When I first heard the name, "DJ Lance Rock," it rang a bell somewhere in the dark recesses of my mind. I couldn't place precisely where I'd heard the name before; it bothered me to know I knew it but didn't know how. I had the good fortune a few months ago to have some television time to myself. While checking out the movie guide, I came across what sounded like a very interesting film on IFC, "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls." It was a flick from 1970 that involved sex and drugs and rock-n-roll; I had seen a scene or two from it a month or so prior, but because it had already been on a while, I ended up tuning it out.
I won't go into too much detail here, but I will say that Lance Rock is the name of one of the characters in that film. Lance Rock was a gigolo who seduces the heroine of the story; ultimately he pays a high price for his ways. You may need to watch at least the climactic scene from the film to comprehend this post fully (I will not play spoiler here).
What I wonder is: Who came up with DJ Lance Rock? Did he/she/they know about the movie? If not, why not? Names are very important because of all they convey; I would not want my children's show's star's name at all associated with that sort of character from that sort of movie. Someone really dropped the ball on that one. If the conceiver of the name did know about it, what a brazen thumbing of one's nose at convention that was!
If anyone out there has Lance Robertson's ear, please inform him of this situation at once; his life may depend on it.