Saturday, October 06, 2007

WIDE Rhino

Here's a bit of trivial knowledge, courtesy of Wikipedia:

The name White Rhino originated in South Africa where the Afrikaans language developed from the Dutch language. The Afrikaans word "wyd" (derived from the Dutch word "wijd"), which means "wide," referred to the width of the Rhinoceros mouth. Early English settlers in South Africa misinterpreted the "wyd" for "white."

Here's a bit of Society-related minutiae: Our song "White Rhino" was named after the albino-colored rhino drawing on a Dunlop Ultex guitar pick that I was using while writing the main riff of the song.

What does this have to do with anything? Not much at the moment, other than we've slightly modified the template of this blog, making it wider. See? The payoff is here!

We hope to get back on track soon, writing deeper and more useful blog entries. And possible writing, recording, and posting new songs here and/or on our MySpace profile. Anyhow, I feel a Radiohead review coming in the next few days...when they release their you-name-the-price album In Rainbows next week.

White rhinoceros photo credit: Colin M.L. Burnett.

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