Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Christmas Number 1

So Rage Against the Machine actually got number 1 this Christmas.
I swear that's the most excited I've ever been while listening to a chart.
The people have spoken. Maybe next year we'll get an actual Christmas song that isn't from the X-Factor. Just a thought.
But what a furore this has all caused; with all these X-Factor fans whining how 'Joe really deserved it' and how he's 'worked so hard.' Can these guys not just accept defeat, get on with their lives and enjoy Christmas?
As for the 'working hard' part, all he did was audition for a TV show and was then spoon fed all the way through it by judges, mentors and special guests such as Michael Bublé and Robbie Williams.
This is a stark contrast to Rage Against the Machine who literally worked their way up off their own backs.
Also around 60 grand's worth of the money raised by the RATM campaign has gone to the Shelter charity to help the homeless through what will, no doubt, be a freezing Christmas. If that's not a Christmas giving spirit, I don't know what is.


  1. Reading about it in Tulum I was giddy. So incredible and hilariously funny, anti-racism song during the rise of the far-right party? Pure coincidence I know but nonetheless brilliant.