Belated Update

Again, but by now you should know I’m like that right?

New change of plans which are as follows:

I won’t give a date for when the site will be fully updated and new stuff being posted. I’ve put a new theme on here I need to do a few more things (when I get the time).

I’ll also mention if anyone reading is interested in writing reviews, posting news, generally helping out, etc then send me an email andrew@wttj.net (or monkee@wttj.net for a quicker response) what do you get in return for helping out? Well I can’t pay you money, so it’s the satisfaction of doing something you enjoy, experience if you want to be a “music journalist”, free albums to review before their official release, and potentially meeting/interviewing bands.

Oh and I might throw in a shiny personalised email address for free too.

New site update

I said the new site would launch tomorrow (Monday) but that doesn’t seem likely now. Not unless we can get a new site name/domain name sorted. The new site should be live by the end of the week at the latest.

We love you yes we do

The new look WTTJ.net will officially launch Monday 14th February 2011

Hiatus over! Well nearly…

It’s been nearly a year now, but WTTJ will be back very shortly.

I will most likely be moving the site to tumblr and here’s why:

New writers/contributors are an absolute must though!

I’m hoping at least 2 of the previous writers will stay on, I have interest from 3 more and I know another guy who is a bit of a photographer/reviewer – hopefully I can get him on board too.

One problem, would be that all of our archives would probably be inaccessible.

I’ve also not decided on whether the WTTJ name will remain – if anyone has suggestions for a new name, let me know either by replying to this post or by emailing me: andrew@wttj.net

Temporary Hiatus

Yes, it’s come to this.

Rather than promise things that I no longer have a passion to do anymore, I’ll just make this post and say WTTJ.net will be taking a temporary hiatus. In the meantime, since I (Andrew) own the site and have put the most effort into it, you can check out my tumblr blog which has some random stuff, music, football, etc on it.

Why a hiatus? Because as much as I love music, I have lost interest in putting the effort into this site. There were a lot of small problems with the previous host, which put me off from coming on here and posting (because the problems with the host would pop-up as a constant reminder that the site behind the scenes was pretty much fucked, to put it bluntly) but since switching hosts and getting a pretty sweet deal with the host, it turns out that I had lost my passion for posting about music.

I promised a few “best of 2009″ lists, and well if the other guys want to they can post theirs on here. I’ll be putting mine up on my tumblr blog.

WTTJ.net will remain online, this will just be a hiatus for maybe a month or two. So if you wanna look back through the “archives” then you can do.

See y’all in a month or two.

Andrew

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NEWS: Site Updates a’coming and Happy Christmas!

You may have noticed that the site was offline for the best part of what? 12 hours?  We have moved web hosts and all the niggly little problems (that combined to become a bigger problem) are all now gone :)

Everything has moved over smoothly (so far) and so lots of updates are coming – along with a Pro-looking site design too – I’m saving around £40 to £50 a year now with the new host.

Expect lots of new content, with our Best of 2009 lists – albums of 2009, top 100 tracks of 2009 and best videos of 2009 along with some music news, blogs, attempted humour and reviews.

And of course, it’s Christmas Eve! 8O So Happy Christmas! :mrgreen:

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Official UK Christmas Number One Single: Rage Against The Machine

Rage Against The Machine: 502,672 copies

X-Factor: 450,838 copies

BBC News:

Speaking on the Radio 1 chart show, Zack De La Rocha from Rage said: “We are very, very ecstatic about being number one.”

He added it was an “incredible organic campaign” against “the sterile pop mentality”.

Official Charts Company managing director Martin Talbot said: “Congratulations to Rage Against The Machine on their number one – as we have seen in recent years, overhauling any X Factor winner in the race for the Christmas number one is no mean achievement.

“The popular support we have seen for the record this week has been truly amazing – and handed them two all-time records.”

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X-Factor winner shows why you should download RATM instead of his song

NME.com reports that X-Factor winner Joe McElderry has branded Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing in the Name’ as “Dreadful”.

The key quotes from the news story are these:

“I had no idea what it sounded like. It’s dreadful and I hate it. How could anyone enjoy this? Can you imagine the grandmas hearing this over Christmas lunch?”

I think that’s the whole point Joe.

“I wouldn’t buy it. It’s a nought out of ten from me. Simon Cowell wouldn’t like it. They wouldn’t get through to boot camp on The X Factor – they’re just shouting.”

This for me, is the main reason right here, for why you should download Rage Against The Machine, instead of this kid. He’s a joke. Simon Cowell is NOT the Music Industry, and the X-Factor is NOT the Music Business.

Seriously, here’s a guy who sings a song he didn’t write, where as RATM wrote their song and play musical instruments. And this is a guy who will be forgotten in 3 weeks time, where as ‘Killing in the Name’ is still well remembered after it’s release in 1992. A song that will still be remembered another 17 years down the line.

I’ll finish by leaving a website link for Mr McElderry: Rage Against The Machine Wikipedia.

And if you don’t understand the RATM campaign, I suggest you go hang out with Cheryl Cole. Leave it to the real people who understand what’s going on.

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