July 25, 2006

BANNED BAND

While everyone knows about America's war for freedom/against terrorism, and how far reaching the tentacle of the war effort is, few people have probably imagined that it would ever come to this; a war on Canadian indie rock (link c/o Miles).

Being unable or too naive to pull together a visa to go play a basement show in Saugerties or Northhampton is one thing, being banned from the US for five years for attempting to do so, in the name of thwarting terrorism, reaches a boggling level of stupidity. Though, after Thomas Ricks interview on NPR this morning, about his time reporting in Iraq, the occupation and incalculable mess of it, "boggling level of stupidity" does not even begin to cover it.

Posted by Jessica at July 25, 2006 05:50 PM | TrackBack