We’re joined by Alex Day aka nerimon from Time Lord Rock band Chameleon Circuit to discuss trock and Doctor Who music in all its forms. We also look at fan creativity about and inspired by trock, play Alex Doctor Who music from the past and attempt to define just what trock is.
It’s a bumper length trock special!
@ 1 minute We introduce Alex and Time Lord Rock, talk about how trock got started and how we got into trock.
@ 6 minutes 30 seconds Could there be a musical episode like Buffy’s Once More With Feeling?
@ 9 minutes 50 seconds Alex talks about his hopes that trock will bring a younger generation into Doctor Who conventions.
@ 11 minutes Alex tells us how Chameleon Circuit started and got named.
@ 13 minutes Which genres does trock music include?
@ 15 minutes 30 seconds Where should people go if they want to start listening to trock?
@ 18 minutes 30 seconds Is trock all about the new series or are there any classic series songs?
@ 19 minutes 50 seconds How much of the classic series is Alex familiar with?
@ 23 minutes We look at the fan-made music videos for Chameleon Circuit’s An Awful Lot Of Running:
@ 27 minutes 30 seconds Other videos:
@ 29 minutes 30 seconds Fan art about Chameleon Circuit:
http://virunee.deviantart.com/art/Chameleon-Circuit-Fanart-129239629 (Chibi band)
http://mazzi294.deviantart.com/art/Charlie-126239297 (Pop art Charlie)
http://chameleoncircuitfans.deviantart.com/ (deviantART CC fan club)
The fan art Alex was sent – CHAMELEON CIRCUIT by Briz of BrizyComics – Brilliant group portrait of the band!
@ 33 minutes Fan art about Doctor Who characters making music:
http://jinkies36.deviantart.com/art/The-Smiths-WIP-132755352 (Nat’s The Smiths work in progress)
The cover to the Trock On compilation by SharkeyeJones
http://sanguaze.deviantart.com/art/Rock-Band-Masters-111052247 (Doctor and the Master in a band)
http://community.livejournal.com/doctorwhy/2008/11/14/ (From Doctor Why, the Master plays Rock Band)
http://loonylovegood93.deviantart.com/art/Torchwood-Chibis-77722988 (Doctor and Torchwood chibis in a band)
http://metallicfire0.deviantart.com/art/Who-Karaoke-94562809 (Doctor Who characters singing karaoke)
http://aimeekitty.deviantart.com/art/TARDIS-karaoke-room-89695874 (Doctor singing karaoke to Jack, Martha and Donna)
@ 40 minutes 30 seconds A list of Twitter #badtrocknames, Doctor Who band name puns game.
Discussion – Doctor Who Music
@ 42 minutes 30 seconds How important has the Internet been to trock?
@ 44 minutes We play Alex Doctor Who music from the past and ask if they’re trock:
I’m Gonna Spend My Christmas With A Dalek – The Go-Go’s (1960’s Dalek Mania, reminds Alex of Dalek, Baby)
Who’s Who by Roberta Tovey (Susan in the Cushing Dalek movies) – 1964 (or 65?)
Who’s Doctor Who – Frazer Hines (Jamie), 1968 – Groovy! (See also, ‘I’m a Time Traveller Honey And I Can’t Get Away From Your Love)
I Am The Doctor – Jon Pertwee, 1972 (competing with William Shatner there?)
All the above tracks are available on the CD Who Is Doctor Who
Doctor In Distress – Everyone involved in mid 1980s Doctor Who and Ian Levine (Official music video!)
Doctorin’ The Tardis – The Timelords (aka The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu later the KLF), 1988 got to Number one! (Official music video!)
Doctorin’ The Tardis mash up with Uprising by Muse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjJRZafALsk
@ 1 hour Alex wonders if Chameleon Circuit could ever get to number one.
@ 1 hour 2 minutes Doctor Who parody music:
The Dalek Song (2005, based on the Llama Song, it was originally on http://artistic-insanity.net/song/daleksong.html as a flash animation)
A Calypso With A Totally Doctor Who Twist by The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre (very silly ‘educational’ history of the actors who played the Doctor)
Discussion – Filk
@ 1 hour 4 minutes 40 seconds Examples of filk (music created by science fiction and fantasy fans) about Doctor Who:
Who Am I by Terrance Chua, 2004 (to an acoustic Doctor Who theme)
@ 1 hour 8 minutes 45 seconds Is trock filk or vice versa?
@ 1 hour 11 minutes Will Wizard Rock and Time Lord Rock kill off Filk?
@ 1 hour 12 minutes What are the differences between Trock and Filk?
@ 1 hour 13 minutes 20 seconds Trock acts always have a band name and filk is just individuals?
@ 1 hour 16 minutes Filk can use existing music, does trock always use original tunes?
@ 1 hour 17 minutes 30 seconds Why Alex wants more people to make trock music
@ 1 hour 18 minutes Filk is more an in person phenomenon while Trock is almost entirely online?
@ 1 hour 18 minutes 40 seconds Alex talks about the possibility of Chameleon Circuit going on tour or appearing at conventions, and the possible problems with playing live
Discussion – How to start making Trock
@ 1 hour 24 minutes 30 seconds Where can someone go if they want to start making trock?
@ 1 hour 25 minutes 50 seconds Is there an age limit to Trock?
@ 1 hour 29 minutes 30 seconds What if you need to find other band members?
One Man, Two Hearts is a songwriter who gets other Trock artists to sing his songs.
@ 1 hour 31 minutes 30 seconds We talk about the Chameleon Circuit album and the different types of songs.
@ 1 hour 33 minutes 25 seconds What do you need to start trocking?
Discussion – Trock: What’s happening at the moment?
@ 1 hour 34 minutes 20 seconds Could there be a fan made Doctor Who musical?
@ 1 hour 35 minutes 15 seconds Is Alex writing any new trock?
@ 1 hour 36 minutes 5 seconds Are any other trock bands close to releasing an album?
@ 1 hour 36 minutes 30 seconds Which trock bands should people try after Chameleon Circuit?
@ 1 hour 37 minutes 30 seconds Alex tells us about the Trock On compilation CD:
@ 1 hour 38 minutes 30 seconds If you have any other examples of old Doctor Who music, Doctor Who parody songs, trock fan art or videos, funny fake trock band names or any other Doctor Who music related creativity, please let us know in the comments!
Next week we’ll be talking about Russell T Davies’ relationship with fandom. If you have any thoughts about this, please do let us know on WordPress or via Twitter @BridgingTheRift.
@ 1 hour 39 minutes 20 seconds We play out to a trock song about writing trock songs, Doctor Who??? by Scottish trock band Harriet Jones And The Former Prime Ministers.