Jay-Z will no longer hyphenate himself...
I mean his name.
It will just be Jay Z from now on.
I don’t know, but I kind of liked the hyphen.
It brought the Jay and the Z closer.
This is the biggest news since Snoop Dog became Snoop Lion, or since Prince went from
then back to being just Prince again.
Which makes one ask the question:
When did Jesus H. Christ drop the H from his name, and just settle on being Jesus Christ?
These rich (and powerful?) stars have a lot of nerve changing their names all of the time.
Most of us have just one name, and we’re lucky if we can keep it.
But, it’s a free country (isn’t it?), and all of us have the right to change our names whenever and to whatever we want.
I have no idea why I use the name Mad Plato.
I enjoyed reading Plato in college, and I suppose one day I said to myself, “The shape that today’s world is in sure would make Plato mad.”
Or maybe I didn’t think that at all.
But before Mad Plato, I used to use Larry Leary, until I saw that there was a reporter in England with that name.
So I quickly pulled another name out of thin air.
I’ve read where Shakespeare spelled his own name in different ways (and I just misspelled the word misspelled, and it got corrected).
Shakespeare was often spelled as Shackespere, Shaxpere, and even Shaeaxsperre.
I guess Francis Bacon didn’t have this problem.
I like some of Prince’s songs, so it doesn’t bother me whether he’s Prince or
I’m not a big fan of Jay Z, so it doesn’t matter either way.
I’m also o.k. with no H in Jesus Christ, though I do at times find myself saying his name with the H.
But as the Bard himself wrote:
What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet…
IT’S ABOUT RENEWABLE RESOURCES!