Remember those Iraqi guys we helped get over here? Those ones in a band called Acrassicauda who fucking shred and had their practice space bombed for it and were in exile in Syria and Turkey and lived their lives in total shambles marinated in fear for years and…and…shit, why am I still typing this? You know by now who they are and that we made that documentary about it. Heavy Metal in Baghdad is screening on the Sundance channel tonight at 10 PM. And what a coincidence, it's screening 26 minutes after the official six-year anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq. Oh, did you forget about that? Well, at least there’s those dreams of owning the fiberglass killer whale to bring you back to fantasy land.
By the way, a couple days ago Suroosh and the guys did an interview with Terry Gross. Listen to it here.
(photo by Ahmet Polat)