Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Do they know its Christmas

Don't know if it is just me but wonder if anyone else was irritated by the BBC coverage of this single last night.
The original concept was great and raised awareness in a very unique way but the impact is not the same the second time round. I do not doubt the personal commitment of people like Bob Geldof, Midge Ure and Bono but what really irritated me beyond belief was the sight of Bob G giving the performers a pat on the back and telling them how wonderful they are. There are many many people around who are committing time, energy and money to some of the causes that Bob has highlighted - far more than a few hours in a recording studio which is also a high profile media event.
It is easy to slag off politicians but many also do their bit in their own way and it is about time that Mr Geldof realised that - I have a good mind to set Jenny Tonge on him with her handbag!

Seriously though - I think people would be well advised to forget buying the single (unless they really happen to like it) and buy a few chickens from Oxfam or World Vision