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to start an 'indie society' at your 'uni'?
to register a new one. fucking bastards
are you even a member? is it any good? are everyone cunts?
but quit because I decided it wasn't indie enough.
what kind of events do they do, etc? all music related or other stuff too?
Good night to you madam.
I said GOOD NIGHT.
than my 'shoegaze/alt-country one'
cuntish or not.
society just accentuates elitist indie fuckface imagery
IT WOULD BE ONE OF THE OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY SOCIETIES
you know, how unis have billions of societies for every little thing? like that.
fuck, the more I think about it the more my mouth actually tastes of bile
but that's a physical impossibility
oh wait, you already are
worth a bash though.
But on your scale I would say it's about a pinch to the underside of the arm with a little twist.
where I come from. Hurts like a fucker.
zounds,it's like a nipple clamp
'good' for other people,but like fuck if you're ever gonna put one on
they expected Terrorvision fans to sit down with Maiden obsessives, those fat pasty chicks who always seem to like HIM (and nothing else other than that 'The Crow' film and those fucking horrendous New Rock boots)and Pig Destroyer types.
They asked too much.
It'll be full of self reverential 'It's not just a haircut, it's a lifestyle!' oxygen thieves with their tedious little scraggly beards and subscriptions to ID magazine and the assembled 'LOL RANDUM!!!11' River fucking Island store card brigade who grew up believing that Hollyoaks was a documentary.
for one so young(ish).
i wouldn't allow any enemy fans to join
but isn't the only reason people join these things is to meet people they'd like to rut?
Actually, that's the only reason people do anything. So do it or something.
i just want to meet some local indie boys
sod a society, i'm just going to submit a personals ad for the student paper instead
you get a free meal out of it. Maybe you should propose your uni does the same?
I remember when my ex's housemate appeared in that. She got set up with some rugby player type who got horrendously drunk then tried to pay her for sex!
but that way i would only get to meet ONE person who i might not even like!! if i started a society i could meet BILLIONS!!!
music societies/boards are just there for dating. I forgot.
was one of the best things i ever did. look at all the cool stuff we did!!!
it shouldn't JUST be about music, but erm, other stuff that 'indie people' are likely to take an interest in as well? although obviously gigs etc would be a pretty big deal
and do zine making and knitting too.
that'd be such a shame
point taken. i was more thinking of going to places/events where indie music is not the main focus though. but that could be easily done anyway.
srsly that's why i started mine and i met like allll my bffs cos of it.
and i also want to show everyone how brilliant i am at finding amazing places/gigs/stuff that no one else knows about but everyone loves me for telling them about.
i was pretty surprised. They were all nice and not into particularly "indie" music anyway.
and I like to think we're not cunts
he appears to have disappeared.
Have you checked up his arse?
otherwise you'd be bearing the brunt of POSSIBLY the most SCATHING RIPOSTE this world - no, this UNIVERSE - has ever seen.
He's living with another diser, but has quit the internetz
what kind of people are members/show up at social events? what kind of social events do you host? what does 'running a society' actually involve?
that's not the right word
had a mixtape exchange, are gunna do a clubnight, social outings etc...and LOVELY people show up
if i do decide to do this i might ask you for advice. you have been warned
The closest we've got is the Keele Rock Appreciation Posse or KRAP for short.
Which even just thinking about makes me feel sick.
or like, go to a social to see what people were like, before dismissing it if they were all cunts?
I went to a social for 'KRAP,' it was awful. All they seem to do is put on the odd social, and a night at the union once a term. I don't think they've put on any gigs while I've been here. It's rubbish really considering something like 30% of the university are members.
I never went to any of their meet ups (I remember you could find them via their purple flag), but they sent out a useful email every week detailing all local gigs, which was nice. If you want to hang out with music people, why don't you start writing for the music section on the student paper? I eneded up editing it and it was great fun.
i was meant to write an audition review but I never got round to it. They still send me emails though. Today's was "Anyone wanna review this band? They're not as shit as the name sounds. Well they're a bit shit but alright I suppose. Email back if you want guestlist". I'm gonna try and get involved so i get free cds.
but then changed my mind, because it seemed really really boring and no one seemed to be all that nice.
especially if, like me, you're in halls with rather.. (feels cuntish saying that) pop/mainstream/rnb kids which is sadly the case. in which case it'd be a great opportunity to meet more like-minded people. go for it
i joined one recently, they put on a really good gig.
after the 65dos album.
how i'd go about putting on a gig
not 'kill yourself' but youd be surprised what people define as 'indie'
there'd be lots of kooks fans joining?
they die off pretty rapidly once they know what your on about though, but good for those freshers fayre monies. Get a few more folks together before you start to establish an overall 'mood' to what you do. If I were to start one from scratch I'd probably make it 'experimental and alternative' music society, rather than 'indie'.
at universities, right? i think there should be one for indie people so i might start one, but 'the indie society' sounds pretty horrible.
Your arbitrary scales terrify me.
It starts of quantitative and then its qualitative. Im worried that this is the mind of someone who will try to take the country by force.
Oh, and calling it "indie" will be a beacon for every cardigan wearing twat.
any suggestions for other (semi) suitable names? most other societies in our uni are just called things like that, eg. the american society, the film society, etc.
we have the "live music soceity" which is hosting some folk night where gossamer albatross are playing, so they cant be all that bad.
Its difficult to really think of one, you just need to jump the gun and be a x% cuntish. Sacrifice your appendix, thymus and eyebrows is my advice. :D
so anyone at Birmingham now, you have me to thank/blame. It was ace. I made loads of friends, put on lots of fun nights, plus I got to put it on my CV and that helped me get jobs and stuff. Do it! But do it with a friend, so it's not too stressful doing it all on your own.
my housemate would be vice president. i would be president/führer/profet/etc.
I kind of get the impression a lot of scenester types join it expecting hairspray and conversations about the latest flavours of the month, and get a bit annoyed that the people who run it are relatively down to earth and don't talk that much shit. And don't wear sunglasses indoors.
BANG BANG ROCK AND ROLL
i feel left out.
were they delicious?
put em in a tin. or just eat em.
would be extra funny as young marble giants are playing swn next month
Clearly it should be called YOU! ME! DANCING!
We say party? you say hi!
That's intensely flavour of the month.
that would be good though.
'Nailgun; Futurepop, Dance, Electronica and Skullfuck'
did this in Birmingham.
It revitalised the entire Birmingham music scene
Go for it, although I'd try and think of a more obscure genre to form a soc for. POst nihilist destructo core soc wouild be great.
Bit late, I know.
It's Over The Sea, not Under The Sea, you complete twat.
in any sense imply cuntishness, but...
I say, do it.
Don't call it 'IndieSoc' though. People in impeccably-fitting cardigans and skinny jeans will join and everyone will think you only listen to Foals. Give it some clandestine name that only *REAL* music fans will "get". The more you need to explain the premise to bemused norms at Fresher's Stalls, the better.
Obviously not an indie society, but I'm yet to decide on what.
The Good Society - celebrating everything good from the past and present.
have you decided to go along with it?
but i might have to wait until next academic year to make it 'official', which would suck majorly.
Our Club Could Be Your Life
Reading this thread has made me think I should do something pro-active, rather than just moaning.
I know I won't though.
UNLESS YOU'RE DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT
cause argos said so
the secret society
cause it's a reference to a film so i could claim it's a society for people who like to reference more or less obscure things at least once in every conversation they have with someone
and it's cool, met loads of members who like great music and have been to gigs with them. plus at the last social everyone seemed to enjoy it. wanna find band members now
where their existence is to promote and provide a regular club night or gigs for the musically minded chap/lady. My alma mater, Aberystwyth, being one such example.
My misty eyed romanticism places this way beyond any indie club i've been to since, the 50p entry... the free vodka, the pints under £2. Being a little hungover today has reminded me of the tuesday hangover of old. Great days.
Pagan Wanderer Lu, incidentally, was our secretary. Hello Andy, if you're reading.
the closest thing there to an exisitng indie society is the Gair Rhydd. Their offices were crawling with indie hotties of both sexes.
but it seemed really boring and everyone seemed shit, so i didn't bother.
I met some truly lovely and mental people through it; but they're generally the type of social miscreants that aren't going to shine in a mid afternoon meeting. There will be a few cunts; they'll probably be universally despised. Worth persevering with!
My university didn't have one and I wish it did.
the 'live music society' once. There were about 5 people there and the president liked arctic monkeys, mcfly and kylie minogue. I never went again.