Franz Ferdinand is a punk rock band and we like them so much that we created this fan site just to discuss about their music and news. The name of the band is quite interesting and unusual and most wonder what that means, except maybe people who are good in history, especially European history of the twentieth century. Indeed Franz Ferdinand is the name of the Austrian archiduke whose assassination in the Balkans in 1914 sparked world war two. Now what does it have to do with punk rock music, this is a good question, and if you know the answer you are more than welcome to email it to us. Franz Ferdinand was one of the wealthiest man of Austria. He was the heir to the Empire of Austro-Hungary. He was very involved with the army as a general and high level controller. His murder triggered Austria to declare war to Serbia, which each ally of these countries participating. 90 years later who would have thought that the same name would be used to play music. At least they are not playing cards, but we hear that they do love to gamble with friends at parties, playing a game of Blackjack or Texas Holdem for moderate stakes.
History is a permanent feature of our lives and has deep implications that we may not be aware of. Likewise pollution, climate change and the way we deal with our waste and junk can have drastic effects on our planet. This is something the public is getting more aware of and we should all take part of the green movement and make sure we contribute to cleaning up and not to polluting. This is a reminder from our friends at Louisville Dumpster Rental HQ that waste management is part of avoid pollution. Do you know how much debris and in particular plastic ends in the oceans, killing sea life and threatening our own existence? Sea pollution is a disaster in the making, so please help the planet stay green and put all your waste in the bin.