a little east of reality

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

tone of the times

A cell phone ring tone is set to top the British singles chart, outselling the new single by the band Coldplay by nearly four to one...
Coldplay had hoped to go straight to No.1 with its new song, Speed of Sound. But it appeared that Crazy Frog Axel F [a ring tone based on the sound of a revving Swedish moped] - which is available for digital download and as a compact disc single in retail stores - would prevail, said Castaldo.
The ring tone was expected to replace the Oasis tune Lyla as the No.1 hit on the list by the Official UK Charts Co.

I don't know whether to be amused or horrifed. A ring tone on the really truly music charts? *old person voice* Kids these days just don't know what real music is.

You can watch a snippet of the Crazy Frog Axel F video here.