Blog – Aprilathon Physics Test


Okay – so there was no blog last month, we’ve been really busy and it’s just not fair being pressured like this by the weight of expectation. Just for that, you will be learning a little bit about the solar system this month…


Seriously though, when was the last one? Febrar? Around then wasn’t it? Hold on – I’ll check…

Yep – Febrar indeed. Apologies for that. Have some bullet point catch ups:

– Went to Chamonix for a couple of shows
– Played at Sunday Best with Rob da Bank, Dan le Sac & Man Like Me
– Recorded new EP “Deputy Headmaster” with George Shilling
– Worked through two briefs for national TV ad campaigns (both unsuccessful, but fun)
– Went back to Chamonix for a couple more shows
– Played loads of gigs
– Easter


So really our time Thrilling has been spent partially playing, partially recording and mostly travelling to do these things. We also passed a figurative milestone in this time as our February trip to Chamonix pushed our “total distance travelled” beyond the circumference of Earth (24,900 miles) having passed Mercury, Mars and finally Venus’ circumference (23,630 miles) back in December 2011…

Depending on the destinations that await Thrill from 2012 (and accounting for the extrapolation of our current distance travelled trajectory) we expect to pass the boundaries of the inner planets, the asteroid belt and into the Greeks and Trojans sometime around:

2024: Neptune (96,960 miles)
2025: Uranus (99,790 miles)
2045: Saturn (235,300 miles)
2048: Jupiter (279,100 miles)

Which would make the eldest of our members almost 70 years old by this time…

What is maths without context though?

There is no point having these measurements without first considering their purpose. This is no passive algebraic exercise – these are real miles, travelled by real people on a real planet in a real solar system.

Taking the number of gigs we’ve played against the distance we’d travelled, by the time we raced pass that equator mark our shows total somewhere in the 250 range. Taking that as an average we can ascertain that we travel roughly 99.6 miles per gig.

This means that by the time we’ve travelled the equivalent of the circumference of Jupiter in 2048 we should have played 2,803 gigs.



What’s next for Thrill then? Loads of shit. Rather than tap it all out here though, lose yourself in a whole ten minutes internet adventure by taking a look for yourself at our official website (, our Facebook (you know, Facebook), or Twitter (@thrillcollinsuk – it’s like facebook, only shorter and angrier)

Or just type “Thrill Collins” into Google – we’ve got the first page ; )



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