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  posted on 7/18/2007 at 08:39 PM
I just saw this poll over on MSN, and thought the outcome pretty much summed up this lame event:

 

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  posted on 7/18/2007 at 08:41 PM
waste of time,money & energy & the music.....enough...point made Everytime i get that image in my mind of madonna with a black gibson LMAO

 

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  posted on 7/18/2007 at 08:49 PM
I liked how Al made it from Australia all the way to New York throughout the day...I wonder how he made it there...maybe the same, efficient, green, way all the musicians traveled to their performances. I enjoyed the music, but yeah, you're right...that poll sums it up well, the event was meaningless.
 

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  posted on 7/18/2007 at 08:53 PM
I watched it very little but am open to the idea global warming might be something to be concerned about. I bought a couple compact flourescents and try to turn off lights because I'm miserly mostly. The poll questions were a little "pushy"; I might have answered none of the above.

 

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  posted on 7/18/2007 at 09:34 PM
The poll pretty well sums it up.

 

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  posted on 7/18/2007 at 10:30 PM
Just a few observations from my perspective....

All throughout the event we are reminded how we should change our light bulbs and the event was sponsored by a light bulb manufacturer (Philips). Hmmmm.

I can't remember which feed I was watching (either Bravo or Sundance) Trudy Styler (Sting's wife) talks of how she has seen global warming first hand and then relates how oil companies polluted an area of Central or South America. I'm not defending the oil companies but this isn't global warming... it's just old fashoined corporate polluting which of course is deplorable but has nothing to do with alleged climate change.

Melissa Etheridge, who I enjoy as a musician, spent her set acting like it was an anti-war rally rather than a climate change awareness event. She bitched endlessly about how messed up the U.S. is and what a drag it is to live here... then she proudly droned on about how she made it. If a cancerous lesbian musician can become an artificially inseminated parent and a millionaire rock musician to boot I hardly think our country is as Hitleresque as she claims. She deserves a ton of credit... but quit acting like this is the worst place on the planet.

Where was Sheryl Crow? She was billed as a performer and I searched at least 16 hours of footage and couldn't find her anywhere.

Madonna's guitar was not plugged in and no one will ever convince me otherwise.

Genesis sounded like an audio abortion.

Duran Duran, who I loathe, sounded incredibly sharp and just nailed their performances.

The Police were excellent with the exception of Kanye West added to "Message In A Bottle". They crapped down their leg on that.

Roger Waters looked like he was having a blast. Problem is... he can't sing anymore. He sounds like Katherine Hepburn. Let the keyboard player who looks like Lou Reed handle all the vocals.

Metallica plays three crap songs from the Black Album... James please start drinking again!

An endless Bon Jovi set that incorporated every cheese dick aspect of his career.

Dave Mathews Band... the band who dumped their tour bus toilets in the Chicago River showing up to encourage the "green" movement.

Do you honestly give any credibility to what Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz have to tell you on how to be socially aware?

Scenes of Alec Baldwin rocking out during the show in Giants Stadium. Please.

Whether or not you're down with the cause this was probably the most forgettable ginormous concert EVER!




 

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  posted on 7/19/2007 at 05:38 AM
All of these concerts such as LIVE AID, LIVE 8, etc. were desperately trying to become a concert as historically important as Woodstock. At LIVE AID Joan Baez actually had the gaul to say "this concert is the next Woodstock." I think that is one of the most ridicuous things I've ever heard and I cringe every time I hear that remark. Of course all of the above concerts have failed miserably in being the next Woodstock.

 

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  posted on 7/19/2007 at 05:40 AM
Nothing really matters anyway. Morning Dew-J. Garcia(R.Hunter)

 

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  posted on 7/19/2007 at 07:46 AM
Oh Tenaciousme...you have made my day brother. Best review I have read of the concert yet. I celebrated the concert by chopping down some trees and burning styrofoam. Shut up and sing folks...
 

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  posted on 7/19/2007 at 08:17 AM
why can't rock stars just be rock stars ?, they all have to have an agenda these days.



It's sad that governments are chiefed by the double tongues. There is iron in your words of death for all Comanche to see, and so there is iron in your words of life. No signed paper can hold the iron. It must come from men. The words of Ten Bears carry the same iron of life and death. It is good that warriors such as we meet in the struggle of life... or death. It shall be life.

 

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  posted on 7/19/2007 at 08:25 AM
George Matters



[Edited on 7/19/2007 by rottinpeach]

 

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  posted on 7/19/2007 at 08:47 AM
Occasionally, my job involves me meeting over dinner with board members, corporate hot shots and various company muckity-mucks. These guys do not dine cheap! Meals are typically at the finest restaurants in whatever city that we happen to meeting in. In addition to meals that usually average out to around $75.00 (and higher) per person, I have seen these guys order $200.00 per bottle champagne and/or shots of "designer liquor" that go for around $50.00 per pop. In short, they spare no expense on their meals and entertainment.

These same guys show up at regional offices and give lectures to us working stiffs that have to travel. We are told to limit our spending to $10.00 for breakfast and lunch and to keep dinner at around $25.00.

Forgive me for being cynical, but when I see these "rock stars" (as opposed to musicians) and entertainers who have palacial mansions on several coasts on several continents, and who sport around in Humvees, Mercedes Benz and limos telling me to use energy efficient light bulbs (made at a coal fired plant in China) and to limit my number of toilet flushes ... in my 2,000 square foot home (maybe less - I haven't measured) - I can only roll my eyes.

Global warming is real, though. We should all do our part - especially celeb's and politcos who speak from their soapboxes.

[Edited on 7/19/2007 by Rusty]

 

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  posted on 7/19/2007 at 08:51 AM
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>George Matters<<<<<<<<<<<<<

who's George???????????????????





It's sad that governments are chiefed by the double tongues. There is iron in your words of death for all Comanche to see, and so there is iron in your words of life. No signed paper can hold the iron. It must come from men. The words of Ten Bears carry the same iron of life and death. It is good that warriors such as we meet in the struggle of life... or death. It shall be life.

 

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  posted on 7/19/2007 at 08:58 AM
George would be George Porter of The Meters (or The Funky Meters, as I believe they are now known).

I'd have to agree that a lot of the concert was a self-serving event. But at the same time, if it helps raise consciousness of our planet's condition, I'm all for it. I'm not an alarmist, but it is an issue that is highly important. Ya gotta breath, ya gotta have drinkable water.

But yeah--a lot of those stars are just totally full of sh*t. I certainly don't need Madonna or Melissa Etheridge or Sting's wife or Lenny Kravitz to tell me not to litter. As to Joan Baez--she should've spent her life as a commentator on NPR. She and Melissa Etheridge are two of the most humorless "this is serious, dammit"-types (aka--complete, flaming bores) ever.


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  posted on 7/19/2007 at 09:10 AM
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  posted on 7/19/2007 at 09:18 AM
>>>>>>>> As to Joan Baez--she should've spent her life as a commentator on NPR<<<<<<<<<<<<


Joan Baez has been around a long time and I have to say she has paid her dues, as far as the labor/ peace movement goes.BTW I never listen to NPR or radio for that matter.


It's sad that governments are chiefed by the double tongues. There is iron in your words of death for all Comanche to see, and so there is iron in your words of life. No signed paper can hold the iron. It must come from men. The words of Ten Bears carry the same iron of life and death. It is good that warriors such as we meet in the struggle of life... or death. It shall be life.

 

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  posted on 7/19/2007 at 09:29 AM
No it didn't matter.

 

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  posted on 7/19/2007 at 09:30 AM
It all really matters. I think this old world needs a huge concert for a different type of global warming. One that would unite us all. A big global warming hug so to speak. The people of this earth need to get on track before we can get our earth on track. I dont think the leaders around the world are doing it. So we as individuals have to do it.

Put on a WorldFest, have many shows worldwide promoting nothing but love, peace and harmony. Do them all on the same day, same time. Music is something I think we all can agree on. Everyone everywhere knows that language.

 

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  posted on 7/19/2007 at 10:00 AM
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Just a few observations from my perspective....

All throughout the event we are reminded how we should change our light bulbs and the event was sponsored by a light bulb manufacturer (Philips). Hmmmm.

I can't remember which feed I was watching (either Bravo or Sundance) Trudy Styler (Sting's wife) talks of how she has seen global warming first hand and then relates how oil companies polluted an area of Central or South America. I'm not defending the oil companies but this isn't global warming... it's just old fashoined corporate polluting which of course is deplorable but has nothing to do with alleged climate change.

Melissa Etheridge, who I enjoy as a musician, spent her set acting like it was an anti-war rally rather than a climate change awareness event. She bitched endlessly about how messed up the U.S. is and what a drag it is to live here... then she proudly droned on about how she made it. If a cancerous lesbian musician can become an artificially inseminated parent and a millionaire rock musician to boot I hardly think our country is as Hitleresque as she claims. She deserves a ton of credit... but quit acting like this is the worst place on the planet.

Where was Sheryl Crow? She was billed as a performer and I searched at least 16 hours of footage and couldn't find her anywhere.

Madonna's guitar was not plugged in and no one will ever convince me otherwise.

Genesis sounded like an audio abortion.

Duran Duran, who I loathe, sounded incredibly sharp and just nailed their performances.

The Police were excellent with the exception of Kanye West added to "Message In A Bottle". They crapped down their leg on that.

Roger Waters looked like he was having a blast. Problem is... he can't sing anymore. He sounds like Katherine Hepburn. Let the keyboard player who looks like Lou Reed handle all the vocals.

Metallica plays three crap songs from the Black Album... James please start drinking again!

An endless Bon Jovi set that incorporated every cheese dick aspect of his career.

Dave Mathews Band... the band who dumped their tour bus toilets in the Chicago River showing up to encourage the "green" movement.

Do you honestly give any credibility to what Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz have to tell you on how to be socially aware?

Scenes of Alec Baldwin rocking out during the show in Giants Stadium. Please.

Whether or not you're down with the cause this was probably the most forgettable ginormous concert EVER!






Best post I've read in some time.
BTW- Sheryl Crow was rationing out the toilet paper in San Fran at the porta potties..

 

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  posted on 7/19/2007 at 10:17 AM
Whether this event matters or not, what does matter is that we all can do a lot to minimize our footprint on the earth.

Start small. Keep it simple. There are easy choices. When lots of people each do what they can do, it adds up.

 

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  posted on 7/19/2007 at 11:53 AM
I'm a little surprised by all of this. - The event probably didn't matter. I mean, it's getting so redundant to have the same kinds of acts do this thing over and over...

HOWEVER I do think that the message is a good one. Of course Phillips sponsered the event, it directly relates to them! Changing to compact fluorescents is an amazing energy savings and huge cost saving to anyone who will do it.

I think the point of the event was to say, there are a lot of really small, mostly effortless things we could all do, that we may realize could really help in the long run. I can't argue with that message. Global Warming? I don't know, but definitely being kinder to our planet and ourselves is a good thing.

I only saw part of the event, because I could care less about A LOT of the artists (and i was busy). I was so excited to see The Police, but when I did I was so dissapointed, I got to see one song "Message in a Bottle" and it wasn't the Police, it was Kanye West & John Mayer with the Police. It was pretty lame. In fact it left a really bad taste in my mouth.

 

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  posted on 7/19/2007 at 02:10 PM
"Nothing matters but the fever"

 

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  posted on 7/19/2007 at 05:45 PM
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The Police were excellent with the exception of Kanye West added to "Message In A Bottle". They crapped down their leg on that.


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  posted on 7/19/2007 at 06:12 PM
Music was not my cup of tea but the event mattered. think about how much climate change talk was going on..... music helped carry the message too bad Bush still can't hear it....
 
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