Thursday, February 4, 2010
LITTLE STEVEN WEIGHS IN ON HAITI
At some point, he decided to leave the overt politics behind. He decided to try to make the world a better place through the preservation of rock and roll via his Underground Garage radio show, his Underground Garage SIRIUS channel, his Wicked Cool Records label and other projects. But you really can't stop caring about those less fortunate. Actually, if you go to his website, you are met by a page asking you to donate regular household items (and also DVDs of action and comedy movies) to the troops serving in the Middle East.
And, more recently, an editorial in Politico about the situation in Haiti. He is clearly at least a bit cynical about the many celebs who have donated thier time and money, saying "All the symbolic gestures are nice -- and even important -- but they will come and go." And he calls upon a bunch of celebrities, including Bono, George Clooney, and yes, Bruce Springsteen, along with other leaders, to organize a summit of Haitian leaders. The goal should be not to "rebuild" Haiti, but to re-imagine it. Read the whole article here.