Torture Classics is a collection of music that has been used as instruments of torture by US government interrogators. It includes Top 40 hits, Metal, Hard Rock, Country and Western, TV theme-songs and commercial jingles, as well as original “mash-ups” created by CIA agents, prison administrators, guards and interrogators.
According to the publishers: "Torture Music is the kind of music that’s perfect for sitting in the Afghan or Iraqi Desert, sharing a prisoner for a night, or relaxing in a military barrack or a CIA black site in some godforsaken country on a lazy afternoon. It's music that just makes you feel free and drives others crazy."
Upon first glance, Torture Clasics appears to be released by Time Life Music. On the website, you can watch streaming video demos of torture set to the selected Torture Classics tracks. Which is sort of the tip-off that Time Life ain't behind it. Upon closer inspection, you'll find it's a political-statement project by notorious e-activists/artists UBERMORGEN feat. James Powderly.
How is it that Time Life hasn't sent a cease and desist?
The Television Bureau of Canada (TVB) and john st., Toronto have just revealed that a 5-week campaign featuring the virtues of broccoli, was not for broccoli at all. Instead, it was to prove that television advertising can sell anything.
Back in January 2010, a TV campaign aired for broccoli pitting its “miraculous” health benefits against other so-called miracles. After just five weeks on air, without any other form of communication or marketing efforts, the “Miracle Food” TV campaign garnered some serious attention. Fan-created Facebook pages attracted over 20,000 followers and broccoli sales were up 8% over the previous year. The most rewarding metric of all was the extra 188,574 pounds of broccoli that went into grocery carts across Canada the month.
The TVB's "Miracle Food" campaign, via john st., Toronto, consisted of three broadcast spots, directed by OPC’s Brian Lee Hughes, which point to TheMiracleFood.ca and a post-campaign print ad revealing the campaign.
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