Rather than stay in and watch Al’s big day out, we decided to bounce around outside to enjoy the fresh air (or what’s left of it). And Gore’s right, it was totally hot outside! If you took it in, these wacky collabs won’t be news for ya, but maybe they’re worth another watch. Like this one, bringing lady Madonna together with Eugene and Serge of Gogol Bordello for “La Isla Bonita.” Diggi-diggi-diggi-dhye.

Take the jump for a bunch more, including the mainstream wet dream of the Police/John Mayer/Kanye West on “Message In A Bottle” and a bassed up Spinal Tap jam.

The Police and Mayer’s “Message In A Bottle” gets pretty great with Mr. Cain-yay West’s appearance at about 2:20 (not that we can freestyle, but is that the worst Kanye rap ever or what?). It’s cute that Kanye and John are BFF. And for bonus fun: check out the idiot at 01:22.

Here’s Keith Urban and Alicia Keys doing some “Gimme Shelter” from the New York leg…

And most awesomely, Spinal Tap and every bass player in the known universe doing sentimental and tearjerking eco-ballad “Big Bottom.”

If that’s not enough Earthen awareness for ya, here’s a bonus slate of links to keep you busy not doing work all day:

The Smashing Pumpkins – “Today”
Genesis – “Land Of Confusion”
Roger Waters And A Bunch Of Kids – “Another Brick In The Wall”
Foo Fighters – “Everlong”
Crowded House – “Something So Strong” (now with less bottles!)
Metalica – “Enter Sandman”
Bloc Party – “Banquet”
Kelly Clarkson – “Since U Been Gone”
Beastie Boys – “Sabotage”
Rihanna – “Umbrella”
Duran Duran – “Notorious”
Cat Stevens – “Wild World”
We Are Scientists Nunatak – “How Many People”

Don’t think you get any more indie rock than playing to a bunch of penguins in Antarctica.

Comments (23)
  1. Jarrett  |   Posted on Jul 9th, 2007 0

    Wow. That Kanye clip is pretty hilllllariously bad. Honestly. I have friends who can rap better than that, and they wear pink hot pants. That has nothing to do with it really, but pink hot pants are pretty sweet. Plus, can Kanye say “Uh!” more than he already was please? One would think he was trying to be a walking rap cliche. Oh, wait! He is! GAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

  2. I watched almost all-day long (and taped the rest) and still didn’t see that Spinal Tap performance! How freakin’ funny!!

  3. for quicktimes of crowded house, spinal tap, beastie boys, foo fighters (and coming soon: madonna, smashing pumpkins and the police) head on over to I’m Just Sayin’:

    http://krupsjustsayin.blogspot.com/

  4. Norville Barnes  |   Posted on Jul 9th, 2007 0

    Not that you saw this on Bravo’s awful coverage, but Kasabian’s performance of “Club Foot” in London was fantastic. Other than that, the only things that really grabbed me were Crowded House’s “Fall At Your Feet” and the Drum Cafe (? That’s what their t-shirts said) in Johannesburg.

  5. Evan  |   Posted on Jul 9th, 2007 0

    Yeah that Kanye rap was pretty atrocious. I’m a fan but my God that was terrible. It was funny when Sting mispronounced his name. Did anyone else catch that? Where can I see Crowded House Fall At Your Feet?

  6. Rina  |   Posted on Jul 9th, 2007 0

    Jesus, rappers used to be able to freestyle, what happened?

    Although, “we’re going to elect John for Mayer” is hilariously awesome

  7. Ben  |   Posted on Jul 9th, 2007 0

    casa boniiiittaaaaaa!!

  8. Bender Bending Rodriguez  |   Posted on Jul 9th, 2007 0

    Big props to bands like Arctic Monkeys for calling bullshit on the hypocritical, egotistical bunch of PR-freaks known as the music industry.

    As if Gore or Kanye (who may have ended his career yesterday by ruining “Message in a Bottle”) or Diddy is going to stop consuming 50X the amount of energy that they want us, the average people, to consume.

    Do as I say, not as I do, right?

  9. The Other Matthew  |   Posted on Jul 9th, 2007 0

    Yeah, Kanye was pretty much a waste of space. He needs to go away. John Mayer held his own though, so kudos to him. Must’ve been a rock’n'roll wet dream for him.

    Spinal Tap is still fuckin’ brilliant, though. Only they could get members of Metallica, James Blunt, Foo Fighters, Madonna, and the Beastie Boys on-stage together. Too bad the Pumpkins bassist was absent, they could’ve used a little estrogen-based cock-rock. Speaking of Adam Yauch, though, didn’t he look thoroughly disinterested?

  10. Michael  |   Posted on Jul 9th, 2007 0

    The day that LaIslaBonita is a highlight of anything is the day I
    say byebye.

  11. Thanks for the link to the Genesis footage! The video to “Land of Confusion” used to give me nightmares as a child.

  12. josef  |   Posted on Jul 9th, 2007 0

    this was so stupid.

  13. Apexa  |   Posted on Jul 9th, 2007 0

    When Eugene & Sergey were onstage with Madonna, a part of me died inside.

  14. bryan  |   Posted on Jul 9th, 2007 0

    john mayer held his own?? dude’s more talented than anyone in the police.

  15. nicholas  |   Posted on Jul 9th, 2007 0

    dear bryan –
    ha. ha. HA HA HA HA HA!
    see: stewart copeland.
    also, john mayer would not exist were it not for sting. just one more reason to hate sting.
    xoxo
    nick.

  16. Is it just me, or was Alicia Keys doing her best Corin Tucker impersonation there?

  17. bryan  |   Posted on Jul 9th, 2007 0

    nick

    see: one of the most overrated bands of all time.
    the band that spawned one of the biggest hacks of all time, whom i can see we agree upon.

    and why wouldn’t john mayer exist without sting? only person i can think of that he rips off is stevie ray vaughan.

  18. sol  |   Posted on Jul 11th, 2007 0

    The Other Matthew:
    thank you. everytime he was on the picture he ruined the moment for me. he looked as if he wanted to punch james hetfield.

  19. sol  |   Posted on Jul 11th, 2007 0

    hey gum, which idiot at 1:22? kenye west?

  20. Boz  |   Posted on Jul 11th, 2007 0

    I enjoyed Morrissey’s gentle ribbing of Madonna during his between song banter on Monday. “Did you watch that Live Earth concert? Isn’t it nice to see that Madonna wants to save the environment? She’d wear that adopted African child as a jacket if it was fashionable for fifteen minutes.”

  21. K.A. Hepburn  |   Posted on Jul 13th, 2007 0

    Annette O’ Tool (Mrs Kent from “Smallville”) was on backing vocals for Spinal Tap.

  22. Crowded House was AMAZING! Did anyone see when the lights stopped working? They played through that like champs.

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