Friday, April 8, 2011

WAKE UP! - Arcade Fire Urges Canadians to Vote Against Harper... (update) but blog post has now been removed... (update) but restored again!

Canada's Grammy-winning indie music sensation, Arcade Fire, appeals to Canadians to vote the Conservatives out of office.

An entry on Arcade Fire's website reads, in part,

April 6, 2011
Hey Canadians!

It is about to be voting time. Our current leader has championed some pretty destructive initiatives on everyone’s behalf… it’s really important to get out and vote on May 2nd.

Arcade Fire won the Grammy for Album of the Year just a few weeks ago. Some members of Arcade Fire are immigrants to Canada. They live and work in Montreal.

The blog entry finishes up:

Canada is still a pretty good country, and worth fighting for…

Update 19:30 April 8: the post has been removed from Arcade Fire's blog.
Update 00:30 April 9: the original post was back - Yay!

The item was shamelessly glossed over on CTV National News last night - Lisa Laflamme saying only that Arcade Fire was encouraging Canadians to get out and vote.


Beijing York said...

What the hell is up with that? I was so pleased to hear them speak up.

Simon said...

No they didn't. It's still there.
I've been following this band since they have 25 followers, and I know how they feel...

Dr.Dawg said...

Almost certainly some Conservative thuggery going on. Critical stories in the media have been disappearing too.

Offroad Artist said...

The blog post was up again as of about midnight or earlier.

Dr.Dawg said...

Well that's a relief. I wonder what all that was about?

Anonymous said...

CTV's Lisa L did get it right. The "Our current leader has championed some pretty destructive initiatives on everyone’s behalf" is now gone.

Pretty fishy.

Dr.Dawg said...

It's back (the sentence, I mean).

Curiouser and curiouser. Sounds like see-sawing negotiations.