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From: Jim Gibbin <>
Date: Wed 15 May 1996 - 14:23:21 PDT

>From: (Jim Gibbin)
>Subject: Da
>>E.B. wrote:
>>> Regarding Sumosonic: This name is AWFUL. Not only it is too similar to past
>>> names like Semisonic, Stetasonic, Technotronic, Sonic Youth, etc., it
>>> doesn't reflect the content of Pat's music at ALL. I hear "Sumosonic," and
>>> I think of some Japanese techno band. So will everyone else. This name is
>>> terrible!
>And Chris Wrote:
>>I was under the impression that part of what Pat was trying to do was
>>make a break with his musical style of the past (?) and try something new.
>>(I know I've read something about him being frustrated with the listening
>>patterns of his fans, or somesuch.) How do we know it ISN'T techno? :)
>I agree with Chris, and not just because I suspect he has a secret stash of
>t-shirts in his closet. At issue is certainly not "growing up" and
>"getting serious." I can only guess that it is more likely the creative
>torpor of having to live up to a certain expectation of what is hip. Plus,
>you know, the life thing.
>"Can you say that I'm too old,
>when the Angels have stolen my red shoes?"
>Elvis Costello (now there's a name!)
>All the best Jim G.
>(still not quite sure if this mail goes anywhere or not)
Received on Wed May 15 23:35:21 1996

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