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.
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*$$ed With Santa Claus” by Tone Def Tony to the National Save Spastic Black Transgender Kittens Society.
Amidst 1000s of emails we have to send to help promote our charity song, I still manage to find the time to respond to fan’s requests, and those from overseas where English is NOT their first language, they have requested a Lyric Video (a sing-a-long version to you and I!) to help them learn and understand the song.
Click the link below to set a reminder to be amongst the first to listen along and read the funny (albeit slightly rude by prudish standards) lyrics to our charity Chirstmas song, “I Got P*$$ed with Santa Claus” by Tone Def Tony:
And don’t forget, it’s raising money for charity, so if you like it please buy it, stream it, share it, like it, toast it, add it to your morning coffee, have it as a chaser with your favourite beer, whatever!
It’s really very encouraging to get all this early interest and support for our charity project, and we haven’t even got to the Christmas season yet! Having gotten a BBC interview under my belt already, I don’t feel quite so nervous about my next live interview tonight on Chat & Spin Radio, who are a not for profit specialising in playing great music and giving free promotional opportunities to actors, charities, authors, businesses, groups, and musicians, so we’re a perfect fit.
I’ll be live on air tonight with Ron Clark at 9.35pm, and you can listen in by clicking on their logo below:
After much badgering and pestering, Tone Def Tony finally managed to pin down Boris Johnson’s ‘people’ for a much-needed interview about what’s been going on this past year. Click on the box below to set a reminder for when it goes live THIS FRIDAY:
WHEN THE AVERAGE BLOKE of our age has a midlife crisis, they usually go and buy a flash car, or a super-bike, or have an affair, or go traveling to ‘find’ themselves, but -since we can’t afford any of that – our midlife crisis consists of working together to build a recording studio and producing a smash hit to raise money for charity!
Having realised that none of us has actually achieved anything in our lives, this felt like a good thing to do. I mean, I can think of worse things to spend your time and energy on, can’t you? Starting a project to help inspire other people to follow suit, surely has to rate as a noble undertaking, right? I know it’s probably quite unusual in a ‘what’s in it for me?’ society to spend your ‘confusing forties’ doing something altruistic, but it’s where we are being called.
“Stay optimistic, but realise the world will think you crazy, until what you are doing becomes normal!”
It’s quite staggering that back in the summer when we began this project we had a huge support from people around us (even my family members that usually snub my crazy ideas!) However, as we near completion of the song and get ready for the big, final push, those closest to us seem to be dropping like flies! Perhaps they are bored with is now, or it could just be the colder weather! We know what we are doing is a bit mad, but unfortunately (or fortunately) in true Mastermind fashion, “We’ve started, so we’ll finish!”
Thanks for being along for the ride. We’ve all but given up on our Kickstarter – even though we picked up a new backer over the weekend! – but if you feel like spreading the word, you can use this link: BACK OUR PROJECT PLEASE!
The real work lays ahead… we’ll do it with or without a music video, but we do need to get the word out there about the song. Stay tuned, we’ll be sharing the finished song after tomorrow, which is our last day in the studio!
As a thank you to everybody that is helping out with our fundraising project – Especially Lisa in Dublin…! We decided to give you all a break from our persistent pestering, and just share something rather silly instead… Enjoy and thank you all!
I doubt we’ll get any Kickstarter funding from JC Decaux, but this was a photo opportunity not to be missed!
Forget about chocolate advertising for a minute… Just how many beers does it take for Tone Def Tony to write a cracking Christmas song…?
BTW: If you happen to work for JC Decaux and really WANT TO donate to our music video fund, we’d really appreciate the offer!
Crowdfunding is hard work! If you’ve never done it, try it. It’s as hard as producing a smash hit Christmas song! Well, we don’t know we’ve got that on our hands yet, we’re still dotting the semi-quavers and crossing the tweeters, but we’re hopeful some of our DJ friends will like what we’ve done with it enough to play it at some Christmas parties, and hopefully some of the others we know will plug it on the radio!
Over the years (since we’re all old farts!) we’ve learned that to be successful it takes PATIENCE, persistence, hard work, and most of all… Not caring if you make a complete tit of yourself!
IF WE KEEP ON at this rate, we’ll be celebrating Christmas in July! This is part of the reason for us producing our song, I GOT P**SED WITH SANTA CLAUS. The commercialization of Christmas just seems to start earlier and earlier! And, yes, we ARE trying to sell our song at Christmas time, but we’re trying to bring a bit of fun and comedy, and a sense of giving back to the season.
We remember playing fun, family games, people getting together that haven’t seen each other for a while, drinking and eating far too much, and just having fun. Simple, innocent pleasures. It wasn’t about giving the biggest most expensive gift, it was about sharing and spending time with people you care about.
This is a picture of the last proper Winter I experienced in North America. I haven’t experienced a Christmas like that in the UK in years! BUT, the last time I did was 1976… the last time we had a Summer like the one we’ve just had…!
As you get sucked into the ‘propaganda’ of Christmas this year, we hope that our song is playing in the background somewhere that reminds people that there “WON’T BE NO PRESENTS ON CHRISTMAS DAY!” for many people at home and around the world. Don’t worry, we’re not going all ‘Band Aid’ on you, we’d just like to remind you to think about what you already have, and perhaps feel grateful that you have it.
However, if you feel like you have too much and would like to donate to our Kickstarter…