Carlos Santana Fundraiser

by Woody on January 3, 2012

Folks, I’m old. On New Year’s Eve, I usually wind up at a friend’s house with the kids watching Dick Clark’s Rocking New Year’s Eve. This year I was subjected to Fergie (Fergielicious is genius) and Jenny McCarthy (still overacts even when she isn’t acting) handling the hosting duties along with America’s cool barometer – Seacrest. I was introduced to some dude named Pit Bull (assclown), some band called Perry The Band (note to them – you can’t out-Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift) and Nicki Minaj (indecipherable).

Being that I am old, I grew up worshiping the acts that played at Woodstock. Santana was one such act and Soul Sacrifice remains one of my favorite tunes of all time. So imagine my shock when Fergie said that Justin Bieber would be joined by Carlos Santana.

I understand there is a place for dudes like Bieber – tween girls, my five year old daughter and frustrated middle aged women. And I understand why he’s booked on Dick Clark instead of bands like Other Lives. But Carlos Santana. In the words of Mike Ditka, C’mon Man! But how was this going to work? What could Santana add to the prepubescent genius that is Justin Bieber?

And then Biebs, draped in a Burberry scarf, launched into one of the iconic songs of rock and roll – Let It Be. I nearly had a seizure as he sang away, possibly ruining the tune forever. But why did Santana agree to this? Rob Thomas was bad enough, but the Biebs? C’mon man! It would be like watching Meryl Streep turn up on Gossip Girl.

So I see these kickstarter campaigns popping up and I came up with an idea. Why not start one for Santana so he never has to do that again. I know money is tight in these rough economic times but please, watch theses videos. I’m sure it will help open up your wallet. Next week I start a kickstarter campaign for my tune, Woodylicious.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Nick :) January 4, 2012 at 9:24 am

This is a truly inspired bit of philanthropy 🙂

Carol January 4, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Loved it when the Beebs says “New York, with all you’ve been through your spirits’s never been broken.” If it wasn’t before, bets that it is now? Or maybe just Carlos Santana’s…it sure ain’t money he needs (I googled his net worth: $40m). So I don’t plan to contribute much, if anything, to his Kickstarter campaign!


rikiki January 4, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Aww come on, Let It Be is middle of the road schlock and Bieber has a good voice. It’s a perfect match and he has every right to sing it. It probably sounds pretty good. As for Santana, maybe he should be above that but look at his previous dubious collaborations. He sold out long before Justin was in long pants, and who are you or I to decide what any artist should do? (Isn’t that the manager’s job??)

John Hamby January 4, 2012 at 10:43 pm

hahaha! I read this shaking my head “yes” the whole time. We had the same thoughts. This was my first time watching this in years…10 maybe…and I’m only 29. But the whole show was a disgrace. Dick Clark…come on. I just feel bad watching him anymore. Having a stroke is a tough break but enough is enough. the Band Perry was the worst thing I have ever seen….oh besides every other act that “performed” that night. How terrible. All those bands ruined my night. Ryan Seacrest really outdid himself. 🙂

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