People are always curious about our name. It's quite simple, Phil is short for Philip. Oh, sorry, you mean Buzzards Gotta Eat. It is a line from the Clint Eastwood movie, The Outlaw Josey Wales. Our eponymous hero has just killed 2 bounty hunters who had ambushed him and a kid, and the kid suggests that they should give the men a decent burial. Josey contemptuously spits on the forehead of one of the corpses and snorts: 'Buzzards Gotta Eat'.
So, now you know.
We started playing gigs using a different name each time. Here are some of the names we've discarded.
Who Ate All The Peas Temptacious Dry Dry Dry
24 Hours From Tulse Hill Bitter & Twisted Twisted, Not Bent
Harrow Mountain Rescue Phark (Phil & Mark) Otis Lifts
Tweedledum & Friend Stalker's Surprise Frightful Boar
Harmonica Lewinsky Absolutely Splendid Face Ache
No, You Do The Math Gwendolen's Valise Tessa's Jowls
Yes, The Pope Is A Catholic No Bloody Use Sadly Not
If you're in a band and you want to use any, feel free - just remember, we get 10% if you make it Big.
In the past, we have played regularly at the following venues:
The Horns, Watford
The Woodman, Eastcote
The Northwood Hills, Northwood Hills
The Breakspear Arms, Ruislip
Herga Folk Club, Harrow
The Coach & Horses, Isleworth
The London Apprentice, Isleworth
The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham Folk Club
The Brewery Tap, Brentford.
A couple of these have since changed ownership and no longer play music, and we like to think that we played a small par...oh, never mind.
Our plans for the next year are as follows:
- Continue our principled refusal to tour the US as a protest against George Bush
- Form our own political party, the main policy being to merge the three main world religions of Christianity, Islam and Disco
- Cancel the milk and papers