The Elastics

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So you want to tour Africa, singing about safe sex?

Yes.

And you want to call your group the 'The Elastics'?

Yes.

Why?

Er… well, I just kinda liked the name, you know. It has a good feel to it.

So nothing to do with the fact that you are singing about condoms?

Huh? Er, no, I don’t think so. Don’t you like the name?

Not really.

We have other names too. How about 'Stretch'?

Stretch?

Uhuh. Like it?

I’m having a surreal moment here. The Elastics … Stretch … condoms … look, is it just me?

Wha’?

Why don’t you bloody well call the group 'The Rubber Band'??

Eh?

Rubber … condom?

I don’t get it.

OK, I appreciate you coming in with your idea, but unless your group sends in someone other than the drummer for me to work with, this ain’t ship gonna fly!
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