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The time has come... for change... change and hope.
what do you do that requires any sort of official management structure?
Nothing at all. Except phone up the wee red bar every couple of weeks and go "can we still come here cheers bye".
Popular DiSSer atbay is the other co-president, by the way.
I would encourage it.
but that connotes biffy clyro and marilyn manson
i'm looking forward to the indie soc G20
i have no idea what a non-shitty name is for an "indie" society
something that encompasses club nights, mix swaps and being wimpy but doesn't cover the wombats.
instead of connotations of guitar pop. i dunno. there was one in york uni called burn the jukebox, and a name like that would be good, but that risks alienating all the fringe members who join up for the discounts and basically fund the society. it'll probably end up being indie soc again :(
might go with something like alt. cardiff society
IT'S ABBREVIATED AND EVERYTHING
don't use our name though please cos we might lose our high google rank ¬_¬.
although I'm not sure if it's an offical society, but it exists, as well as the 'Indie' soc. I stopped being involved with either after first year :s Other Sounds members seem to have infinitely better taste than the Indie soc members though.
I don't think I even know who that is..
I co-run OS with melesmeles and another non-diser
since first year (I'm in my 3rd) :s Or any societies for that matter.. Other Sounds does revolve around liking better music though - I got bored of people trying to talk to me about Oasis and The Killers at Indie Soc pretty quickly.
I'm just totally rubbish at turning up to actual events.
at freshers fare I made a point of intercepting folk at the indiesocs table and stealing them :) What do you do then?
YES WE DO
People will know what to look for at Fresh at least.
It's twee and pretentious, and ensures that nobody knows what it is at fresher's fair - which is a shame, because the people who run it are lovely. They just have to stand around looking alternative with fringes and check shirts, passing out flyers to other people similarly dressed.
when i was there it was actually one of the biggest societies!
i always found it a bit pretentious and cliquey though
But I think the name hasn't been changed because it allows them to be a little bit more discerning of the clientele they accept. It's nowhere near as cliquey as, say, New Theatre, or Karni. Those are cliques beyond belief.
why would you want to be cliquey/"discerning of the clientele you accept"? Surely you can use all the kooks fans membership fees to fund genuinely good stuff for the people who like it?
I mean it more in the sense that their name means that people don't really know what the hell it is, so instead they have to shout and cajole people into paying attention. They just focus on the girls in twee dresses and guys in checked shirts, most of whom are Kooks fans anyway and end up funding it so it's all fine...
I don't know, really, I'm only a member for the discount, but it doesn't seem quite as cliquey as it did when I first arrived here in 06 - though that's probably because the people who run it now are friends of mine who stuck in there and rose to the top...
It is and has been. Imagechange still goes occasionally.
I may be going to Edinburgh Uni in two years time. It's pretty cool they have an indie music society?
What do you actually do? Get pissed and occasionally talk about music?
i'm here for the next three years, ostensibly. Our aims for this year are expanding our membership to above 10 people and putting on just one band.
scratch that sentence about going to uni ¬_¬
full of people in polka dot dresses and cardigans. like me then. can i come? i won't be a student any more in a month, and i don't go to edinburgh uni.
the next Hark! is scheduled for the 14th by the way, i think. I have an exam on the 15th so I probs won't be there, but james will.
or i may still be in my studio, crying into my bag of pencils.
bitch you did me so wrong
i don't wanna go on
living in this world without you
Also: Do you guys have a normal, all-encompassing music club in addition to your indie society, or is the indie society kind of just the only active music club?
they don't tell you this sort of stuff in secondary school
and it's all-encompassing, but the most active members are ones you could possibly find in an indie society if our college had one.
I co-founded the Birmingham one. it was great fun, and appears to still be going strong, yay: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=29259935436&ref=ts
This week we'll be using children's glockenspiels to make music. Now, everyone take off your black-rimmed glasses. We'll be using them as percussion.
1 2 3 4
Oh my god you're screaming and it's totally out of tune but it sounds fucking amazing infront of that glockenspiel. It's like Animal Collective skateboarding over Black Flag's cock!
I'm sure they're looking out for a burning young talent such as yourself.
mainly behind the eyes, and get worse whenever there's pressure on your head like when you cough or when you bend down, it's well annoying. Got a little cut on my finger as well, cut it before with a stanley knife and it's stinging a bit.
look forward to
THE GAYS AGAINST YOU
and a ROLO TOMASSI (ACOUSTIC SET)
i try to spread the good word and i get shot down. i'm gonna take your webcam from its little iWidget and take a picture of your insides by ramming it up your cock and punching you in the face.
(i've appointed myself the malcolm tucker of this operation btw)