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.:Sunday, July 03, 2005:.
Live Eight.

10 concerts, 100 artists, a million spectators, 2 billion viewers, and 1 message... To get those 8 men, in that 1 room, to stop 30,000 children dying every single day of extreme poverty.

I watched Live 8 on TV yesterday all ten and half hours.It was great to watch that biggest simultaneous live concerts, biggest TV and Internet event and most important of all, the biggest movement urging world’s leaders to take action on poverty.

These were my personal highlights. Top 20:
20. Duran Duran... McGraw "Live Like You Were Dying" Roma... canta Roma.
19. Scissor Sisters, they put on a fun spectacle and evoked the spirit of the '80s with their unashamedly spnagly pop, like Bryan Adams did with Deep Purple in Barrie, Canada.
18.Audioslave, Faithless and Roxy Music in Berlin. Das ist wohl guten Musik.
17.The Who. The blood-curdling scream at the end of "Don't get fooled again" was very impressive! Classic bombastic, brilliance from a band who refuse to slow down.
16.The Cure. Robert: "There's too much anger for things to just remain as they are".
15. Sir Elton John, another to prove that the veterans can still outperform younger rivals. "The Bitch is Back" and a duet with Pete Doherty, with a gothic, get-up, stoned and dazed look.
14. Stevie Wonder gave soul to Philadelphia. period.
13. Dido singing Seven Seconds with Youssou N'Dour. She may have the hits, but he has more charisma and a more haunting voice. -uhmm was that a colombian at the back, with the drums and a wonderful soccer team t-shirt?- Hilarious!
12. Stereophonics, might be too cool to show much emotion, but they rock in a Rod Stewart kind of way...
11. Sting.
10.Green Day proclaimed it's majesty in Berlin with "We Are The Champions" fucking great, they had the crowd in their hands...
9. Madonna, still the same. -I'd have liked some more "stage rolling" activity... "Ray of light". She's not the queen of pop for nothing. During Music, she got everyone clapping in unison the way Freddie Mercury did in 1985...
8.Annie Lennox. Beautiful. She sang a very moving song, a storming performance of "Eurythmcs classic Sweet Dreams" .Lovely, and the African Childrens's Choir did their job.
7.Bob Geldof. Tell me why..."I don't like Mondays"
6.REM. "Everybody Hurts"... Michael Stipe's blue eye-band and his "We're REM, and this is what we do"
5.Coldplay.Powerful. The peak of their rousing set came when Richard Ashcroft came for a rendition of Bittersweet Symphony, that song brings up great memories.
4.Björk at Tokyo. I'm still speechless. This woman wraps me into the all and the nothing.
3.Robbie Williams. As always. One of the major highlights of the evening. The crowd absolutely erupted.
2.U2 and Paul. Simply amazing. Sergeant Pepper was a suitable opening... that's sure. U2 still have su much passion that it was impossible not to get swept up in their anthems.
1.Pink Floyd. If there was one historic musical moment, this was it. The reconciliation of Dave and Roger... ppffss. Darn great. Grand. Huge. They looked like they had never been away and the sublime magnificence of their songs swept across the audience and myself.

This was with no doubt a moment in history where ordinary people can grasp the chance to achieve something truly monumental and demand from the 8 leadres an end to poverty.

another stop at the Long Walk of Justice.

Now playing: Mali Blues (Ali Farka Toure)- Guitar Solo, Jazz (Dream Theater)- It's Easy To Remember (OK). Best Served With: Red red wine.

.:Lo wrote this at: 4:37 PM:.