More than 100 artists have come together to support Bono's ONE Campain, lending their music and voices to their favorite protest songs. The goal?
"This summer, we have a chance to do something extraordinary once more. We can end extreme poverty by 2030. But it won’t happen on its own and we need millions more voices to urge those in power to finish the job.
You could make all the difference.
The first immediate step towards this goal is ensuring the right decisions are made when some of the world’s most powerful leaders meet at the G8 Summit in the UK in June." - excerpt taken from ONE.org
There are so many great performances here, so much passion. New and old. The performance that immediately jumped out at me was Sheeran's excellent cover of Dylan's ominous 'Masters Of War'.
What do you think? Is the protest song still alive and well? Please share youre thoughts in the comments section below. Peace.
This past weekend was the annual Governors Ball NYC Music Festival. Normally a Friday/Saturday night affair across four music stages, this year severe weather forced the festivl to push everything back to Saturday/Sunday. This unfortunate weather scenario meant Kings Of Leon had to forfeit their mainstage headlining Friday night slot and settle for being just before Guns N Roses on Saturday night.
Now, The Followil Brothers can be a moody bunch. How would they take being forced to play second fiddle to Axl and the gang? Would they throw a rockstar hissyfit? Might they refuse to play altogether? Nope. They responded by debuting a brand new track off their forthcoming album Mechanical Bull (RCA) which is out September 24th.
The sound quality of theis clip is not ideal, but I'd still love to know what you think. Please share your thoughts in the comment section below. Enjoy!
New Order…Blue Monday [London][intro]
Queens Of The Stone Age…The Vampyre Of Time And Memory [Matador]
Shearwater & Sharon Van Etten…A Wake For The Minotaur [SubPop]
Laura Marling…Devil’s Resting Place [Ribbon]
Queens Of The Stone Age…Kalopsia [Matador]
New Order…5 8 6 [London][re-intro]
Queens Of The Stone Age…Keep Your Eyes Peeled [Matador]
Pyyramids…Smoke And Mirrors [Paracadute]
The National…Don’t Swallow The Cap [4AD]
Big Deal…In Your Car [Mute]
Queens Of The Stone Age…Smooth Sailing [Matador]
New Order…Confusion [London][re-intro]
Queens Of The Stone Age…If I Had A Tail [Matador]
Queens Of The Stone Age…I Appear Missing [Matador]
Queens Of The Stone Age…Who’ll Be The Next In Line [interscope]
I grew up watching PBS. Mr. Roger's Neighborhood was a staple of my youth. I found it fascinating. Mr. McFeely, Trolley, The Land Of Make Believe, all of it. The part of the show that stuck with me the most? The unwavering kindness and gentleness of the host, Fred Rogers. To this day, I revere this man's attitude, body of work and lasting legacy.
The same team from PBS Digital Studios that put out last year's viral sensation Mr. Rogers 'Garden Of Your Mind' have just released their second effort. It is heartwarming and inspirational. It also gave me a few precious minutes of that woundrous childlike optimism I used to have. A quality that seems to be in such short supply in the world these days...I hope you enjoy it. I also hope you take every word to heart.