Saturday, December 19, 2009

Rage against X-factor

The Facebook campaign to knock the annual X-Factor schlock from the top of the charts by promoting the Rage Against the Machine song 'Killing in the Name Of' is very close to success, but only by the narrowest margin according to reports. Today is your last chance to download the single. You can buy it for a quid on iTunes, for 29p on Amazon, and - if you don't have a credit card - you can get it for free using this method. The band are donating the profits to Shelter and have promised a free live gig if it makes the Xmas number one. The alternative is too horrendous to bear: some petulant boy will sing Miley Cyrus's 'The Climb', and those music industry creatures that Simon Cowell epitomises will blow another wad all over the public. Is that the kind of holiday you want?

Update: Success!