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Kiosk

Posted in Iran, Music by homeyra on January 2, 2007

H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y

Arash

Dailiness by Arash, Kiosk
Kiosk official website
An Interview

Alternative Music in Iran

Happiness means a paunchy man – Bank account, black car
Marriage is like a plump woman – Great cooking, full dowry
Family means a few brats – Weekend in seaside
Love means daddy’s partner’s daughter – Come and get your share, after the wedding
This is the meaning of banality – Lost in the winding roads of life
Success is passing the entrance exams – Going to Canada with a wad of cash
Fame is a picture and an autograph – From Mehran Modiri, or Reza Golzar
News means a yellow gazette – Shadmehr fled”, “Hedyeh tied the knot”
Money means the essence of existence – You have then you are, You have not? You never were
This is the meaning of banality – Lost in the winding roads of life
Fun means trite TV shows – haphazard soccer games, unsavory sandwiches
…Fie this banality!
Recreation means cruising – Up the Shahrak, down Jordan Avenue
Lost in the winding roads of life
Status means your cell phone – Your address or the tag on your pants
Happiness means a paunchy man … dailiness

ID Tune more Music, Shahrak in Wiki

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  1. Bluebear2 said, on January 3, 2007 at 2:57 am

    That was really nice!
    Fun to watch too.

    The guitar work reminds me of Mark Knoplfler.

  2. homeyra said, on January 3, 2007 at 4:56 am

    They seem to have fun!
    What is called the “alternative music” over here, is the music which won’t qualify for an authorization to be published or to be performed in public. Many, mostly among the young, have a group made of few friends to play in their cellar, sometimes soundproof rooms.
    What distinguishes kiosk, are the lyrics: realistic portrayal of a young generation of Tehran’is.

  3. AA said, on January 3, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    I love the hyperlinks from the Lyrics!

  4. homeyra said, on January 3, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    Hi AA. It creates a background for Arash portrayal of what Deborah Campbell called this “giant boarding school in the verge of war 🙂

  5. Agent 99 said, on January 7, 2007 at 4:17 am

    More good music.

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