there's a wonderful rumour that Simons Cowell + Fuller had bought the rights too so they could be on a double win this christmas.
yeah, since this started i've been wondering which The Man exactly is meant to be losing...
I gave up caring about the Christmas No. 1 yonks ago, when I realised the Great British Public really are braindead sheep.
I'm not sure who are worse, really, the sheep who are buying the X-Factor dirge or the sheep who are buying the RATM rubbish. I suppose at least the RATM one is raising money for charidee, which can only be good even if ultimately it still lines Cowell's bulging pockets.
It's a bit like 4AD and XL releasing singles to go up against each other really. One company gets all the money (ie in this case it'd be Beggars), and the other two get the profile.
Talking indies, the campaign to get Sufjan Stevens to Christmas number one seems to have failed miserably - it doesn't even make the Top 200. (that'll be Michael Buble on 200 sales there)
TBH, the amount raised for Shelter so far is a very good thing, and if this is what it takes for people to then think about it, I'm all for it!
Yes, but I've got a mixed doner kebab.