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June 28, 2005

Can the Spice Girls save the world?

But every seasoned aid worker knew at the time, as they know now on the eve of Live 8, Geldof’s long-awaited successor to Live Aid, that there is no necessary connection between raising a lot of money for a good cause and spending that money well, just as there is no necessary connection between caring about the suffering of others and understanding the nature and cause of that suffering.

-From an interesting piece, via Daily Lunch, about whether 1985’s Live Aid actually helped Ethiopia.

Posted by Karol at 11:26 AM |
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Karol, how can you forget? As a certain someone got incensed about a few weeks back, the Spice Girls will not be performing at Live 8 because apparently “their
kind of pop act didn’t seem right for this kind of event.”
http://raggedthots.blogspot.com/2005/05/spiced-with-pomposity.html

Posted by: Robert George at June 28, 2005 at 2:10 pm

Also, Geldof himself has said that this is not Live Aid 2.

Posted by: Shawn at June 28, 2005 at 3:52 pm

Rob George: Geldof wanted the SG to perform but scary spice is too busy in LA doing err nothing.

Posted by: Monjo at July 1, 2005 at 10:18 am
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