Today is Live Earth Day, which, like the Internet, is evidently another Al Gore invention. The idea is like Live Aid – simultaneous concert festivals in eight cities around the world (New York, London, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Tokyo, Sydney, and Hamburg) “to trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis.”
I’m quite skeptical about events like this. What’s the ecological footprint of these festivals? Won’t they generate tons of environmentally-unfriendly waste? What about all the transportation attendees will take? How “green” are the corporate sponsors? Exactly who and what, aside from rockstar egos, benefit from this?
A bright note, though – a fan of Dutch goth metallers After Forever has made a great video for their song “Equally Destructive.” The editing is fantastic, timing images in perfect synchronicity with the lyrics. The song I can take or leave, but these images say more than a hundred spoiled rockers ever will.