Thursday, November 02, 2006

George Allen Don't Like Black People

Yeah, you can call me a one trick pony, but this made way too much sense at the time. If you don't know who George "Macaca" Allen is and why he's defeat is so important take a looksy at this little politc... er viral video I just made. No, I usually don't meddle in electoral politics, but there's people I love in Virginia and I used to live there. If you know folks in Virginia, please pass this along.

On a sad note. Brad Will, a journalist I met in New York was shot dead by 'unknown' shooters in Oaxaca, Mexico. He was covering a teachers strike there, that has been going on all summer. He came by my place before he left to pick up a DVD of photos of Lebanon my roommate Andy Stern had taken. We chatted about the situation in Mexico and why it was so important he be there covering it. I don't know, it just feels strange just having talked to a person and then they are not there anymore. I didn't know him well, but loosing a dedicated fighter is a loss to us all. My condolences to his family and friends.

On a happy note I am back in Canada with my monkey. I have to admit I already miss my peeps at Democracy Now! Last Saturday I went to see Amy Goodman speak at the Vancouver Public Library. It was a sold out appearance and about 100 people were turned away for lack of space. I went back stage to say hi, and everyone looked exhausted. When she finally came out, she was a different person. She received a standing ovation at the beginning and at the end. She spoke off the top of her head about a myriad of historic events, with exact dates and names for a solid 90 minutes. Everyone, including myself, hung on every word. Then I thought to my self, "I used to work with Amy Goodman, Wow".

Yeah I know it sounds silly, but sometimes I lost perspective working in the tiny studio in Chinatown. Glad I could be a part of it even if it was for a short time.

That's all for now. Have a safe weekend.