We enjoyed having Lionel Richie in Framed last week--so much so that, this week, we're presenting "We Are the World 25 For Haiti," the contemporary remake of the 1985 event staged for African famine relief.
Richie, of course, co-wrote the song with Michael Jackson, and it was produced by Quincy Jones. After the recent devastating earthquake in Haiti, Richie and Jones collaborated on a new version as a fundraiser for the Caribbean nation. The revamped "We Are The World" was recorded on February 1--in fact, they used the same L.A. recording studio as they did for the original--and the video was first seen on TV at the opening of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
The video, of course, is a feel-good event, splicing together scenes of the artists with footage of the determined Haitian people. If you'd like to contribute to the relief effort, please go to http://wearetheworldfoundation.org/ to learn more.
See you next week!
1 -- As they surveyed the damage, some Haitians began to regret the deal with Satan that freed them from their godly state of slavery.
2 -- "Holy bleep! Another earthquake! Quick, call Lionel Richie!"
3 -- Quincy and Lionel were kind of annoyed that Michael kept singing "We are the Afterworld."
4 -- "No, no! After you put your right foot in, you put your right foot out!"
5 -- The Haitian diet is rich in fiber, sawdust.
6 -- "Let Gummo go, man! If we're gonna get imaginary help, we might as well get his, too!"
7 -- ""It's true! Tony Bennett only came here to suck the life force from Justin Bieber!"
8 -- "I just hope that nobody sneezes during this critical recording event!"
9 -- "And you and you and you and you...you go surreptitiously to the Dominican Republic with the nice white lady who has no hidden agenda."
10 -- "Our flag is backwards? What about the bleeping country?"
11 -- "Hey! I got adopted, too! Idaho, here we come!"
12 -- "But this sucks even more than the first version!"
- Lionel Richie