Tuesday, July 12, 2005


It's been a while since we'd had a story about Wal-Mart waving its weight around and dictating what its customers can and can't do, but they're up to their old tricks: they've leant to Universal to change the design of his new reggae-country album Countryman:

Curiously, while Wal-Mart feels its customers shouldn't be allowed to see an album with a harmless hemp leaf on, yet in the UK they're happy to have Sharon Osbourne - a woman who's enjoyed more than a few drug-addled days and nights of her own - as spokesperson and face of the Asda chain. Curious double standards - or is that the difference we're meant to be pocketing at Asda?