Monthly Archives: March 2008

Reading material for the train

In last minutes before jumping on the train I rather randomly picked up this British magazine called “Computer Arts Projects. The magazine was imported so it was rather expensive, cost me $25, the price of a book actually! But well … Continue reading

Posted in International Music, Iranian Music, Judged By the Cover, Miscellaneous

Ershaad: We will reconsider our policies!

The high-ranking Ershaad official Saffar Herandi says that the ministry is reconsidering its strict policies regarding POP music for the new year! He further explains that the FAJR festival was a trial to prove that POP music per se isn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Iranian Music, News

The royal return

The second season of the Tudors has premier tonight! The poster alone makes me excited! Can’t wait to witness history! the DVD set of first season: http://www.bia2.com/pourya/?p=402

Posted in 30nema, Miscellaneous

Maloos Melissa

Melissa Smith was the girl that made most impression on me in the first run of the Pussycat Dolls’ talent show and also “Making the Band” prior to that. She had the star quality not to mention beauty to go … Continue reading

Posted in International Music, Miscellaneous

New Release: Andy- “Live at the Kodak Theatre”

    Andy releases his first LIVE album (2 CD) along with the concert on DVD and BLU-RAY (5.1). Its the first Iranian BLU-RAY product and it is interesting to see how the A/V quality will turn out! http://eworldrecords.com/anliatkoth.html http://eworldrecords.com/anliatkothdv.html

Posted in Iranian Music, New Releases

New Release: Googoosh & Mehrdad – “Shabe Sepid”

After two albums with crisscrossed guest appearances Googoosh and Mehrdad decide to share an album called “Shabe Sepid”: http://www.musicboxla.com/goshse.html 

Posted in Iranian Music, New Releases

New Release: Afshin – “The Song for x”

Afshin’s “The Song for X” is finally out, this time on Avang: http://www.musicboxla.com/afshinsongforx.html

Posted in Iranian Music, New Releases

Locke comes to life!

…in my collection! By now you probably know what a lostoholic I am! And as such I really dig the McFarlene figure of John Locke, one of my favorite characters from the show, which you can see in these pics … Continue reading

Posted in 30nema, Materialism, Miscellaneous

State-funded research halted last year

  Hozeye Honary announced that last year no significant research was done in the field of music due to limited fund and researchers’ reluctance to follow the guidelines and subjects recommended by Ershaad.

Posted in Iranian Music, News

1386 and the domestic industry

Last Persian year was a peculiar year for the domestic industry in terms of business. Due to difficulties with Ershaad the albums released were only fifteen while most of the albums topping the charts remained those that did so already back in 1385! … Continue reading

Posted in Iranian Music, News