Thursday, June 23, 2005

Game 7

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Yes ladies and gentlemen it all comes down to one final game tonight, game 7, crunch time, sudden death if you wish. Pistons vs Spurs for the NBA championship! I'm not even playing and I'm feeling the jitters of waiting for this one. Lets see who will pull it out of the bag. Spurs have got to be favored for playing on their home court but those pesky Pistons don't seem to give up. Should be fun.

Now my man Obi over at Soul on Ice has done a blog or two about the Live 8 concerts over the past couple of weeks. (Safire mentioned it too.) Live 8 is a series of concerts designed to get G8 leaders to address issues like poverty, debt and AIDS in Africa. Great cause you say and I'd agree.

Well the concert series is happening all over the world; London, Rome, Toyko, Johannesburg, Philadelphia, Barrie. Hold up wait a minute did Jdid just say Barrie? Where is that? Well Barrie Ontario is about an hour directly north of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). Couldn't they have actually held it in Toronto where folks could actually take some public transit to the concert? Oh well not such a big deal I guess we're about to put Barrie on the map.

What is interesting though is the lineup for the Barrie concert. I'm seeing names like Jann Arden, Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, Tegan & Sara, Bruce Cockburn, and Tom Cochrane, Gordon Lightfoot and Bryan Adams. What is this a baby boomers reunion? Did we find the oldest musicians we have in Canada for this thing? Oh alright they also have Simple Plan, the Barenaked Ladies, Our Lady Peace, Great Big Sea, the Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, Billy Talent, some of whom I've heard of before and some of whom I'm guessing may appeal to a younger audience but still how many of these guys are actually popular these days. What happened to popular Canadian artists like Alanis Morrisette, Shania Twain, Avril Lavie even a Fefe Dobson, Keisha Chante, a K-os, Swollen Members or Raskals?

Like Obi was complaining where are the actual African acts, I mean damn even a solitary black act would have been nice for the Barrie event. Come on Geldof! When you think about it Toronto, the GTA and its environs are currently one of the most multicultural places in the world. Why is it that this concert is only featuring has-been old white dudes who most of the younger generation don't even know? I commend the issues that this concert is trying to highlight but damn add some relevant music acts and some folks of color. I'm assuming you're trying to get the message out to folks of all ages so why are you loading this concert with acts that are not relevant to younger folk? Don't younger folk count amongst those you want to hear your message?

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

First off..I hear seh your Pistons vs. Spurs game cancelled!! Dem going show a football (soccer) match instead...so I going watch!
;-) LOL.

Only name in the concert line up I recognize is Bryan Adams (perhaps reflecting my age)...the others I have never heard of.

Indeed, they should try to draw the youngsters......HIV rampant in the twenties and thirites sadly. Dr. D.

Scratchie said...

I don't know none of those people. :(

Campfyah said...

Yuh just can't please wunna canadians :-)) Alla yuh get a lil town pun de venue and now wunna want big names.....
You know the powers that be who organize these events don't do dem to please the masses.

Nikki said...

I will be front row central watching the final game tonight. I hope the Pistons can pull off another victory on the Spurs homecourt.

miles said...

SPURSSSSSSS.

Zantiferous3 said...

Booooooo!!! *whispering* Go Spurs!!! LOL

And as for what you were saying about the lineup... you couldn't be more right... I was like "Gordon Lightfoot, good lawd where did they drag him out from???!!!" And Bryan Adams... *shaking head* I knew he was no longer cool beyond his popularity in the 80's when I saw his ass singing on the Today show and Katie Couric was swooning over him. *shaking head*
LOL... damn we're getting old.

Yamfoot said...

Go Pistons!

Amadeo said...

I've been loving watching Woody Paige call dude Ma-NO Gi-NO-bli...Gordon Lightfoot? Bryan Adams still has a career? They didn't even try with that line-up.

Luke Cage said...

Nothing more anti-climactic than Game 7. Winner takes all for everything. Here we go...

dorna! said...

It's gonna take more than a concert to put Barrie on the map. :) I'm off to find my Blue Rodeo CD.

Lene said...

wack. first they give it to barrie. then they had the nerve to put "park place, toronto" on the website. don't use toronto's name to boost the concert!

canada's live 8 is the weakest of all sites too. park place? molson park? WACK. rome has circus maximus, london has hyde park. philly has the art museum with all those stairs, and we have a field in the middle of the boonies.

btw... GO SPURS GO!

Mad Bull said...

What are these spurs you all speak of... at first I thought it was the Tottenham Hotspurs, but now I am wondering. And why are pistons so interesting...

Anyways, maybe they can't afford the more exciting acts...

The Marlo Girl said...

spuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss baby! obi wan ginobli rocks.

Jdid said...

@dr D - yea pure has beens dont know why. I guess bob geldoff doesnt have the hook ups with the new crew
@scratchie - I barely know any myself
@camp - lol , we din want it in no barrie put it someplace else
@nikki - alas it was not to be
@miles and X - boo! I mean congrats lol
@yammie - oh well we tried
@amadeo - actually I call him gi-noooo-body!
@luke - yep disappointing outcome for me
@dorna - blue who?
@starfoxx - then folk come here and are like where is barrie and have to drive annother two hours to find barrie
@mad bull - yea hotspurs used to be a nice team
@marlo - gi-noooo-body got lucky