Wednesday, October 18, 2006

We can all do number ones, we think

As if the queues and queues of the half-talented and merely half-hearted who line up to be abused by Sharon Osbourne and that bloke with the trousers wasn't testimony enough, Oxfam have completed a survey which has discovered a third of Britons believe they could have a number one single.

Oddly, though, only four per cent of bands believe they'll ever be able to make enough cash to live through playing music. So, either people in bands are a bit more realistic than the rest of us (and, I guess, a couple of nights playing your finely-crafted tunes to the backs of heads as people stampede for the bar is enough to allow you to accept your lot) or else nobody believes that having a number one is a route to fortune.

We're not sure why Oxfam are spending money on a survey of British attitudes to music - presumably with Madonna taking over responsibility for feeding starving orphans, they've got cash to spare.


5 comments:

CarsmileSteve said...
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CarsmileSteve said...

i'm trying to think of a cunning and subtle way to link this story to our forthcoming club night (http://freakytrigger.co.uk/poptimism) where we will be playing nothing but number ones all night (friday 10 nov, free entry, union tavern, kings cross road, london), but unfortunately i'm not feeling very subtle today ;)

karlt said...

They didn't commision the survey exactly, they just asked everyone who came in to donate a Michelle Mc. Manus or One True voice CD.

alec said...

a third of britons have probably heard star-trekkin'

Cobardon said...

or any X-Factor, Fame Academy or the like winner.

If the assorted talent free zones of Girls Aloud or Westlife can have number ones, and even sustain careers in the music business, then why can't every hairdresser or fast food employee?

It's not like those saying 'yes' were actually implying they had any ability, was it?

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