Saturday, July 07, 2007

Enviro-Hypocrisy - The Live Earth Concerts

Here's another one for the do as I say, not as I do files. Al Gore's famous Live Earth concert series will do plenty of damage to the environment.

At least some rock stars seem to have their heads screwed on straight (and they're from my Dad's hometown too! Sensible lads.) A quote:

"Rock group Arctic Monkeys have become the latest music industry stars to question whether the performers taking part in Live Earth on Saturday are suitable climate change activists.

"It's a bit patronising for us 21 year olds to try to start to change the world," said Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders, explaining why the group is not on the bill at any of Al Gore's charity concerts.

"Especially when we're using enough power for 10 houses just for (stage) lighting. It'd be a bit hypocritical," he told AFP in an interview before a concert in Paris. Bass player Nick O'Malley chimes in:

"And we're always jetting off on aeroplanes!" "

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