My husband and I have invented (we think) a new game to entertain us during lockdown. We call it “Setlist”. You have to think of a theme, and then think of as many bands / musical acts as you can with a word relating to that theme in the title. For example:
- Travel: Bryan Ferry, Journey, Jefferson Airplane, Billie Holliday, The Cars, The Jam …
- Software engineering: Perl Jam, Basement Jaxx, Stakker …
- Animals: Dogs D’amour, The Byrds, Whitesnake, etc
Having had hours of fun working our way through about 40 categories, we were beginning to run out of theme ideas — so tried a scholarly publishing theme. Herewith some of our efforts – please add yours as comments!
- Elsevier-a Lynn
- Thomson Twins
- Bizarre Inc
- Soft Cell Press
- Clarivate-0-8 State
- Womack & Womacmillan
- Bon JOVE
- James Taylor & Francis
- Carole Tenopir-and-King
- Paul Simon & Schuster
- Double Blind Melon
- Ed Harcourt
- PLOS One Direction
Happy Lockdown everyone!
91 Thoughts on "Scholarly Setlist: a Game for Lockdown"
Love it! Shades of the Amswersmash round in Richard Osman’s House of Games. Apologies to all non-UK readers. House of Games only available on UK TV – BBC2 weeknights at 6 pm.
Love this game Charlie! Brilliant. I have a few suggestions:
Peter, Paul and Mary Ann Liebert
Sage against the Machine
Proper LOL! Love the idea there were originally some other Liebert siblings 😂 The others are also v funny, with ZZ39.50 Top clearly winning you a special geek prize!
I’m never going to think of Sage the same way again.
The Todd Carpenters
Steely Dan Pollock or Tonkery
Excellent stuff Charlie 🙂
Fun! Some more…
New Riders of the Purple Sage Group
Taylor Swift & Francis
Cambridge Over Troubled Water
Meet on the Routledge
SciELO (which needs no additions)
New Riders of the Purple Sage Group! Chef’s kiss!
WorldCat Power (or WorldCat Stevens…)
OCLCD Sound System
Men at RefWorks
SILVERCHAIR! Amazing 🙂
Big Data (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Data_(band))
“Carly Simon and Schuster”
Is this fair, since her dad co-founded Simon and Schuster?
I’ll show myself out
Didn’t know that, and very happy to have learned it this way – thanks – so stay 😆
Frutratingly I can’t make L7/Elsevier work… Plan S Club 7 anyone? Basement JATS?
How did I miss The David Smiths!
and George Ann Michael
Seems like each of the Chefs may have their own group
Don’t leave out the Michael Clarke Five.
Karin Wolf Parade
Judy Luther Vandross
Tao Tao and the Getdown Staydown (https://www.thaoandthegetdownstaydown.com/)
Crotty Stills And Nash
Was wondering how long that one would take to be included. Bravo!
Cochran Stills and Nash also works.
Judy Luther Vandross has it for me, excellent … The Power of TSK Love
Still struggling for Phill Jones …. think we can do better than Phill Howard Jones … What is Love
OMG – this is so much fun. I think my favorites so far are:
James Taylor & Francis
Peter, Paul and Mary Ann Liebert
Sage against the Machine
Men at RefWorks
It’s hard to come up with originals. Of course there’s:
Emerald (as themselves)
(El)Severe Tire Damage (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severe_Tire_Damage_(band))
OK, my quarantine-addled brain apologizes in advance for each and every one of these:
Al Green OA
Weyes Blood Journal
Vviley (a la Alvvays)
Husker Membership Dues
APC (after Scottish popsters APB, of Shoot You Down “fame”)
The (Embar)Go! Team
Ohio (University Press) Players
BioOne Direction, alongside PLoS One Direction
and I think I can see the Village People singing P. N. A. S, it’s fun to stay at the PNAS (might be a stretch)
Doug, Al Green OA is excellent
Also, ScholarOne Direction
This is my favorite SK post ever.
Directory of Open Access Journey
The Alan Parsons Project Euclid
Oops, I see Abigail already said ProQuestlove! May I offer in its place …
Bowker Wow Wow
Great minds think alike, Lola! 🙂
eLife Without Buildings
Tracy Chapman & Hall
SAGE of Chance
Cannibal Oxford University Press
Boogie Box HighWire
Ooh thank you Lola, I’m honoured! At least, trying to find time to feel honoured in between fits of giggles! Loving all the contributions but for some reason Judy Luther Vandross is the one that I just can’t stop laughing at! Basement JATS pretty special too, Matt. And Men at RefWorks, Abigail 😆😆 keep ‘em coming. We’ve got a few more weeks to survive …!
Talking Book Heads
The Naked and the Grateful Dead
The Doors of Perception
ORCID Creole & the Coconuts
Bad Company of Biologists
Marky Mark Allen Group
Ringgoldie Lookin’ Chain
Marky Mark Allen Group 🤣🤣🤣
HA!! Bad Company of Biologists.
Adrian Stanley and I were riffing on text and I gave him band names and he came up with this brilliance!!!
EBSCO and the Bunnymen
Tears for Frontiers
I am seriously ROFL!
More team riffing with Ann … Modern Inglis (English) as in John from CSHL
and perhaps Lauren Kayne West
I also like Sweet Dreams are Made of APC’s by the EUrythmics 😉
Can’t believe Adrian hasn’t yet suggested Charlesworth & Eddie.
EBSCO and the Bunnymen is brilliant!
Haven’t got to the bottom of the comments yet so I’m hoping neither Highwiron Maiden nor Silverchair Supply have gone.
Joan Jett and the Blackwells
One that works as is:
Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (could also be Kenny Roger Schonfeld and the First Editions)
And of course:
Okay, I’ll play.
Mission Driven to Mars
Green OA Day
Gold OA Frapp!
Duke Ellington University Press
K.D and Peter Lang
Frankie Goes to Hindawiwood singing RELX might be a stretch but don’t want to leave anyone out
Godspeed You! Science Editor
Built to Spill (a cascading review model)
Tom Waits for a Decision
Cage the Elsevier
Expressions of Concern in the Sky
Very much here for the use of GY!BE
Absolutely love “Expressions of Concern in the Sky”
OK – getting back to work now. My husband just came up with:
And Adrian is too shy to post:
Another Brick in the Pay-Wall
Chicago (University Press) singing You’re the Innovation
ADA or AMA and the Ants … Subscribe and Deliver …
That might be me done for the day, have we reached 100 bands yet?
Thanks all for the great contributions, a fun way to spend Good Friday
Unpaywall of Sound
Peers for Fears
Twenty BioOne Pilots
The Only BioOnes
Big Daddy (Lauren) Kane
Faith No Morressier
Morressier Day and the Time
SheriDan the Automator
Reel Big Journal of Fish Biology
My Life with the Brill Kill Kult
Faith No Morgan and Claypool
General Public Library of Science
And how have the more musical among us not already formed a band called Publish or Perish? Seems ripe for these times!
Tom Petty and The American Heart Association Breakers
Alison Mudcrutch-itt (Mudcrutch was Tom Petty’s band before the Heartbreakers)
Steve Earle and The Duke University Press
Ginger Baker and James Taylor
Ray “Wiley” Hubbard
(Clinical) Pearl Jam
Thank you everyone for continuing to make me laugh like a drain!
Fellow chefs, it being evening here and me one spritz in, I feel emboldened to share with you my sadness that none of you have come up with one for me yet 😉 I will give you till the morning and then, like, whatever, I’ll do it myself…
The Charlie Rapple Daniels Band. You’re welcome 🙂
Charlie Rapples in Stereo?
Charlie the Rappler
Whoever came up with Sage Against the Machine wins the internet for today.
Rappler’s Delight by the Sugar Hill Gang
How did we all miss:
Ginny Hendrix (from CrossRef) and
Glen Campbell (no change required)
Oh and my husband just came up with:
Elvis PLOStello AND
Charlie Fiona (R)apple
THANK YOU, Charlie – this has been the best post ever!!!!
Heather ‘Van Morrison’ singing Have I Told You Lately …. about the rapid growth of OA 😉 hope all is well Heather
The Black Raym Crowes … Sure OA to Handle
Love Elvis PLOStello and Alice in Chains Meadows
Thank you David, Christine, Abigail, Michael, Joanne (the winner!) and Ann!
Just remembered Cat Stevens who used to work at Swets!
Tim MCGRAW Faith HILL
Punk and Wagnalls
Lexis midnight runners
Penguin Cafe Orchestra Books
Scritti Polity (Scritti Politti is one of the best band names ever :-))
Not quite …
Torrents and the machine
Book shop boys
Siouxsie and the repositories
What about the other way …. suggested names?
The Double Dips
Let’s not forget Marc21 Bolan, ERIH Burden and the extravagant Army of Librarians!
Schoolar Bears, The Researchers, PDF Harvey and Elsevier Presley.
The Dave Adam Matthew(s) Band
Took Friday off so am late to the game (literally). As someone born in the late 50’s I’m showing my age on most of these, but here goes. And a number of the publishers/vendors listed aren’t around any longer.
Gordon and Breach Boys
Booker T and the McGraw-Hills
Simon and GarFunk and Wagnalls
Grand Funk and Wagnall’s Railroad
Dr. John Wiley and Sons
Blood Swets and Tears
Brill & Sebastian
I Am Kluwert
The MIT MIT Bossones*
*you have to say these ones out loud
The MIT MIT Bosstones (you have to say it out loud)
These ones are fabulous! MIT MIT Bosstones!
And as the Proclaimers sang, “When you go, will you send back, a Letter to the Editor”
Well then, Eddie Reader 🙂
Nine Inch Gales..