The MiND Study core team recently had a team planning meeting, to discuss our timelines, risk management plans, give feedback and review how we’ve all being going and how we think MiND is doing, to chart how we’re going to achieve our ambitious goals, and finally to do lots of blue-sky dreaming.
So as you can tell, a lot of serious business!
Even though we couldn’t meet in person, we were still able to share our love of food, thanks to wonderful catering and epic coordination from Stef Colella!
As well as enjoying delicious food, we like to have some fun to break up the seriousness a little bit. So of course we all thought about the perfect theme song for The MiND Study, and voted on it. You can see the wonderfully eclectic range of songs below. It was a close one, with Cath’s fabulous (and sneakily campaigned) submission, “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” by Simple Minds, coming out on top. We think it’s a perfect song, given its hippocampal theme, The MiND Study aiming to transform the care and assessment of people with memory problems, and of course ‘Mind’ being in the artist name! Simple Minds was probably meant to be the band for us – Dhama used their song “Alive and Kicking” to kick off a musically punny slide for his roadshow presentation on MiND, when we went live and started recruiting.
What’s more, we also discovered that we have an amazing songwriter amongst us – Dennis Velakoulis! We’re blown away by his talent, and hope you enjoy his NfL cover/remix of his favourite song, Blue Monday, as much as we do.
The core team, along with our incredible range of national and international collaborators, has come a long way and achieved so much in a relatively short period of time, (and despite the challenges of a global pandemic). There is so much to be proud of. We closed our meeting energised, looking forward to the future with even more excitement and optimism.
If you have any song recommendations, or puns, or just want to join the fun, we’d love to hear from you!
|1||49||Don’t You (Forget About Me) – 2001 Mix||Simple Minds|
|2||41||Blue Monday||New Order|
|3||35||Where Is My Mind?||Pixies|
|4||28||Always on My Mind||Pet Shop Boys|
|5||27||Read My Mind||The Killers|
|6||22||Georgia on My Mind||Ray Charles|
|7||18||Got My Mind Set On You – Remastered 2004||George Harrison|
|8||14||Friday on My Mind – 2015 Remaster||David Bowie|
|9||12||Free Your Mind||En Vogue|
|10||9||Always On My Mind||Elvis Presley|
|11||7||If You Could Read My Mind||Gordon Lightfoot|
|12||6||Alive And Kicking||Simple Minds|
|12||6||If You Could Read My Mind||Ultra Naté|
|12||6||Open Your Mind||U.S.U.R.A.|
|13||0||Fight For Your Mind||Ben Harper|
|13||0||God of the Mind||Disturbed|