Obama, the image war.

Some US activists are postering the US with posters linking Obama to an image doctored to look like Heath Ledger’s Joker, with the word “socialism” underneath. I hope that the moderates in the US start making fun posters, with Obama as Superman or Obama as a happy clown.  Until then, here are some I found on a quick Google. I love the war for the image of this man, I find it fascinating.

Target Iran: US able to strike in the spring | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited

Despite denials, Pentagon plans for possible attack on nuclear sites are well advanced Ewen MacAskill in WashingtonSaturday February 10, 2007 The Guardian A second battle group has been ordered to the Gulf and extra missiles have already been sent out. Meanwhile oil is being stockpiled. Photograph: Reuters US preparations for an air strike against Iran are at an advanced stage, in spite of repeated public denials by the Bush administration, according to informed sources in Washington. Target Iran: US able read more

Waye VS the Feds

The Canada Council said no to the Pop Explosion as of last week. This is unsurprising. We have applied to CC, FACTOR for the conference, and Traderoutes for the Boston mission. I think CC was least likely, Traderoutes 50/50, and FACTOR a probable, though FACTOR did deny us last year. CC funds art. Artists have the reputation and appearance of being a bunch of space cadets about things like business plans and money, but what is shocking is CC wants read more

Joel Plaskett, Case Study…

Today I spent an amazing hour talking with Brendan from SpinART Records, about how hard it is for the kind of music we both like to break out in the United States these days. Media and college radio are into really quirky arty stuff and a straight forward rocker like Joel Plaskett does not seem to be able to get a lot of traction with key media support. Note to cooler than me readers. Joel is, increasingly, in Halifax, considered read more