There’s Only One Reason Why My Band Never Made It

Forget the lack of talent; it had to be because we didn’t have a name.

My band — the only band I’ve ever been in — never had a name. We were a typical basement band (I never liked the phrase “garage band;” growing up, every band I knew practiced in a basement). We were friends trying to have a good time, we played newish instruments but not that well. We just didn’t have a name.