Thursday, July 19, 2007

A lot of good work for charidee

Let's just preempt the comments box and say: Yes, we know Annie Lennox's Band Aid style single is in a good cause and, yes, it will raise a bit of money.

However, wouldn't it be better all round if Shakira, Joss Stone, Dido, Celine Dion, Pink, Fergie, Gladys Knight, Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge, KT Tunstall and Madonna all released a proper single - one that they might have released anyway - and gave the money from that to Nelson Mandela's 46664 Aids charity instead? Wouldn't that raise more money and, indeed, mean that the artists involved could feel a sense of actually contributing to the cause by redirecting some of their royalties, rather than just spending an hour or so making a record that nobody would really want for its own merits?


4 comments:

ian said...

wouldn't it be better all round if Shakira, Joss Stone, Dido, Celine Dion, Pink, Fergie, Gladys Knight, Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge, KT Tunstall and Madonna all released a proper single

What kind of crazy question is that? Of course it would not. Much, much better to have them all locked in one room where you can keep an eye on them.

I can't belive you are suggesting that there is a chance that Dido would release a single that people would really want for its own merits

M.C. Glammer said...

Annie's got a new album coming out? That's some nice wareness-raising she's done.

Would you want to be at that recording session with all those ego'd women though? I bet KT Tunstall keeps her distance from Melissa Etheridge.

Anonymous said...

"[i]wouldn't it be better all round if Shakira, Joss Stone, Dido, Celine Dion, Pink, Fergie, Gladys Knight, Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge, KT Tunstall and Madonna all released a proper single[/i]

What kind of crazy question is that? Of course it would not. Much, much better to have them all locked in one room where you can keep an eye on them."

What kind of crazy answer is that? Of course it would. Although I admit it would be much, much better to have you locked in one room where one can prevent you from making such idiotic and ignorant comments.


"I can't belive you are suggesting that there is a chance that Dido would release a single that people would really want for its own merits"

I can't believe you are suggesting that there is a chance that the more than 25 million people who bought Dido's CDs all over the world have all done from some reason other than for Dido's own merits.

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