Together At Home

Together At Home has been running over the weekend, featuring rock stars singing online from their own homes.

In the Rolling Stones’ submission, Charlie Watts seems to be playing on assorted pots and pans.

Perhaps this is the future? The Together At Home style. No more huge gaudy stages and studios: instead all concerned crammed into one little room.

Given that so much of their content is coming from people with bad webcams and worse microphones, it seems that the mainstream media are having to dress down and emulate their guests. I was amused yesterday to come across a Channel 4 studio which pretended to be the corner of a room, with bookshelves in the background.

Perhaps they’ll stop wearing suits next, and come on in jeans and T-shirts, with mugs of coffee.

Nobody yet seems able to take the next step, and light up cigarettes as well.

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24 Responses to Together At Home

  1. smokingscot says:

    Not quite on topic, however I thought I’d share this article I discovered from the Metro newspaper. It’s s shortish read about a young lady who is using the lockdown to kick her smoking habit.

    https://metro.co.uk/2020/04/19/im-using-lockdown-finally-kick-smoking-habit-12551193/

    Now that’s nothing dig deal, people quit all the time, yet the article digresses somewhat to include phrases that we are familiar with from tobacco control. In other words I felt it was little more than a cessation advert.

    So I looked at the authoress and discovered she’s freelance and touting for articles, which is another way of saying she’s been made redundant.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/hannahshewans?lang=en

    So my conclusion is yes this is indeed a planted article, most probably written by tobacco control.

    Quite why they should chose to use the Metro is odd. It’s a free newspaper most people pick up on public transport to pass a few minutes. That’s doubtless stopped,.so it probably cost pennies to get done. But keep an eye on this Hannah Shewans, her name will most likely head up similar stories.

  2. Joe L. says:

    No offense, Frank, but if I were you I’d take that video down. That “One World Together at Home” nonsense was nothing but a promotional tool and propaganda vector for the WHO in coordination with “Global Citizen,” a major player in promoting Globalism as part of the “2030 Agenda” (formerly “Agenda 21”):

    What is One World: Together At Home?

    The UN and the World Health Organization (WHO) asked Global Citizen to support their COVID-19 response by bringing the world together through music and inspiring everyone to take action. With an exceptional group of artists, Global Citizen is now launching One World: Together At Home.

    One World: Together At Home is a historic, cross-platform global special that will celebrate and support healthcare workers and others on the frontlines, and the World Health Organization (WHO) as they lead the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The broadcast will include leading global health experts alongside exciting performances by the world’s top artists and comedians.

    What is Global Citizen?

    Global Citizen is the world’s largest movement of action takers and impact makers dedicated to ending extreme poverty by 2030. With over 10 million monthly advocates, Global Citizens have the power to drive lasting change around sustainability, equality, and humanity. We post, tweet, message, vote, sign, and call to inspire those who can make things happen to act — government leaders, businesses, philanthropists, artists, and citizens — together improving lives. By downloading our app, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards, which can be redeemed for tickets to concerts, events, and experiences all over the world. To date, the actions of the Global Citizen community, along with high-level advocacy efforts and work with partners, has resulted in commitments and policy announcements from leaders valued at over $48 billion, affecting the lives of more than 2.25 billion people by 2030.

    Oh, and Charlie Watts isn’t playing on pots and pans; he isn’t playing anything at all. He’s air-drumming to a previously-recorded drum track.

  3. slugbop007 says:

    I remember ‘We are the World, we are the Children’ from 1984. I remember hearing Tina Turner say that she wanted to see green everywhere. Her wish hasn’t come about yet. I also remember a documentary on PBS about a professor at M.I.T. who went to some villages in Africa and showed them how to extract clean water with a device that she invented in her lab that only cost about (If I remember correctly) $5000 dollars. The U.N. doesn’t like projects like that, they’re not complicated and expensive enough.

    slugbop007

  4. Rose says:

    I managed to get past the first song and the fawning presenters on last nights effort with the overwhelming feeling that something wasn’t right and had to turn it off.
    This morning I remembered what it was.

    Coca-Cola, 1971 – ‘Hilltop’ | “I’d like to buy the world a Coke”

    “I’d like to buy the world a home
    And furnish it with love
    Grow apple trees and honey bees
    And snow white turtle doves
    I’d like to each the world to sing
    In perfect harmony
    I’d like to buy the world a coke
    And keep it company
    That’s the real thing
    I’d like to teach the world to sing
    In perfect harmony
    I’d like to buy the world a coke
    And keep it company
    That’s the real thing”

    That was inflicted on the British public for what seemed like years.

    • Igrowmyown says:

      Always preferred Burl Ives Big Rock Candy Mountains
      In the Big Rock Candy Mountains,
      There’s a land that’s fair and bright,
      And you sleep out every night
      Where the boxcars all are empty
      And the sun shines every day
      On the birds and the bees
      And the cigarette trees
      The lemonade springs
      Where the bluebird sings
      In the big rock candy mountains
      Hobo heaven,and this was played in the UK as a kids song.

  5. RdM says:

    I like these jazz renditions of Bob Dylan’s “Masters Of War”.

    Well, I like long instrumental versions, so that first, but an acclaimed vocal version later:

    Charles Lloyd & The Marvels featuring Bill Frisell
    2016-01-30 – set 2
    Lincoln Center, New York, NY

    Yet Lucinda Williams sings with perhaps the same musicians here:

    https://www.allaboutjazz.com/masters-of-war-charles-lloyd-blue-note-records-review-by-dan-bilawsky.php

    Which I find a bit gnarly, frankly, labored, there are others but limited to two links that’s it.

    Others might be …

    • RdM says:

      Oops!

      Sorry, I meant the first set, the actual Masters Of War cover …

      Oh well !

      Some may like it.

      • RdM says:

        I’m sorry, I still f*cked that up!
        Accidentally left a time starting link on it.
        Well, please scroll back to the beginning;- it’s worth the trip!

        I’ll hang my head in shame, and get my coat …

        But what a great venue, jazz at that Lincoln Center!

  6. slugbop007 says:

    Forget ‘You can’t always get what you want’ they should have sung (I can’t get no) Satisfaction instead.

    slugbop007

  7. Dmitry says:

    In tthe meantime, remember Frank predicting the lockdowns ending in rebellions? Well, it starts. I’m keeping track of it, building up files. So, we see it in Russia, Azerbaijan, USA (many cases), Brazil, and a lot of other places. Interesting, isn’t it?

    • beobrigitte says:

      I have been watching them, too. Mostly the idiots in Germany last weekend. A lot of them will be corpses in a month or two. If you do not believe me you must join these crowds.

      And I have deleted the questions to the WHO I saved for the moment it’s members begin to relax and pad their backs.

      Perhaps you would care to include CD147 in coronavirus searches.

      There are 5 stages of grieving. Everyone seems to be stuck at stage 1 – denial.

      • Rose says:

        I just did. I’m just wondering if a saw what you see, not being a medical person.

        • beobrigitte says:

          CD147 would provide an explanation for the in a few (!) cases of high viral load observed destabilisation of the 4 amino acid chain haem molecule, thus release of the iron to which the oxygen binds and also releases (in uncontrolled/badly managed diabetes to a great amount) the sugar molecule that binds irreversibly to the valine residue of the haem molecule, hence adding far greater damage if this infection is allowed to spread uncontrolled.
          As yet the paper has not been peer reviewed and I have not found other papers addressing the same possibility we have to wait for this to be either confirmed or denied.

          The “gold standard” country – South Korea – whose politicians acted immediately is nearing the end with (on 22.4.20) 238 people dead. It will still take time to go back to the new “normal” once a vaccine has been developed. Drawback is that the until now 2.5 + millions of new hosts (recently amplified again by the idiot demonstrators in a few countries) also allows this RNA virus to further mutate, so the vaccine(s) may not be as effective as anticipated and therefore further delaying the new start-up of economies.

          Boris stands accused of hiding away because of the mess he helped to create. I am not too sure about that. There is the possibility that he has long term physical damage due to being infected. Time will tell.
          However, if this is the case and we find out the number people in the same position Britain may have a new problem in future: a long term sick work force.

        • Rose says:

          Thanks Brigitte, that is an awful thought.

          I meant to ask, how is your youngest doing, you’ve both been in my thoughts a lot.

        • beobrigitte says:

          My son has (almost) fully recovered and will have to wait a long time for the follow up tests his GP would like to do. If there had been extensive testing, tracing, isolating and recovery rate reporting he could go fully back to work (he does travel extensively for work).
          His lady, too, had it but only mild (2 X chromosomes + oestrogen do give ladies an advantage) and also could return to work instead of couriering work from the office to their home and back.
          Thanks for asking!

          I keep to isolation and plan short walks (on my own unfortunately) either late in the evenings or very early in the mornings to avoid meeting asymptomatic people. I shop (no delivery slots available) for weeks ahead for the same reason.
          Once the lock-down is eased I will find shopping more difficult but it is what it is. I have to get on with it.

          Considering the possibility of my son having long term health issues due to the infection makes me wish Boris was hiding. At this point in time it is more likely that he is experiencing undesired side-effects from the infection.
          I did find a nice, preliminary summary of physical damage post infection with respect to the ACE2 receptor. We will have to wait until the pandemic is over to obtain the full data – and then evaluate the fall-out over time.
          https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/04/how-does-coronavirus-kill-clinicians-trace-ferocious-rampage-through-body-brain-toes#

        • Rose says:

          I’m very glad to hear that he is on the mend, fingers crossed that there are none of the possible long term effects you are worried about.

          I’m spending my time working in the garden.
          Just before lockdown was even a thing, I had the urge to go out and buy some packets of vegetable seeds just in case the supply chain was a little bumpy as it sprang back into action.
          I wondered what I would miss most over a season, so now I have a summers worth of petit pois beginning to grow and several young galia melon plants.
          Well, it’s keeping me quiet.

  8. nessimmersion says:

    Frank,
    1) Trend setting with smoky drinky?
    2)What will the pridnose banstubators do when they realise people are smoking, drinking and having fun outwith their control.
    3 Corona virus infectuon has been partially caused by anti smokers. If we had areas with 1st world air extraction and filtration then all those pesky viral driplets would have been sucked away before they could infect someone.
    Instead PHE and others have boosted the number of home pubs with viral reinfection because they have legislated against normal pubs.

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