I don't like to whine, but today I'm hurt. Some of you may have heard that when I play music with my homies, we like to call ourselves "Deer Pants." One of the first praise songs I ever heard was "As the Deer Pants for the Water..." Immediately the metal image came into my mind of a Deer wearing pants. So, I thought it would be cool to name a band that name.
Some friends of mine told their dad about our clever name, and he proceeded to copyright the name and start a Men's ministry at his church with the same name. They have a website where you can buy hats and aprons with MY band's name on it. This ministry is going nationwide in that they're creating reproducable curriculum a la 'Men's Fraternity'.
This pretty much means that legally I can't use the name. You know what I would hate more than being jailed for copyright infringement? Someone coming up to me and saying "Hey, did you copy your name from that men's Bible Study?" I think I would lose it. Ever seen that movie "Falling Down" with Michael Douglas? Yeah, kinda like that.
So.. for the handful of people that read this, I need ideas for a new band name. Here are a couple of ideas: (please don't steal and copyright) "Red Letter Edition" or "Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters"...