Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

John Cage For Christmas

The adorable British tradition of caring about what is the number one song at Christmas time got a little more interesting yesterday when a group of musicians gathered to record a cover of John Cage's silent composition "4'33." "Madness star Suggs and dance acts Orbital and Pendulum were among those who did nothing in a recording studio," reports the BBC, which also notes that "Billy Bragg participated on speaker phone from his tour bus while singer-songwriter Imogen Heap recorded her part earlier in the day." Pete Doherty was a no-show, but that is also a contribution of a sort.

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petejayhawk (#1,249)

This is big-time, y'all. Madness star Suggs is a big enough get, but Orbital and Pendulum? Whoa, that's huge.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

I have this funny feeling that the recording of no noise being made is not going to make it to the top of the charts. However, the fact that sales will benefit a tinnitus charity? Clever.

I'm going to act like I'm purchasing this.

Leon (#6,596)

4'33" was one of the first things I downloaded off Napster. And have on my fucking ipod to this day. Argh I am intolerable even to me.

petejayhawk (#1,249)

I have it on my MP3 player too. It plays on repeat whenever I hit the off button.

Do they know it's Christmas time at all?

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