Thursday, February 4, 2010

Can You Make Me Pay $200?

Some big names in the music business got together under Simon Cowell's organization and cut a single to raise money for the Haiti earthquake relief effort.

The Haiti fundraising cover of REM's "Everybody Hurts" is available to download for a fee on Sunday, but you can listen to it free here. Scroll down past all the stars and the text about "We Are the World" to find the song (Yep. This means the world will be treated once again to rockdom's priciest choral ensemble).
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Christina at Soul Aperture gave me permission to borrow her "Simple Things" challenge. On January 27, she asked her fellow bloggers to celebrate the simple pleasures of life with her. For each person who participated with a gratitude list, Christina’s family donated $1 to Doctors Without Borders for their work in Haiti. She had about 180 takers.
I'm holding my "Simple Things Challenge" on this Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6-7. For an explanation of how it's done, see the "Simple Things Challenge" post, below.
It is really just an excuse to hold a blog party and cause my family to donate even more to a wonderful group of people trying to help the suffering city of Port-au-Prince. The Heartline blog will tell you more about what they are doing.
Make a list, write a poem, do a story, whatever floats your boat. Here’s a haiku for starters:

Roses bloom bravely
Lifting their magenta heads
In spite of the frost



the walking man said...

It is on my radar Just Chris. Thinking...hmmmm...I have a day or two yet, right?

Madison said...

Count me in.

Brian Miller said...

got your email. definitely in (weather permitting)and will post a link on my 55 as well tonight.

Anonymous said...

You are really a good person!


Kim A. said...

I'm in! Could you please post a reminder on your blog on Saturday since my memory is a bit buggy lately. four snow days, 8 dogs, 2 cats and menopause have had their effects..:-D


Dianne said...

In my blogability, I will call it my "simple saturday"

Dear one,

Monkey Man said...

I'm playing a little catch up with blogs, so I will check out your Simple Things blog and get back.

TechnoBabe said...

That's a great haiku. Appropriate for today too. We have snow coming down again.

Enchanted Oak said...

You people really rock.
You can also participate by leaving a gratitude list of simple things in your comment on my blog on Saturday and Sunday. You don't necessarily have to post about it, although that might help get the news out.

P.S. Heartline Ministries sewing ladies are sewing purses up a storm to raise money for themselves and the medical clinic. They shipped 47 pounds of purses to the US yesterday. So check them online at the link for Haiti purses on the top left of my blog.

Syd said...

I'll post probably from my IPhone on the boat. Thanks for doing this Chris.

Karen said...

Ha, ha, ha! Hope I'm first!!! Come on over, my dear sweet caring friend! I've posted tonight in case we've lost power by morning in this ferocious wonder of nature we're supposed to have tonight!