Live Earth: July 7th – all together now!

are you serious kidz?

Yup. It’s that time again. Sing your hearts out to save the world. More than 100 of the world’s top musicians will perform at a series of worldwide concerts this summer to highlight the threat of global warming. It’s a kind of cute, almost naive Western approach to tackling something no-one really knows how to tackle. Still, it’ll be a nice day out for indie and emo kidz. Shanghai has been included in a list of eight cities worldwide. That should keep the Chinese police busy!

At the press conference the organisers said Live Earth “will become the model for carbon neutral concerts and other live events in the future”. Should be able to replant most of those forests chopped down in Europe hundreds of years ago then! The concerts’ producer Kevin Wall won an Emmy Award for producing the Live 8 concerts in 2005.

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2 Responses to Live Earth: July 7th – all together now!

  1. earthpal says:

    Good Morning Matty!

    I was reading about this recently too.

    There’s little doubt that celebrities are a great platform for getting a message across. But I do think that those celebrities must be credible. They must be sincere themselves about the cause they are shouting about because if they are not and are found to be applying double standards, they can do more harm to a cause than benefit.

    Some excellent Green initiatives here but I’m not fully convinced about the carbon neutrality it is claiming. In reality, if it was totally carbon neutral then there would be no concert.

    Generators run on biodiesels? We’ve already discussed here the dilemma/unstustainabilty with those. And all those flights being offset? Here’s hoping they use a genuinely ethical offset company.

    But of course, concerts aren’t going to go away so respect to them for making this effort and for making it as carbon-free as possible. Let’s hope it acts as a model and catches on. In fact, all gigs/concerts should follow this example.

    I notice Snow Patrol are in the line-up. Will be worth watching for them alone.

    One or two others I like would be…Damien Rice, AFI, Sheryl Crow,Lenny Kravitz. Oh and and Enrique Iglesias…but that would be just for the eye candy (whoops, is that shallow?).

  2. matt says:

    Eye candy’s fine by me. I’d have Green & Black’s doing a Fair Trade dance!

    Yes, these concerts have become the Geldoff legacy, even though he’s still alive but, you know what I mean. The original global connect concerts of 1985 were quite something but then, I was a teenager! Which is why I put these concerts down mainly for the indie & emo kids. Not sure it’s the music they want to hear though.

    You are so right about the need to have genuine celebrities leading on these events. Cameron Diaz? Check her opening performance for saving our planet. If she is going to save us then I’d say we’re truely stuffed!!;

    Not her fault. The organisers are trying to appeal to the ‘uth but simply got it wrong. Bono’s the person me thinks. He’s in touch with the issues and he knows how to keep his audience.

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