This is pure silliness and nothing to do with Bristol whatsoever, but five minutes ago I received a press release calling on the nation to keep Simon Cowell’s X-Factor nonsense off the top of the Christmas charts.
How? YouTube sensation Benton the dog. In case you’ve missed it, two weeks ago a phone video was posted on YouTube showing a hapless pet owner in an escalating situation when his dog starts a stampede of deer across Richmond Park. The man can be seen running after his Labrador repeatedly shouting what sounds like “Benton!” as the pet chases dozens of terrified deer. It later emerged that the dog’s name was actually Fenton.
The video, titled Jesus Christ in Richmond Park, has now had more than 2.5million views, with the creators becoming stars themselves – having appeared on the likes of BBC Breakfast last week.
Now, a track produced by Toolroom Publishing in collaboration with Pitch Sync, and titled “Benton! Jesus Christ!”, will be released on Monday, December 18, available on iTunes and at Amazon.co.uk. The Hoxtons (feat. Benton Against the Machine) worked with producers Pitch and Sync to create the not-for-profit single and have chosen to donate all profits from sales of the single to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
The original video had me in stitches, so fair play to a piece of pure commercialism for a good cause. I urge you all to buy it and dance to it whenever you hear it