The band (aid) is back together, and I’m not so sure how I feel about it.

Band Aid 30 is an attempt to recreate a rock-and-roll charity sensation of some three decades earlier, when the likes of Bono, Sting, David Bowie and other superstars gathered to record “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. (Since, there have been other versions.)

I was 10 at the time, so I didn’t think much about the song aside from the fact that it was in escapable fact…  [more]