NaPoWriMo / GloPoWriMo 2018 – Day 3 – “Band Rehearsal” by David Ellis

Hey there everyone.

I’m excited to tell you all that I now have caught a cold, which means that the next few days of this month are going to be even more fun!

Laughter is usually the best medicine, so I’ve gone into Day 3 of NaPoWriMo with a keen sardonic slant, with a view to brainstorming made up names, in this case musical band names.

There is a flow to the piece (which is a list poem) when read aloud but I like to also think that each one of these bands could actually exist on some alternative plane of reality and I’m sure that if challenged, I could write material for them.

Feel free to let me know in the comments which one(s) is/are your favourites. If you have any topics/themes you’d like your favourite fantasy band(s) to cover then let me know too, I’ll then write you a song in their particular style dedicated to you and your blog for good measure 😉

Enjoy folks, here we go.



Photo by Gitty413 at Pixabay

“Band Rehearsal” by David Ellis

Intellectual Wasteland
Glassy-Eyed Animals
Ordinary Epiphanies
Strolling Through Background Noise
Ghostly Convulsions
Retired Punks
Guilty Of Love Crimes
Solo Co-Operative
Fashionable Hell
Tasty Admissions
Surprising Repetition
Limited Buffet Blues
Random Imposters
Relaxing At Your Gaffe
Roulette Wheel Of Fastidiousness
Anxiety Biography
Virus Prevention Measures For Cave Dwellers
Straightening Premium Vegetables
Lazy Landscape Avant-Gardeners Confrontation
Chocolate Teardrops
Damn Nuns
Permission To Be Serious
Same Day, Different Leash
Mechanical Loss
Denying Interventions
Sunshine Eavesdropping
Zero Value, Revenge Unlikely
Mercy Redundancy
Sweat Hammer
Ambitious PR Disasters


Still want more? Well maybe these links to other amazing poets and their Day 3 entries that also contain list poems (and many other types of poetry too) that will be sure to hit your high notes 🙂

2. Tidbits by Shannon – Ages & Stages: A Review
3. ORIENTATION::QUILTER – Day Three NaPoWriMo 2018
4. Scrambled, Not Fried – Semicipher
5. palimpsestic possibilities – the innumerable bands of the second floor ward
6. lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown – “When Life Gives You Lists, Make Poetry”
7. Voyagedesmots – Tonight Live at Institut de Beauté…
8. Ladyleemanila – C is for Cascade
9. 1st Non-Manuscript – Charlene Delfin’s second blog – Day 3: Horror Novel Titles
10. KATIE STATEN – NaPoWRiMo #3 – About the Murder
11. WHAT LIFE SAID TO ME – NaPoWriMO 2018: Day 3 – Romantic Novels…You Never Heard Of Before
13. Author Emily Ramser – The titles of poems I would have written you
14. inktuition – a poem to my creative blocks
16. The Great Unknown – NaPoWriMo 2018 April 3: The Non-News in the Village Says
17. barbaraturneywielandpoetess – Band’s Got the Runs
18. Voiceless Fricative – COWBOYS
19. ORDINARY AVERAGE THOUGHTS – National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 3
20. this and other poems – 3/4
21. The Moving Finger Writes – Roshni Rajshekhar Nair – The Third Man
22. QUEST FOR WHIRLED PEAS – A List Poem of Imagined Movie Titles Based on Stuff Strewn Across My Desk
23. Poetic Pixels – The Desert is I
24. Rhyme and Reason – Poetry Meets Film Reviews – Trollhunter (2010)
25. Summer Blues – A Poetry Blog – The Other Way
26. Poetry by Hasen – Searching For Lost Empire
27. Purple Mountain Poetry – DAY 3, DAY 3, WHAT’LL IT BE…FUR FUGS ACHE
29. My Middle Name is Crazy – things I wish I said
31. Brittany’s Blog of Random Things – NaPoWriMo Day 3: In a Certain Order
32. ARHtistic License – Strike Up the Band
33. Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings – Faith in Spring: Haibun, NaPoWriMo, Day 3
34. words in your eyes – NaPoWriMo 3
35. Raven Redux – Spring Cento
36. TAROT PROSE – Unfinished Poem Titles
37. Top 10 – What Rhymes with Stanza?
38. kavyastream – From the Start
39. Unassorted stories – Two festivals of me


13 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo / GloPoWriMo 2018 – Day 3 – “Band Rehearsal” by David Ellis

  1. I would love Denying Interventions to cover Benevolent Aliens as a theme. Are you up for it? You can check my blog RealitywithaTwistBooks under the Latest Twisted Posts tab for inspiration if desired.

    • Lol I’m up for anything like this Sheri, let’s see what I can come up with! I did use some of your posts as inspiration for this as well 🙂

      “Alien Friends With Benefits” (by Denying Interventions/David Ellis)

      In the movies, all species from outer space want to do is devour us
      Take away our land, air, sea and atmosphere, leaving nothing but a smoking crater
      Subjecting us to cruel experiments
      and some jiggery pokery regarding our butts
      Before blasting us all to kingdom come!

      But I don’t really believe this is the case
      Why judge all races to human standards, alien or otherwise
      I truly think there are benevolent aliens out there amongst us
      Waiting to shake hands and make friends
      Willing to play with our nephews and nieces
      While we all enjoy a bit of Space Weevil on the BBQ
      and drink chilled brews and futuristic cocktails

      Maybe they too crave chocolate doughnuts
      Or cake with candy sprinkles and a cherry in the middle
      Who are we to stop them if they want to party?
      As intelligent life forms, we have so much in common to talk about
      And I’m sure they will dig all of our TV shows
      I mean who doesn’t like Game of Thrones? (Very few)

      We should want to learn more about their technology
      Their relationship with the planets of the universe
      What they like doing on their weekends off
      And what their opinions are of alpacas and llamas
      Are they really just horses covered in fluff? Maybe soon enough, we’ll find out!

      So, give them a chance and hear what they have to say
      Let’s consider cultural and ecological realities, where we can all co-exist
      No need to consider blowing each other to bits
      Let’s share knowledge, resources and life hacks
      A new perspective could be on the horizon
      Or at least somebody new to kick back and share doughnuts with
      And to be frank, that’s pretty damn beautiful in anyone’s book

      • Hey there Sheri. You most certainly can, I’d be happy for you to do that 😀 Glad you liked it, I really tried to get inspired from your own posts when I wrote it 🙂

      • Yeah, the references to my posts were really fun and you caught the flavor of the Twist. 🙂 I appreciate the research and thought that went into it. Thanks for the permission…I’ll post it soon 🙂

  2. I’m sorry you have a cold. Maybe listening to some soothing music by the Virus Prevention Measure for Cave Dwellers would help. Follow that up with two tunes by the Ghostly Convulsions, and you’ll be good as new in the morning.

    • Lol I didn’t realise that I could look for home therapy through my own words! Even though I feel rough, I think I am fighting this one pretty well, it doesn’t feel like it is going to linger for a long time thank goodness. I’ll just keep writing and working hard to take my mind off of it. Mind over matter and all that 🙂

  3. I’d love to hear Intellectual Wasteland covering one of Strolling Through Background Noise’s biggest hits.
    Either that or Permission To Be Serious’ view on our impossibly competent, in no way a caricature, forever the epitome of sense, Foreign Secretary BoJo.

    • Interesting choices Matt my friend 🙂 I see a mashing up of Intellectual Wasteland covering Strolling Through Background Noise very much like a Godspeed Black Emperor noisefest kind of vibe (but with existential lyrics over the soundscapes). Maybe I could mess around with that concept further down the line but as a special treat for you, I did whip up something by Permission To Be Serious, feast your eyes on this 😀

      Bojo – No! (By Permission To Be Serious/David Ellis)

      What the hell is wrong with you?
      For starters, one thing needs to be cleared up
      Just like your Worzel Gummidge haircut
      You’ve dragged us along with the NHS under a bus
      After Brexit, lies are now your chief export
      It’s no wonder you’ve lost the majority of the people’s trust

      What the hell is wrong with you?
      Politicians are characters meant to be revered
      Not feared for what they are going to say
      Let’s trade you for someone who actually cares
      Instead of letting you mouth off
      And cause international incidents

      What the hell is wrong with you?
      Didn’t they ever teach you the art of diplomacy at school?
      Is this how you earn your wage as Foreign Secretary,
      Attacking established cultures and minorities?
      A loveable buffoon or bumbling rogue is not what we see
      In fact the only thing clearly to be seen on the horizon
      Is a cabinet reshuffle or three, see to it Theresa May before it’s too late!
      On second thought don’t bother, it would be better to vote you all out
      We’re all tired of playing your political games, when people’s lives are at stake
      If Bojo is just the tip of the iceberg, consider yourself sunk like The Titanic
      Yes, that’s cold but no more than you all deserve

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