So, I found out our band name was taken. Normally I wouldn’t have cared too much as the other band would probably never hear of us anyways, but this other “Panic Attack” is from Quebec and is friends with a friend of mine. Instead of waiting for that uncomfortable conversation with the other band, we decided to change ours. We were a little disappointed because we had come up with the name so easily! I’ll chalk it up to great minds thinking alike and move on. We decided on the name Standoff after a few hours of going through other names only to find there were other bands of the same genre with the same names. It was quite frustrating. I had a few logos made that tied into the whole Panic Attack theme, but now make no sense when changed to the new name. I have created a website here for us and I spent an hour or so this morning and came up with this new logo:
I think it’s ok, what do you think? My wife and I had a (sometimes heated) discussion last night about how I seem distant all the time. It is one of those things that I don’t always realize I am doing, but become defensive over. I don’t mean to be, but my thoughts become so overwhelming that I can’t express anything without becoming too emotional about it, so I just push it down and hope that the next practice I can get it all out in my guitar playing and screaming. My brain is a dark and busy place and words don’t seem to do it justice. I’m afraid I will say something hurtful, crazy sounding or “over the top”. I turn to my music to get this stuff out and I think I may cause my wife to feel that I love my music more than her because of it and I can understand where that could make sense to her. The thing is, I can’t get this out in any other way if I want it to be healthy. I also cope by being sarcastic and tell stupid jokes. The stupid jokes aren’t so bad, but sometimes my sarcasm can be poorly placed or misinterpreted. I have to be more careful with what I say, even if it is meant as a joke. My lack of expression when I am sarcastic can make it difficult to tell that I am merely joking and has gotten me in trouble more than once. Time to go back to logo making and cd sleeve designing.
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