What's your song?
For just a minute, in a gap between Vince Cable's conference address and Nick Clegg doing a question and answer session, let's talk music.
Conference season brings with it a lorry load of policy motions and obscure fringe events. Some of them, let me whisper, are a little bit on the dry side. Sitting in one last year, having assumed a posture some distance from bolt upright, and a gaze that had morphed into a daze, I had an idea. An idea not entirely connected to the presentation I was watching. But hey.
What do politicians' musical tastes tell us about them? So this year, I'm keeping a note of the music our political leaders choose to appear on stage to during the conference season.
So here goes so far. At the UK Independence Party's conference in Eastbourne a few weeks ago, leader Nigel Farage came on to Chumbawamba's Tubthumping. They are the band whose guitarist tipped a bucket of water over Lord Prescott's head at the Brits in the late nineties. "I get knocked down, but I get up again," goes one of the lyrics. "He drinks a whisky drink, he drinks a lager drink, he drinks a lager drink, he drinks a cider drink," another. For a politician who survived a plane crash on election day and is known to enjoy the odd half pint, it seems appropriate.
At the Green Party conference in Sheffield, leader Caroline Lucas decided against any music at all. But there was no such reticence at Plaid Cymru's annual gathering. Outgoing leader Ieuan Wyn Jones walked onto the stage to the strains of The Goo Goo Dolls promising "Better Days." As my colleague Betsan Powys, the BBC's Political Editor in Wales, pointed out: "He walked off relishing the thought that how to deliver those better days is no longer his shout."
Now here in Birmingham, at the Liberal Democrat conference, I've just emerged out of the hall after the Business Secretary Vince Cable's speech. As activists applauded, Mr Cable, known for his love of ballroom dancing, went for a classical number. Alas, my ignorance was exposed. But sterling work by an indefatigable party staffer on my behalf got me an answer: Vivaldi's Alla Rustica. Part of the Universal Classics Baroque compilation, apparently.
So what song should Nick Clegg have playing when he addresses the conference on Wednesday? And what about David Cameron and Ed Miliband in the next few weeks? What would you appear on stage to? I will keep you posted on 5live conference season compilation both here and on 5live Breakfast.
Chris Mason is 5 live's Political Reporter. You can follow Chris's coverage of the party conference season via Twitter - @ChrisMasonBBC