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Friday, December 10, 2004

IT WAS TWENTY YEARS AGO TODAY.....

Or near abouts, when Bob Geldof made a heap of phone calls to enlist the cream of the Brittish pop crop to aid him in his Band Aid project. The single, 'Do They Know It's Christmas', started a trend of all-star sing-a-longs to provide famine relief in Africa. Well, they're back. Band Aid 2004 offers a new song, plus the old one and a live version. Returning are Mr. Geldof, Bono, and Midge Ure, accompanied by the latest brit poppers. I don't know if the likes of Coldplay and Radiohead can top Simon Lebon's "but when you're having fun", but I'm sure it will sell well in merry olde England, and guess what? There are still millions of starving Africans to feed, and hunger does not end with that continent. The benefit fad may have passed, but the need, and the pioneers are still with us.

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