Last week I read an article in The Guardian's Comment section entitled In Praise of...Silence. It was the first time I had heard about the planned release of John Cage's 4'33 in an attempt to beat Simon Cowell & his karaoke competition to the Christmas Number 1 this year.
Under the name Cage Against The Machine (referring to last years efforts from Rage Against The Machine's efforts), members of various bands met up to record 4'33 last week. I think its a mint idea, a perfect revolt against Cowell. Plus its all for charity. The recording has gone on sale this week, so support it and buy buy buy.
PS. I did that daft illustration above.