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Ayatollah, Leave Those Kids Alone

August 5th, 2010

I have tickets to see Roger Waters next month when he comes through Toronto to do The Wall. Almost didn’t buy them because while I like Pink Floyd, I’m not a huge fan. And frankly, Roger Waters politics turns me off.  Today, I’m glad I’m going, and the reason is political:

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

Talking to a friend today who was in high hopes David Gilmour would join Waters on stage in Toronto. Nice, but today, I’d rather see Blurred Vision do Another Brick in the Wall (Ayatollah, Leave Those Kids Alone).

h/t KittyOnFire

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