Al Gores effort to bring the problem to the people, to somehow force leaders to change policies is here and gone. What does the world think now? Was it a political stunt for him, a displayt of rich musicians plying their trade, a statement to world leaders about concern or another attempt to create an image of caring?????
http://www.mg.co.za/articlepage.aspx?ar ... eid=313342
I have to go with another PR blitz and little else. But hey, maybe the younger generatin was forced to think about it during breaks and tried turning down the volume to save energy. Ah youth, ccan't concentrate on anything but the moment.
Chris Rock's comment and Madonna's green footprint say more than a day of music could ever--
In Germany, however, newspapers were more upbeat about Saturday's gigs designed to pressure leaders to sign a new treaty by 2009 that would cut global warming pollution by 90% in rich nations and more than half worldwide by 2050.
Several articles examined the green credentials of artists on the day, including Madonna, whose annual "carbon footprint" was estimated at around 100 times the average Briton's.
The News of the World tabloid, Britain's biggest-selling newspaper, detailed estimates of Madonna's carbon emissions from nine houses, a fleet of cars, a private jet and the Confessions tour, calling her a "climate-change catastrophe".
Guess you could call her an enigma of ironic proportions.
"I pray that this event ends global warming the same way that Live Aid ended world hunger," he said in London.
Oh well, at least they're trying to present the image that they're going to do something about it. Some of the commercials were OK- like the one of the guy trying to interview one busy American after another about cutting emissions personally. Of course everyone was in too big a hurry to talk.
I did manage to catch Yusef Islam though which was awesome, especially when he sang "Where do the Children Play". Brought back wonderful memories about tea and tillermen.
I grade it a failure personally as there was too many things and locations being presented. I guess music has regressed somewhat in its purpose since the 60's. Seems rooted to deeply in commercialism.