Monday, November 01, 2004

GOING WITH THE HERD: I suppose the grudging thing we could allow about Band Aid III is that they're going about it with a bit more gusto than Band Aid II - it's amusing the number of people who keep asking "when was there a Band Aid 2?" They've managed to shake off the ghost of that project, which we think of as the Fresh Fields Charity Single ("it's only Sonia") and are attracting some people who don't have to do this sort of thing. Latest name signing up is Damien Hirst, who mercifully is only going to design the sleeve. We've made up a small box containing jokes about bags of grain cut in half and such like, and left it on the Sun's doorstep, for them to pick through for tomorrow's edition.