Quincy Jones accepts responsibility and admits that the road to hell is paved with good intentions…
Recently the music world came together to release “We Are the World 2,” a song to raise awareness of the Haiti earthquake disaster. Sadly, the song itself was a disaster. While the original “We are the World” brought together stars like Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and Tina Turner, this new version was a sloppy mess of half-famous brandos like Bizzy Bone and Nipsey Hussle. It was bad. But we will heal, as we always do, through song. That’s why I’ve assembled another group of musicians for “We Are the World 3: Raising Awareness of the ‘We Are the World 2’ Disaster.”
Anybody catch Julian Casablancas on the Conan the other night? It wasn’t as “far out” as I expected it to be from reading a couple interviews with him. Sounds like the Strokes with some bloopy bits and programmed drums. Not bad, but not super interesting either. I turned it off and went to sleep before the song was over, but now we can watch all the way through via Hulu.
So I haven’t heard the album all the way through, but I like the song he’s giving away on his website. What do you think? Is this just changing the saddle on a one-trick pony, or is he creating something fresh here?