Tuesday, February 16, 2010

watch: we are the world 25 for haiti

I know I'm a couple days late getting this up, but I keep thinking today is Monday! Stupid snow and holidays messing me up!

Anyway, it finally aired during the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics! The "We Are The World" remake with 23987 different celebrities coming together to sing what I said earlier would be amazing, epic, etc.

I'm going to go ahead and say that I was right.

Before I watched it, I heard everyone else's thoughts on it. A lot of people really don't like it. They think it shouldn't have been remade, it has too much hip-hop, the auto-tuning is a disgrace... Even Jay Z thinks it's bad.

I can't help but to disagree. If you watch that video with an open mind and really look at everyone's faces, you'll probably tear up a bit. I did, anyway.

Everyone is so happy to be helping out. These people who are nothing but stars to us are showing real emotion as they sing and come together as a huge group. Look at how much fun they're having!

I know I always hate the idea of remakes and sequels to classic songs, but the whole point of "We Are The World" was to help Africa and other countries. I think it's a perfect idea to remake it.

As for the hip-hop/auto-tuning, yea, I think it's a bit awkward in the middle, but it represents the music we have today. We don't have the wholesome music we had 25 years ago. We have Akon, T-Pain, and Lil Wayne on every song on the radio right now. If they didn't take their part in this song, it wouldn't mean the same thing.

All that being said, if you didn't watch the video before really observing these things and appreciating them as they should be, I say watch it again.

Look at the eclectic array of people in that group. Look at Randy have the time of his life. Watch them all almost cry. Watch the youngins look at the surrounding legends. It's pretty amazing, people.

So amazing, that I'm using words like eclectic and array. What the f.

That's my public service announcement for today. If you want to donate, you can do it on iTunes, or right on the YouTube page for the song.


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