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Old October 29th, 2004, 12:26 PM   #16
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>>I think, just somehow... it came up a little bit short of perfect. Mostly for the reasons we've talked about that will leave it open for misinterpretation or abuse. Not quite sure how to prevent that in the long run anyway.
It certainly wasn't perfect, but a great try. The issue is entertainers are rarely given the moral authority to speak for any thing. Considering the lavish pay checks and hedonistic lifestyles of so many of them, we tend to look at even the best efforts with a little cynicism. I'm not saying Ms McLachlan is that way. (The reactionaries will find something to gripe about no matter what).

She simply made a concious decision to give the production costs to charity. Wasn't asking anyone to sell all their belongings, give away the money and live a life of poverty.

She was pointing out that we have more than enough wealth to help others without putting ourselves out. I'm sure her next video will cost plenty.

But just wait, I'm sure there will be backlash. She probably inspired a future episode of South Park or yet another lame skit on SNL.

I just wish she'd kept the red hair. I love red heads. I think it's genetic. sigh
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Old October 29th, 2004, 02:04 PM   #17
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I think it is very admirable of her to do that.
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Old November 5th, 2004, 12:31 PM   #18
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Great video, but please don't criticize the "below the line" crew person. Yes, they may make $1350 a week, but the due to the nature of freelancing in LA, it may mean that person may not find work for another three weeks. $1350/3= $450 a week minus taxes, dues and health/pension/welfare. This is why unions were created, to keep the pay fair.
And it is very expensive to live in southern CA, too.
I know because I worked out there for 12 years.

Above the line people are another story, especially when they pull $7000 to $17,000 a day/week!
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Old November 7th, 2004, 10:04 AM   #19
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Thank you Keith for that link..
Very emotional..
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