MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10243 posts, RR: 40 Posted (5 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 948 times:
New York, Dec 11: The producers of “12-12-12” have announced that the concert at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012, at 7:30 PM EST ( 6 AM IST ) to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy, can be seen by nearly 2 billion people across the globe, similar to that of the Superbowl, the Academy Awards, and the Grammys. People worldwide will be able to access “12-12-12” on television, radio and the internet.
The concert, presented by Chase, will be available to all 114 million television households in the US and to more than 400 million television households outside the country via networks and feeds in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Every single penny from ticket purchases and donations will go to serve the victims of Hurricane Sandy through the Robin Hood Relief Fund.
The Robin Hood Relief Fund provides money, material and know-how to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm.
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soon7x7 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 2800 posts, RR: 14 Reply 3, posted (5 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 866 times:
Kanye West?...Well what can one say...it was the worst crap I have ever viewed on TV...ever...He was just out of place.
Quoting STT757 (Reply 2): I agree, also Adam Sandler's bit was hysterical
Adam=Funny stuff...The Stones...just keep on going...good for them. It was a good gathering for a necessary cause. Surprise Jerry Seinfeld was a no show...he and his family lived in Biltmore Shores Massapequa, a very hard hit community. Alec Baldwin???...busy bailing out Steven? Nassau Shore Massapequa. Also got pummelled.
wingman From Trinidad and Tobago, joined May 1999, 1838 posts, RR: 5 Reply 6, posted (5 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 820 times:
Vedder and Waters on stage, now that's one for the ages. I've been thinking quite a bit lately how cool it would be for someone like Vedder to get together with Adele and do a kick ass tribute album on the great rock anthems of the 60s and 70s. Deep Purple, Ozzie, Zeppelin, the Stones etc. I think the contrast would be pretty cool.
Thanks for sharing that clip. I'll have to watch the replay on Saturday. Tried watching a bit last night but when the Stones came on my Mom got scared by Keith Richards, so we had to go back to Dexter. Ol Keith looked more frightening than bloody body parts.
ER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2228 posts, RR: 8 Reply 7, posted (5 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 795 times:
Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 4): I think the average age of the performing artists must have been around 60
Yeah, I loved Jagger's remark "this must be the greatest gathering of old English musicians ever at Madison Square Garden." Mick's got a quick wit, he can still move on stage too, gives us fellow old geezer rock 'n rollers hope.
MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10243 posts, RR: 40 Reply 9, posted (5 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 775 times:
Quoting moose135 (Reply 8): I watched much of it, and really enjoyed it, although I had to wonder about Kanye's skirt...
I am sure they have it on Youtube somewhere... the whole thing... unless they're keeping it off so they can make a dVD and sell it... but i am sure some in the public must have done clips during the concert.
Chicago Tribune article
12-12-12 concert: Rock legends take stage for Sandy relief
Call the “12-12-12” benefit show “The Concert for New York City” 2.0. Eleven years after the benefit concert in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was held at Madison Square Garden, many of the same top musicians came together to raise money for those suffering from Superstorm Sandy, including Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, The Who, Eric Clapton and Bon Jovi.
The Guardian (UK)
12-12-12 concert for hurricane Sandy – review
There were plenty of old Brits – but not that many women – at Madison Square Garden to raise money for hurricane victims
The 12-12-12 concert to raise money for victims of hurricane Sandy might have been seen and heard all over the world, but it was Brit night at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. More specifically, it was old Brit night.
With a lineup of the Rolling Stones, the Who, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters and Chris Martin, all of whom came in to help the cause, the event was a reminder of the good old days of the special relationship between Britain and the United States.
It came live middle of the night my time so I did not see it...
[Edited 2012-12-13 13:57:20]
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ltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12335 posts, RR: 12 Reply 11, posted (5 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 747 times:
Clearly the performers were as old or older than me (58). I remember when the Stones first came out big in the mid-60's.
I heard/watched the show from the 2nd song of Springsteen through The Who, definitely an amazing show (but for some of the humor bits)
If I and others had a significant negative comment on the show was that there was only 1 headliner woman (the excellent Alisha Keys) and only 1 headliner Black (Kanye West), and both of them were probably the youngest headliners too. Why not some other rock/pop woman from the NYC area (Lady Gaga), or a top NYC based rapper/hip-hop performer (several of them) and why no Hispanic/Latino performers? Considering the cultural mix of the NYC area and of the victims, it should have had a better mix of talent besides old white male rockers.
soon7x7 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 2800 posts, RR: 14 Reply 13, posted (5 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 729 times:
Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 4): I think the average age of the performing artists must have been around 60 Decent show however.
And you will be listeneing to their tunes for the rest of your life...these guys are iconic rockers, cept West. He was out of place.
Quoting ltbewr (Reply 11): If I and others had a significant negative comment on the show was that there was only 1 headliner woman (the excellent Alisha Keys) and only 1 headliner Black (Kanye West), and both of them were probably the youngest headliners too. Why not some other rock/pop woman from the NYC area (Lady Gaga), or a top NYC based rapper/hip-hop performer (several of them) and why no Hispanic/Latino performers? Considering the cultural mix of the NYC area and of the victims, it should have had a better mix of talent besides old white male rockers.
The event was not about Latino agendas, nor black agendas nor gay agendas. It was about some great rockers getting together to raise money for those that lost everything along the NJ/NY coastlines from the storm. That is the only agenda. No need for the token agendas...I was thrilled to death to see the cameras pan the audience and to see middle and upper class whites...began to think we were extinct but this is not the case. As for Kanya West?...what a waste of valuable air time. Real men don't wear skirts! Alisha Keys was beautiful and talented...she was a pleasure...If you want your cultural mix go hang out in wallmart.
MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10243 posts, RR: 40 Reply 14, posted (5 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 718 times:
Quoting soon7x7 (Reply 13): The event was not about Latino agendas, nor black agendas nor gay agendas. It was about some great rockers getting together to raise money for those that lost everything along the NJ/NY coastlines from the storm.
All these world biggest, most famous acts of rock music came from the UK (and the US for some) with all their logistics to help out the poor people who got struck by this weather disaster. They could have abstained and all stayed comfy in their multi-Millionaire lifestyles and not give their time and energy into this.
I thank them from my heart, the same as I thank the Robin Hood Relief fund and Chase and all other commercial/corporate sponsors for putting this genius action together and/or supporting it financially.
We did not see any rock/pop women from the NYC area (Lady Gaga) neither any top NYC based rapper/hip-hop performers or Hispanic/Latino performers proposing to put such a similar worldwide-streamed/televised relief concerts together.
It took the old McCa, Waters, Mick Jagger with the Rolling Stones, the Who (less John Bonham), Bruce Springsteen and others "same old same old" to give their time and energy for the benefit of those who lost everything or most everything in the Sandy hurricane.
Let's wait and see if these others will do anything on such a grand scale.
They certainly can if they want to.
soon7x7 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 2800 posts, RR: 14 Reply 15, posted (5 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 703 times:
Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 14): It took the old McCa, Waters, Mick Jagger with the Rolling Stones, the Who (less John Bonham), Bruce Springsteen and others "same old same old" to give their time and energy for the benefit of those who lost everything or most everything in the Sandy hurricane.
Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel are indigenous to the area, Music of summer life at the local seashores past, both NJ and NY. The concert was open to all. I've read in several reviews about the event good and bad but consistently they made reference to "an all white, middle aged" event...This is a criminal act?
The damage that remained post storm is a level of damage I have never seen in my lifetime around here, (Long Island). Nor Easters are famous for snotty winds, high storm tides but they are just annoying storms if you don't like extreme weather. Even hurricanes. They typically blow through here fairly fast by the time they travel this far north. This storm exceeded anything I have experienced mostly because of the storm surge during high tide on a full moon, supported and pushed by hurricane force winds. Bad combination. The last storm here that moved from East to West was "The perfect Storm" or the "Neutercane". While we had wind, and some storm surge we had no rain. Sandy was one of a kind. The North East is the most densely populated area in the US and the seashores are well developed with housing and industry literally sitting in harms way.
So the storm didn't discriminate...everyone was affected both short term and long term. The concert also did not discriminate...it was open to all.
I'm not sure how it all started, apparently was a slam dunk, having been set up by MSG and promoters, they are great at this stuff and make things happen in a New York minute. You also have to consider younger, more contemporary artists and their current contracts may have restrictions on events such as this..not sure and only speculating but I used to see Marshall Tucker and the rest for a nice chunk of change back in the days and now you can see them for virtually free at some gatherings so my guess is #1, The talent selected appealed to the generation whom suffered losses and a large percentage of the "first responders" were the same very individuals that even suffered losses still while going out to help others. Secondly...these artists know their time gets shorter by the month and lets face it...given an opportunity to play again is probably music to their ears. Look...the event unofficially realized $35,000,000 in contributions, lets hope it all goes where it was designed to go. That show didn't come without substantial costs. Apparently this was aired live around the world...big $$$ for airtime...g