zondag 21 november 2010

Iraanse underground rockband Kiosk heeft een nieuwe cd

De underground rockband Kiosk werd in 2003 in Teheran opgericht. Vanwege censuur door het regime besloot oprichter Arash Sobhani uit Iran te vertrekken. De bandleden wonen nu in de VS en Canada. Inmiddels heeft de band over de hele wereld opgetreden, en net is hun vierde album uit. Ik vind het, opnieuw, een geweldige cd. Zoals altijd bij Kiosk zijn de teksten heel scherp, grappig en satirisch-politiek. De nieuwe cd, Triple Distilled: Live at Yoshi's, werd opgenomen in de legendarische jazzclub Yoshi's in San Francisco.

Dit vind ik een van de beste liedjes van de nieuwe cd, 'Love and Death in the Time of Facebook'.

Hier de Engelse vertaling van het liedje:

The black list, the hit list,
 the list of Google's world wide web....
I swerved through the dark corners of the "filter net"

Finally, I found you on Facebook, I "added" you--
and you" ignored" me.
 Hundreds, hundreds of times...
I didn't falter, I didn't give up

I updated my "status" so the world would know:

I am the prey, and you are the hunter! and I'm trying to fall into your trap! Yes, I've been all over LinkedIn, MySpace, Orkut, trying to fall into your trap...

I had the guys from Fars News Agency photoshop my profile picture and make me look cool.

I uploaded romantic pictures of the sunset from "Flickr" to my
"albums" and captioned them with B.S. from Osho
And finally, you "accepted" me
I followed you like a shadow in the "communities."
Everything you "linked," I "liked," and I "shared" too

I "tagged" your name under youtube videos, I "invited" you to "events", I through myself against doors and "walls"

Whether you think of me or not, I'll never forget you

My eyes are peeled, searching for you. I'll send you "gifts," so that you'll realize - I'll never forget you

You've set your relationship to "It's complicated." That's my cue -I'm the Don Juan of the Cyber World! 
I'll "poke" you until you agree to log into Skype and "chat" with me!
Even the cyber army can't stop me...
Don't stress over your blog or your "hits" on Iranian.com, Balatarin or BBC. From the cute links to the political ones - anything goes for me.

Nothing can stop me - not Jaras, not Roozonline nor Khodnevis. 
I care only for Romance!
I wrote it in "Pingilish" on Behnevis:

"Oh love, oh love! Your face is nowhere to be seen...
Oh love, oh love! Maybe they've hacked you...
Your beloved face is nowhere to be found!"

I adore your every pixel!
Don't you click me away!

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