There have been so many good articles and blog posts about Band Aid 30 that I accept I won’t be able to come up with a new angle (and as avid readers will know, I’m not into stealing ideas from other people…). Instead I thought I would round my favourites up for you to enjoy at your leisure.
Underground Magazine identify the real danger: Bob Geldof epidemic could spread to West Africa
Informative and very funny: 10 facts for Bob Geldof
A celebrity who actually ‘gets it’: Why I had to turn down Band Aid
Steve Hynd enjoys the best thing about blog writing: a platform to rant (amusingly) when something annoys you: Band Aid 30 lyrics as ‘patronising and fatalistic as they are bizarre and untrue’
A mature response from RE:IMI (Race Equality: In Music Industry): Open letter re Band Aid 30 Ebola Single
Bryony Gordon for The Telegraph raises a contradiction that hasn’t been discussed so much elsewhere: Adele was right to ignore Bob Geldof and Band Aid
And as a small, tongue in cheek, aside, you may notice that several of the comments found in the above articles can also be seen in this post that I wrote almost a year ago: There won’t be snow in Africa this Christmastime