"Cage Against the Machine": Another Christmas Song Insurgency

A British "supergroup" is "recording" John Cage's silent composition 4'33", with the aim of making it the United Kingdom's top Christmas song.


Remember last year when that cheeky Facebook campaign got Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name" anointed as the United Kingdom's number one Christmas song?

Well, this year, there's another "Christmas number one" insurgency. A "supergroup" including Pete Doherty, the Kooks, Billy Bragg, Imogen Heap, Orbital, and others are getting together to record John Cage's silent composition 4'33", with the aim of using Facebook (again) to get sales of the piece high enough on the U.K. charts to win the Christmas song competition.

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Big Ideas: Imogen Heap's Floating Houses

If there weren't any pesky practical limitations, what world-changing device would you invent? To launch Babelgum and GOOD's...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT-DTvzvXc4If there weren't any pesky practical limitations, what world-changing device would you invent? To launch Babelgum and GOOD's new Big Ideas competition, renowned electronic songstress Imogen Heap gets the ball rolling with her suggestion that we all live in floating spherical homes, and allow areas damaged by man to regenerate.

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