Sing my sister sing…

March 14, 2008

Good to see Annie Lennox and her Sing campaign gaining momentum. She has been working very hard to get this campaign going, and as she has said in her own words, “this is just the start.” Her single has been released on CD this week, and on sale in the countries chain of Bodyshop. It is a great anthemic song, sung in collaboration with 23 of the world’s top female vocalists, including Madonna, Pink, K D Lang, Sugababes.. to name a few. Well done Annie!! Keep up the good work. 

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IAmAnActivist.Org

January 26, 2008

In addition to what I was saying earlier about Annie Lennox’s efforts, I should have mentioned something about the above website. This website was set up in memory of Anita Roddick, who sadly passed away last year. Her family set this webiste up in her memory. Annie & Anita were very close friends, and shared similar ideals about the world and society. I was at the concert at the Royal Albert Hall last year, celebrating the Peace One Day campaign. Annie lifted the whole place up with her hits, and dedicated a fabulous version of Sweet Dreams to Anita, showing a large portrait of her in the backgound. Therefore, if you sometimes feel that you want to make a difference to what is going on around us and elsewhere in the world, a good place to start is at IamAnActivist.Org…. Do it!

Annie’s Blogs

January 26, 2008

I was reading Annie Lennox’s recent blog entry.  She is requesting feedback on her idea of publishing her blogs from the previous year. I thought it was a good idea at first, as I have really enjoyed keeping up with her life through them. One thing I was very impressed by her blogs was how personal she has become, not afraid ever to say how she feels, or even show her outrage sometimes if something unpleasant has been done or said. Being a big fan, this is obviously of interest to me. But these days, annie is not just about music, but someone who is also an activist, humanitarian, campaigner, public speaker… to name a few of the roles she has taken on. I know one message she conveys strongly throughout a lot of her blogs, and when she is interviewed sometimes, is that we, as a society, are becoming more and more silent and unreactive at issues and policies and politics that run and control our everyday lives. We are living in a democracy that is becoming more and more undemocratic. What do you think?