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I TAKE IT ALL BACK, IT NOW MEANS SOMETHING. I'M SORRY FOR EVER MOANING.
Te scenes, they are amazing
Why do people care so much about who's number 1 over Christmas?
Why do people care so much about people who care so much about who's number 1 over Christmas?
The threads that aren't full of posts about how much folk really don't care about something.
If folk are so not bothered by it, why do they feel the need to pile in and post about how much they couldn't care less?
I think the RATM is a nice harmless bit of easy defiance. Nothing more, nothing less. It's not gonna change the world. And it's not an embarrasment. It's just a bit of a giggle that costs 79p innit. I suspect that there'll mebbes be a charitable donation somewhere along the line, too (this is not an opening for someone to suggest I just give 79p direct to charity, btw).
and probably didn't think that his somewhat glib and conversational remark on that fact would warrant scrutiny.
there are so many posts on dis vehemently expressing HOW LITTLE THEY CARE and how BORING things are. which makes no sense.
ready to surface, if chumps won't quit their jibber jabber about how this is the most idiotic false hope and how it's supposed to mean so much, and how it's so contradictory, and how, etc, etc.
I'll remember not to post my feelings on such topics next time.
I just wondered what was so embarrasing about the pro-RATM thing. Other bods picked up your baton and ran with it. Then dropped it and fell over.
I'm backing Fucked Up for Christmas number 1 anyway. I don't really have a strong opinion on the RATM thing, I just found the NME article/facebook group a bit cringeworthy. That's all.
wish I'd gone to the bookies to have a bet on this when I'd first heard about it. it's only like 7/2 now :(
I'm not sure if I even heard the x factor song last year, so chances are I won't hear this one & thus won't give a shit either way. I'll only care if i hear the song a million times, but I think Slade is more likely to win the award for most annoying christmas song I hear all the time this year as fucking usual.
Also thinking about it, why didn't they go for fucked up's version of that geldoff song?? Although I havn't given that a listen yet so it might be crap.
There is no "they". It's just a daft idea that's grown legs. That's all it is. I'm all for the odd daft idea, so let's see how far it can run eh? Unless you're of the opinion that this is some kind of Sony conspiracy subversion double-bluff.
They've created two or three circular arguments.
"From what we can gather the point is to divert money away from the 'machine' of The X Factor, which propels its own acts (and other Sony artists) into the charts at the end of every year."
No. There is no overriding point. It's just a giggle. You don't have to find it funny. No one's forcing you. It's more revealing to see the derisive comments than it is to see the pro-RATM comments. Very few people actually give that much of a toss. It's just a FB group. Hey, X-Factor will probs be #1, but let's see what we can muster via this daft route compared to a cynical eternity of dross primetime TV shows that funnel into the assumption that one song will be a dead cert.
Where does all the beef come from? Lighten up?
than Rage Against The Machine. Shit band.
that the X-Factor winner's song is 'The Climb', originaly by Miley Cyrus.
Go Rage I say.
it makes it seem like EVERYTHING IS SO SIGNIFICANT
or that their readers are ELDERLY and need the BIG PRINT EDITION.
just remind me of how embarrassing I was as a 16 year old.
If you care about what's in the charts, or hell - even know what's in the charts - there is news for you here: You're a wanker.
Trut So Pure.
am i still a wanker
people who care about people who care about what's in the charts, or hell - even know what's in the charts?
really, what does it matter? so people want something to be christmas no.1. good luck to them! it's nice to have a hobby, and it's harmless and doesn't hurt anyone.
to hurt Simon Cowell?
This is not some great anti-capitalist hope.
It's a dafty kick-back against X-factor monotony.
Just a bit of intertron messing.
That's all it is.
let them. again, hobbies r good
"it's harmless and doesn't hurt anyone"
From the group page:
"Fed up of Simon Cowell's latest karaoke act being Christmas No.1?
Me too... So who's up for a mass-purchase of the track 'KILLING IN THE NAME' from December 13th (DON'T BUY IT YET!) as a protest to the X-Factor monotony?"
of a Godspeed You! Black Emperor album. Everytime you buy something off iTunes, a banker whips an Indonesian child labourer
Detective brusma knows
and above all, lame, then it's entirely reasonable to a) point out all of the above and b) take the piss out of them.
It's fun to have a bit of a moan.
It WAS fun to have a bit of a moan. You've basically ruined Christmas.
Let me feel your pain.
Hell, who even forced you to get involved in this thread?
And what about these massive contradictions and the pointlessness?
The FB group page says "Can I just remind everyone it's meant to be a bit of a laugh, don't take it so seriously! :)" & "we'd love to see a Christmas No.1 containing the word 'fuck'"
It's just some daftness. Where's the inconvenience to you?
with 'caring about'.
Having a bit of a piss and moan about something ultimately frivilous and trivial is just a bit of fun, innit? No need to take it so seriously, ;)
with playing the CALM DOWN, WE IZ ONLY JOKING FOR THE LULZ get-out-of-jail-free card.
Buying the "wrong" single en-masse is frivilous and trivial and just a bit of fun, innit? No need to take it so seriously, ;)
But in the short-term I do find it quite interesting how retarded some people are. And isn't "playing the CALM DOWN, WE IZ ONLY JOKING FOR THE LULZ get-out-of-jail-free card" effectively the same thing as "Can I just remind everyone it's meant to be a bit of a laugh, don't take it so seriously! :)"?
Not if you play that card after starting off from a position of righteous indignation about how stupid and embarassing it all is.
The Righteous Indignation was in fact Bucky O' Hare's Ship.
are you? this thread takes up an inch on the drownedinsound SOCIAL BOARD and you probably spent 2 seconds declining the group request on facebook. what a massive part of your life.
But it won't happen.
Who really cares about the charts anymore, though?
In response to supporters' comments they've set up a justgiving page DONATE TO SHELTER - http://www.justgiving.com/ratm4xmas
So basically, if you're against this whole shebang, you've metaphorically kicked a tramp in the goolies. x
Raised so far: £4,540.63
Gift Aid plus supplement: £1,086.94
Tsk. Internet losers. What an utter waste of time, eh?
they'd raise a lot more. No dedication.
5 and a half grand to be spent on employing students to hassle me on my walk home about how I should give money to shelter so it can be spent on more wages for students trying to get me to sign up to shelter. Good work guys.
how many thousands of people have joined this group?
Only 12 of them will actually buy the song
Raised so far: £6,822.56
Gift Aid plus supplement: £1,648.21
So, ~a couple of grand a day. 2 weeks to Xmas = the best parts of 40k raised for Shelter, all told.
Do you all just HATE SEBASTIAN COE, or what?
I don't care about this at all
I'll amend the spreadsheet and take you off the mailing list.
Your custom is valuable to us and we hope that you'll continue to enjoy all our other services in the future.
it is fun to see the charts get screwed up by something you don't expect to see there.
is it provides some kind of sick validation-by-proxy to the sort of UTTER MORON who thinks RATM aren't an amazing band.
Suddenly people are PROUD to be completely batshit crazy. It's like those po-faced Socialist Worker activist types making people think being left-wing is wrong.
So I hate the campaign for that reason.
Hate tha haterz.
(I'm bored, run with this for a little while at least)
a week after everyone else, and he's acting like he's the first person to spot the contradictions.
or summarise these alleged contradictions?
There are too many people trying to be clever about this and double bluff the bluff, or whatever. The problem with that is not only that they're missing the (lack of a real) point entirely, but they're just plain boring.
And the "I don't care about the charts, who cares about the charts" crew are just failing to see the irony of how contradictory /they/ are.
But I'd still like to see RATM do it.
But I think it'll be a massive anti-climax.
onto future Now! Christmas compilations. Fuck it, I'll buy it.
In fact, they mainly take the opposing position.
So don't take this personally, but:
a) Oh noes, NME hasn't validated me. Meh.
b) Oh, Guardian. This isn't a Rock vs Pop thing. But to be fair, the general thrust of the article "gets it".
NME fell into the trap of building this up into something it's not. The Guardian have managed to realise that it's just a jape.
it still makes people look really, really stupid. if it was done for the lulz why did they pick such a pointedly politicised song? i'm sure they're claiming it's for the lulz cos they realise how stupid they look.
- It's a great song.
- They really like it.
- It's a classic, hence more people will want to buy it.
- It's got the word 'fuck' in it. A lot. And swearing juxtaposed with something that's not supposed to be sweary is always funny.
I really doubt politics comes into it.
know when you're beaten, big man
But I checked already and Satan's snowplough is still in his garage.
Take a look at sean's alernative alt.xmas suggestion: http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/social/4209423#r5048386
Others have come up with a REAL, VALID, PROPER INDIE ALTERNATIVE #1.
They're missing the point.
The RATM track is sufficiently apposite/opposite (take your pick) to the X factor karaoke conveyor. MAybe it doesn't tick every box for everyone, but 'nuff folk really like it.
You're doing this whole "there are flaws in the manifesto" thing again.
The manifesto (such as there is one) is simply "Hey, it'd be a lark if we got a shouty, sweary, nominally "rebellious" track to Xmas #1 instead of Cowell's choice, eh?".
That's it. That's all there is to it. Why can't you accept it as that? Why are you trying to project so many other things onto it?
but they still look daft
to daft people who keep trying to pull 'em up for one thing or another.
Jokes are rubbish.
Except no, you're completely wrong.
I'm sure it wasn't a choice that had a lot of thought put into it. Just one of many facebook groups to do with daft stuff. Most fb groups wither and die. This one has grown legs.
No one up for a RATM #1 looks stupid, cos none of them are suggesting it's all about smashing the system and socking it to the man. That's never been what it's about. Nothing nearly as grand.
Only the detractors are making that accusation and attempting to elevate this into something it was never intended to be.
It's just a "what if" that a whole bunch of folk have also gone "yeah, what if" about.
Same as the "let's all buy loads of carrots from ASDA on the same day for a lark" (or whatever it was) group. Nothing to do with world hunger or corporate whoring there either, as far as I'm aware.
everyone connected with it stll looks stupid because of the main factors:
a band called 'rage aginst the machine'
a song that goes 'fuck you i won't do what you tell me'
the fact that the proceeds will (mostly) feed back into Sony, and thus x factor
if it's a joke, they're the butt of it
1) a band called 'rage aginst the machine': that's one of your objections, is it? A weak opening. What else ya got?
2) a song that goes 'fuck you i won't do what you tell me': yeah, naive youthful anger is so dumb. Why can't all lyrics be fantastically eloquent and incisive? A: Because there's such a thing as IMPACT in order to get attention and getting your point across. Stop reading so much into this.
3) the fact that the proceeds will (mostly) feed back into Sony, and thus x factor: It's a point. But an irrelevant one. Are you saying that the japery has to be based around a song that has been chosen after a big debate, and an assessment of the ethics of the long supply chain of businesses that provided all the backing to that track. "Oh noes! The coffee they were drinking between verse and chorus wasn't fair trade!!!!".
4) if it's a joke, they're the butt of it: You tell 'em. They're totally PWNED now. There's just no comeback.
i think they look stupid. i'm not the only one. all your arguments (over-analytical? me?) aren't going to change that. they. look. daft.
I want to know:
a) why a dafty spot of mild subversion is being built up to be a massive, embarrasing failure.
b) why people who apparently don't care seem so very set on saying how much they don't care.
b) doesn't apply to me. i do care, to the extent that i have an opinion on it
just not to the extent that some folk are suggesting that it tried to be.
Any supposed inherent contradictions have been projected onto it by detractors, the mildly subversive effect is legit.
b) Fair enough. You've not hollered those claims, but no-one has been able to explain their clear indignation over something they apparently don't care about.
Plenty of a) though, eh?
why do people who supposedly don't care about the x-factor go nuts of this kind of YEH DUDDE FUKK DA X-FACTURD campaign
the fact that it's this song and not something like Sean's suggestion really says a lot about what kind of 'rebellious' act this is
It's just a laugh. People like to have a laugh at Christmas. So buy it for the comedy value of seeing a song calling the LA police department a sub-branch of the Ku Klux Klan at No 1 come the morning of December 25th.
with the trite social commentary
its ideas like this, and the subsequent over-reaction that make me wish there was no xmas #1
I had a higher tolerance for people who are plain wrong, and yet insist on coming up with flimsy reasons as to why folk shouldn't indulge in a spot of japery that harms absolutely no-one.
iTUNES - 99p - track #2 (click on 'view in itunes' on the right)
PLAY.COM - 65p - it's the only track on the page
7DIGITAL - £1.19P - track #2
HMV.COM - 79p (careful - this is track #1)
TUNETRIBE - 49P - track #2 - LIVE version (yes it counts)
http://bit.ly/rage-tunetribe (Studio Version)
TESCO DIGITAL - 67p - track #2
AMAZON - 29p - YES IT COUNTS: CONFIRMED
WE7 - £1.07p - track #2
I'm going to buy it. It's going to be FUN
Total raised online: £20,740.28
Gift Aid plus supplement: £4,820.32
(see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G07sWzYObnk if you're wondering about the Seb Coe reference)
I've donated some too.
just so they can show everyone just HOW MUCH THEY DON'T CARE IN THE SLIGHTEST ABOUT COWELL
not sure why but that's tickled me a little bit
If the RATM thing hadn't grown legs, then Shelter would've been in receipt of roughly naff all of the £20k+ that they've raked in so far.
Also, I only own it on tape.
Furthermore, It wasn't started as something to prove how much they/we don't care about Cowell, it's about getting something clearly anomalous into a place it shouldn't be, as a way to deride the supposed karaoke certainty. The joy of a fly in the ointment.
No sensible person is suggesting it's all about smashing the system and socking it to the man. That's never been what it's about. Nothing nearly as grand.
Same as the "let's all buy loads of carrots from ASDA on the same day for a lark" (or whatever it was) group. Nothing to do with world hunger or corporate whoring there either, as far as I'm aware.
but there definitely seems to be a lot of that in it from the numpties who've really taken to it
should be held responsible for the over enthusiastic numptie faction.
But most sane folk seem to have got the gist of it.
I can keep cuttting & pasting the same tired replies to the same tired arguments all day long.
is that even in spite of all the column inches and the reams of web 2.0 commentary, i'm still yet to see anyone use the phrase "LULZ ON PARADE"
A bit like anyone who actually watches the X-Factor then?
(Gift Aid plus supplement: £6,682.03) for Shelter via http://www.justgiving.com/ratm4xmas
Here's an update:
Total raised online via http://www.justgiving.com/ratm4xmas = £38,550.66 (Gift Aid plus supplement: £9,202.31)
See all the good stuff that can happen when something daft grows legs?
"Tom Morello to donate Rage Against The Machine Vs 'X Factor' Christmas Number One money to charity"
"Tom Morello of RATM has said he will donate earnings to Youth Music, a scheme helping young musicians in the UK,"
So that's one more answer to the 'Why not just buy new music instead of an old track on a major label' bleatings.
As far as actual sales go:
"Bookies Drop Rage Against the Machine To Even Money For Christmas No 1"
"According to leaked midweek charts compiled by the Official Charts Company, 'Killing In The Name' had been downloaded 175,163 times, compared to 109,726 times for McEllderry’s track 'The Climb'."
Well I think it's a giggle with a worthy aside, anyways.
Have you not heard it yet? But don't you think you should hear the RATM track? Sorry, I'm not sure I'm getting this.
Plus, the inevitable "Downfall" Hitler vid:
5live asked them to play the song live then panicked when they started saying naughty words live on radio...
Aye, that was probably my favourite bit.
This isn't gonna be on iPlayer, is it? :-(
hilarious. 5live really is the most absurd radio station in history.
:) I like sheila fogharty. I hate nicky campbell.
so you can still faintly hear it while theyre speaking. amazing.
Total raised online: £42,422.51
Gift Aid plus supplement: £10,161.94
The band themselves have also entered the fray. Guitarist Tony Morello, 45, told BBC6 Music yesterday: “This is a grass-roots effort.
to come up with an article as pisspoor and as late as that.
MORE 'NEWS' HERE
They actually put "news" in quotation marks!
Easily in my top 5 worst bands of all time, I detest them and everything they stand for.
Therefore, I really hope X Factor does beat it to number 1.
Phew! Glad to see they're definitely a great band, then. :D
"xxxxx who i never liked at school is backing this, so go x factor!"
The guy from X Factor only needs 60-65,000 copies to close the gap. NME are running an exclusive interview with Simon Cowell this week. MSM is (IMO) deliberately deflating the sales figures of KITNO. Methinks there really is something rotten in the state of Denmark here...
...and the little shit is at #1 according to iTunes:
Encouragingly, as of this writing, KITNO is the "most searched" song on tunechecker:
BUT, cover-wise, a monk setting fire to himself in political protest doesn't give little girls and middle-aged women the same pleasant, safe warm dampness that a retarded fellow with only four pubic hairs and a sort-of-square-jaw does. (BUZZAH)
This so needs to happen. I would literally come in someone's face if Rage got to Number One.
...rendering all old people and children unable to get into towns to buy the cd tomorrow (an act they won't have carried out since fuckwittedly doing the same thing last year.)
And remember: the campaign is just a laugh. Forget the fact that both songs are on subsidiaries of Sony, and all the other shitty reasons that people snobbily give for not getting involved - way too many of you slating it are missing the point entirely and taking it way too seriously considering you 'don't care'.
It's a fucking great song; we all know that. The campaign is simply bit of a giggle, so get off your high horses and spend the 70-odd pence and 30 seconds of your time it'll take to download 'Killing...'
...telling them not to swear live on air, when the line they're censoring is "fuck you, I won't do what you tell me."
What were they expecting?
It made me giggle anyways.
Actual video of the live performace, not just an audio recording.
spend time posting on the internet about trivial shite you don't care about
As long as you enjoy doing so I have nothing against it
but I'm starting to enjoy hearing Simon Cowell et all's indignation about how everyone's ruining Christmas. Whinge away Simon :)
It's utterly surreal how both Cowell and Cheryl Cole seem to believe he has a right to a number one.
Cos that's what i do, i stick it to the man!
Actually this is great.
"An ITV source said: 'How can the BBC allow their DJs to actively give Rage sales a boost and tell listeners to buy the single? It goes against everything the BBC stands for.'"
"McElderry's X Factor mentor Cheryl Cole said: 'I would be devastated to see Joe lose out on possibly the best thing that could happen to him."
"'If that song, or should I say campaign, by an American group is our Christmas number one I'll be gutted for him and our charts.'"
"Fellow X Factor judge Louis Walsh said: 'This is taking the fun out of the race for Christmas number one.'"
Actually, Louis, it's putting the fun back in to the race for Christmas number one.
this is class. what a pair of losers!
...who recorded her album in America and launched her solo career with that well known non-American Will.I.Am, commenting on her boy's cover of American popster Hannah Montana's song. What a tart
is that it made me go back and listen to RATMs debut.
what a fucking brilliant album
And killing in the name of is one big, huge, chunky, mother fucking beast of a track!!!
Was it cast for the mass who burn and toil?
OR FOR THE VULTURES WHO THIRST FOR BLOOD AND OIL?
zach is a fucking amazing lyricist
I'm inferior? Who's inferior?
Yeah, we need to check the interior
Of the system that cares about only one culture
And that is why
We gotta take the power back!
The movie ran through me
The glamour subdued me
The tabloid untied me
I'm empty please fill me
Mister anchor assure me <<<\
That Baghdad is burning <<<<Absolutely incredible
Your voice it is so soothing
That cunning mantra of killing
I need you my witness
To dress this up so bloodless
To numb me and purge me now
Of thoughts of blaming you
Yes the car is our wheelchair
My witness your coughing
Oily silence mocks the legless boys
Who travel now in coffins
On the corner
The jury's sleepless
We found your weakness
And it's right outside your door
It perfect. Hard to believe it was their debut album.
THE LAND OF THE FREE?
WHOEVER TOLD YOU THAT IS YOUR ENEMY
you joyless cunt.
I was attempting to voice displeasure at those mocking the whole campaign, people that are mocking "right-on" lefties (as they see it) really get my goat.
hates everything, has nothing to say and aint the slightest bit funny.
WE'RE JUST TRYING TO HAVE A GOOD TIME, NARC.
WHY DO YOU WANNA DESTROY US?
spend a month in zach de la rocha's armpit than one picosencond in the company of sneering indie hipsterbags such as yourselves.
please fill the rest of this with RATM rhymes
it's making me giggle :)
you just make vaguely hostile comments that seem directed at people rather than issues. what's your point?
Im called a cunt and im the hostile one.
but it's parr for the course on dis i'd say. plus, it's used in response to your criticism, so yes, you were the hostile one.
i still don't know whether you support the rage single or xfactor or what though. you're accusing them of being sneering hipster types, but surely the hispter behaviour in this situation is to ignore the whole thing entirely or slate everyone involved...
I called you a "joyless cunt."
Joyless = Because you're hating on something that's a bit of fun and a good way to make some money for charity.
Cunt = Because you're acting cunty.
I was hating on the negative snide remarks some have left about it, not the campaign at all.
And we won't have this trouble again. K, thx.
The ones who are slating the RATM shizzle are the real "sneering indie hipsterbags" - either too indie to get involved with anything RATM-centric, or too arch and ironic to get onside with something genuinely worth a giggle.
And don't think that defending the X Factor is some kind of oh-I-like-Girls-Aloud-and-I'm-open-minded-and-not-an-indie-snob thing. It's really not.
Either way, you've totally missed the point. Yours and all the rest of the arguments from the point-missers have been comprehensively corrected up ^^^there^^^.
and it may help to clear things up.
of buying a sweary single en masse and getting it to #1 when it was uniformly assumed that something else (something that grates somewhat) would effortlessly assume the position.
That's it. Nothing more.
The £50,000 raised for Shelter via http://www.justgiving.com/ratm4xmas/ and RATMs donation of their windfall royalties to http://musicispower.youthmusic.org.uk/ are a nice aside that should at least nullify any sneering from the natsayers, even if they're not on board.
Everything else is a sideshow that is fulfilling the desires of the individual involved. Be they blogger, journalist, work colleague, tv station, whatever. Yes, everyone will apply their own twist. That's inevitable. But the core premise started out as, and remains, very simple indeed.
you've all got the wrong end of the stick.
my first post was directed at the the thread initiator.
Is that the post where you refer to a "bunch" of people?
Yes. and the others mocking it.
PS - Preacher is still crap.
I seem to recall that your opinion on Preacher consisted of something along the lines "Uh, it's shit - but my feeble brain is unable to articulate how."
Given that here you seem to be confused about the difference between the singular and the plural, I don't think you'll be too surprised if I register the same attitude here as I did then: Great Rolling Waves of Scorn.
It seems to be all you ever do on these boards.
Are you stating that as a fact, or is it just something you'd like to be true but can't actually provide any evidence or justification for? Something that seems to be all you ever do out of all the seven posts I can remember you making...
Incidentally, considering that entirety of the post concerned consisted of a 'mistake', what exactly would you have preferred me to refer to?
You realise of course, that the sole condition of your 'victory' is an impartial observer sharing your view that asking for a clarification on a couple of your posts connotes blistering red hot anger; and that same observer buying your story about how ACTUALLY YOU WERE JUST TROLLING LOL.
If I was angry before, you can believe that that post has abated it. So really, have you won anything?
Then read my first post.
Them re-wire your entire personality so you don't appear as such a pompous ass.
for no good reason, is the icing on the cake.
What are they so worried about?
In the face of some fairly low-level questioning, they've exposed themselves as the utterly shallow and 1 dimensional individuals that they are.
They'd have been much better if they'd have shut their traps and shrugged it all off rather than trying to be so earnest about it all.
Similarly, journalists are getting torn apart in the comments sections of cynical online articles that have missed the point and tried to impose a level of morality to the whole RATM side of things that's just not there.
It's just a giggle that appeals to the juvenile in all of us.
That's it. Nothing more.
But on this issue I stand in solidarity with them
can be whatever you want, at the right price. :-)
What you saw that one time was just one incarnation.
Better to sit on the fence
He's one of only two (possibly three) DiSers to see me IRL. We didn't talk. One step at a time, eh?
Because they're buying a song?
Are you doing an impression of him now?
a thousand times no
Total raised online: £50,062.11
Gift Aid plus supplement: £12,061.44
but this has put the biggest grin on my face today :)
filling me up with all sorts of goodwill - it was probably looking at the justgiving site.
they've already raised 62k. 62 thousand pounds for charity! Atleast! That's an astonishing amount for charity.
it's not the 'fuck you X factor' thing or any of those petty cynical things
it's just simply that a whole bunch of people banded together for something ridiculous, and something great has happened because of it.
is it actually going to christmas no. 1 then? likelyness, etc?
wont the sales for the x factor one massively increase on saturday when everyones doing christmas shopping?
But even if it doesn't get to number 1, at least we put the fear of God into Cowell, et al, and the pubeless wonder realized more people buy music than middle aged women and wet crotched twelve year olds.
The fb group has 882,377 members.
"Joe McElderry's 'The Climb' is just 8,923 copies behind Rage Against The Machine's 'Killing In The Name', closing the gap in the Christmas chart race.
According to http://www.gigwise.com/news/53947/X-Factors-Joe-McElderry-9000-Sales-Behind-Rage-Against-The-Machine (posted 3 hours ago, according to google news): "The X Factor winner's track has now shifted 297,192 copies compared to Rage Against The Machine's 306,115. Yesterday 'The Climb' was over 36,000 units behind Rage. The significant gain is largely thanks to two days of sales for the physical format of McElderry's Miley Cyrus cover."
unless a decent proportion of the 500,000+ currently abstaining fb group members succumb to the campaign to mobilise them into coughing up a few pence at one of the following:
PLAY.COM (65p) @ http://bit.ly/ratm-play
iTUNES (99p) @ http://bit.ly/ratm-itunes
7DIGITAL (50p) @ http://bit.ly/rage-7digital
HMV.COM (79p) @ http://bit.ly/ratm-hmv
TUNETRIBE (49p) @ http://bit.ly/rage-tunetribe
TESCO DIGITAL (67p) http://bit.ly/ratm-tesco
WE7 (107p) http://bit.ly/ratm-we7
I've buckled, I shall buy and delete tonight and I'm not even on Facebook!
What's the point in signing up to a facebook group to rally for something and then not put your money (basically fuck all) where your mouth is?
Christ if even a quarter of that group who have clearly not purchased this record bought it it would be a certainty for no 1.
There seems to be some sort of "get-on-the-backs-of-the-me-toos-who-have-joined-the-group-but-not-bought-it" campaign afoot.
It probably won't. But it's a larf, innit?
For the record, I won't be making the purchase because I already own the song and fuck the homeless. :)
You're fucking them already. What more could they want?
stealthy fucks the homeless
I think the whole episode of me vs the North London Borat proves conclusively that I DO NOT fuck the homeless.
Though that said, obviously I do.
"About the NME: NME is a British weekly music magazine. Featuring agenda-setting news..."
Oh.... I see you've got a grinning Cowell on your cover ( http://www.nme.com/magazine ). Any mention of this RATM fandango, I wonder?
and it's backfired with their readers.
Mind you, if only a quarter of NME readers bought the fucking Rage song in the next 24 hours it'd be a shoe in.
I know they won't make it, but I really wish they could. I'll actually be quite angry if the moronic and shallow gets to triumph for yet again this decade.
hopefully the next one will be like the sixties or something, but with less facial hair.
"Oh, can you imagine the grandmas wah wah wah" FUCK YOU YOU FUCKING CUNT!
"Oh, I worked really hard wah wah wah" FUCK YOU YOU CHINLESS CUNT!
"Oh, but Simon Cowell is so cool wah wah wah" YOU ARE A FUCKING DEMON JOE, YOU FUCKING UTTER CUNT! YOU ARE ONLY NUMBER 1 BECAUSE SHADY FORCES A HUNDRED TIMES SMARTER THAN YOU FIGURED OUT HOW TO SELL SEX TO CHILDREN! YOU ARE COMPLICIT IN THE PRE-PACKAGING AND MASS MARKETING OF SEX...TO...CHILDREN! YOU...FUCKING...CHILDLIKE...CUNT! WHY DO THEY BUY YOUR RECORDS, JOE, YOU FUCKING CUNT? WHY? THEY BUY YOUR RECORDS BECAUSE THEY THINK THERE'S A CHANCE YOU WILL FUCK THEM! ELEVEN YEAR OLD GIRLS WANT TO FUCK YOU, JOE, AND BY THE LOOKS OF IT YOU'D LET THEM, YOU FUCKING, FUCKING CUNT!
I would like to kill him. Seriously.