Friday, 12 April 2013

Ding Dong: The Complaint’s Are Up

Well, well, well … 

It’s seems Radio 1’s chart show ISN’T going to be playing a potential № 1.

I’m vaguely offended about that.

No, seriously … !

Just so you know, the former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher died on Monday.

And, given the woman’s divisive time in post — even more divisive than Tony Blair or George W Bush — there’s many who’ve spoken both for and against.

I’m no fan of the woman, to be frank, even though there’s possibly some good she may have done, somewhere.


At ANY rate … ?

At ANY rate, the past few days have seen a sudden surge in sales of Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead — from the soundtrack of The Wizard Of Oz — to celebrate her passing.

I’ll happily admit, I’m offended.

NOT, I should add by the song’s release, OR by the reasoning for it zooming up the charts.

It may — as Nick Clegg has said — be offensive to some.

It may well — or may well not — be a good song.


I’m vaguely offended by the fact that Radio 1’s controller, Ben Cooper, has decided to only play a part of the song, if it’s charted by Sunday.

Only SLIGHTLY more of it than another famously banned song.

I’m very aware that there’s a grieving family out there: very aware, and my thoughts and condolences are with them.

But to only play part of Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead … ?  Of a record that’s been bought by the public … ?

Well … 

I can’t help but think it’s both stupid and ridiculous …

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