Right, got to prepare for 3 hours of gruelling lectures later on. I've had very little sleep because I just couldn't drop off last night. However, while trying to fall to sleep I had a very excellent idea. I realise that the vast majority of us forumites are erudite professionals so, due to the nature of this thread, I have posted it in off-topics. I want to form a band with any interested forumites, all completely anonymous, communication online and only via this thread. I want our band to produce as song (I'm doing vocals) using some software I have for making music. The song will be about doing a PhD and, I'm really going to do this, when it's finished I'm going to send it to as many radio stations and record companies as possible and post all the responses we get on this thread. Hopefully, they'll be understanding and even welcoming of our unique song. Who knows, it could become the fastest selling single of all time.
So, what do we need?
We need names for the members of our band - exciting names. Also we need a name for our band! Then we need a name for our song and also some lyrics. What type of song should it be? Emo, goth, indie, pop, operatic?
When we've got the lyrics and the song is produced (which I'll do in my spare moments using my computer-jiggery software), I'll post it online for the collective approval of our band and then I'll get to work distributing, if we like it. I know it probably ranks as the stupidest idea of all time but this could be a lot of fun and I'd just love it if I could get Victoria Derbyshire to play it on her 5 Live music show. How many other PhD students become popstars during the course of their training? None. Until now.
The Tortured Nerds?
Sounds a great idea :-) I've always wanted to be in a band - was once, years ago, but now... well.... my piano is dusty, flute and clarinet haven't seen the light of day in years and lets not mention the guitar - I had to hoover it the other day lol lol lol.
hmm - how are the royalties going to be divided if we all write the song? Should it be by proportional to number of stars? :p
Not sure about the royalties sneaks, but when I'm doing adverts for Gilette with Tiger Woods and Loreal Adverts (after I've usurped Cheryl Cole), I promise I'll share the money with everyone.
I think the name of the band should be The Procrastinators. The Tortured Nerds is a bit too painfully realistic for me :-( And Arrested Development kind of described the current state of my social skills.
Im a classical cellist, classical and jazz trumpeter and play a little piano - (I mean I play a small amount of piano, not a small piano), although since startin my PhD my piano skills have gone from about grade 7 to basic disney songs haha.
My bro is a sound engineer and professional musician if you need any help with the studio side of things wal.
I vote for The Procrastinators
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