No idea how I missed this song when it came out. I mean, it was a little optimistic (but what are musicians for?) — but is very moving. Have also just seen Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth (well, I guess it’s everyone’s Inconvenient Truth) and got some (remote) sense of the scale of the problems from that (yes, yes, I know 650,000 years isn’t a very long time in geological terms, but I believe we’re having an impact on the planet nonetheless).
Oh – its Green Day and U2 performing a song call ‘The Saints are Coming’ — in the video troops return from Iraq to help the Katrina victims.
Who says you don’t learn anything when you spend a few evenings too tired to do anything but ‘channel surf’ on YouTube….