The Lighthouse and the Whaler

What was inspiration for the band's name?

The Lighthouse and the Whaler responded on 07/18/2012

The name was coined from a line in Herman Melville's book "Moby Dick." It's a pivotal point in the story. Captain Ahab sees shelter by a Lighthouse in the distance. He has been driven by one mission only: to seek the beast that has struck him misfortune. He almost decides to turn in towards shelter, however, between...duh duh duh....the lighthouse and the whaler....he sees moby dick. He then storms after Moby Dick which eventually leads to his ultimate destruction. Our band name is really a metaphor for the many themes you find in that book, and I think we all see it slightly different. For the most part though, our name is about making the choice to truly forgive those who have wronged you. It might sound redundant, but it is a truth that we all hold dear. Thanks for your question. We hope to see you at a show in the near future. Blessings my friend.

-mark of tlatw

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