Friday, August 15, 2008

Bellingen Jazz and Blues Festival not about peace

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Who said Bellingen is a peacenik town?

And who said jazz and blues were progressive music genres? Bellingen's famed Jazz and Blues Festival is bringing to town a military aircraft this weekend. An Air Force propaganda balloon.

See also the Defence Force article Promoting a Positive Image of the Air Force, a PDF file that discusses the use of this balloon for public relations. Here's a clip.

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