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Katrina and the Waves

It was bound to happen.

A few news sources have put the phrase "Katrina and the Waves" in their articles on the current hurricane. For those who don't get it, Katrina and the Waves was an English rock band fronted by an American, Katrina Leskanich, in the 1980s. Their most famous song, "Walking on Sunshine," was released in 1985 and became a worldwide hit.

Out of curiosity, I did a little searching on the band, and discovered that despite Leskanich having left it in 1999, both she and the band are going strong. The band maintains a webpage at http://www.katw.com/ and re-released their original recordings two years ago. Meanwhile, Katrina Leskanich herself has a new solo CD coming out in October. For more information, you can also check out the Wikipedia entry on Katrina and the Waves.


Yunno, I've been thinking about that since I heard the name of the hurricane, but stifled the pun as tasteless...
The pun is tasteless, perhaps, but also inevitable.

I remember during the anthrax scare of late 2001 and early 2002, that people searching for information on the web kept ending up at the site for the band Anthrax. They put a statement up on their webpage, redirecting people to sites with real information and explaining that their choice of name did not mean they liked what was going on.

I doubt that Leskanich will do something similar, but I suspect that this odd coincidence is leading her site to receive a lot more traffic than it usually does.
Wow -- this brings back memories! Now I'll have that tune dancing in my head ALL day long!

Yep. Using Google News, I found a lot of people are doing it:


They've been doing it since before Katrina hit Florida last week...

And it was way tiresome instantly.

December 2016

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