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After performing at Live Earth, Joss Stone demanded that her limo be kept running – to keep it warm:
Sultry R’n’B star Joss Stone was left red-faced this week after it emerged she had asked staff to keep her car engine running while she did interviews at Live Earth Johannesburg …
Devon-born Stone was so chilly she allegedly asked her driver to keep the engine of her Mercedes bio-diesel limo running so the car stayed warm. It was quite a different story on the star’s Myspace page, where she told fans: “We don’t have to completely change how we live, we just have to be more thoughtful – simple things like turning off the lights when you leave a room, not leaving the tap running, recycling your rubbish, and, hey, if you’ve got a spare couple minutes, go plant a tree.”
As John Martin notes:
Live Earth literally reeked of hypocrisy.
It also reeked of failure:
NBC’s concert-highlights show Saturday night drew only 2.75 million—which means more Americans watched Peru and Argentina play soccer on Spanish-language Univision.
- “Joss Stone” sounds like a very appropriate name for a rock star. I’m sure she’s a nice person and all, but this is yet another example why the Glowball Warming Belief System cannot be taken seriously.Posted by Observer on 2007 07 15 at 12:33 PM • permalink
- Let’s see. Began the rise to fame at 17, currently 20, earns way too much money, spoiled, delusional with regards to her own significance, feels that fame = responsibility to speak out, high school education? I don’t know folks, she seems as qualified to dictate life style changes to us as any other brain-dead celebrity. Why single her out? Just lump her in with all of the other hypocritical jackasses.
- Live Earth was a well of hypocrisy, and global warming is still a load of fetid dingo’s kidneys, but I can’t be too hard on Joss. Eco-nonsense aside, Joss Stone can out-soul Aretha Franklin in a head-to-head matchup. As far as I care, she can run her bio-diesel all she wants if she promises to keep singing like this.
“We don’t have to completely change how we live,
… meaning “I don’t have to change my lifestyle, I’m important, but you schleps need to, right now”.Posted by wronwright on 2007 07 15 at 01:24 PM • permalink
- I love this quote from the “reeked of failure” link above:
If the world gets lucky, historians will someday look back and say that Live Earth was the beginning of the decline of both global warming fever and Gore’s influence as the purveyor-in-chief of exaggerated climate catastrophes—“Peak Al,” if you will.
- Hucbald, so long as you don’t base your decisions solely on Joss’s comments, feel free not to care. There are a number of performers whose politics I loathe, but still listen to.
Although, in a few cases of obviously crass commercialism disguised as anti-war fervor, it will a cold day in hell before I buy another of their albums. So, hopefully, my CD collection remains intact….Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 07 15 at 08:08 PM • permalink
- Well it did manage to broadcast the largest number of streams online.
- From bongo’s link:
The Live Earth global pop concerts on Saturday broke a record for an online entertainment show by generating more than 9 million Internet streams, Microsoft Corp. Web portal MSN said.
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An Internet stream is when a person watches on a computer. People can stream an event more than once—by switching it on and off—so 9 million streams does not necessarily mean 9 million people watching, MSN said.
One possible scenario is that a bunch of people were turning the stream off at the start of the global warming preaching, and back on again to see if the musicians were playing….or not.
Just a thought.Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 07 15 at 09:53 PM • permalink
- I like how NBC took it in the shorts. Their parent, GE, is lobbying the government to mandate that you buy their green lightbulbs. Thanks, Immelt, but I think I can make my own call on what lightbulb to buy.
And might GE’s “ecomagination” someday bite them in the ass once airlines get banned by the econazis?Posted by Tommy Shanks on 2007 07 15 at 11:58 PM • permalink
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