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Ubijanje v imenu Faktorja X

V Veliki Britaniji že nekaj Božičev zaporedno prihaja na britanski glasbeni lestvici do nadvlade pocukranih komadov iz tovarne pocukranih komadov Simona Cowell-a in njegovega X Factor glasbenega show-a.

Tudi za letošnji Božič je kazalo, da bo zopet zmagal njegov protežiranec in zmagovalec Faktorja X – letos je to uspelo Joe McElderry-u. Račune mu je prekrižala zelo odmevna Facebook kampanija Jona in Tracy Morter, imenovana Rage Against The Machine For Christmas No.1. Po 13. decembru, to je datumu, po katerem se začnejo šteti nakupljeni singli v okviru glasbene lestvice za Božič, je bilo potrebno preko katerekoli spletne trgovine z MP3 skladbami kupiti komad Rage Against the Machine imenovan Killing in the name. Na tak način naj bi uspeli spravit ta komad na prvo mesto namesto singla Faktorja X.

To jim je to soboto tudi uspelo.

Kar očitno je, da skladbe, ki jih skoraj po SAW principu izdeluje Faktor X, gredo marsikateremu močno na živce in številnim se ni zdelo škoda tistih 50 do 99 penijev, ki jih je bilo potrebno plačati za komad Killing in the name. Še več. Vzporedno s to kampanijo je prej omenjena Facebook skupina spodbujala kupce komada “Killing in the name” da prispevajo kak funt v dobrodelne namene, in sicer bolj konkretno organizaciji za brezdomce Shelter.
Uspelo jim je namreč zbrati čez 80.000 funtov.

Poleg tega pa so 17. decembra imeli na BBC Radio 5 Morning show v živo predstavo iz Los Angelesa. Producenti so skupino prosili (mogoče celo zahtevali) da ne kolnejo. Če poznate pesem Killing in the name veste, da je kletvica “Fuck you, i won’t do what you tell me” integralni del skladbe in to so seveda zapeli. Voditelja oddaje so jih po hitrem postopku odrezali, kar se na spodnjem posnetku ne sliši. Res bi rekli, da so si sami krivi. Lahko bi iskali namig v skladbi in tako vedeli, da se ne bodo ravnali po navodilih drugih.

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London visit – day 2 of 4

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After only sleeping a few hours as I only went to bed at 4 am as a consequence from the previous night’s walkabout London I had a Fat Tyre bike tour planned for the Saturday morning. The tour takes place on bicycles you get from the tour company and it starts at 11am just outside the Queensway underground station. Its a great way to see the city as you can see different parts of it without walking large distances. It also enables to see the sights in a more natural “linear” fashion. A lot of tourists will use the underground to see London and the problem with that is that you keep on popping up in different parts of the town without ever getting a true feeling of what the whole place looks like.

John Rutter Christmas celebration presented by the The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and held at the Royal Albert hallThe tour itself was brilliant and the weather was really on our side, quite warm for December and with clear blue skies. The tour was fun however it just wasn’t as fun as the one I had in Berlin but that was down to the very funny and cool guide they had there.

After the tour I did a bit of shop scouting on Oxford street and then headed to the apartment I was renting for the duration of my visit. In the evening I headed for the John Rutter Christmas celebration presented by the The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and held at the Royal Albert hall. I almost regretted it as I was almost singlehandedly lowering the average age by quite a bit.

See full photo gallery from the trip here.
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