Saturday, 7 July 2007

Just a gig

Just seen Madonna's 'Hey You' on Live Earth. If this is what's meant to save us then we're definitely fucked! Where's Jarvis' arse when you need it?

4 comments:

Steven Ball said...

Jarvis is sitting on his arse. In Paris.

Steven Ball said...

OK, quick survey suggests that the message from Jackson to Cocker to Ciccone is quite similar: it's all about YOU, the individual, it comes from inside you baby.

Evidence:

MAN IN THE MIRROR
M. Jackson
I'm Starting With The Man In The Mirror
I'm Asking Him To Change His Ways
And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make A Change

FROM A TO I
J. Cocker

It’s the same from Auschwitz to Ipswich: Evil comes I know from not where. But if you take a look inside yourself – maybe you’ll find some in there.

HEY YOU
M.Ciccone
First love yourself
Then you can love someone else
If you can change someone else
Then you have saved someone else
But you must first love yourself
Then you can love someone else
If you can change someone else
Then you have saved someone else

And the message of Live Earth is that we're all contingent in this while kind of implicitly, quietly, letting governments and corporations off the hook. Feel guilty about yr light bulbs baby while we light up the Wembley sky with our megawatts.

dubdog said...

Me, it's all about me. Fucking hell, that's a bit of a responsibility!

Steven Ball said...

yep, well at least that's what THEY say