Thursday, June 23, 2005

Disappointing 8

This might upset some people but Canada's lineup for Live8 is pitiful. As Toronto Star Columnist Ben Rayner put it:

"Our concert just feels like a lazily programmed, rather half-hearted afterthougt" -

And Billboard's Larry Leblanc echoes the sentiment saying that:
"It's woefully out of touch with what's going on in today's music in Canada," he said. "Where is Nickelback, where is Feist, where is Death From Above 1979, where is Arcade Fire?" -
Now I disagreee with the Nicklecrap part of that statement but he's right. A sample of our lineup:
Bryan Adams, Jann Arden(?), Bachman-Cummings Band, Barenaked Ladies, Bruce Cockburn, Deep Purple (wtf?), Great Big Sea, Motley Crue (huh?), Gordon Lightfoot, Simple Plan, and the Tragically No-Longer-Hip, and Celine Dion (Stick Figure Spawn of Satan) will appear live from Vegas.
A few of the other Live8 gigs:

Coldplay, Elton John, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Snoop Dogg, Sting and the Who at London's Hyde Park; Crosby, Stills and Nash, Brian Wilson, Lauryn Hill and Green Day at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate; Duran Duran, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw at Rome's Circus Maximus; Dave Matthews Band, Destiny's Child, Jay-Z, Linkin Park, Maroon 5, P. Diddy and Stevie Wonder at Philadelphia's Museum of Art. - Rolling Stone

Which one will you be watching live on TV?


At 17:42, Blogger Mitch said...

Will someone please give poor Celine a sandwich?

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