Monday, July 04, 2005

Antitode to Live8

Reidski found it.

I avoided it for the weekend. Cloud got his knickers in a twist raving about its inadequacies over lunch on Saturday so suffice to say here that the line-up sucked and the BBC coverage sucked(by all accounts): let's avoid being political by cutting to more music discussion between sets when the audience in the venue are watching info-films about poverty and Africa). Awareness raising my ass.


Reidski said...

I have to own up, though - watched some of the stuff later on in the evening and thought Pink Floyd and Stevie Wonder were excellent and I even liked Paul McCartney's brilliant Helter Skelter. Yes, I know, whatever street cred I had (which was always very little) has just gone kapput!

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Street cred... street cred...?

Nope, never had much of that anyway. Especially when you consider that much of my weekend was spent watching stuff like "This Year's Love", "Casanova", and to finish off the Saturday night, "The Quick and the Dead" on C4. Shameful.

Apart from some bland stuff I try to avoid, my problem was more with the obviousness of the acts chosen, with the obviousness of their set-list, and most profoundly with exactly what amount of consciousness raising this was actually achieving, let alone changes to world poverty itself.

"Helter Skelter" is a cracking track mind...

HabitualDamnation said...

after all that's s8 & d1, live8 is d8 dumb & geldof wouldda m8 a gr8 beauty page8nt wif such speeches.