Sunday, June 12, 2005

THANKS FOR THIS ONE, TOO, BOB

You might read elsewhere that the Pink Floyd which has come together in the interests of selling as many copies of the 30th anniversary special editions of Wish You Were Here ("of helping end world poverty and Live 8") is the classic line-up; it isn't, of course, it's just Roger Waters, Dave Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright - no Syd Barrett, then. Perhaps for the next Live Aid anniversary.

Meanwhile, we're starting to wonder just who these black artists Bob says he approached and invited to take part actually are. Estelle, for example, has been part of the Make Poverty History campaign, and yet Bob hadn't called her. Who, Bob, had you asked, when all these musicians told you they were too busy?


3 comments:

M.C. Glammer said...

Isn't that a bit like saying it wasn't the proper Beatles without Pete Best?

simon h b said...

Dark Side of the Moon? Damp Side of the Bed, more like.

Mac Daddy said...

Geldof probably couldn't name any living black artists that he's had a conversation with any over the past 10 years or so. No Live 8, which I call Dead 8 will be a vanilla show MTV stylee (early MTV banned black acts from it's broadcasts - times have changed now!). I am sure that the people of Africa (rich and poor) will be pleased to know that the west are spending immense millions to put on FREE concerts to help them. It makes great study in bad economics lets spend millions in providing free entertainment from some aged pop stars so that a few suits in Edinburgh might get some the message.

Based on the evidence so far perhaps it's time to do an expose on the rascism/sexism within the music industry, which should make juicy reading.

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