Friday, August 06, 2010

Hey Ayatollah, leave those kids alone!

With Roger Waters's permission, and with half the proceeds going to Amnesty International, an Iranian-Canadian Toronto duo called Blurred Vision has recorded a version of "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2" (the "We don't need no education" part) that changes the line "Hey teacher, leave those kids alone!" to "Hey Ayatollah, leave those kids alone!"

As some of you know, I love Pink Floyd (and I'll be at the Air Canada Center on Sept. 15 for the first show of Waters's Wall tour). And I'm a purist. I generally dislike covers of Floyd songs. But this one's pretty good, respectful of the original, and of course it's for a good cause.

Or, rather, two good causes: for Amnesty International and against Iran's oppressive and unjust theocratic regime, which really ought to be obliterated. (No, no, not necessarily through American military intervention, which I oppose and which would likely fail, but preferably through reform from within.)

Here's the video:

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