The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

16 October 2007

Also see Tulsa's Hanson Dam

The Lost Ogle is still doling out ideas, ten a week, for the Oklahoma 100 Ideas Initiative, and number 61 might actually have some traction:

Rename the portion of South Robinson between SW 15th and SW 44th as "Hinder Drive."

This would satisfy the throngs of Hinder fans that are upset that the Flaming Lips have an alley in Bricktown and Hinder doesn't. And since this section of South Robinson is notoriously known as the OKC red light district, there couldn't be a more perfect road to honorably don the Hinder name.

I don't know what's scarier: the fact that I used to have a job along this stretch of Robinson (no, you twerp, a desk job), or the idea that Hinder has enough fans to make up a throng.

Posted at 8:00 AM to Soonerland

Nah. They've maybe got enough to make up a thong.

Posted by: Brett Thomasson at 8:49 AM on 16 October 2007

Um, those of us not familiar with this Hinder person might read that proposed street name and interpret it as a thoroughfare to avoid.

Just saying.

Posted by: McGehee at 9:33 AM on 16 October 2007

If you ask me, it's already a thoroughfare to avoid, although the skate park at the north end is kinda neat.

Posted by: CGHill at 10:30 AM on 16 October 2007

Hinder rhymes with tinder or with binder?

Posted by: Ed Flinn at 10:49 AM on 16 October 2007

Around here (and this is their home base) it's always rhymed with "tinder."

Posted by: CGHill at 11:30 AM on 16 October 2007

Hanson Dam would have to be somewhere near Yale Avenue, no?

Posted by: Mark at 1:20 PM on 16 October 2007

I also read the last word as "thong," and now have to go bleach my brain to remove that image.

Posted by: Matt at 2:21 PM on 16 October 2007

Hmmm, if I was going to vote for an area to name after Hinder, I'd have to choose the pee-soaked area behind the dumpster in some Arby's parking lot somewhere.

Posted by: Nate at 12:52 PM on 17 October 2007

I was well aware of the Flaming Lips when I lived in OKC. Same with Starlight Mints, All American Rejects, and Chainsaw Kittens (although I suppose they were already RIP when I left). But about a year after I moved to VA I saw Hinder as the free iTunes single of the week and saw that they were from OKC.

So did they spring fully formed from the forehead of some management company? I don't remember them at ALL from my time in OKC.

Posted by: Cam at 1:03 PM on 18 October 2007

I don't think anybody paid much attention to them at first: Wikipedia says they were formed in 2001, and they issued an indie CD (Far from Close, Brickden Records) in 2003. The big boom was still a couple years away.

Posted by: CGHill at 1:11 PM on 18 October 2007