We Are The World…Without Viagra

Twenty-five years ago, “We Are The World” emerged on the music scene as a benefit record to raise money for African famine victims. Now, coming to the further rescue for Haiti, Lionel Ritchie and Quincy Jones are at the helm of the “We Are The World 2010” project. During the Grammy’s this past weekend, Quincy Jones began recruiting performers to appear on the record, which was to be recorded in the same studio as the original, the day after the awards show. The list of names involved seemed to be constantly changing, but as far as I can tell this is the most up to date lineup:

Pink, Lil Wayne, Eminem, AR Rahman, Kanye West, Jonas Brothers, LL Cool J, Robin Thicke, Celine Dion, Akon, Rob Thomas, Wyclef Jean, Jeff Bridges, Vince Vaughn, Barbra Streisand, Jordin Sparks, Good Charlotte’s Madden brothers, Tony Bennett, Josh Groban, Snoop Dogg, Steve Saville, Jennifer Hudson, Britney Spears, Keri Hilson, Jamie Foxx, Tyrese, Katharine McPhee, Sean Garrett, Will.i.am, Brandy, Carlos Santana, Melanie Fiona, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton, Cameron Bell, Jason Mraz, Miley Cyrus, Busta Rhymes, Nicole Scherzinger,Justin Bieber, Nicole Richie, Jay-Z, Usher, Julianne Hough, Raphael Saadiq, Zac Brown Band, India.Arie, Janet Jackson, Beyonce, Randy Jackson, Musiq Soulchild, Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson, Fonzworth Bentley, Kid Cudi, Iyaz, Lady Gaga, Bizzy Bone, Nipsey Hussle, the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson and Al Jardine, Trey Songz, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Sharbel N. Karam,Mya and Gladys Knight.

Uh oh, Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Kanye West together in one room. Well, maybe this is where Kanye will be  making a bid to redeem himself, but he will probably claim his vocals alone saved the world. “I’ll let you sing in just a second, Taylor, but Beyonce has the best voice of all time!” Otherwise, what a diverse collection of artists.

Oh yeah, and let me not let having to shovel this morning pass by without mentioning it. “We can expect a dusting to at the most, an inch,” is what they said yesterday on TV. I had a bit over 2 inches that had to be moved out of  my driveway. So, take that PETA, the National Weather Service is no more reliable than the groundhog, after all, for all your arguing.

President Cristina Fernandez of Argentina is a real porker. Or at least a firm believer in eating pork. Ooh, I said “firm”. She made an announcement last Wednesday that she recommends pork over Viagra, to improve one’s sex life, thanks to spending a satisfying weekend with her husband after eating barbecued pork. I guess presidents do think about it, whether in the form of pork or cigars. “I’d say it’s a lot nicer to eat a bit of grilled pork than take Viagra,” she said. She added, in a televised speech, ” Trying it doesn’t cost anything, so let’s give it a go.” Hmm, I had pork on Friday, lots of it, and I just fell asleep.

And yours truly had to come to the nutty newts’ rescue last night.  Find out why.

 

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