Sunday, January 20, 2008

There are Some Great People Out There

I was looking for Ellen Page interviews on Youtube the other day and saw the trailer to an theatrically unreleased film of hers, An American Crime. It really made me feel sick because it was so disturbing. What made things worse was that the film was based on a crime committed by a twisted lady in Indiana.

Don't watch the trailer. It made me feel depressed for the rest of the day. Because it reminds you that there are such nasty-hearted people out there.

Anyway, got hold of a (digital) copy of "The Concert for Bangladesh" the other day. It was a benefit concert in 1971 organized by George Harrison (1/4 of the Beatles who wrote the memorable track: "My Sweet Lord") and Ravi Shankar (an Idian sitar player) for a country that's still amidst of ethnic and political conflicts.

Musicians who lent their help - Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston...

Makes me feel like I've really missed a great time for music. These people were the "mainstreamers" of their time, look at what kind of mainstream artists we've got now... People seemed to be more concerned about social affairs then and wanted to make a change. Now, efforts seem too polished to be genuine, even though we had the whole Live Earth deal.

Source: Don't Think Twice, It's All Right Do yourself a favor and check the link :)

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