been Amy’s favorite movie for a few weeks. The phrase “Foreign Contaminant” features prominently, and also struck me as an amusing band name.