Today a rough version of the video for the new Band Aid 30 version of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” was aired and showed up on YouTube.
The purpose of the new version is to raise money to fight Ebola in Africa.
Artists include One Direction, Rita Ora, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, Chris Martin, Elbow, Seal, Jessie Ware, Fuse ODG, Sinead O’Connor, Angelique Kidjo, Olly Murs, Paloma Faith, Robert Plant, Underworld, Roger Taylor, Clean Bandit, Foals and Bono.
The song will be available to download, costing 99p, from 08:00 GMT on Monday. A CD version will be released in three weeks, costing £4.
Banksy’s latest artwork (as of Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 12:27 p.m. PST), a thrift store painting that Banksy added a Nazi soldier to and titled “The banality of the banality of evil,” is being auctioned at the online charity website, BiddingForGood.
Bidding began Tuesday with a minimum bid of $74,000 required. As of midday Wednesday 74 bids had come in, the most recent being $220,200. The auction will close on Oct. 31 at 8 pm EDT.
The painting is signed by the original artist, and by Banksy. It’s 36” x 24.5” and the frame is 43” x 31.5.”
The money raised will go to Housing Works. Below is the BiddingForGood website description of Housing Works:
Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.
What an incredible way for Banksy to end his month-long “Better Out Than In” street art show? Right when attention on Banksy is at an all time high, he puts a painting up for auction for a good cause. On so many levels this is terrific.