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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Saving the world: There's a right way to do it, and a wrong way

Causes 1 is a Darfur charity album featuring tracks from Bright Eyes, Bloc Party, Death Cab for Cutie, and the Black Keys, among others. Proceeds go to three organizations: Doctors Without Borders, Human Rights Watch, and Oxfam America.

The album will be available for download on iTunes for 90 days only. A good cause, and a good product.

MP3: Bright Eyes - Coat Check Song (live)

Meanwhile, have you checked out the latest Fall Out Boy video? It's for the Babyface-produced "I'm Like a Lawyer with the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You Off." The video was shot in Uganda and seeks to draw attention to the plight of that nation's children, as its civil war drags on. This is undeniably a good cause, but the problem is that images of Ugandan refugees are interspersed with footage of the band performing the love song in a field. It's downright bizarre.

Read more about the story behind the video at mtv.com.


Lesly said...

Saw the video you posted, and it's does seem like the music and pictures are out of sync. Reminds me of the rash of videos that came out post 9/11 where the camera would intersperse shots of the band crooning with cuts of troops overseas using a totally unrelated song as a backdrop.

Anyway, I just found this blog this week -- great stuff, I'll be coming back often.

Scott said...

Cool, thanks for dropping by!

DJRainDog said...

ARGH! Bright Eyes?! Seriously? *sigh* (Yet I like Dashboard Confessional. Maybe someday we can explore why.)

Scott said...

I like Bright Eyes... haven't heard much Dashboard stuff in the past few years...

DJRainDog said...

Ugh. But Conor CAN'T SING! And his lyrics sound like the stuff I was writing in seventh grade! I'm strung-out on percocet, so I'm banging my head on my computer while I can't feel it.