Eno in Wall of Sound
Apr 08, 2008 03:43 PDT
With a "wall of sound" from hundreds of anti-war protestors in the
background, Tony Blair told the Westminster Cathedral audience at his lecture on Faith
and Globalisation on 3 April, "I make no claims for
moral superiority. Quite the reverse."
The Westminster Cathedral lecture was preceded outside by a silent vigil by
Catholic anti-war group Pax Christi, members of which then joined Stop the
War's noisy protest timed to start as Blair began speaking. For once, an
anti-war protest got some media coverage, the Daily Mail report being one of the
better examples: http://tinyurl.com/yoctq3
However, the BBC's Today programmed managed to have a long feature on
Blair's speech without mentioning the protests outside. Musician and record
producer Brian Eno, who participated in the anti-war "wall of "sound", sent this
response to the BBC:
"Your 'Today' report about Blair's speech failed to mention the source of
the noise in the background: many hundreds of people protesting outside against
the absurdity of the man who has presided over Britain's biggest foreign
policy disaster since the Crimean War being asked to talk about globalisation.
The real democrats were outside last night. Funny you missed them."
As for Brian Eno and everyone else who participated in the "wall of sound"
protest, Blair apologised to his audience that were there. "Sorry about the
people who follow me around," he said.
All good things
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