Another Cool Band Name

Here it is: “Loadstar 81”. 100 bonus points to anyone who can tell me where this name is from. It’s pretty flippin’ sweet.

14 Comments

  1. Neal
    Posted February 24, 2005 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Is it a Spaceballs reference? I know Pullman’s character was Lonestar or Loadstar (Lord Helmet not being known for perfect diction). That’s the big Frickin’ Swede’s best guess.

  2. Posted February 24, 2005 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    Google was worthless. I don’t know. I’m pretty sure it isn’t Space Balls though. That was definitely Lonestar.

  3. Mom
    Posted February 24, 2005 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    Wasn’t Loadstar associated with Commodore 64? But I thought Commodore 64 was birthed in 1982, not 1981.
    That’s my guess.

  4. eddie
    Posted February 24, 2005 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    is it a reference to this?

  5. eddie
    Posted February 24, 2005 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    oops. Josh, could yoou fix my last message and delete this one. it should’ve shown a link to this site: http://www.dpluss.com/loadstarcom.htm

  6. eddie
    Posted February 24, 2005 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    Apparently someone else liked the name too.

  7. eddie
    Posted February 24, 2005 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    Then of course you’ve got your Loadstar portable load bank.

    Deposit: $81.00

  8. Posted February 24, 2005 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    My mom has come closer than anyone else. Very good, Mom! Can anyone get closer than that? Follow her lead.

  9. eddie
    Posted February 24, 2005 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    So does Loadstar 81 kinda represent the beginning of the gaming age?

  10. Posted February 24, 2005 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    No, it’s much more concrete than that.

  11. Momand Pop
    Posted February 24, 2005 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    To use a Commodore 64 game disk, insert floppy and type:
    Load “*”81

  12. POP
    Posted February 24, 2005 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    Or, Load “*” ,8,1 And that would load the first program on a 5″ floppy disk in the drive on a C-64.

    POP

  13. Posted February 24, 2005 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    There you go, people. Good work, Pop!

  14. Posted March 4, 2005 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    “Lodestar” is also a Sarah Harmer song. And a really good one at that.