Saturday, July 07, 2007
GREEN IS THE NEW ORANGE
Ok, so this post has nothing to do with orange, but after spending the entire day in front of the TV (not very green, but then again we are on solar power here) watching the LIVE EARTH CONCERT I thought I would share my views of it with you all. I hope that people took the meaning of this worldwide concert to heart. I did like the message that they kept driving home about just picking one thing and starting with that, like changing a light bulb or un-plugging chargers when not charging a device. It was also nice that it was being billed as a celebration in saving the planet through awareness. The celebrity spots between performances were really well done and quite simple for people to understand just how easy it can be to make a difference. Here is my review of some performances that I was lucky enough to see and inspired enough by that I went and downloaded some new tunes.
The set was a little lackluster, but they did at least make an attempt at using recycled materials. Alicia Keys both with Keith Urban and solo tore it up as did Kelly Clarkson! Really looking forward to Alicia's new album this fall. Melissa Etheridge was spot on in her lengthy flashback performance, talking about when she was a kid she thought we would have flying cars by the year 2000. Who didn't think that back then? Kenna was a standout and great to see live. Smashing Pumpkins sounded excellent. Though I am not a fan, John Mayer was really good as were K.T. Tunstall and Bon Jovi. Roger Waters of Pink Floyd was a treat as were The Police. Kanye West joining The Police... not so much.
The stage was quite nice and hi-tech, but was it all that eco-friendly?
It was a great show all around. Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters were on fire! Beastie Boys were great but too short. As big a fan of Madonna as I am, I was not in love with her performance for her special Live Earth song "Hey You". It was just so simplistic and almost cookie cutter, but of course I have been humming the damn thing all day. I did like her playing guitar in a dress though during "Ray of Light". Good contrast. Then we saw her give a good peroformance of "Hung Up"! When she does a stage show she does deliver the goods and entertains, so I guess I will let her slide with one medium performance.
Nunatak STOLE the show. They were the little underdog band that could. Get them a record deal now!