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Re: What should our magazine be called? Suggestions until Au

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 20:41
by RITH
I think somewhere in my initial post I had something like UNCLOUDED with underneath DIY. Pop. Life.

I do like 'What We Do Is Secret' too, but on the other hand I want what we do to be far from a secret: everyone can know (and read) about it. I'm overthinking this name thing. I'm going to let it rest for the weekend.

'Hidden Track' may now be my favourite one from the zillions that I suggested. I still like 'Target Practice', but we don't want to confuse gun happy creeps of course.

'Signal Box' is also still a good name.

Re: What should our magazine be called? Suggestions until Au

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:32
by Cloudy Cat
I like Signal Box but imagine it would bring unsuspecting train fanatics to the party. But that would be a good thing.

Here's three with pop incorporated: Pop! Look & Listen, Pop Front and Popscotch. The last would have to feature Scottish bands in it though in every issue.

Re: What should our magazine be called? Suggestions until Au

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:03
by RITH
I'm not 100% sure about the 'pop' in the title. It's fine of course, but I don't think we NEED it. We'll also have some punk and folk and stuff after all.

Re: What should our magazine be called? Suggestions until Au

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 22:10
by Murray
RITH wrote:I'm not 100% sure about the 'pop' in the title.
Question the Pop?

Re: What should our magazine be called? Suggestions until Au

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 00:29
by boney
Kitten Conspiracy.

Although you can't have that 'cause it's earmarked for me and the missus' currently fictional band who do twee cover versions of uber-rude dancehall/booty bass classics.

Re: What should our magazine be called? Suggestions until Au

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 09:41
by RITH
I think these are all the 73 suggestions, serious or not:

Ace Pop
Anorak Pop
Another Music From A Different Kitchen
Austerity Pop
Bang Bang Bang
Bedlam In The Magazine
Been Hiding
Behind The Mask
Belly Pop
Between The Lines
Budget Pop
Call It Ours
Chiming Times
Council Pop
Disharmony
Dizzy Heights
Dreamabout
Everything Flows
Feedback Loop
Feral Pop
Flat Pack Pop
Guiding Star
Heavenly Pop
Hidden Track
In The Calm
Instant Craving
Jam Econo
Jump Jump Jump
Lift Me Up
Magnificent Dreams
Our Pop
Our Trip
Pop Bals
Pop Frenzy
Pop Front
Pop O'Clock
Pop Off
Pop! Look & Listen
Pop, etc.
Pop, Other
Poppet
Popscotch
Poptacular
Pop-U-Like
Populist
Potatoes
Question The Pop
Rock and/or Roll
Secret Heartbeat
Secret Song
Siamese
Signal Box
Slow Graftiti
Something Good
Such Great Heights
Suggestions
Superfi
Take The Windows Out
Target Practice
The Pop Revolts
The Pop Rivets
This Is Our Music
Top Of Our Pops
Total Musics
Totes Amaze-Musics
Unbelievable Things
Unclouded
Vacant Pop
We Belong
What We Do
What We Do Is Secret
Wrong Time Capsule
Your Pop


My current shortlist of 10 for voting would be:

Anorak Pop
Dreamabout
Heavenly Pop
Hidden Track
Pop! Look & Listen
Pop, etc.
Rock and/or Roll
Signal Box
Target Practice
What We Do Is Secret

for several reasons (like other names already being used by record labels, zines, companies). Am I leaving anything out that someone was really taken with?

If it were completely up to me at this point I'd go for Hidden Track.

Re: What should our magazine be called? Suggestions until Au

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 20:49
by RITH
Am I right to assume that the lack of new suggestions and lack of negative reply to the above question means that I can close the suggestions phase and put the 10 names shortlisted above in a poll? Because I'm not going to wait until August 1 if there's no need.

I know everyone is probably pondering more female names for a magazine right now.

Re: What should our magazine be called? Suggestions until Au

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 20:56
by knibbles
RITH wrote:Am I right to assume that the lack of new suggestions and lack of negative reply to the above question means that I can close the suggestions phase and put the 10 names shortlisted above in a poll? Because I'm not going to wait until August 1 if there's no need.

I know everyone is probably pondering more female names for a magazine right now.
Before you do the poll, I don't think you should feel obliged to automatically call the magazine whatever is the most popular in it, if you're really taken with Hidden Track then go for it! I think the one privilege of taking on such a big wonderful job should be to call it whatever you want to.

Re: What should our magazine be called? Suggestions until Au

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 21:10
by RITH
Ha, thanks Lisa. It'll still be nice to see what other people think. With me being Dutch and all I'm not always the right person to see how crap an English name is.

Candy Twist? Oh well.

Re: What should our magazine be called? Suggestions until Au

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 23:44
by Outcognito
knibbles wrote: Before you do the poll, I don't think you should feel obliged to automatically call the magazine whatever is the most popular in it, if you're really taken with Hidden Track then go for it! I think the one privilege of taking on such a big wonderful job should be to call it whatever you want to.
I agree Knibbles. Dennis - the vision and leadership for the magazine has come from you, so I'd say, take into account people's views but then make an executive decision. Oh, personally, I'd add Unclouded to the shortlist.

Re: Mass voting demanded now! Choose 1 of 10 magazine names.

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 00:19
by squirrelboutique
I voted Hidden Track! I like that's it's about music but doesn't seem limited to one genre.

And yeah! Dennis!

Re: Mass voting demanded now! Choose 1 of 10 magazine names.

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 19:03
by linus
it's doing that thing where I can see the results but can't actually vote (because I can see the results)

I'm not sure about hidden track (on the basis that most 'hidden tracks' on cds aren't all that and some cleverdick will no doubt point this out in a pithy one sentence review of our magazine on their tawdry blog)

Re: Mass voting demanded now! Choose 1 of 10 magazine names.

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 20:33
by islandhopper
I hadn't thought of that. I bloody hate hidden tracks on albums.
I went for Signal Box anyway.

Re: Mass voting demanded now! Choose 1 of 10 magazine names.

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 20:58
by RITH
As a teenager I had the strange habbit of often falling asleep to Nirvana's 'Nevermind' and to then suddenly wake up with a shock to that hidden song, 'Endless, nameless'.

Yes, most hidden tracks aren't the greatest. Still like it as a name though.

I'm not sure what's going on with the not being able to vote or what I can do about it. I can personally also not vote anymore, even though I've only used one of my options. Sorry?

All publicity is good publicity, right? Well, no. But if someone is going to slag off our brilliant magazine (no expectations, dears) on the basis of not liking some secret songs (or our name), well, boo to them.

Re: Mass voting demanded now! Choose 1 of 10 magazine names.

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 09:20
by Cloudy Cat
If I could vote I'd vote for What We Do Is Secret simply because I don't like Hidden Track much.

My favourite is Signal Box but that's not doing it for some so at the risk of being accused of using Olympic badminton style tactics my choice is What We Do Is Secret. But I can't vote anyway.

Re: Mass voting demanded now! Choose 1 of 10 magazine names.

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:45
by RITH
I have no idea what the not being able to vote thing is about. Sorry.

I like 'Hidden Track' because it's not genre-specific but hints at the music underground that's usually hidden from the general public's eye and also not present in the main magazines. But you could say the same for 'What We Do Is Secret', obviously. 'Hidden Track' is a more music-specific name than 'WWDIS' though.

Re: Mass voting demanded now! Choose 1 of 10 magazine names.

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:25
by french cricket
RITH wrote:As a teenager I had the strange habbit of often falling asleep to Nirvana's 'Nevermind' and to then suddenly wake up with a shock to that hidden song, 'Endless, nameless'.
I did the same and woke up during 'Sick Party' from Ash's debut long-player 1977. Not good.

I voted for Hidden Track which I think is comfortably the best of the bunch.

I also like Target Practice, non-genre specific and spiky.

Re: Mass voting demanded now! Choose 1 of 10 magazine names.

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 23:11
by johnkell
Can't immediately see where / who it came from, but I think What We Do Is Secret is genius - got my vote instantly. I do like titles with more than two or three words.

Re: Mass voting demanded now! Choose 1 of 10 magazine names.

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 23:13
by RITH
Andy (a fog of ideas) coined it. It's a song by the Germs as well.