I understand why some artists like to use pseudonyms. They allow you to keep your performance self at arm’s length from your regular-time self, opening up paths of exploration that the normal you might not be willing to travel, like rapping or growing ill-advised facial hair. But choosing the right pseudonym is crucially important, the difference between sounding cool (Iggy Pop) and sounding like a trying-too-hard drag queen (Sasha Fierce). And then there’s the occasional pseudonym that splatters your brains all over your laptop because that’s how hard it blew your mind.

Via DJ/Rupture’s Twitter, via Hopper.