Power Line points
to this MP3 of the conference call
that bloggers had with Bob Geldof about the Live 8 cause. It's a horrifically bad recording (and I listen to Old Time Radio for kicks) and of course Geldof's accent's tough for American ears to begin with. He does indeed sound quite knowledgable and passionate. I'm listening to it all the way through right now to see if the subject of the demonstrations and the regatta come up and will update the post later.
Comments: He projects a million attendees at the Philadelphia concert?
Terrific comments on subsidized agriculture in Europe. Al Capone would be proud.
You can tell a Democrat set the conference call up originally. Whose idea was it to get 50 bloggers on the line at once, and then throw it open to questions in no particular order? Amazingly they weren't jumping all over themselves to ask the questions.
The subject of the demonstrations and the Dunkirk recreation does not come up.
I don't want to beat this into the ground, but the recording quality is terrible and hilariously, the recording goes on for two and a half minutes after everybody has left the conversation. Not hard to guess it was organized by Democrats.
Here's one odd thing. The Live 8 website
lists the following concerts
But I keep coming across mention of a Scotland concert
at someplace called Murrayfield as well. Have they just not updated the site?