“My Sweet Little Terrorist Song.” MP3? Anyone?
I AM as OVER the whole “Iran’s Hip Protest Kids are Gonna Overturn the Middle East” story line as anyone could possibly be. My hopes have been dashed by the Iranian students one too many times, going as far back as February ‘79. And in 2002, during Scene 2 or 3 or 4 of the “Khatami Kids are Gonna Shake It Up” era, I even wrote a 3000-word article for this very paper arguing that the U.S. should support Iran’s Democracy movement as a smart alternative to Bush’s belligerent Post 9/11 policy. Well, I’m done Done DONE! I’m swearing them off. So, I only point out Time magazine’s latest version of the Iran story , which pretends to be cynical (but obviously still has a crush on the Iranians), because I have to call attention to one exciting passage about, and I quote:“Iran’s hottest underground rock band.” The writer sits in on a rehearsal in a “soundproof bunker inside an abandoned greenhouse in a low-rise complex of concrete apartment blocks on the outskirts of Tehran” and watches the band perform a song called “My Sweet Little Terrorist Song.” Evidently, the tune is a lament on Bush’s “Axis of Evil” with these lyrics: “I just wanna watch Dylan live/I won’t fly into the Pentagon alive.” Damn, I’m crushed out all over again. Anyone know how to get a black-market MP3 of this number? The band is called 127, whatever that may mean.