What should UT name its new "Woke Band?"

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BearlyBeloved
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I saw the thread announcing UT's new to-be-formed band that will be exempt from having to play "The Eyes of Texas."

https://cbsaustin.com/news/local/students-professor-criticize-ut-decision-to-create-a-separate-band

I figured we should help those valid politically-correct Austinites find the name for this new band.

Maybe:

The No-Horn Band
The Band for Blind Texas
The Holier Than Thee Band
The We-Also-Refuse-To-Remember The Alamo Band
The Woke Joke Band
guadalupeoso
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The Cries of Texas
BUGWBBear
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guadalupeoso said:

The Cries of Texas


Winner, winner, Chicken dinner.
EatMoreSalmon
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Not going to beat "The Cries of Texas", but the new band will likely be the Lost in the Background Band.
SSadler
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Back when freshman football was still a THANG, the UT freshman football squad was known as the "Shorthorns".

Gotta be some fertile subtext there for a woke band's name.
contrario
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NoShowband of the Wokeness
jumpinjoe
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The Steers (castrated bulls)
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SSadler
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jumpinjoe said:

The Steers (castrated bulls)
Ole bevo is already a steer (not a bull); one of the greatest all time contradictions of university mascot trivia.

Supposedly, when ole bevo gets riled up enough to bellow something, he's singing a high tenor line.
REvansBU71
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The ESPN Broadcast Band
Any Trump
2024

“And if you do-oo.....” - Lt. Hauk
CTbruin
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The cow patties
TellMeYouLoveMe
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REvansBU71 said:

The ESPN Broadcast Band
underrated.
but I sure as hell know plenty of them and I talk to them a lot, including during the search. And NOTHING was leaked.
TellMeYouLoveMe
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Also, this thing is burning. I love it.

https://www.texastribune.org/2021/05/04/eyes-of-texas-ut-austin/?utm_campaign=trib-social&utm_content=1620152985&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
but I sure as hell know plenty of them and I talk to them a lot, including during the search. And NOTHING was leaked.
Michibear
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Couldn't happen to a more worthy institution.
ABC BEAR
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Hmmm.....The Racial Mad Cows?
Proud 1992 Alum
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The UT Protest Marching Band
RR/BV
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United Nations international
historian
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SSadler said:

jumpinjoe said:

The Steers (castrated bulls)
Ole bevo is already a steer (not a bull); one of the greatest all time contradictions of university mascot trivia.

Supposedly, when ole bevo gets riled up enough to bellow something, he's singing a high tenor line.


countertenor
Alf
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DBMB
Deuche Bag Marching Band
TellMeYouLoveMe
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The really fascinating thing about this to me, is how badly this has hurt the reputation of the Left. Once revered for championing human rights and social causes, they now stand alone. Sure, some kids are drinking the punch, but not like the media wants you to believe.

The French, have criticized Woke activism and much of the world views their efforts as solely American in nature, meaning they'll get no global support. No unity of ideals, no workers paradise. https://sicem365.com/forums/2/topics/86235/replies/2161953

Racism has always been an issue in Europe, but few can articulate their persecution well enough to be able to describe in concrete terms what changes need to be made. Also, most already live under the banner of socialism, re-distributing wealth and outcomes based on skin color would be unthinkable to most.

When all of the dust settles on woke activism, it will be little more than a grim reminder that the liberal factions that make up 75%(or more) of most U.S. universities are woefully out of touch with the suffering and view of the world outside the windows of their Ivory-tower.

Just suck it up and call it the

"Give me a handout band."
but I sure as hell know plenty of them and I talk to them a lot, including during the search. And NOTHING was leaked.
tallman1
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Their band's name should remain the same. Now does the song have roots in the American Confederacy or not? Does it have racist roots or not? Is it their prerogative to play it or not play it? What are we even talking about here? I'm just asking?
Alf
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tallman1 said:

Their band's name should remain the same. Now does the song have roots in the American Confederacy or not? Does it have racist roots or not? Is it their prerogative to play it or not play it? What are we even talking about here? I'm just asking?

I don't know the answer to any of those questions. Should be DBMB nonetheless.
I'm just saying.
jdrs
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What a waste to have that school's name be tied to the great state of Texas.
TellMeYouLoveMe
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tallman1 said:

Their band's name should remain the same. Now does the song have roots in the American Confederacy or not? Does it have racist roots or not? Is it their prerogative to play it or not play it? What are we even talking about here? I'm just asking?
Essentially, this is just the lust for power with no accountability.

Grievance studies, chapter 45....
but I sure as hell know plenty of them and I talk to them a lot, including during the search. And NOTHING was leaked.
Proud 1992 Alum
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The links to racism are very tenuous. If I were a UT Alum, I would sing the song without hesitation. Thankfully, I sing "working on the railroad" when I hear the tune.

The protest is based on 2 points:

1. The public debut of the song was at a university minstrel show, meaning entertainment that prominently included white persons in blackface.

2. The "eyes of Texas" theme was chosen by the writers due to the then-UT president's habit of using that phrase in speeches to students. He is believed to have come up with the phrase through his knowledge and admiration for a Confederate general who would exhort his troops "that the eyes of General Lee are upon you."

That's it as I understand it.
historian
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Tenuous indeed. That's if most things that the woke/p.c. crowd complain about these days. It's absurd that people pay any attention to the whiny snowflakes & their tantrums.
saabing bear
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I hear the new band's uniform will be burnt pink.
jumpinjoe
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saabing bear said:

I hear the new band's uniform will be burnt pink.


Topped off with the infamous vagina hat.
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Longhorn Network House Orchestra
Ghostrider
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I love watching UT implode from within
historian
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Get the popcorn!
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