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Then they can call the tune

Bob ‘give-us-yer-fokken-money’ Geldof must be losing his touch:

Berlin’s planned Live8 concert next week threatens to turn into a fiasco because it has failed to attract the support of politicians or business sponsors, the event’s German organiser has admitted.

Marek Lieberberg, a friend of Bob Geldof contracted to run the Live8 concert in Berlin, said the lack of support meant the rock bands appearing at the event risked having to pay for the €1m (£663,000) show themselves.

A risk? Surely not a ‘risk’ but a heaven-sent opportunity for the socially-conscious cream of the rockeratti to put their own money where their big ‘fokken’ mouths are.

15 comments to Then they can call the tune

  • smiler

    oh david, you’re so brimming with hate. go and have a lie down.

  • Julian Taylor

    Link doesn’t work – isn’t it this one?

    http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/story.jsp?story=649451

    Mind you, who wants to listen to 12 hours of non-stop Thrash/Death Metal in Berlin, intermixed with the occasional Techno …

  • The concert organiser said the Berlin city government showed interest only after Klaus Wowereit, the mayor, was offered a chance to appear at a press conference with Geldof. “But the mayor didn’t show up,” he said.

    Offered a chance to appear with the great Sir Bob and he couldn’t even be bothered to show up. These Germans have no respect for the elderly.

  • There are several artists to whom £1 million is pocket change,why do they not put the show on and offset it to tax?

  • zmollusc

    Easy to solve. Just put the event on Bonio’s credit card, then get that debt cancelled, too. Duh.

  • Why does everyone think Saint Bob said “give us your focking money”. He never said focking! :)

  • Johnathan Pearce

    Meet the Fockers!

    Sorry, couldn’t resist that one.

  • Verity

    Don’t jeer! Wearing a white plastic wrist band makes money appear in Africa – and not just money for the Wa-Benzis – but money for all! If you have paused in your revels to hold hands with the stoned twerp or twerpette standing in the mud next to you, in a precious moment of mutual humanity (regardless of the evidence), this means that Africa will DEFINITELY GET RICH! Soon!

    Life’s like that! A white plastic wristband, possibly worn in stylish conjunction with a rainbow of plastic wristbands representing all the ails of the world as determined by the tranzi left. A $5 yellow plastic wrist band means you care about … uh, something. So does a green plastic wristband – uh, maybe that’s the gay wristband or stands for the repression of free downloads, who can remember! But it’s sincere!

    Some people even sob as they’re holding hands with the next nitty-witty. Because holding hands and the tortured look on your face shows you’re sincere!

    How about a movement to let the African producers in to EU agricultural markets and a knife through the heart of the CAP? Let the market decide?

    Mmmmmmm, too hard. Let’s all wave our arms instead!

  • Maybe potential donors remember what happened to his original Africa charity drive.

  • Mind you, who wants to listen to 12 hours of non-stop Thrash/Death Metal in Berlin, intermixed with the occasional Techno …

    I would far prefer to listen to thrash/death/power metal than f***ing REM or Coldplay. Besides I bet the bill in Germany will be mostly Euro-pop and dance music. And I bet Hasselhoff will make an appearance as well.

    Maybe they could get people to donate money for singers/bands NOT to perform?

  • The Last Toryboy

    I’d rather listen to metal of any stripe than most of the “music” on offer these days…

    damn, I must be getting old.

  • Ted Schuerzinger

    Andrew Ian Dodge wrote:

    Besides I bet the bill in Germany will be mostly Euro-pop and dance music.

    Do we really need anohter Sex Parade in Berlin?

  • Julian Taylor

    David said

    Why does everyone think Saint Bob said “give us your focking money”. He never said focking! :)

    Sorry David but he did. I can clearly recall a much younger Mr Geldorf screaming “give us your money, give us ALL your fokken (Irish accent added to avoid damage to unduly sensitive eyes) money” in 1985. How do I recall that so clearly? My then girldfriend’s 3 year old daughter started running around the room shouting “give us all yer fokken money”.

  • My apologies Julian. I was just believing the BBC again. It’s an easy mistake to make.