This is another one that slots into “obvious”, but I’ve just read the list of winners at the NME Awards, and what a load of steaming shite it is. No awards even for Maxïmo Park, who are one of the few vaguely interesting bands in that scene. Shocker. Instead, all the awards went to the […]
“THE organiser of the Edinburgh Live 8 concert has launched a scathing attack on Bob Geldof.”
Quaequam Blog! points out that Bob Geldof thinks emails are “stopping genuine action,” even though Geldof himself was the most useless waste of space of the year.
G8 — African nil. Make Poverty History is in disarray following the disastrous Geldof hijacking. (Via.)
George Monbiot reminds us about Bob Geldof — The Man Who Betrayed the Poor. â€œRight from the beginning,â€ says Kofi Mawuli Klu of the Forum of African Human Rights Defenders, â€œhe has acted in his own selfish interests. It was all about self-promotion, about usurping the place of Africans. His message was â€œshut up and […]
Nosemonkey on Live8. Incidentally, I’ve avoided most of it so far, although I’m very interested to see Pink Floyd! Update: Nick Barlow’s take on it.
What a cracking article by Andy Kershaw in The Independent. You should, of course, read it all, but here are some edited highlights: Geldof’s arrogance is breathtaking. First, he dismisses the idea of having Africans on his bill since, supposedly, they are not big enough draws. Now, outrageously, he is planning to corral the Africans […]
Pink Floyd: The Greatest Feud in Rock.
Touts and twats, or, selling a concert ticket does not hurt an African. Update: You missed the eBay boat, Bob. Update: The comments to that post make interesting reading. It’s ironic how easily the fawning media forget that Saint Bob made his name and fortune capitalising on a fatal high school shooting. A message for […]