Monday, January 16, 2006

Iran Bans Western Music; Kenny G Goes Underground

Iran banned Western music from its airwaves last month:
Hard-line 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 the 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.
Link. Philadelphia Will Do thinks this might be a pretty good idea. We think this'll only increase Kenny G's cult status as an edgy, antiestablishment icon among Persian college kids looking to stick it to the man.

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