Festive Blabberings.

The Christmas Charts. Oh dear.

With only 2 days to go, it is justifiable for me to have yet another rant about the absurdity of the “charts”, especially when it comes to Christmas. Finally though, the public’s earscreen wipers are beginning to function and realise that the X-Factor must NOT land another Christmas no.1. Not that I care about what’s “on top” this Christmas or any other Christmas or any other time of year for that matter; I’m just tired of hearing Cowell’s commercialised crap being poured down our ears.

And it’s working! The campaigns are working! Other causes are working! Rejoice! It seems that this year, the number one spot is snatched up by the Military Wives, “Wherever You Are – wonderful cause, though admittedly the song is quite, erm,.. well…. Can I move on?

source: Google images

Other campaigns such as Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” also tried to dominate the charts this year but with little luck; sadly, the minimal¬†proportion of the UK population that still care about the charts quite simply isn’t prepared for yet another Killing In The Name scenario. But there are bands out there that have managed to get above that godawful (presumably, as I’m not going to bother wasting my time on actually checking it out) X-Factor machine output; YES Coldplay! “Paradise” is one of those tracks that really quite annoyed me at the beginning; Coldplay is one of those bands that I both like and hate. “Paradise” though – the more I hear it, the more I realise that it definitely deserves the recognition its getting right now.

And it damn sure beats Cowell. What’s his latest product called again? Little Fix?

It’s Christmas, guys – in case you hadn’t noticed. Let’s take a minute to remember this dude: