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Rage Against the Machine Live and Uncensored!

December 17, 2009 Leave a comment

This morning members of the rap/metal band Rage Against the Machine were interviewed on Radio Five Live to discuss the battle for Christmas Number 1. They praised how members of the ‘Rage Against The Machine For Christmas No.1’ Facebook group can unite together to create “a wonderful statement” over manufactured music in the industry. They weren’t too complimentary about Simon Cowell either as they describe him as “an interesting character who seems to have profited greatly out of humiliating people on live television”.

RATM were then invited to play ‘Killing In The Name Of’ on the show, where they we asked not to say the expletives.

I can only imagine their response was ‘F**k you, I won’t do what you tell me!”


My Top 20 Albums of the Decade

December 14, 2009 Leave a comment

The final days of the noughties are among us, so here is a top 20 list of my favourite albums:

20. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
19. The White Stripes – Elephant
18. Tom Vek – We Have Sound
17. Metronomy – Nights Out
16. The xx – xx
15. Foals – Antidotes
14. Oasis – Don’t Believe The Truth
13. Late Of The Pier – Fantasy Black Channel
12. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
11. Gorillaz – Demon Days
10. Arcade Fire – Funeral
9. Friendly Fires – Friendly Fires
8. Coldplay – Parachutes
7. Kanye West – College Dropout
6. The Maccabees – Colour It In
5. LCD Soundsystem – Sound Of Silver
4. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP
3. Klaxons – Myths Of The Near Future
2. Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
1. Kings Of Leon – Aha Shake Heartbreak

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Twitter Goes (RED) for World AIDS Day

December 1, 2009 Leave a comment

Today is World AIDS Day and Twitter has gone (RED) to raise awareness of AIDS in Africa.

To help raise awareness, Twitter’s sign-in page has been turned red. Tweets can also change colour from there usual black to red if the hashtags #red or #laceupsavelives are added.

World AIDS Day takes place on 1st December every year and is dedicated to raising understanding of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.

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