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Yes they do know it’s Christmas

I like this:

CAPE TOWN. After 28 years of silently tolerating it, a group of unemployed local musicians have joined forces to release a Christmas single, entitled ‘Yes we do,’   in response to the Bob Geldof inspired Band Aid song, ‘Do they know it’s Christmas?’

Thankyou to Tim Worstall for spotting this.

Speaking at the launch of the single, whose proceeds will go towards teaching discipline, literacy and contraception at British schools, composer and singer Boomtown Gundane said that for years he had been irked by Geldof’s assumption that hungry Africans were also stupid.

Sadly, it’s a joke. But quite a good one, I think.

7 comments to Yes they do know it’s Christmas

  • Gundane said he hoped that his involvement with the song would turn him into an expert on British politics and economics in the same way ‘Do they know it’s Christmas’ had turned Geldof and Bono into the world’s leading experts on Africa.

    “If I’m not sharing a platform with the Queen and David Cameron by this time next year; or headlining at Glastonbury, then I will have done something very wrong,” said Gundane.

    Brilliant, I think like this Gundane guy a lot.

  • Sorry, but I just can’t stop giggling…:-) I hope a lot of folks give him their focking money!

  • That is wonderful Brian!

    I always hated that song.

    There won’t be snow in Africa..

    Have they seen Kilmanjaro?

    And not knowing about Christmas?

    Have any of these cunts like Bono ever heard of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church? One of the earliest on the planet? Cunts the lot of them.

  • Indeed, Nick – as eloquent as ever:-)

  • Brian,
    Is there a video?

    I thank you!

  • Richard Thomas

    Meh, as naive and patronising as it all was, I think it’s a pretty obtuse way of looking at things to interpret it literally (which isn’t to say that it isn’t mildly entertaining).

    It was a bloody awful song in any case though.

  • Dom

    “Meh, as naive and patronising as it all was, I think it’s a pretty obtuse way of looking at things to interpret it literally”

    Exactly. The song was meant to address a famine in Ethiopia.