Singer Sandi Thom posts tearful expletive-filled rant against Radio 2
Scottish singer Sandi Thom, best known for her 2006 number one hit I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair), has posted an emotional, expletive-filled YouTube video directed at Radio 2 for snubbing her latest single.
The 34-year-old - who hasn't troubled the charts since her single The Devil's Beat reached number 58 back in 2008 - released the tearful video as a reaction to the fact that Radio 2 declined to play her new single, Earthquake.
"I just heard that 'Earthquake' didn’t make the Radio 2 playlist," the emotional singer said. "I wanted to make this video so people realise how much it hurts because I apparently can do no right."
"I wrote a song that is pop and catchy and fits their format and there is no reason why they shouldn’t play my music and I swear to God they have no idea how much it actually hurts when it’s been years and years trying to gain some kind of respect from these people."
"This is literally the last thing," she says."I am done with this industry. I am fucking sick and tired of having to sit on the edge of my seat waiting for these people to come back and tell me their verdict of whether this song is going to be a success. Basically without their support it can’t be a success."
Thom said the Bauer radio group turned down "any interviews and playlists" too: "That is basically 22 million people across the country who will not get to hear this song".
"Honest to God I’m fucking sick to death of the bullshit this industry pulls on people like me and I’ve had it. Enough I’m done. Fuck you Radio 2. Fuck you Bauer network and fuck the lot of you. It is utter shit. It’s a fucking good song, ok. There is no reason why you need to do this to me once again."
"That is it. I’m done. I have better things to do with my life and time and this is utter bullshit," she announces tearfully. "See you later Radio 2. Go shove it up your arse because I really don’t care anymore."
Thom quickly deleted her video after posting it on her YouTube channel last night, but not before it was grabbed by other YouTube users and reposted:
And if you're interested, here's the song in question, Thom's new single Earthquake:
Well, it's not as annoying as I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker, we'll say that.
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