Monthly Archives: September 2007

Another VOYAGE back to the 80’s with Kate

A couple of years ago the Belgian DANCE-MUSIC queen Kate Ryan had a huge HIT with a cover on Mylene Farmer’s timeless “Desenchantee”. Now she is back with another cover this time on a less known HIT from the 80’s, … Continue reading

Posted in International Music, Miscellaneous

Bia2.com and Iranians on the Internet

The Iranian Culture Club at San Francisco State University (SFSU) arranged a conference called “Iranians on the Internet” on September 22. My colleague Amir attended the conference on behalf of Bia2.com as its founder. You can watch the interview along … Continue reading

Posted in Bia2, Iranian Music

Sepideh: “I am tired of being afraid!”

A couple of weeks ago I watched Shahrouz Rafiee’s program “Baa Ham, Vali Bi To” where he indirectly touched the whole issue of Sepideh’s controversial cover image by saying that by cultural default its not appropriate for us Iranians to … Continue reading

Posted in Iranian Music

Review Update: Farez’ Persian bently

Milad of Farez contacted me and explained that only one song on the album carries a sample and thats “Persianality”, which is derived from the Italian “Yellow Bently”! However I stressed that credits for a song like “Niloofar” which is … Continue reading

Posted in Iranian Music, Review Update

Like master, like apprentice

Morteza Katouzian is by far my favourite Iranian painter and inspiring artist. His elaborate work combines the classic European techniques with the Iranian spirit and mentality like no other painter before him. His sense for details is simply astonishing! There … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous, The Gallery

Sami Yusuf is Babak Radmanesh’s son!

According to Hamshahri Sami Yusuf who has been acclaimed by the Western media as the biggest ROCKSTAR of the Muslim world is as a matter of fact the son of Babak Radmanesh, the renowned Iranian composer! Sami whose real name … Continue reading

Posted in International Music, Iranian Music, News

One hot heart-shaped box!

You either love or hate his films! To me the Italian director Tinto Brass is the Fellini of EROTICA! I have waited for such a collection a long time and now this newly released heart-shaped box is the crown of … Continue reading

Posted in 30nema, Miscellaneous