Wednesday, May 17, 2006

"World on Fire."

We all know I hate U2. Not neccessariy their music, although past a certain year their songs all sound the same. No, I hate Bono and how he acts like he's some great humanitarian and he's not.

More proof he doesn't put his money where his mouth is (just do a search of "U2" in this journal and you'll read more.)

Do you know it costs $150,000 to make a music video? What a superficial way to spend money, right? I mean, do you really need some high-tech video? And U2 has created some grand videos. Think of where all of that money could go!

Sarah McLachlan did. She decided to make her video of "World on Fire" herself--and it cost her $15. She took the rest of the money she would have used to make the video and donated to needy towns, countries across the world. If you watch the video, you'll see where all of the money would have gone if it were a normal video and where it went to instead. Like $200 would go to a production assistant for a day; instead, it paid for 100 childrens school term in Ethiopia.

You can watch the video (and read the list of donation recipients) here.


Nick (Vegan) said...

There we go a comment!

Stefanie said...

Ha, thanks!