The only thing that was left was a name, and fate would provide that soon enough. While sitting in a Perkins in Omaha (38th and Dodge), brainstorming names for the new bandling, a waitress approached the groups table and handed them a matchbook which she had apparently been instructed to deliver to them. Inside of the matchbook was a telephone number and the name "Shannon" in red ink. The band saw this as a sign which could not be ignored and named themselves after the event. Numerous attempts were made to reach "Shannon" and thank her for her inspiration, but, oddly, all attempts failed, only adding to the mystery of the name.
Matchbook Shannon called it quits a while ago. Sob Stories is the legacy left behind by this important band. Doug Kabourek has moved back to Omaha and on to be the driving force behind The Laces and Fizzle Like a Flood. Jon Hansen continues to be active in the music scene in Iowa City, Iowa performing with The Slats and Psychosom@ic.
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