08/29/2005: "What do critics know anyway?"
A bunch of critics are talking about how bad coldplay sounded last night at the VMA's but any idiot could tell it was Chris Martin's mic; you could barely hear him over the band and he was really having to strain to be heard. Leave em alone!
Sorry, I know that's not really relevant to anything, except that I was thinking about all the charity work the group does, traveling with Oxfam, donating a lot of money, promoting the Make Trade Fair cause at their concerts etc. I think of all the frivolous spending I've been doing and sure, I don't make millions of dollars but I am better off than most the world's population. I finally decided to increase my "charitable giving" by signing up with Oxfam's "Pledge Partner's program where they charge your tax exempt donation onto your credit card each month.
Oxfam started the "Make Trade Fair" campaign, they're a trustworthy, low overhead organization doing a lot around the globe to end extreme poverty. Someone posted here awhile back that campaigns like this don't really help or change anything, but tell that to the family that gets food, or a new school, or a medical clinic. It makes a difference to them. And if everyone who is fortunate to make a decent wage just gave a little, then it could *really* make a difference.