Sunday, 20 December 2009

F*** you I won't do what you tell me.

Well done the internet then. Rage Against the Machine are the Christmas number one. I listened to the charts for the first time in roughly twenty years tonight.

I just can't help but feel this tinge of sadness that we haven't yet figured out how to achieve something truly wonderful through social media. Maybe next year twitter and facebook will step up to the plate and do something marvellous and I really believe, post tweetathon, that anything is possible. Ok so it is a great 'fuck you' to Simon Cowell and I heartily applaud that, but it's hard to believe that this has been discussed at greater length than Copenhagen this week. If anything it's buried what an appalling fuck up that's been.

I'm happy Rage Against the Machine are number one. But I would love it so much more if we grabbed hold of the moment and did something really constructive. But that said it's been fun to have a race for the number one spot this week, something that a generation of kids have missed out on, and we have a song that means a lot to a loads of us at number 1. And when was the last time that happened?

It is a start. Well done the internet. *raises glass*

And in particular well done @moogyboobles who I've been following for ages on twitter who started the whole thing with her partner. I only realised this about 30 seconds ago. What a mook.