you heard the news, right?
that it was 'cyber monday' today? the name given to what is reportedly the busiest online shopping day of the year...
of course, the cynical part of me believes that this is part of a plot to harness the media to do the dirty work of online retailers and boost sales amongst all those that had so far been dithering over what they shall be ordering over the net, just a little push to remind them to part with their cash on an all important day like today... and of course we believe the hype and swallow the news down with a sip of mulled wine
and how strangely apt that this morning, as my journey to work began, too uninspired to choose what to listen to for myself, I set my generic MP3 player to shuffle and lo and behold, the second track spewed out by the machine's random mind was my very own jingle bell laden Christmas track, www.xmas.com
I had only been considering the track earlier as I heard the 'news', feeling that the opening line was extremely appropriate in the circumstances...
so, if you have blown the budget today and saddled yourself with some wonderfully festive debt to be faced in the new year, then rejoice, as my song costs absolutely nothing... and will remain free every December for as long as it seems viable to do so..
basically, until hmv or amazon decide to license the song for an advertising campaign and the prospect of repeat royalties every year finally flows my way
But until then, join in if you know the words...
'www. amazon and hmv, that's what christmas means to me'
Hunchbakk - www.xmas.com