Don’t expect to see The Who at Live Earth, the upcoming global warming propaganda-fest concert organized by Al Gore. As a longtime Who fan, I’m always happy to see them not disappoint, even when music isn’t directly concerned. In October 2001, they were the only act that brought a group of New York police and firefighters (who needed a lift after the worst month of their lives) to their feet during the post 9/11 benefit Concert for New York. And now singer Roger Daltrey has strongly criticized Live Earth as so much hot air. As he told the British tabloid The Sun:
“Bo***cks to that! The last thing the planet needs is a rock concert.
“I can’t believe it. Let’s burn even more fuel.
“We have problems with global warming, but the questions and the answers are so huge I don’t know what a rock concert’s ever going to do to help.
“Everybody on this planet at the moment, unless they are living in the deepest rainforest in Brazil, knows about climate change…
“My answer is to burn all the f***ing oil as quick as possible and then the politicians will have to find a solution.”
Of course, entrepreneurs will do a better job of finding solutions than the politicians in whom Roger appears to have so little faith. Now if only those same politicians had nearly as good an understanding of the economics of “alternative” fuels…