Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bob Geldof Interview on BV

Over on Brooklyn Vegan they posted an interview with Bob Geldorf. A philanthropist rock and roller Geldof helped solidify charity concerts to worthwhile causes as something that can and should be done to help make the world a better place.
One is even happening in Central Park this weekend, but that is not what the interview is primarily about about as Geldof's band The Boomtown Rats are playing shows in Boston and NYC

It is a rambling read as Geldof pontificates on lots of things from U2 to plumbers. What is striking is his personal belief in the power of music and how it is no longer as strong communally. I concur slightly but I think he is making too small a box around "rock and roll" because all the acts he mentions are pop music, more specifically Popular music.

If music brings people together on any level it can still deliver powerful results, just in new and different forms perhaps. It is a fascinating time regarding music, the "industry" and what goes on with it is anyones guess. One thing is certain one likes Mondays:

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