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Watch: The Cars Perform ‘Heartbeat City’ @ Live Aid 1985

by on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 9:15 pm EDT in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Here’s a favorite Cars song of mine — not as recognizable as some of their hits, although it should be.  I was in Paris when Live Aid was happening, and my brother and I were watching a rabbit-ear antenna’d static-prone TV set in a hotel — unable to understand the French dialogue between the songs, but nonetheless ecstatic to watch some of our favorite groups perform.

The quality of this video is damned good.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with this song, I think you’re really going to like it.


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The Cars’ “Heartbeat City” can be downloaded here: The Cars - The Cars Greatest Hits - Heartbeat City

Happy Holidays To The World! Band Aid Perform ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’

by on Friday, December 25, 2009 at 3:09 pm EDT in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Whoever you are, whatever your beliefs, whatever is your situation, I wish every single one of you happiness and good health this Holiday Season, and beyond!

Please don’t forget to notice those who’ve fallen on hard times — the less fortunate amongst us — and don’t allow them to become the invisible.  Please help them in anyway you can.

And don’t let any party or politician destroy your sense of hope for a better world.  Change has never come easily.

Here’s to a better year!

The original Band Aid perform their fabulous hit from the early 80s:  ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas Time?’  Enjoy!

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This track can be downloaded here: Band Aid - Now That's What I Call Christmas! - Do They Know It's Christmas?