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Campaign gaining some momentum...
Accusations of pretension/stupidity etc sure to follow from various quarters.
It's surely a bit too avant-garde for a lot of people, and I'm not sure if people will be quite so willing to spend money on silence.
I'm happy to be proven wrong.
Personally, I reckon it's stupid, yeah. But if people wanna waste their own money, they can go ahead.
i'm pretty sure it was originally just a case of taking the whole facebook christmas number 1 trend to its hilarious logical conclusion, but now people are back to having inane arguments about simon cowell... " First, I'll just point out that I think John Cage's 4'33" symphony is a work of pure genius. However, what y'all are doing is sooooooo pathetic. It's eye-wateringly, mind-numbling spiteful and jealous. So Simon Cowell made a success of his life. So great singers get a chance to shine on the show, put their name in lights and get a number one single out, making Christmas that bit nicer. You are all such idiots. I really hope the X Factor beats you, and I'll do everything in my power to make sure that happens."
u mad bro?
I think it would only be worthwhile if it was something entirely different, such as this! Just some other track by, say, ac/dc, wouldn't do. And it would be worth it to hear the dead air on radio 1 (or their excuse as to why they won't play it)
in that the emergency filler tape would kick in after thirty seconds.
Is there actually a Cage recording on download services? I thought the point of the piece, if there is one, was to make the listener aware of all the noise around them rather than 'silence is better than this lol'.
...but...I have noise isolating earphones.
purely on a Beavis & Butthead shits-n-giggles hur-hur swearing at #1 basis. But then haters missed the point entirely by going to great lengths to try and pin some kind of bigger meaning onto it than it was ever meant to have. So I ended up being most glad that the po-faced naysayers were (apparently) so pissed off by it all.
But it was what it was. Facebook-centric stealth. The stealth factor is gone now. And too many people will have an idea what could/should follow it, anyway.
4'33' is is one way to take it 'to the next level', I guess. Another would be to opt for an unavoidable obscenity in the artist name or track title or something. Which would probably make it illegible or something. Or we could all just hand some wedge over to Noel "good name for Xmas" Edmonds by making Mr Blobby #1 every year from now on.
I know one thing though. If Imagine gets any kind of momentum behing it, the only way I'll be able to get through the rage will be to exhume John Lennon's corpse and kill it again.
thinking about it, another choice would be to get last year's X-factor winner (the one that lost out to RATM) to beat this year's x-factor winner (if there is one - I have no idea what their plans are). That'd be faintly surreal. And there'd be no element of smashing ver system whatsoever, so it'd be the purest of lulz for lulz sake.
the whole 'pin some bigger meaning' onto it types missed the point that had it been a cooler/weirder/ more interesting song or whatever it wouldn't have had the momentum. it needed a big loud rock song that was known to the 30/40something media mob and the teeny kids alike. so they used that. and it worked. all the shit that came after was just...oyyyyy.
you are going to get about 751903 knobs making their own pages, all with modest followings, rather than one big one last year
The 'protest vote' idea wasn't new. It had cropped up and fallen short before. Malcolm Middleton's single had the backing of the odd Radio 1 DJ or three in 2007 but only managed to sneak into the arse end of the chart.
Alexandra Burke's Cohen/Buckley cover threw up an obvious head to head opportunity in 2008, but the Buckley version only got to #2. Cohen's did about as well as Middleton's song did the year before.
Last year had a combination of the 'required facebook demographic' being just right, a potential 5-in-a-row for X-factor, and a shitter-than-usual (if-that's possible) song being promo'd by Cowell & co, and 'it-nearly-happened-last-year. And the guy behing the RATM thing seemed to have some previous in the field of internat viral stuff.
Any 'wit' can suggest something else vaguely subversive as a follow-up. They were doing it for 2010 before 2009 was done and dusted. But it's not just as simple as coming up with a song to rally around. All the planets have to align so everything's just so and it's one track that 'everyone' feels they can be arsed to get behind. I doubt that the media are gonna bite and go for any blur-oasis style coverage this year. And most people who bought into it last year are probably just gonna be meh about doing it again. There's not really any point other than a tellytubbies-esque chant of again! again!
on that actual facebook group.
there's a prime candidate near Heelas in Reading. But i'm a bit too lazy for that.
nostalgic fun at the free ratm gig with my buddies, fun times
but surely I'm not the only one who just couldn't give a fuck what's number one on Christmas day?
Please please please can someone tell me a) this video hasn't actually been filmed yet, b) it will be filmed on location, with all these people in the same place at once, and c) where I can get a cheap cluster bomb.
It's not really worth the effort.
Now I'm conflicted, because much as I don't want those fuckers grabbing the glory for their shitty cartoon, Surfin' Bird is fantastic.