Wednesday, January 05, 2005

YOU MIGHT WANT TO FETCH A PENCIL TO KEEP UP: The American revival of We Are The World (renamed We Are The Future) is apparently still happening. Why is it the Americans take so long to organise these things? In the UK, some hack on the Sun fills some space suggesting they revive Band Aid; a re-recording of Do They Know It's Christmas is number one by the time the paper hits the streets. In America, someone floats the idea of doing We Are The World and six months later PAs are still trying to set up meetings.

But now, there's to be a rival revival, as a group of Chinese celebrities are going to re-record We Are The World as, um, Love for the tsunami. Jackie Chan, Jacky Cheung and Andy Lau are amongst the artists who'll be doing the new version of the song in a live performance this Friday, but at the moment they're insisting that there won't be a single release. So, we're expecting the "overwhelming public demand" to make it happen by the middle of the next week.