What a day! What an effort! What an event!
I salute former Vice President Al Gore and all of those who made July 7, 2007 a day that will live change the world.
We hope ...
The climate crisis is indeed the most important issue facing everyone and it can and should bring people together regardless of class, race, ethnicity or gender.
But you know that. So what are you going to do about it?
So let's get to the fun stuff. Talking about people ...
I didn't see every minute of the performances across the globe (I'm sure the multi-disc DVD set will be made available soon), but here are some reactions based upon what I saw.
WINNER: Black-Eyed Peas for the most coherent and relevant performance
LOSERS: Corinne Baily-Rae and John Legend for a bad rendition of Marvin Gaye's "Mercy, Mercy." Ms. Baily-Rae, who bores me to tears anyway, really needs to learn how to perform before a live audience. John Legend is much more interesting, but he needs to write a good socially relevant song for events like this one.
REUNIONS FOR THE RECORD: Genesis and The Police
POLITICALLY WEIRD: A tie ...
Roger Waters backed by African-American kids from Trenton, NJ singing "we don't need no education ..."
Snoop Dog rockin' thousands of white people
OTHERWISE WEIRD: Linkin Park -- why does anyone listen to them? What are they saying? Was there any real reggae? What happened to international folk stars who have been tackling issues like this one for years? (Artists like Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Betsy Rose or Judy Gorman, amongst many others)?
What did YOU think?