*Listening to Sigur Rós – Takk*
Well who’d have thunk it? The people spoke and Rage actually got to Number One. After coming close last year, the people of Facebook actually went through with it and defeated Simon Cowell’s latest “prodigy.” Pathetically, this and snow is supposedly worthy of headline news.
I’m behind neither side. I don’t care for chart music, it isn’t aimed at me, I’d rather give my ear drums a succession of slow punctures with a tetanic compass than listen to most of it. The only people who actually buy singles these-days probably have a mean age of around 12. The charts don’t matter to people anymore, I couldn’t tell you who was at number one last week, or the week before. I would probably struggle to land on one this year. When was the last time Radio One was coming from your radio at 7pm on a Sunday?
I also don’t care for Simon Cowell’s latest puppet. He’ll disappear into the abyss meeting up with the other “Winners” on the way sooner rather than later anyway and there’s more chance of Norwich winning the Premier League than him ever writing a song in his life. Now that’s talent, doing so little and probably being able to retire in three weeks time.
But then there’s the opposition, I never have liked Rage Against The Machine, and neither have most of the people who bought it most probably. At least Hallelujah was relevant last year, this year isn’t. Some have professed to not “Doing What You Tell Me,” Cowell. No, you’re right you’re not. You’re doing what some other random person has told you to instead.
These people saying that this is “proof the public do care” and that “music isn’t dead” are being a tad dramatic, the odds on whatshisface being at Number One next week are pretty darn high and we’re going to be subjected to the same dross for eternity. If it was going to be done, it should have been done properly, like getting Brucie to Number One.
Alan Davies summed it up perfectly with “I feel a part of things!” on his Twitter. That’s is the only reason people actually cared.
Look what you’ve started. You’ve given them a false sense of power and importance. Although I’d back that, it would actually be BRILLIANT.