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.