Alterman thinks Live 8 is a masturbatory exercise because they are not seeking individual donations. I disagree: arguably the more futile effort would be to attempt to organize individuals into donating enough to make a dent. It's better to pressure governments to give more foreign aid. So yeah Live 8, more foreign aid if anyone in the Bush administration really cares what I think.
Also: around 4:30 VH1 showed a ninety second clip of a band called Orchestra Baobab
. I was immediately hooked and had to find out more about them. Buy the T-shirt
and tell your friends!
Ok, now that you bought the T-shirt, here's the link to their concert