A big thank you everyone at iPM

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Eddie Mair  |  Rupert Allman  |  George South

These guys have worked their socks off this week to support the Coca Cola campaign and the results came together beautifully at 5:30pm today on the iPM programme on Radio 4. In exchange for a simple idea and interview from me they have:

  • Encouraged Coca Cola to respond to the Campaign (their letter is here)
  • Got the support of the one and only Eve Graham who spoke very positively about the campaign AND sang a song written just for us.

This is how the whole thing is reported on the iPM website:

We’d like to teach the world to sing . . .

Copyright problems mean that podcast listeners will have been denied the chance to hear our very first iPM song. It’s Eve Graham of the New Seekers, and she’s singing about this.

Not to neglect our digital listeners, may we suggest a home
performance of the anthem? By marrying the lyrics below with the chords
D, E, A, G and D, you can take part in our biggest crowd-sourcing
project yet. We’d like to teach the world to sing (but we can’t help on
the guitar unfortunately).


I’d like to fix those Burmese homes;
Give poverty the shove
Grow sustainable trees, give aid with ease
And show Africa some love..

Chorus:
I’d like to reach the world and bring
It perfect harmony.
I’d like to reach its outstretched arms
But I need a company:
They’re the real thing
The world needs them today.
They’re the real thing
The world needs them today
(Coca-Cola)

Now, I just happened to have my recorder running while the show was on and by some fluke of ICT trickery the recording of the item, including the song has ended up here.

Here is the whole feature:

The original ColaLife feature on iPM | 24 05 2008 by colalife

Here is the song only:

Eve Graham sings a song for ColaLife on iPM | 25/5/08 by colalife

Further information

All of the Coca Cola Campaign posts

Comments

  1. Hi Simon! Great to hear about the support you are receiving on all of this! Following the progress whilst away from the UK! Keep it up!
    Laura

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