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!
Ron Clark has invited me back on his show on Chat & Spin Radio tonight at 7.15pm for a follow-up interview to hear the progress we’ve made since the last time I was on. Click the image below to go to their website and tune in live, if you’re around…
Remember, you can buy our song here and help us support the struggling pub and hospitality trade this year!
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*$$ed With Santa Claus” by Tone Def Tony to the National Save Spastic Black Transgender Kittens Society.
Buy the song by clicking on the picture below:
Since our democratic right to protest has been revoked by Boris’ dictatorship, get ready to show your support for the millions of people like you and me, that DO NOT AGREE with these lockdown measures. Grab your pots and pans, drums, tooters, whatever you have and let’s make some noise tonight at 8pm to let everybody else in your area know we are NOT ALONE!
Notre-Dame got way more money, and that’s just a building! Millions of tourists used to flock to the UK every year, not only to see Buckingham Palace and a glimpse of the royal family, but also to experience what a REAL, British pub is really like. Nowhere else in the world do we have anything closely resembling a British pub, and soon we might not have any in the UK.
Sadly, thanks to the the UK government, under the control and direction of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, under the premise of protecting the taxpayer-funded NHS, before any actual laws had been passed, deemed it permissible to shut one of our biggest – and most overlooked – assets right before any evidence was available that they were even a threat, let alone a contributing factor to the spread of this new (alleged – I’m disbelieving more and more every day!) coronavirus. The Treasury must be pulling their hair out trying to work out how to pay for this catastrophe! Oh no, how silly of me! WE the taxpaying business people will have to pay for it – if we still have businesses to run!!!
OBVIOUSLY £250,000 hasn’t been raised YET to bail out the great, British pubs, but wouldn’t it be marvelous, if we could raise £250,000 through the sale of our silly, Christmas song, “I Got P*$$ed with Santa Claus” by Tone Def Tony, to give something back to a great, British institution that has helped to raise BILLIONS OF POUNDS over the years for worthy causes? This is a blatant publicity stunt, but since the pubs have been seriously overlooked in the thinking of these ludicrous government-imposed restrictions, and we are just three old codgers trying to make a difference, we had to do something to try and get SOME attention!
To top that, we can’t wait to be number one, we’re giving ALL OUR DOWNLOAD SALES AND STREAMS TO HELP THE PUBS!!!
It’s actually quite a fun song that sticks in your head once you hear it, as long as you don’t mind the odd mildly rude word…
Or watch our ‘Blue Peter’ music video for free…
I lost faith in the UK government a long, long time ago, not least of all because of what THEY have done to our country this year due to their total incompetence, and inability to man-up and confess that their handling of this situation was WRONG! Rather than their actions and policies SAVING LIVES, I believe they have been directly responsible for the death of thousands of my kinsmen with illnesses far more deadly than this flu-virus. Never in recorded history has a UK government stepped in and deliberately stopped hard working business people from earning a living, and especially hard hit have been those in the pub and hospitality industries, who were already struggling to survive before this nonsense!
What THEY deem to have been ‘essential’ businesses and services have been allowed to stay open and trade, but I strongly believe PUBS ARE ESSENTIAL SERVICES! Here’s why:
- Top of the list are the jobs they provide: many tens of thousands of people with limited skills and limited other possibilities can earn a decent living working in pubs – one of my first ever jobs was as a barman! Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of jobs that are created by the service industries that depend upon them: the maintenance people, suppliers, etc.
- I’m surprised the Treasury isn’t screaming at the loss of taxes from the heavy duties that are levied on the pub trade! How much tax are they losing? I mean, we’re going to have to pay for this incompetence somehow. right?
- Pubs, especially the smaller, local ones, are the hub and heart of communities.
- They are places to meet, socialise, keep up with community news, and a great safe haven for the lonely, and elderly.
- Pubs help raise money and support for good causes: approximately £100m per year!
- They are often the first to support local sports teams, and other under-funded local causes.
- Those that offer live music give opportunities to emerging artists, you’d be surprised the number of now famous musicians got their first break doing a pub gig!
I’m sure you can add to that list! It’s certainly a more substantial list than the government’s reasoning for closing tens of thousands of pubs!
Amidst all the doom and gloom of the governmental announcements about our prolonged enforced confinement and the deliberate victimisation of our great British pubs, isn’t it nice to have a glimmer of hope for Christmas: our song, “I Got P*$$ed with Santa Claus” by Tone Def Tony, has actually made a ‘blip’ on the radar of the Official Charts Chistmas Number 1 Contender List…! (read the full article here, scroll past all the famous people to get to us!)
Ranked alongside the likes of Robbie Williams, Jess Glynne, Liam Gallagher, Becky Hill, Matt Lucas, and Dolly Parton – to name but a few of the extremely famous, connected, and influential celebrities of our time that we are ranked with and competing against – is no small feat, and incredibly morale-boosting news, as we’re just three old blokes trying to make a difference to the people in the pub trade that are suffering at this time.
Nobody Thought We Stood A Chance!
Two and a half years ago when I came up with the idea and wrote this song, everybody thought I was totally crazy! They didn’t like the song. They didn’t like the lyrics. They thought I’d lost the plot. And that includes family and friends! BUT they’re NOT LAUGHING NOW!
As THE ONLY charity song that is helping people in the pub and hospitality trade… THE MOST ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS SONG IN DECADES… and a song created by the BIGGEST UNDERDOGS EVER… We are amazed and astounded that our – albeit very catchy – song has captured the hearts and the wallets of our nation! It’s humbling.
BUY OUR SONG!
We’re not salesmen, we’re not businessmen, we’re three blokes on a mission to help. So dip in your pocket and buy our song!
Thank you! And Merry, Bloody Christmas!
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!
If the world was a hotel, I’d have checked out long ago.
When it’s mentally a challenge to find reasons to stay alive every day, you know you have a problem. That’s been my life for over four decades. I’ve tried to distract myself between attempts to check out, always focusing on helping other people less fortunate than myself – like this current attempt to raise money and awareness to help the plight of our great British pubs with my ridiculous Christmas song, “I Got P*$$ed with Santa Claus”. Sometimes it helps, often times it just creates more anguish and frustration. I don’t especially like Christmas, even though I love Christmas songs and sing them all year round, the closer it gets to Christmas, the more depressed I become.
I thought this year, having the song to focus on, would be different, but it isn’t. In fact, I feel more suicidal than ever before, not because of the season, but because I feel my life has already been taken away from me by the nonsensical actions of the government. The reason we are all suffering this year is not because of a new coronavirus strain like the Flu, we are all suffering, have lost our jobs, our livelihoods, our freedoms, our independence, our rights, is a direct result of what we have allowed a handful of politicians to do to us. It sickens me!
I used to look to our government as leadership. I thought what they said and did was true. This year has changed all of that. Now I question everything they say and do, because I know most of it is not true, not based on fact, not based on science, based merely upon whatever they can spin! It disgusts me. I came back to the UK hoping to find something better than I had been experiencing abroad, but was shocked to find we were worse!
Hence my TripAdvisor Rating for anybody thinking of coming to the planet Earth is zero. Don’t come here unless you are planning to attack and destroy us to make way for an intergalactic highway!
As if it wasn’t time consuming and hard enough to go through all the steps and hurdles to create, compose, master, release, register, distribute, and promote an original song – not to mention the personal financial outlay involved – trying to find a charity to partner with has proven just as time consuming, and even more frustrating.
For over two months now we have been trying to find a charity involved with the pub and hospitality industry (which is crying out for help!) to partner with. I think we’ve contacted every single one that we could find via the internet, and have yet to find one willing to work with us! Even though it’s tempting, I won’t embarrass the organisations that have already turned us down for various reasons (including the use of a very mild swear word in our song, all the way up to disagreeing that COVID-19 is like the Flu! To name just a few daft excuses!)
They are all very happy to accept our donation once we’ve done all the hard work, but none want to be associated with us. What does that say about their organisations? To me, it puts them in exactly the same league as our incompetent government that is more than happy to spend our taxpayer money on whims and whimsy, but aren’t prepared to put their own oars in the water and paddle! Likewise the uptake by the hospitality industry in general has been lacking. At this rate, I’m more inclined to give any money we actually will raise to race-nondescript, trans-gender, vegan, teetotaler, car-hating, eco-friendly, tofu-terrorists that look like cute kittens!
Just saying… it’s frustrating.