Sunday, July 08, 2007

Happiness is not expecting too much

Live Earth, eh?

There's nothing I like better than being lectured about global warming, resource waste and global brotherhood by a plethora of mindless media-sluts dressed to the nines in clothes made by children under ten and flown from Chinese sweatshops to London, Paris and New York and packing half of the Colombian national economy up their noses. A more depressing combination of bad music and vacuous idiocy has never been televised.

For me, though, Chris Rock really summed up what Live Earth was all about when he said:

"I pray that this event ends global warming the same way that Live Aid ended world hunger."

(Hat tip: Mr Angry)


basingstoker said...

But hey, at least the Foo Fighters were pretty darn good.

However, the BBCs coverage was laughable , if not infuriating - just as Metallica were starting up their classic "Enter Sandman", they cut away.

Anyways, i'm looking forward to the Live Mars concerts.

Chuck Unsworth said...

Yep, I'd agree - but not all of the music was so grim. And it's always reassuring to see how the aged stars are now feeling the effects of gravity and excessive chemical intake.

Sean Jeating said...

In modification of a ancient graffiti one could say: Singing against global warming is like fucking for virginity.

Mark said...

I find it sad to see how some really great musicians (there were some)...Angelique Kidjo for gods sake... showing what arses they are. It upsets me.

Machiavelli's Understudy said...

Surely those sweatshops are providing an income and an alternative to child prostitution, much as they might be unpalatable by our Western standards?

Oh yeah? So what has happened for the last ten years, exactly?

Over at the ASI, they are posting some of the winning entries of the Young Writers on Liberty. One does not want to put such keen minds off,...