Just when I thought I was getting used to doing radio interviews, not only are we beset with technical difficulties (their end this time, I think!) but when they think we’ve gone off air, I get shouted at. The signal’s not great, but it’s well worth listening to for the comedic value – you just can’t make this stuff up – gold dust!
With Christmas only 17 days away, we’re pulling out all the stops to try and expose our highly addictive charity Christmas song to as many people as possible. Buy our song and help us support those in the pub and hospitality trade survive this panic-demic!
It’s been quite an ordeal trying to spread the word, especially as we are up against so many more contenders this year, and have absolutely no backing. It hasn’t helped that even though we’re raising money for the pub and hospitality sector, EVERY SINGLE charity we’ve approached has either shunned our song or ignored us completely! It beggars belief that even the industry we are trying to help won’t even help us promote our song. Apart from a handful of publicans, we’ve had no assistance whatsoever. Gotta say I’m absolutely disgusted, but I remain hopeful.
Merry, Bloody Christmas!
Fuck the pub and hospitality trade, they’re doing fine! What we need to do is put all our efforts and energies into helping the hopelessly underprivileged, under-funded, under-talked-about Spastic Black Transgender Kittens of this world that pay most of the taxes, employ most of the people, give people a safe-haven, raise money for charity, are at the center of most communities, and have been totally overlooked by the government.
It is for this reason that I have made an executive decision to donate ALL the royalties of my song, “I Got P*$$ed With Santa Claus” by Tone Def Tony to the National Save Spastic Black Transgender Kittens Society.
Buy the song by clicking on the picture below:
Once again it would appear that our great British pubs are being unfairly victimised by our incompetent government. You can get your hair cut and go to the gym, as well as get together to pray and worship, but you can’t go into your local and enjoy a pint and a chat. 31,000 pubs will probably not be able to open and function under these new lockdown restrictions. I don’t care that they are saying it’s not a lockdown, it’s a lockdown.
What I want to know is will this be what our future looks like forever, as the Flu kills more people than Covid-19, and is a coronavirus, so will we have to self-isolate forever to protect people from the menace of Flu? I have no faith in our government and will using my democratic right the next time around (if I still have any rights by then) to vote all these incompetents out of office!
What a year it’s been so far, but we’ve made it to the very witching hour once more! It’s great to see those pubs that have been allowed to stay open have managed to get in the ‘spooky’ mood to spread some joy during these really depressing times.
A big thank you to all the pubs that are downloading our Pub Poster to help promote our campaign to save our Great British Pubs. I think we’ve had over 50 downloads so far, so the momentum is building. We don’t really expect people to start getting behind our project properly until after Guy Fawke’s Night, as that’s when people start to get the Christmas bug, but it’s nice to have some early support.
If you’re getting into the Christmas spirit early, or simply want to hear the song that all the fuss is about, just click below:
I’ve wanted to write this post since late March when my own personal alarmed bells went off at the insanity that was happening in the world. Right from the get-go things just didn’t make any sense. Unfortunately far too many people listened and reacted to the ‘opinions’ of a very few people who weren’t basing their statements upon any facts. Now don’t get me wrong, I 100% believe it is EVERYBODY’S right to have opinions, but opinions are just that person’s perspective on how they see and think things are, they are not facts! That said, I now want to offer up some FACTS about this year and this so-called ‘devastating’ epidemic:
FACT: Approximately 50,000 people die in the UK EVERY MONTH (according to ONS data)
FACT: This is the first time in history that our Nation, let alone the whole world has gone into such a lockdown based on an (alleged) pandemic
FACT: There has been no increase in the expected death rate in the UK (see also ONS data)
FACT: This is the first time in history that a ‘Death Clock Count’ has been publicised on public TV and in the media of all the ‘alleged’ deaths from this virus
FACT: People have been bombarded with pseudo-science about R-rates and scaremongering – the R-rate for COVID-19 is about the same, or slightly less than the Flu!
FACT: If you test more people, obviously the number of cases being recorded will increase (there’s not been much talk of percentages though!) You’d think more cases = more deaths, but that’s not the case!
FACT: Pubs were among the first to be forced to shut down – the first time in 300 years – with no scientific proof that it was even necessary
FACT: The Government has done far too good a job at terrifying the populace into believing we’re all going to die from this ‘new flu’, and they won’t admit they made a mistake and overreacted, because they’ve spent far too much tax-payer money on this fiasco, they have to keep up the farce
I could go on, but I think those that are reading this already know where I’m going and probably support my thoughts and feelings that this all has to STOP RIGHT NOW! There is absolutely NO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE that the lockdown restrictions, social distancing, or wearing masks has any positive influence on reducing the mortality rate of this virus. In fact, more people are dying of other things (mental health issues, heart-related illness, cancers, etc.) than are dying from this coronavirus.
Don’t take my word for it, do your own research, it’s all out there. Go to the ONS (although it took me a long time to get a direct answer from them earlier this year!) the data is all there.
THE BOTTOM LINE: In my ‘opinion’ (and it’s just that, MY opinion) the Government overreacted, based on very limited information from a handful of scientists that had no idea what was going on (probably provoked by press releases from the privately funded WHO) and once they’d fallen down the ‘rabbit hole’ and started writing blank (tax-payer) cheques left and right to appease the lockdown, they have no choice but to keep spouting the same rubbish! Somebody needs to act like a real leader and publicly say they, “F*cked up!” I’m sure nobody will really care, we just want to get on with our lives (those of us that can recover them!) and try and rebuild ‘normal’.
Thank you for reading. If it hit a chord, please share. Please also consider supporting our happy little knees-up we’ve released to help those devastated in the pub trade by these ridiculous restrictions:
Who needs an excuse to drink a glass of ‘bubbly’, right?
Well, in this case, it’s well deserved (at least we think so!) as not only have I finally made a dream come true and released my very own Christmas song, but my lovely fiance, Audrey, is finally over cancer! I’ll raise a glass to that!
What’s more, as you can see from the above photo, our hair is finally growing back! Yep, I showed what support I could by shaving my head the whole time – no great sacrifice for me, but it gave her a well-needed, good-old laugh at the! Thank goodness the Government didn’t stop her treatment, as they did for so many others suffering out there. We feel very blessed, and are looking forward to when all this lockdown nonsense stops and we can finally tie the knot properly, and grow old together in hopefully a back to normal world.
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Well, what do you know, after creating a radio-friendly version of the song, I’ve managed to work out how to add that version to our music video and create a ‘Snowflake’-friendly version of that too! Now you have a choice: naughty or nice! Very Christmassy, we think.
Even though the general public is becoming more accepting of swearing during broadcasts, broadcasters must still abide by OfCom codes and regulations. Since they consider the word ‘pissed/ pissed off’ as “medium language, potentially unacceptable pre-watershed”, we have created a radio-friendly version of our song, “I Got P*$$ed with Santa Claus” specifically for this purpose with all the potentially naughty words bleeped out.
If you are a broadcaster and would like to help our cause to raise money for the struggling pub trade, we are more than happy to send you an MP3 or wav file of our edited song. Please drop us a line via our contact page, or email: emailToneDefTony@gmail.com
Many thanks for all your support!
I know the teeny-boppers say Facebook is for Grandparents, but that’s our target audience (and I thought Tik-toc was what clocks do!) We’re doing our best to get everything organized before Saturday October 24th when we officially release our Christmas #1 contender, “I Got P*$$ed with Santa Claus” by Tone Def Tony, and it will then be available everywhere to stream, download, share, pester your DJ to play, etc.
We’re doing this to help bail out the pubs by giving away 50% of our royalties, so if you love silly music, love your local and want to keep them alive, please support our cause and join our new Facebook page by clicking on the image below: