Is there any point thinking of one in light of the other?
Just stuck something on another blog which probably deserves a thread of its own so here goes...
In these here heady days of t'interweb more and more of us have band web presences - I guess if you have nothing more than an account on NWB then you have one ;-) What happens if someone can't quite remember your name or the exact url? Type your name into google and see what you get.
I tried Call Me Diva (3,540,000 results), a band named after a Clash song that turned up about 2,780,000 results, then another - the "best band I've seen on NWB" who's name is perhaps a little more obscure and that turned up about 131,000 results. OK so you can turn to search engine optimisation and all that other stuff - and I'm guessing the three bands above do as their entries are "top page" but the vast majority of hits are nothing to do with the band in question or point to other bands. Some other names - including the number one blues band in wherever it is today with 52,600,000 entries - don't seem to appear on the first page of hits (other than their NWB profile).
I have a sort of alter-ego bubbling away in the background - its a kind of experiment - and when "giving birth" to it I went for a "new word" which is pretty memorable and even googling a misspelling of that comes back with about 1,100 results - all of which are that imaginary person and I've discovered a whole raft of content aggregators ;-)
So, am I just being a tit or is there some value in thinking about how easy you are to find on t'interweb when thinking about band names?