Today, as you probably know, is the big day for a global series of concerts for climate change (et al) called Live Earth. There’s a schwack of concerts all over the place–you can see a complete list of performers on Wikipedia.
It’s interesting how this global concert phenomenon has re-emerged. Correct me if I’m wrong, but we have Live Aid in 1984 (you young’ins may want to look that up), and then no huge, multi-continent concerts until Make Poverty History. What’s changed? I’m a cynic, so I wonder if it’s in part because the record industry is trying to stave off its slow, messy demise.
In any case, it’s for an excellent cause, so you should go answer the call and make a very reasonable commitment to lightening your impact on the planet.
In related news, MSN is streaming the concerts over the web. I visited their site using Firefox, and got shunted to this page:
Guess they couldn’t resist taking their pound of marketing flesh, eh?