In the Vanity Fair Africa issue, I read about Live Earth, a series of worldwide concerts to raise awareness for the climate crisis. I was excited when I learned that MSN would be streaming live video of concerts from all seven continents. (Only available via Internet Explorer.)
From the comfort of my home, I could potentially watch shows by Jack Johnson in Australia, Macy Gray and Lenny Kravitz in Brazil, Chris Cornell in Germany, UB40 in South Africa, John Mayer in NYC, James Blunt and Madonna in London.
Last night, Cam realized the show had already started. We watched Paul Kelly in Australia and from Japan, Rihanna sent us to bed singing Umbrella.
Turns out there are good things about going to bed so early. Both of us woke up a little after 5:30 this morning and were watching Phil Collins sing Invisible Touch before 6am.
Already this morning, we have seen shows by Snow Patrol, Damien Rice, David Gray, Missy Higgins, Razorlight, Kasabian and Paolo Nutini.
The Black Eyed Peas asked us "Where is the Love?"
Of course, between each show, there are messages reminding us to make changes to help save the Earth. Some of the messages are more compelling than others.
I just heard part of one that was sweet. I didn't get all of it but a young girl was imploring us to save the reefs. She said, "Please, for the fish..."
There is still time. Tune in, Wake Up and join the movement.