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Topic: Cage Against The Machine
Posted By: Textbook
Subject: Cage Against The Machine
Date Posted: November 16 2010 at 14:15
Thought some people here might be interested in this- remember the online campaign last year that saw Rage Against The Machine's Killing In The Name Of successfully defeat Simon Cowell's latest saccharine pop single on the Christmas charts?
 
They're doing it again this year with John Cage's 4'33, which if you didn't know, is a "song" of absolute silence.
 
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/nov/05/cage-against-machine-silence-christmas - http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/nov/05/cage-against-machine-silence-christmas
 
Will be hilarious if this comes off.



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Posted By: WalterDigsTunes
Date Posted: November 16 2010 at 14:18
Pre-89 composer > post-89 foolishness (be it loud lefties or plastic corpo-weasels).


Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: November 16 2010 at 14:19
Awesome! Big smile


Posted By: ExittheLemming
Date Posted: November 16 2010 at 14:26
Someone, anywhere please start a band called: Plastic Corpo Weasels Thumbs Up LOL

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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: November 16 2010 at 14:36
Excellent. John Cage all the way!

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Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: November 16 2010 at 14:37
Do you think that Mr. Cage would get pissed if I illegally downloaded this song of silence?

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Posted By: A Person
Date Posted: November 16 2010 at 14:43
Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

Do you think that Mr. Cage would get pissed if I illegally downloaded this song of silence?

I would be more than happy if I could download silence...

Speaking of which, thanks to the title of the article I have Depeche Mode stuck in my head.


Posted By: Textbook
Date Posted: November 16 2010 at 14:48
I would've gone with "Silent Night".


Posted By: Any Colour You Like
Date Posted: November 16 2010 at 17:53
John Cage FTW, I hope this succeeds.


Posted By: Henry Plainview
Date Posted: November 17 2010 at 15:39
Wait, you can buy an MP3 of 4'33"? That's remarkably pointless, but forcing the radio to go silent for four minutes is absolutely brilliant.

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Posted By: Elderflower Man
Date Posted: November 17 2010 at 15:47
Nice. This one's unlikely to win, though, as I expect people will be less willing to buy their four minutes of silence. 

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Posted By: Tapfret
Date Posted: November 17 2010 at 15:54
Having to purchase silence?  What a paradox. I'm pretty sure that's one of the horseman of the apocalypse.  

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Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: November 17 2010 at 16:45
Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

Do you think that Mr. Cage would get pissed if I illegally downloaded this song of silence?


And if you did download it, how would you know if it was the original or a ripoff K-Tel cover version?


Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: November 17 2010 at 16:57
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

Do you think that Mr. Cage would get pissed if I illegally downloaded this song of silence?


And if you did download it, how would you know if it was the original or a ripoff K-Tel cover version?
Good point.

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Posted By: The T
Date Posted: November 17 2010 at 22:47
Silence is still too safe. I'd love if next year they choose something totally horrible. 

Cage all the way though... 


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Posted By: The Hemulen
Date Posted: December 13 2010 at 09:32
I've bought my copy.

Nice video of the recording here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/video/2010/dec/13/cage-against-the-machine" rel="nofollow - http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/video/2010/dec/13/cage-against-the-machine


Posted By: Henry Plainview
Date Posted: December 13 2010 at 12:31
Originally posted by The T The T wrote:

Silence is still too safe. I'd love if next year they choose something totally horrible. 

Cage all the way though... 
Merzbuy Against the Machine? Might be more difficult to get people to buy that, though.
 
Did anybody read the guy's reaction to being booted off last year? He was shocked by the thought of sweet old grandmothers listening to that in their rooms. I don't know if he was playing for the media or what, but I hope that he doesn't actually think all music made should appeal to 75 year old women...


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Posted By: CPicard
Date Posted: December 13 2010 at 13:18
I'm pretty sure that some 75 years old women would enjoy Merzbow: maybe Pauline Oliveros would be interested.


Posted By: Henry Plainview
Date Posted: December 13 2010 at 13:28
Originally posted by CPicard CPicard wrote:

I'm pretty sure that some 75 years old women would enjoy Merzbow: maybe Pauline Oliveros would be interested.
I actually saw a women who was at least pushing late-60s at a Merzbow show with her husband, it blew my mind. I didn't get the nerve up to ask her if she was a fan or if he was dragging here. But I think he was referring to an average 75 year old woman. ;-)

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Posted By: Equality 7-2521
Date Posted: December 15 2010 at 14:55
4'33" isn't a work of silence...

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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: December 15 2010 at 18:04
^ quite true.

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