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    dbogosian
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    Weird because I’ve been a fan of Dinosaur since, I think ’93, probably earlier, but I didn’t own Green Mind and the first 3 albums untill just a few years ago.

    But I am also not a Wordsmith like J.

    so don’t flame me if this is already "obvious plebian knowledge." Here goes…

    J. and Lou were members of the band Deep Wound.

    J. created his own band and called it Dinosaur, as in, not only the elements of the music itself, but a wordplay.

    Dino meaning Big, Huge….and Saur, really meaning Sore. In other words, a Deep Wound. His music itself gives the bands name meaning because of it, a funny wordplay on his old bands’ name and the vibe of his music once the code is broken.

    And to top even that, when that old band called "Dinosaur" took ownership of the name, J. added jr., which in essence was not only respect to the old band, but he created an Oxymoron, a Dinosaur (now truly treating the name like the prehistoric repitillian beast) which is an Analogy for something HUGE, and then Jr., an analogy for something small.

    So whenever someone says that the name Dinosaur Jr. is not good (and I’ve heard that from some jerks), you can tell them the name consists of codes and an oxymoron. How many bands’ names can claim all that.

    Freaking awesome. BTW, I saw Dino play at Central Park Friday Night….they were awesome. :D

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    NCDan
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    Acid or ‘shrooms? 8)

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    andyfest
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    I bought my first Dinosaur Jr CD because of their name. I’d never heard a song but thought the name was cool so I bought ‘Where You Been’ off of a friend. Obviously, I don’t think it’s a stupid name for a band and can’t imagine why anyone would.

    Not sure your analysis of the band’s name is accurate but it’s an interesting idea anyway :wink:

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    ammaringnyc
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    I have thought about Dinosaur Jr sort of being an oxymoron but that was acid, the other stuff your just nuts.

    #111236
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    dbogosian
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    Why am I nuts?

    Dino is slang for large, big.

    What, you never heard someone say "that’s Dino sized (in the eighties)?

    Saur, if spelled "Sore" is a Synonym for "Wound."

    The correlation is not that difficult. It is a play on words for "Deep Wound."

    And the oxymoron angle is obvious. Big and Small. And back to Dino=Big and there’s your deep wound again.

    Not acid or shrums, just a clear head, right before bed one night.

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    lookitssam
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    I thought it was Dinosaur because they sounded like ‘dinosuar’ bands.

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    dbogosian
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    I think there is a sound aspect to the name too. I think it hits on multiple levels. It’s a sick name.

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    fata morgana
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    "dbogosian" wrote:
    Weird because I’ve been a fan of Dinosaur since, I think ’93, probably earlier, but I didn’t own Green Mind and the first 3 albums untill just a few years ago.

    But I am also not a Wordsmith like J.

    so don’t flame me if this is already "obvious plebian knowledge." Here goes…

    J. and Lou were members of the band Deep Wound.

    J. created his own band and called it Dinosaur, as in, not only the elements of the music itself, but a wordplay.

    Dino meaning Big, Huge….and Saur, really meaning Sore. In other words, a Deep Wound. His music itself gives the bands name meaning because of it, a funny wordplay on his old bands’ name and the vibe of his music once the code is broken.

    And to top even that, when that old band called "Dinosaur" took ownership of the name, J. added jr., which in essence was not only respect to the old band, but he created an Oxymoron, a Dinosaur (now truly treating the name like the prehistoric repitillian beast) which is an Analogy for something HUGE, and then Jr., an analogy for something small.

    So whenever someone says that the name Dinosaur Jr. is not good (and I’ve heard that from some jerks), you can tell them the name consists of codes and an oxymoron. How many bands’ names can claim all that.

    Freaking awesome. BTW, I saw Dino play at Central Park Friday Night….they were awesome. :D

    Are you like, writer/wordsmith ebogosian with a d instead? :!:

    I like that wordplay–never thought about it that way before–which makes it interesting. 8) More interesting than Dinosaur Jr, interviews. :lol:

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    parker23
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    so your point is that "dinosaur" is another way of saying "deep wound"

    then why wouldn’t you assume that "dinosaur jr." is the offspring of "deep wound (senior)"
    makes more sense to me than the big/little argument

    did you just finish reading the davinci code or something?
    just teasing…

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    dbogosian
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    "parker23" wrote:
    so your point is that "dinosaur" is another way of saying "deep wound"

    then why wouldn’t you assume that "dinosaur jr." is the offspring of "deep wound (senior)"
    makes more sense to me than the big/little argument

    did you just finish reading the davinci code or something?
    just teasing…

    That’s a great point. Couldn’t it be both? That’s what I’m saying. It’s an oxymoron (Big/Small) and sure, why not, It’s also a way of saying deep wound jr. , the band that is the offspring of deep wound.

    a fly on the wall maybe….."new band name. hmm something with sores
    :-) ….like wounds I guess. gory sore? open sore? giant sore?na…..Looks down at his willy wonka dino eggs or dino sized everlasting gobstopper…..dino-saur. Sweet."

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    Mattman
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    I’m not so sure that I believe that J and the gang put as much thought into this as you seem to think they have, but I did want to point out that dinosaur can also refer to the old, and jr to the new/young. :wink:

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    everyonelovesjaron
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    While I doubt this hypothesis is true, it was an interesting read all the same. At least he/she’s thinking.

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    Listen to Tarpit
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    The name rules, that’s really all that matters.

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    Achtung Baby
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    The MUSIC rules, thats all that matters

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    bearyn2dino415yrs
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    Um, ok, I just saw Them at the Filmore in SF on Thursday night, and granted I’ve listened to their music for the past 15 years. But, I’ve not actually seen them since joining this post last week. What the hell happened to J and the guys? It’s only been about 10 years and he’s that gray? and a little pudgy? I’ve seen lots more musicians that haven’t changed in the past 20 years. If I saw him on the street I wouldv’e never recognized him. What happened? Now do’t get me wrong. I will still love him till I die and wouldv’e had his baby if I could of, (I’ve always had a huge crush on him) but, he also didn’t look happy to even be there. I was right in front. If it wasn’t for security that security fate seperating us from the stage, I couldv’e touched him. Nevermind the fact that the opening band Alaska’s singer was in the audience so close I didn’t want to touch him, they were awful-anyone feel me here? But, I’ve been into them since I was 15, I’m 29 now and boy did that show bring back memories. If only I could have been with my friends that I hung with the first time we heard their music in 1989. Anyway, anyone here from FL? I’m from their and moved to Cali 8 years ago. Sorry to ramble on but I would love a reply.-Thanks Â

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