The devastation in Haiti is simply unprecedented. It's a terrible, terrible situation and people will continue to die. It's a race against time. Money speaks, so if you want to help with a small donation, there are a few really easy ways to do it through a simple text message. The donations will appear on your next phone bill. You can donate $5 to Wyclef Jean's fund by texting ""Yele" to 501501 and hit send. I did read that some of the accounting in Jean's organization was a little shady, but I would have to imagine Jean would ensure everything's legit for this cause. But if you want more peace of mind, you can also donate $10 through the Red Cross by texting "Haiti" to 90999 or the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund by texting "Quake" to 20222.
But for those of you who want dig a little deeper and get rock out to some great music. Here are two opportunities:
Emergency Benefit Concert for Haiti in NYC Jan. 20 - 21, 24-25
Haiti Mizik Relief in Miami, Fla. Jan. 23-24
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Spin Magazine has 10 free songs to download from artists that will be hot 2010. Of course among the bands is the XX, which are so 2009. If you haven't already picked them up, this is your formal introduction. If you're into somber lyrics with a thick emotional bass line in the spirit of Joy Division or even the Cure, this is a must-have band for you. It will go well with your Interpol and Editors collection.