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Why are the poor poor?

When I was at University, I used to have a postcard on my wall with a quote from the Catholic Archbishop Helder Camara on it: “When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. 449 more words

USA for Africa, "We Are the World"

We Are the World USA for Africa (Columbia, 1985)

We Are the World was a charity single recorded by supergroup USA for Africa. We Are the World was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian. 248 more words


Sorry Canada, but Bob Geldof's "Do They Know It's Christmas" beats Bryan Adams' "Tears Are Not Enough"

By Steve Newton

Thirty years ago today–on October 4, 1985–the Tears Are Not Enough music documentary was released in Canadian theatres. You might have seen it. 918 more words

Canuck Rock

Do They Know It's Sting?

I saw a lot of pain on social media over the impromptu Chris Martin gig. People who don’t stay in Delhi anymore are regretting their decision to have ever moved out of the city. 386 more words

Fermented Flashback

Why we should all give Bob Geldof a break.

First written and posted in December 2014.

It has been well acknowledged that Band Aid’s single Do They Know It’s Christmas? has its issues. Many people find it offensive and patronizing towards Africa. 1,382 more words


30 years of "We are the World" and other Humanitarian songs

2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the original recording of “We Are The World”, written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and performed by USA for Africa, a supergroup comprised of over 50 of the top names in music at the time, from Paul Simon and Cyndi Lauper to Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder. 537 more words

Original v. Cover [V.9]: Christmas Edition

Three of my favorite Christmas songs were covered this year: ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ (Band Aid), ‘All I Want for Christmas’ (Mariah Carey), and ‘War Is Over’ (John Lennon). 318 more words