Monday, January 05, 2009

What's in a name?

If I had known when I set up this blog that I would actually use it as a place to write, I might have called it the Bashful Blogger or the Reluctant Blogger. I set it up so that I would have a place to post my Illustration Friday drawings. It didn't cross my mind for a minute that I might actually one day want to use it for anything else, and yet here we are.

At the time, I was constantly listening to Loretta Lynn's album, Van Lear Rose — in particular the song "Portland Oregon." It's a duet with Jack White of White Stripes fame (he produced the album, too). The whole album has such a great sound, but I loved this song in particular and while I hadn't had a sloe gin fizz yet, I loved the expression. Sloe(w) makes me think of the south in a great Loretta Lynn kinda way, gin is my drink of choice and fizz just sounds celebratory. Put it all together, what's not to love?

Loretta Lynn and Jack White sing:

Well Portland Oregon and sloe gin fizz
If that ain't love then tell me what is…
… Well sloe gin fizz works mighty fast
When you drink it by the pitcher and not by the glass
Hey bartender before you close
Pour us one more drink and a pitcher to go
And a pitcher to go