Monday, July 09, 2007

Live Earth: Recap

Well, Live Earth is over and global climate change has been stopped at last.

Sorry, sarcasm over now. I don't want to be like the usual suspects attacking Live Earth, and Mr. Gore specifically, for 'hypocrisy' when they themselves are in hysterical denial about the very issue the concert meant to highlight.

Matt Drudge is always reliable for this. Michelle Malkin, on a high after helping defeat the immigration bill, freaks out. National Review has an entire blog dedicated to Gore-bashing. The Reality-Based Community's Michael O'Hare has a very thoughtful smackdown of all this noise, stating "Don't like Live Earth? Fine, write a review; even better, organize your own concerts to trash the planet, or accelerate the apocalypse, or whatever. But if your key insight on Live Earth is the wattage of the amps, you are seriously missing the point."

And in the end, it was a really good show. Here are some highlights... First, Spinal Tap-

I also found good videos of performances from: Black Eyed Peas, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Duran Duran, Crowded House, John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Smashing Pumpkins, Bon Jovi, Keith Urban and Alicia Keyes, Shakira, The Police (featuring Kanye West And John Mayer), and Foo Fighters.

[Related listening: Will Live Earth Be Good for the Planet? (KCRW's 'To The Point')]


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