Monday, 24 November 2014

Feed the Whites (chocolate if you have any)

You'll probably be aware that Band Aid 30's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" has stormed to the top of the UK singles chart after selling 312,000 copies in its first week.  At 99p a download, that's £308,880 raised - probably around the same as the stars and/or their record companies spent on private jets to get them to the recording studio.  (One Direction apparently needed two because band members don't get on).

Hopefully Bono has bought a copy to listen to whilst filling in this year's tax return.  At around about three minutes, the song should easily be long enough.

I'll forgive Coldplay's Chris Martin for any potential hypocrisy because I quite like him.

But I digress.

As it turns out, "Sir" Bob Geldof's reworked tune has some competition this Christmas time - and there's every need to be afraid.

Because on Friday morning, Jamie and Charlotte will join fellow classmates at Guiseley Infant and Nursery School to sing "a selection of songs which will be specially recorded onto CD available for parents to buy." (Source: School Newsletter).

What a responsibility. So much so that, this afternoon, I insisted that they started rehearsals in our kitchen.

And the early signs were good.

But speaking as their agent, I will nonetheless insist to headteacher Mrs Bell that Auto-Tune voice enhancing facilities are made available.  Better safe than screechy.