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Monday, July 11, 2005

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As much as I like a good concert...the idea that a bunch of "thoughtful" artists should get together to promote themselves and how caring they are under the pretext of "raising awareness of global poverty" is pretty ridiculous.

It's like staging a "vegetarian awareness" concert at the KC Masterpiece BBQ cookoff.

We get some of the most overpaid, underworked individuals on the planet, whose contribution to society includes vast amounts of conspicuous consumption, coupled with a complete incoherent ignorance of basic economics---like Chris Martin from ColdPlay who laments that corporations are the "greatest evil on the planet." We get these glittering jewels of profound stupidity together to raise awareness for poverty? Do they not see the hypocrisy? Are we to assume that we would all be completely unaware of poverty had Bono from U2 failed to mention it?
Only a perfect cocoon of self-delusion insulating these "artist" from the real world could convince them that they are doing good.
What makes it even more amazing is that not a DIME was collected to actually help anyone---Dave Matthews can perform to an adoring crowd (and I am a big fan) and soak in all of the limelight he can handle while not a doing a darn thing to help the problem--in fact one could argue that many of the performers actually hurt the cause...

It is like standing next to a burning building, people literally dangling out of the windows pleading for assistance, and these morons stand in front of the building and sing a song to "raise awareness" about fires. STOP SINGING AND HELP THE PEOPLE!
(And we the stupid masses listen to it and think, "yeah man, fires are bad. Dave Matthews is good.")

3 Comments:

Blogger Amanda Brightwell said...

Well said

12:11 PM  
Anonymous randy r. said...

plus, on top of that pink floyd sucked...the who sucked...mccartney sucked...

12:09 PM  
Blogger djobe said...

exactly....one moron showed up so screwed up that he couldn't remember his own lyrics for his duet with Sir Elton, Queen of prissy pop artists....

Don't get me started about how hypocritical it is to use an exorbitantly rich gay englishman to "raise awareness" for poverty and AIDS in Africa....

3:42 PM  

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