Jon Birge of the New York based Valley Entertainment, says that his company has been blacklisted as one of the companies the Bush administration no longer wants to cooperate with.
The reason; Birge's company is the US distributor of Lullabies From The Axis Of Evil, a Norwegian CD in which women from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, North-Korea and Cuba sing lullabies in duet with western artists.
"Lullabies From The Axis Of Evil" produced in 2004 by "Kirkelig Kulturverksted" includes artists such as Nina Hagen, Rickie Lee Jones, Lila Downs, Rim Banna, Annisette, Eva Dahlgren (with whom I have enjoyed many a posh and potent cocktail...oh what an evil lesbian she is!) and Kari Bremnes. The CD has sold 10,000 copies in the US since its release, and it's received pleasant enough reviews in both The Washington Post and The Independent.