A massive shockwave rippled through the Squid Ink blog this afternoon when, a little distracted and not quite focusing on his exciting day-job, Silky-D/ The Silk Root googled his pseudonym to see what he might find.
Turns out, wait for it kids, there's another superstar of rock trading under the name Silky-D. Here he is at: http://www.stikmen.com/norman.htm
All of this raises immediate questions as to who is cooler, who should back the f_ck down and find a new name, and who should hold their nerve and keep delivering to the people the touch of silk they need and deserve.
To my mind he looks kinda goofy. He's wearing a cardigan for one and his real name IS Norman. That's two definite strikes.
However on the plus side he was taught guitar by Muddy Waters and his bio describes him "a cross between Doctor John and Delbert McClinton" which is at least half cool (I presume you'll sense which half).
If I knew how (or had more confidence in obtaining the right result) I'd run an online poll to see who gets to keep the name. Game on, Norman.