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  • #46
    Re: 121212 Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief Tonight

    Originally posted by mookie1995 View Post
    these people are soooooo old!!!
    Legitimate point, but ask yourself: Which bands will generate the largest contributions? Bands that have been around forever and have huge followings? Or new cutting edge groups that have small but loyal fanbases made up of people in their teens and twenties?

    i don't remember live aid (for example) being made up of senior citizens.
    True; as I recall Live Aid did a better job of having something for everyone. It's been a while, but IIRC, Live Aid was at two outdoor venues, London & Philly. It was on a weekend. Under those circumstances, the performer list can be more inclusive without limiting the fundraising potential. In contrast, 121212 was an indoor show, at one site, on a weeknight. It's very hard to imagine the show running any longer than it did. If the show had run till 3:00 AM in the name of inclusiveness, MSG would have been half empty and the TV audience would have been essentially gone at the end.

    is there any music being made by younger folks?
    Of course. But are they willing/able to donate their best stuff to this kind of a concert? Most of the numbers played last night were classic favorites; i.e. the initial run of record sales was over decades ago. With newer stuff, 121212 recordings might actually compete with recent releases for the same $$.

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    • #47
      Re: 121212 Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief Tonight

      Originally posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post
      And Love Reign O'er Me is always a show-stopper.
      I was worried that maybe Daltrey wasn't going to be able to belt out those notes but he did pretty well until he lost it a little at the end. Fantastic song.
      Originally posted by state of hockey View Post
      How rude!
      Well played.
      Originally posted by mookie1995 View Post
      when they shoot 'the billy joel movie', paul giamatti is playing late billly. christie can still probably play herself.
      Christie Brinkley guested on Parks & Rec last week and still looks great.
      Originally posted by pgb-ohio View Post
      Legitimate point, but ask yourself: Which bands will generate the largest contributions? Bands that have been around forever and have huge followings? Or new cutting edge groups that have small but loyal fanbases made up of people in their teens and twenties?
      You're certainly right about the age thing; I was more weirded out by the fact that the biggest names were from Jersey, Long Island, and England, and that they couldn't find a headliner who's actually from the city. I know Sonic Youth doesn't pack 'em in like Paul McCartney, but, I dunno, someone. How cool would a Talking Heads reunion have been? (No? Just me?)
      True; as I recall Live Aid did a better job of having something for everyone. It's been a while, but IIRC, Live Aid was at two outdoor venues, London & Philly. It was on a weekend. Under those circumstances, the performer list can be more inclusive without limiting the fundraising potential. In contrast, 121212 was an indoor show, at one site, on a weeknight. It's very hard to imagine the show running any longer than it did. If the show had run till 3:00 AM in the name of inclusiveness, MSG would have been half empty and the TV audience would have been essentially gone at the end.
      I feel like they were more fixated on "HEY, WE CAN CALL IT 121212!!!" than on maximizing the fundraising potential. Why couldn't it have been at a bigger venue? Or make it a two-day event? Or two simultaneous concerts, one at MSG and one at Barclays?
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      • #48
        Re: 121212 Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief Tonight

        They could have given an hour to say Talking Heads, Ramones (if they even play without Joey), Interpol, Lou Reed/Velvet Underground, The Strokes or something like that? Heck even 3/4 of Hold Stead are from NY. Obviously none of that can approach the Stones, Who, Waters, etc. but would at least have been interesting.

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        • #49
          Re: 121212 Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief Tonight

          Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
          They could have given an hour to say Talking Heads, Ramones (if they even play without Joey), Interpol, Lou Reed/Velvet Underground, The Strokes or something like that? Heck even 3/4 of Hold Stead are from NY. Obviously none of that can approach the Stones, Who, Waters, etc. but would at least have been interesting.
          Seriously. Love me some Hold Steady. (Still wouldn't have been able to afford to go, of course, but still.)
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          • #50
            Re: 121212 Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief Tonight

            Originally posted by jmh View Post
            I was worried that maybe Daltrey wasn't going to be able to belt out those notes but he did pretty well until he lost it a little at the end. Fantastic song.
            Yup, he's still got it. It was surprisingly good. Looking forward to the Quadrophenia tour stop here next year.

            You're certainly right about the age thing; I was more weirded out by the fact that the biggest names were from Jersey, Long Island, and England, and that they couldn't find a headliner who's actually from the city. I know Sonic Youth doesn't pack 'em in like Paul McCartney, but, I dunno, someone. How cool would a Talking Heads reunion have been? (No? Just me?)
            Very cool. Counting Slap Shot as on board with this, there's at least three of us.

            I feel like they were more fixated on "HEY, WE CAN CALL IT 121212!!!" than on maximizing the fundraising potential. Why couldn't it have been at a bigger venue? Or make it a two-day event? Or two simultaneous concerts, one at MSG and one at Barclays?
            They were definitely fixated on 121212; they were all in with that theme regardless of its limitations. Of the ideas on your list, I think the two day event is the best. MSG could have sold out twice without difficulty. Maybe have a few of the top acts perform both days, others just one. With two nights to work with, it certainly could have been more inclusive.

            And even if two nights were utilized, you could still keep the theme. I suppose it would have been important to launch the event on the actual 12/12/12. But I don't think anyone would minded a second day. Heck, in the CD set you could have 121212 disks and 121312 disks. If nothing else, it would keep the collection a bit more orderly. Big picture, two concerts at 3-4 hours apiece would have been a better set-up than one 5-6 hour concert -- IMHO.

            I do think the event, whatever the length, needed to be in the NYC/NJ area.

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            • #51
              Re: 121212 Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief Tonight

              i've not yet, but has anyone gone to check out the signed used stuff that is up for auction?
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              • #52
                Re: 121212 Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief Tonight

                Originally posted by mookie1995 View Post
                i've not yet, but has anyone gone to check out the signed used stuff that is up for auction?
                Lots of cool guitars.
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