Friday, July 6, 2007

We Are The Earth

Saturday's upcoming Live Earth festival for the favour of Zeus, or the indulgences of Tlaloc, or whatever the current scientific consensus is these days about ritual weather control, made me think of this hilarious, literally devilish Residents cover of "We Are The World".

Listen to it and focus on the image, left, of Al Gore invoking a spirit of "geothermal power".

3 comments:

eng said...

I support Al Gore's view, but this is a funny picture. He looks like the "Norman" robot in an old Star Trek episode where Normal coordinates all the other robots (most of whom are female servants for Harry Mudd). I think whatever that is that appears to be sticking out his ear did it.

John Nicklin said...

Looks very much like something you'd see at a big tent revival meeting in the deep south.

Hallalua brothers and sisters. We now call forth the spirit of of faith...

Bruce said...

On the last day of school for my kids, the teachers presented a 'concert' for the parents that featured the older kids singing along to this wretched song. I haven't know such suffering since the Christmas 'concert', when they were forced to sing along to 'So this is Christmas'.

But it's clear it's not the song that's the problem, but the arrangement. The Residents' version was beautiful and moving. I have tears in my eyes as I write this.

Why are the Residents not playing at Live Earth, that's what I want to know...