Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Do They Know













http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jEnTSQStGE&feature=related

28 comments:

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Your wordless posts always pack such a powerful punch! Well said Renee, and thank you.

kj said...

Prayers overhead and by your side

xoxoxo

Javajune said...

That was beautiful! I'm so in the mood for Christmas. I hope all is well with you.
xo-jj

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Awwww, beautiful Renee! Thanks for sharing this!

I loved the visit back to the 80's! In those days I was a young mom but still thought I was cool with my big hair and leggings.
I suppose the diaper bag accessory kind of blew it though :)
Love, Darla

Diva Kreszl said...

thanks for this wonderful link...we all need to remember those who struggle while we prepare to celebrate this Christmas season! We had a very nice Thanksgiving and spent some time at our cabin in PA. this weekend, my sister joined us too! She is doing well in spirit but struggling with the effects of her treatments. Thanks for asking about us...I pray that you and your family are doing well!

Deborah said...

Oh that was so enjoyable, for two reasons...first, becuase I am not the only one who got old!! YIPPEE! Second and the real reason, that is so perfect for Maithri's new project. De-lovely. **blows Christmassy kisses** Deb

Annie said...

I loved seeing this again. Sting and Bono are old friends. What a wonderful message. Sending you love today Renee.xoxo

Elizabeth said...

Oh, my god. The hair, the high-waisted jeans, the young Sting and the young Bono -- I hadn't ever seen this Renee and loved it. I usually do a carol a day on my blog during Christmas, so I might steal this one!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I'd forgotten about that song. Thank you! It's such a good message!

Doris Sturm said...

Yes, I remember Band-Aid...I think artists are in the position to raise awareness with their music and films more than anyone.

To tell you the truth, sometimes I wonder (and call me paranoid if you wish) I think this whole world is run on conspiracy because so much money is wasted every day that if people REALLY wanted peace and stop starvation and suffering, it could be done - but let's face it, the world is run by selfishness and greed and I'm afraid that will never change.

Susan Deborah said...

What a lovely picture. You know how to pick and choose!!

Joy always,
Susan

@eloh said...

Most people have no idea what it is like to just get your family and yourself to the next day alive.

It does give one a clear vision of what is and is not important.

Camille said...

Beautiful song. Love it & You

Melody Sage said...

Made me smile, thanks!

The Gypsy said...

Nice, Renee. Even more than Africa, in the actual birth place of Jesus, the Christian Palestinian Arabs living in BethLahem do know it's Chirstmas, but under what conditions does Christmas return to the land of its birth. :-(

Jeanne said...

I'll come back by to watch the video later (when I'm not at work), but I wanted to say 'hi' while I'm in the neighborhood, and to hope I find you and yours all doing well!

Love,
J

staceyjwarner said...

I loved this video when I was fouteen! My sister and I use to split up the parts! Boy it is bringing back som memories! All the guys look so HOT and YOUNG, LOL!

but so 80's - "so glad it's them and not you" LOL! what an awful sentiment.

much love you!

Finding Felix said...

Beautiful images Renee. Lots of love to you and your family.

Sue said...

I loved this song when it came out and it still brings a lump to my throat. A classic! Thanks for
posting this Renee (fun to see Sting, Bono, Boy George, etc 20 years ago) and of course to hear this.

Hugs!

Ribbon said...

Renee that was awesome!
Thank you on many levels.

big love to you
Ribbon xoxo

PS...I'm showing my age as I knew all the words to that song :)
fun to see those artists again too.

jacquie said...

DO THEY KNOW .......
the enchantment,
the beauty and glow,
the sharing and careing,
the peace and the fighting,
true sadness and sorrow
do they know .....

Poetic Artist said...

Beautiful..I hope you are doing good. I think of you often and hope you are having good days.
Katelen

Allegra Smith said...

I miss you. I am sending my love in a little cloud, filled with sunshine instead of rain. A special delivery little cloud flying away to meet you. Now go, open the window and welcome the little cloud of love.

Diana Evans said...

this always makes me want to be better...do more....I haven't seen this video in ages....I was in love with John Taylor from Duran Duran and also had a crush on Boy George of all people...lol....thanks for the memories....

Thanks Renee!!!

hugs
Diana

deepazartz said...

Nice song...right spirit:)

Good Day, Renee!

Baino said...

Iguess it was a good fundraiser for it's day. I know I bought it. Time for another perhaps? And no, they don't know it's Christmas and few care since most are of a different persuasion. Still, would be nice if everyone could share the joy. It was international AIDS day yesterday. Hardly a blip on the map. Hope you're feeling a little better?

Jasmine said...

Feed the world...

I remember when Band Aid first got together. I saw an interview with George Michael. His longterm secret boyfriend was dying of aids. Nobody knew he was gay back then (it wasn't safe to come out in the public eye) and Freddy Mercury had just died of AIDS or maybe it was when people had just became aware that he was about to die. So there were so many emotional charges in that performance that made it so heartfelt and special. When I hear other artists talking about their experiences of being involved, they all have such powerful emotions of how deeply the experience had touched them.

I think Bob Geldoff really tapped into something. People can help by doing what they are good at. Thats why I love all of these blog arts/crafts fund raisers such as Made4Aid, Art for hearts, and Attika SOS.

yoborobo said...

So good to see this, Renee! I hope you are well, my friend. xoxox Pam