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The Verb – New Voices Broadcast

The Verb radio show broadcast is happening Friday 14th October at 10pm. Featuring Professor Karmadillo discussion on science songwriting.

I was a short notice replacement for a ventriloquist act that could not make it in time.

Ian McMillan was a wonderful host, who completely made me feel at home despite me missing all my cues – luckily all the long pauses should be edited out the show. He was also great at warming the crowd up – I want him to introduce me for all my shows!

I can’t decide if the highlight of the show for me was Philip Langeskov’s short story or the excerpt of the poem about the train ride from Norwich to Sherringham. Both were great, so I would recommend listening to the show to decide for yourselves!

Geekpop Summer song writing challenge – Prizewinner!!!

Karmadillo are pleased to announce that the song entry for the Geekpop Summer Song Writing Challenge has won the Most Contrived Rhyme Prize! Why not peruse the lyrics of our biographical song on Gregor Mendel and figure out which couplet was the winner. Or listen to the geekpop podcast and hear it for yourself!

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It is the same day the career killing Mercury Award prize is announced – I’d rather have this one as if my career nosedives from here I’ll never get to play at Glastonbury again!

The overall winner was a fantastic song on the nature of Google. I didn’t catch the singers name (Naomi F…?) properly but someone worth watching out for. While lots of geeky songs are clever this was also quite moving, funny and poignant.

Thanks to the Geekpop team and the judges for their decision. Now to decide what to spend £25 of science vouchers, supplied courtesy of the Graphic Science.

Don’t forget if you like contrived rhymes more can be heard during the chorus on our single at