Ongoing History of New Music

Ongoing History Daily: Why Muse didn’t get a hometown sign

Muse is originally from a town called Teignmouth in Devon in southwestern England, population 15,000.

Muse is obviously the biggest band to ever come from the town, selling millions of records around the world–and the good citizens of Teignmouth are justifiably proud of the boys. In fact, they were going to erect a sign proclaiming that they are Muse’s hometown. The sign was going to read “Hometown of Muse.”

But then someone pointed out that in the medical world, “muse” was an acronym for a urethral suppository for erectile dysfunction. You can see why the town council had second thoughts about the whole sign thing.

Yesterday’s post was about a music storage format that never got a chance.

Alan Cross

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