Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Live 8 - Philly vs. London

Well Live 8 is on it's way here to Philly and what do I have to say?

What's on TV that night?

You think I'm joking? Here's a rundown the Philly show:

Bon Jovi, Maroon 5, P Diddy, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, the Dave Matthews Band, Sarah McLachlan, Rob Thomas, Keith Urban, 50 Cent, and Kaiser Chiefs

Respectable - Jay-Z and 50 Cent are at the top of hip-op. DMB? Fratboys of the world rejoice! But let's take a look at London:

Mariah Carey, Coldplay, Dido, Keane, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Madonna, Muse, Scissor Sisters, Paul McCartney, Joss Stone, Stereophonics, Sting, Robbie Williams, U2, R.E.M., Velvet Revolver, Bob Geldof, the Killers, The Cure, Snow Patrol.

They have 6 icons in their line-up and that's not even including Coldplay who after their next cd probably should be included. Their line-up more than makes up for Mariah Carey being there. (Jesus, how'd she get into that lineup anyway? I feel sorry for those brits...oh wait, U2 and Coldplay on the same bill - nevermind.)

Honestly - the second rate London acts by themselves make a better show than we have here - how much would you pay for Muse, Scissor Sisters, Stereophonics, The Killers, and Snow Patrol on the same bill?

I live in Philly and I won't go see our show for free.


Merujo said...

I know. I'm totally bummed by the Philly bill. I was just talking to a friend about it five minutes ago and we both said, "Nope. No way." Dang it.

It's a far cry from Philly's bill the first time 'round...

RadioCynic said...

Seriously. Just another big event to make me feel disconnected from the "big music industry". Personally, if I happened to live right near the Parkway, I would dig seeing Stevie Wonder, and I occasionally find Sarah McLachlan soothing or something. That's totally the extent of the interest I can muster. So since I live a whole 25 minutes or so away, I'll join you in avoiding the crowd. -- RDC

suze said...

damn that be a good line up for london. wish i was there....
in ottawa we're getting a bunch of canadian acts from the sounds of things...no where near the excellence that is U2 or Coldplay - or even DMB. ah well....