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

DIY clubs, gigs, fun

What do you think the DIY/indiepop magazine should be called?

Anorak Pop
0
No votes
Dreamabout
0
No votes
Heavenly Pop
2
5%
Hidden Track
13
33%
Pop! Look & Listen
0
No votes
Pop, etc.
1
3%
Rock and/or Roll
2
5%
Signal Box
6
15%
Target Practice
4
10%
What We Do Is Secret
11
28%
 
Total votes: 39

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Re: What should our magazine be called?

Post by darvé » Wed Jul 25, 2012 15:21

RITH wrote:I too like the name 'What We Do Is Secret', but isn't that too clicquey? I think we especially want to not be clicquey.

Some people must have voted here 4 times already, with me changing my mind every time.
Why dont you have a deadline for name submissions before a vote? Theres a least 2 or 3 on the shortlist that i prefer to the 2 chosen but they've not made the cut.. That way if anyone wants to suggest something they can, perhaps only include it on the final vote if someone else seconds it..

Dont know if thats too complex or not, probably easier than keep having to re-do the poll though?
and that snare drum, that drum roll
means we've got a winner

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Re: What should our magazine be called?

Post by crystalball » Wed Jul 25, 2012 15:22

Dreamabout?

I'm also thinking something Salinger-y but we'd probably get sued.

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Re: What should our magazine be called?

Post by ShaunBrilldream » Wed Jul 25, 2012 15:24

crystalball wrote:Dreamabout?

I'm also thinking something Salinger-y but we'd probably get sued.
I always thought Rollerskate Skinny would make a great band name.
And we just can't wait to make more mistakes and to fluff our breaks, and to stuff our faces with cake.

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Re: What should our magazine be called?

Post by RITH » Wed Jul 25, 2012 15:37

Secret Heartbeat
What We Do
Instant Craving

I looked at my last.fm for song titles and came across these:
Lift Me Up
We Belong
Call It Ours
In The Calm
Rock and/or Roll
Been Hiding
Dizzy Heights
Magnificent Dreams
Bang Bang Bang

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

Post by crystalball » Wed Jul 25, 2012 15:41

Heh, Rock and/or Roll would be brilliant

Between the Lines?

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Re: What should our magazine be called?

Post by darvé » Wed Jul 25, 2012 15:56

a fog of ideas wrote:'guiding star'
Everything Flows?
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Re: What should our magazine be called? Suggestions until Au

Post by RITH » Thu Jul 26, 2012 08:19

Update of all suggestions (including a ton of mine) in alphabetical order (for no reason).
Keep 'em coming.

Bang Bang Bang
Bedlam In The Magazine
Been Hiding
Behind The Mask
Between The Lines
Call It Ours
Disharmony
Dizzy Heights
Dreamabout
Everything Flows
Feedback Loop
Guiding Star
In The Calm
Instant Craving
Jam Econo
Jump Jump Jump
Lift Me Up
Magnificent Dreams
Our Trip
Potatoes
Rock and/or Roll
Secret Heartbeat
Siamese
Signal Box
Slow Graftiti
Superfi
Take The Windows Out
Target Practice
This Is Our Music
Unbelievable Things
Unclouded
We Belong
What We Do
What We Do Is Secret
Wrong Time Capsule

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

Post by Cloudy Cat » Thu Jul 26, 2012 09:02

Another Music From A Different Kitchen

You could add "Of Distinction" in praise of that loved-by-critics, ignored-by-the-public band from the 80's. Bit cumbersome though.

I guess I'm from the wrong generation though What We Do Is Secret is around the same time as that Buzzcocks lp.

Songs From Under The Floorboards, from the Magazine song and it's a magazine. Oh the beauty of it. Or not.

I'd vote for Signal Box.
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Re: What should our magazine be called? Suggestions until Au

Post by a layer of chips » Thu Jul 26, 2012 09:08

Cloudy Cat wrote:Another Music From A Different Kitchen
I thought of this yesterday, but then I thought it was too long, yeah. It could be shortened to:

Another Music

But that probably sounded dull.

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

Post by Cloudy Cat » Thu Jul 26, 2012 09:22

Yeh, it would be shortened to Different Kitchen which would lead to Ideal Home types accidentally getting excited over it.


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

Post by Cloudy Cat » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:01

a layer of chips wrote:Hard Target!
Isn't that a John Woo film? A blood-spattered read.

Two more suggestions: A Clandestine Kingdom, Before We Become Fossils

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

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:16

crystalball wrote:Heh, Rock and/or Roll would be brilliant
YES! Rock and/or Roll is great!
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Re: What should our magazine be called? Suggestions until Au

Post by lynsosaurus » Thu Jul 26, 2012 15:54

I have no suggestions, but I'm enjoying reading everyone else's. I think "what we do is secret' is my favourite so far.

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

Post by linus » Thu Jul 26, 2012 18:39

'Suggestions'

it's a Small Factory song

I don't quite get why 'What We Do Is Secret' is elitist, per se

I take it as an acknowledgment- perhaps a sly one- that the music 'that we like' and that will be covered is often left out of or overlooked by the popular/mainstream/regular press or if it is mentioned at all is done so in a sniffy, begrudging, perfunctory or patronising way

I like it for that reason

and it's a Germs song

And perhaps there is a sort of advantage in setting yourself slightly apart, we're not launching yet another music magazine, we're doing something a little different... unless we are launching yet another music magazine, obviously

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

Post by Outcognito » Fri Jul 27, 2012 00:24

a fog of ideas wrote: I don't quite get why 'What We Do Is Secret' is elitist, per se

I take it as an acknowledgment- perhaps a sly one- that the music 'that we like' and that will be covered is often left out of or overlooked by the popular/mainstream/regular press or if it is mentioned at all is done so in a sniffy, begrudging, perfunctory or patronising way

I like it for that reason

and it's a Germs song

And perhaps there is a sort of advantage in setting yourself slightly apart, we're not launching yet another music magazine, we're doing something a little different... unless we are launching yet another music magazine, obviously
I think all of that has swung it for me.
It's so easy when the door is wide open.

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

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Fri Jul 27, 2012 09:49

We should just call it Andy Knows Best, because he clearly does.

..That might sound sarky but it's not. Andy is fucking MEGA.
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Re: What should our magazine be called? Suggestions until Au

Post by RITH » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:22

'What We Do Is Secret' is also a (sadly apparently not great) 2008 American biographical film about Darby Crash, singer of the Germs.
What We Do Is Secret lyrics wrote:Standing in the line we're abberations
Defects in a defect's mirror
And we've been here all the time
real fixations
Hidden deep in the furor-
What we do is secret-secret!

We're influential guys for the D.C.C.
We can lie so perfect
And we've got a party line
to every call
It's a very short circuit-
What we do is secret-secret!

Licensed to drill with the torch
in our lives,
Walking on shallow water
Progressed to the
point of no distinction
Dementia of a higher order-
What we do is secret-secret!
I CAN'T LIVE
I do like the name. I'm not 100% convinced yet though. For me I think it's between this and 'Signal Box'. And perhaps 'Rock and/or Roll'.
Still waiting for the one YES! name to pop up, but it may just be a matter of getting used to a decent one.
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Re: What should our magazine be called? Suggestions until Au

Post by a layer of chips » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:27

I have not one ounce of creativity in my body, but What We Do is Secret sounds more fanzine-y than magazine-y to me. Think it needs to be two words maximum.

Like... erm, Just Seventeen.

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

Post by Outcognito » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:19

Candy Twist. That would continue on from the original zine idea. Unless Dennis has plans to run both, of course.
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