Blog2010 ≫ Cage Against The Machine


buy buy buy Cage Against The Machine1 It's 49p, it's for charity, will hopefully knock some of the wind out of team xfactor's sails too, though I'm not sure it will stop whoever won that going to number one. Cage Against The Machine is a band aid style group of artists getting together to record John Cage's 4'33". It's not 4'33" of silence, it's the sound of an orchestra not playing for four minutes and 33 seconds - read all about it. So you get a bit of shuffling and coughing, and in this version a completely unneccessary whooping and cheering that they all managed to not make much noise during the piece.

Curious to see who plays it, it's anti-radio for a start, would they play it on top of the pops? Is there anything like top of the pops any more? I don't know. I look forward to seeing it on Jools Holland's hogmanay show, especially Jools himself EXPLODING with frustration at not being able to play plinky-plonk piano all over it.

It's for charity2, so buy it, raising money for the following:

C.A.L.M. C.A.L.M. is a service for young people who need help or advice, created in response to the high suicide rate amongst men aged 15-35.

Youth Music

"Youth Music is the leading UK charity using music to transform the lives of disadvantaged children and young people."

British Tinnitus Association "Tinnitus can become so bad that the BTA's helpline gets daily/nightly calls from suicidal sufferers."

Nordoff Robbins

Nordoff Robbins brings music's transforming power to children and adults in need, through the delivery of music therapy services.

Sound & Music

"Your support enables us to conceive, experiment and pioneer programmes to engage and inspire audiences of all ages."

On a musical tip, bah, we should be going to this3, Suede at Brixton Academy. Still, going to London on Saturday and looking forward to that. Uncle Bob's Wedding Reception, back at Highbury Garage!

⬅️ :: ➡️

Paul Clarke's weblog - I live in A small town, Kent. Married to Clare + dad to two, I am a full stack web engineer, + I do js / nodejs, some ruby, other languages ect ect. I like pubs, parkrun, eating, home-automation and other diy jiggery-pokery, history, family tree stuff, Television, squirrels, pirates, lego, and TIME TRAVEL.