'Pop' won't save the planet

Why Pop won't save the planet, from Times Online :

...... Indeed, on a day when Paolo Nutini got a bigger cheer than Al Gore, you had to wonder about the efficacy of events like this. The indifference that met all the awareness-raising films couldn’t have been in more marked contrast to the atmosphere here at Live Aid 22 years previously – when the medium and the message seemed entwined in people’s minds. Next time they’d be better off simulating the conditions of a huge landfill and locking everyone in for the day while Madonna, Metallica, Foo Fighters et al attempt to distract us from the stench. Because this idea that good behaviour can be mollycoddled out of audiences by pop music is beginning to seem a little quaint.

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