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Pink Floyd anthem retooled as Iranian rallying cry (Ayatollah, Leave Those Kids Alone)
France 24 ^

Posted on 08/04/2010 12:20:16 PM PDT by nuconvert

A new take on the old Pink Floyd anti-authoritarian anthem "Another Brick in the Wall" blends the power of social media with political activism to raise awareness about human rights in Iran.

A pair of Iranian exile brothers have produced a distinctly contemporary remake of the 1979 Pink Floyd anti-authoritarian anthem “Another Brick in the Wall.” With the official blessing of Pink Floyd, the Canadian-based band “Blurred Vision” have released the updated version of the track that is rapidly becoming a social media phenomenon. “Ayatollah, Leave Those Kids Alone” intersperses news footage from the June 2009 “Green Revolution” with the band’s performance in what is depicted as a mosque.

The video has been viewed over a hundred thousand times on the popular video site You Tube and word is spreading rapidly across the micro-blogging service Twitter where thousands of users have posted links to the video.

(Excerpt) Read more at france24.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ayatollah; blurredvision; brickinthewall; greenmovement; imadinnerjacket; iran; music; pinkfloyd; video

1 posted on 08/04/2010 12:20:20 PM PDT by nuconvert
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video of song here....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIP38eq-ywc&feature=player_embedded


2 posted on 08/04/2010 12:21:35 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

PINK FLOYD LYRICS

“Brain Damage”

The lunatic is on the grass
The lunatic is on the grass
Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs
Got to keep the loonies on the path
The lunatic is in the hall
The lunatics are in my hall
The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
And every day the paper boy brings more
And if the dam breaks open many years too soon
And if there is no room upon the hill
And if your head explodes with dark forbodings too
I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon
The lunatic is in my head
The lunatic is in my head
You raise the blade, you make the change
You re-arrange me ‘till I’m sane
You lock the door
And throw away the key
There’s someone in my head but it’s not me.
And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear
You shout and no one seems to hear
And if the band you’re in starts playing different tunes
I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon

“I can’t think of anything to say except...
I think it’s marvellous! HaHaHa!”


3 posted on 08/04/2010 12:22:12 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: nuconvert

Old???! Old! Gd... I was in high school... Old... Bleah!


4 posted on 08/04/2010 12:22:52 PM PDT by Freeport (The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
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To: nuconvert

Who exactly is “official Pink Floyd” these days? Waters? Gilmour?
Lady Gaga?


5 posted on 08/04/2010 12:24:00 PM PDT by djf (They ain't "immigrants". They're "CRIMMIGRANTS"!!!!)
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To: Red Badger

Much better....


6 posted on 08/04/2010 12:24:04 PM PDT by Freeport (The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
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To: Freeport

? Did you watch the video?


7 posted on 08/04/2010 12:25:19 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

wow


8 posted on 08/04/2010 12:27:50 PM PDT by Ladycalif ("If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." Jesus)
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To: nuconvert

Great video.

And great rendition of the music.

There’s more talent in that video than exists in the entire set of MSM vidiots.


9 posted on 08/04/2010 12:28:11 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: AdmSmith; freedom44; Valin; odds; sionnsar; LibreOuMort; Pan_Yans Wife; Army Air Corps; GOPJ; ...

pong


10 posted on 08/04/2010 12:29:42 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

How long until the Fatwa is issued for Waters and Gilmore?


11 posted on 08/04/2010 12:31:13 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: djf

Waters, Gilmour and Mason, although in this case Waters was the songwriter.


12 posted on 08/04/2010 12:31:52 PM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: nuconvert

That absolutely takes your breath away. It’s one of the most powerful videos I have ever seen.


13 posted on 08/04/2010 12:37:47 PM PDT by McGavin999 (I'm sorry, your race card is overdrawn and no further charges can be accepted)
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To: nuconvert


Beware, muzzies. A staple at Pink Floyd shows is, of course, a flying pig.
14 posted on 08/04/2010 12:38:30 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Freeport

Pipe down grandpa. -ggggg-


15 posted on 08/04/2010 12:40:49 PM PDT by DManA
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To: nuconvert; onyx; Allegra; STARWISE; Borax Queen; SandRat; JoeProBono; Chieftain

TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!

WHAT A VIDEO!
THIS NEEDS TO GO VIRAL!!i AM FORWARDING it to everyone on my email list!.

This shames the current commie/tyranical administration—that is IF they had any shame.


16 posted on 08/04/2010 12:41:06 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok, joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: nuconvert

EXCELLENT!!


17 posted on 08/04/2010 12:42:19 PM PDT by mykdsmom
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie; nuconvert

18 posted on 08/04/2010 12:50:33 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Red Badger

How many songs did Roger Water write about Syd Barrett’s metal illness?


19 posted on 08/04/2010 12:52:15 PM PDT by Frantzie (Television controls the American people/sheep)
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To: Thrownatbirth

Let’s drive them nuts with music. There must be other songs that can be reworked to get their goats. Music can be an eye-opener to their sheeple and enlighten the hardcore to show them how stupid they are wasting their lives in the promotion of a slave cult. Songs can go around and around in their heads. We need to infiltrate their airwaves. Better they are all secular-godless than death cultists.


20 posted on 08/04/2010 12:52:54 PM PDT by Surrounded_too (Robot machine guns and the Dirty Dozen)
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To: JoeProBono

wow..I knew we could count on you for the viual effects.


21 posted on 08/04/2010 12:53:23 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok, joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: JoeProBono

good work. i don’t know how to do that : /


22 posted on 08/04/2010 1:00:18 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Great video. Well done.


23 posted on 08/04/2010 1:04:16 PM PDT by meyer (Our own government has become our enemy,...)
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To: nuconvert

Considering Roger Waters’ recent leftist moonbattery, it’s kind of surprising that he agreed to this.


24 posted on 08/04/2010 1:09:58 PM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: bassmaner

well, 1/2 the money from ITunes sales is going to Amnesty Int’l - unfortunately - but that fits


25 posted on 08/04/2010 1:14:08 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Thanks!


26 posted on 08/04/2010 1:15:36 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Freeport

Have another bowl of jello, gramps, and calm down. The thread’s about the Iranian people seeking their freedom, not music history.


27 posted on 08/04/2010 1:28:07 PM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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To: bassmaner; Salamander

He always seemed like a leftist moonbat, even with Amused to Death. I don’t know which one wrote The Wall, but I think its acceptance as an anthem for those wanting freedom in Iron Curtain countries was completely unintentional. Waters did his concert on the Berlin Wall only afterwards as a way of going along, but my take is that The Wall was only against western authoritarianism, and that Pink Floyd only stopped being fellow-travelers long enough to pretend to say “me too” to the cry for freedom from Soviet oppression.


28 posted on 08/04/2010 1:31:48 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (A woman is like an artichoke; you have to do a bit of work to get to her heart ~Insp. Clouseau)
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To: nuconvert

Good on them.


29 posted on 08/04/2010 1:31:49 PM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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To: FourPeas

I saw “The Wall” and it is brilliant. I bet this sparks something too.


30 posted on 08/04/2010 1:48:36 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Larry Lucido

I just spend my time waiting for the worms, personally.


31 posted on 08/04/2010 2:48:06 PM PDT by Salamander (And I think I need some rest but sleeping don't come very easy in a straight white vest.)
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To: Larry Lucido

Waters’ dad, was a Communist, who opposed Britain’s involvement in WWII, until the Nazis attacked the Soviet Union.


32 posted on 08/04/2010 2:50:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nuconvert

Very powerful - thanks for sharing nuconvert...


33 posted on 08/04/2010 3:23:27 PM PDT by GOPJ (Asked for ZIP? Give 82224 - Lost Springs,Wy - most sparsely populated in country. Freeper:SamAdams)
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