Tuesday, December 20, 2005


(Photo courtesy of Sydney Morning Herald)

Poor old Kenny G. Even the most backward-looking men on the planet hate his music:
Hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has banned Western music from Iran's radio and TV stations, reviving one of the harshest cultural decrees from the early days of 1979 Islamic revolution.

Songs such as George Michael's Careless Whisper, Eric Clapton's Rush and the Eagles' Hotel California have regularly accompanied Iranian broadcasts, as do tunes by saxophonist Kenny G.

But the official Iran Persian daily reported today Ahmadinejad, as head of Iran's Supreme Cultural Revolutionary Council, ordered the enactment of an October ruling by the council to ban Western music.
Nice. Taliban eat your heart out. Who knows, maybe Kenny G will become as unlikely a symbol of resistance in Iran as David Hasslehoff was in East Germany? I bloody well hope not. Speaking of which:

He brought down Communism you know.


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