Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Celebs Sing to Stop Global Warming.

In an article entitled World celebrities sing to stop global warming ,we learn that 55 celebs - including the likes of has beens Duran Duran and world class singer, Desmond Tutu - have joined together in re-recording "Beds Are Burning", to bring attention to global warming.

Like we never heard of global warming.

Funny thing, the song is not about global warming at all.
The wikipedia article says the song
" a political song about giving native Australian lands back to the Pintupi, who were among the very last people to come in from the desert. These 'last contact' people began moving from the Gibson Desert to settlements and missions in the 1930s. More were forcibly moved during the 1950s and 1960s to the Papunya settlement. In 1981 they left to return to their own country and established the Kintore community which is nestled in the picturesque Kintore Ranges, surrounded by Mulga and Spinifex country. It is now a thriving little community with a population of about 400."

There is a Youtube video of the song as recorded by the original group, Midnight Oil. It isn't available to embed, but it can be seen here.

The song asks the question, "How can we dance when our earth is turning?"
Of course, the answer to that can be found in this video.....

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