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Monday, December 19, 2005

Pick your battles

Posted by on December 19 at 16:07 PM

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the man who in previous weeks has publicly referred to the Holocaust as a “myth,” and called for Israel to be wiped off the map, has now banned Western music from Iran.
Is President Ahmadinejad threatened by The Hip Hop, or The Rap? Is he afraid of bootylicious singers like Beyonce bouncing their way into the hearts of deviant teens and ruining his designs for an ultra-conservative Iran?

Songs by artists such as Eric Clapton and George Michael will be affected… Clapton’s Rush, Michael’s Careless Whisper and The Eagles’ Hotel California are often used as background music on Iranian TV programmes. Songs by American easy-listening artist Kenny G are also often featured.

Relax said the nightman
We are programed to recieve
You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave

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"That krazy casbah sound!"

It's so refreshing to see that Iran's famous progressive youth movement has gained such impressive traction.

Although, then again, any theocratic dictator who bans Eric Clapton and the Eagles can't be ALL bad...

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