Hollywood on the streets of Vancouver.
Once again, CW’s hit series Riverdale is filming in and around Vancouver. And while much of the city is no doubt stoked to have Archie and the gang back in town, the same can’t be of one local busker who had a nasty clash with Jughead actor Cole Sprouse. […]
Crony capital vs free speech
When your average Hollywood enterprise strolls into your town, especially a big global city like Vancouver it is important to realize that a lot of government hands on the political machinery have been greased. So it is no small wonder, that the globally distributed local press outlet would side with the globally distributed Hollywood production in their reporting. It is also no wonder that the local police paid by a government in constant need of global grease, would repress the free speech rights of street entertainer Babe Coal who is not currently a part of global media distribution interests.
As far as we know legitimate claims by the performer for compensation were requested by her. No word of how much was asked or if any counter offers were returned during the incident. She was however detained, silenced and deprived of income.
This is not the first time Babe Coal has had the courage to speak truth to power. She attempted to perform without a license in areas of Vancouver that require one. Forced to relent, she sought out free unlicensed spots such as the one she was performing in at the time of this occurrence.
Babe Coal has a CD
If you really want to hear her speak truth, not only to power but love and wisdom as well, check out her CD. Get it on her web site. For the sake of your own sonic integrity, do not recklessly deny your ears the benefits available exclusively through her music.
www.babecoal.com Bio Coming Soon… < Tweets by @BabeCoal BEST DAY OF MY LIFE ðŸ˜©ðŸ’—ðŸ’— he took the cd and paper with him & our names are on it ðŸ˜â¤ï¸ pic.twitter.com/cHo8q6nHfG
Beloved Cole Sprouse
As for Cole Sprouse we know he is just trying to work in a business where he can be a nobody tomorrow. This is his shot to show his talent and it means a lot. But Babe has as much right to work as well. Cole has a point but may benefit from learning more about the issues to better advocate for artists in general. Babe’s rights ultimately are his own.