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I hope that you'll explain. Even though I don't get it, it sounds like a great name for any band - although wouldn't the second exclamation mark follow "Django"? Seeking Enlightenment in Gotham
It works, too, in this regard: doesn't the name (spelled a'l'englaise) "Stefan Grapelli" sound like a sullen, elbow-torn-ochre-sweater wearing, bean-and-rice eating, messy haired bandmate who plays several string instruments and who, in his latest Free Alternative Weekly interview claims to have recently begun "experimenting with the violin."?Label?Matabird?Blue d'or?
It's a three part joke (although, I will note that, in this case, the whole is probably less than the sum of the parts):1. ¡Hola! - Spanish for hello, hence the "Latin". This was the easy part.2. Django - That is to say Django Reinhardt, famed "Gypsy Jazz" musician. A little more challenging.3. Hola Django - rhymes with Yo La Tengo, the well known "Indie Rock" band (at least "well known" amongst greasy twenty-to-thirty-somethings). The element voted Most Likely to Lose People.Notes:a. Yes, I was entirely unsure how to exclaim in Spanish. I would have asked one of my various Latinate associates, but it was late in the evening (the low barometric pressure was making me jumpy), and I doubt they would have appreciated the phone call.b. Alex, precisely right about the Stefan Grapelli! Couldn't be righter - ochre, beans, Weekly and all.
Sounds like a "whole lotta jango" to me.