Origins of the band name

A writer from Canada contacted me about a book their doing: artists from the 80s explaining their band’s name. This was my reply:

I appreciate your message, but I prefer not to define my band’s name. I don’t want to limit the meaning of “Black Tape For A Blue Girl” to what it meant to me in a one-second moment back in 1986; that’s not really fair to the listener’s creativity. I’ve been avoiding the question for thirty-five years.