Dear Readers: Thanks to Captain Capitalism, I got a big spike in views! :) I wanted to introduce my potential new fans to SLOBs (San Diego Order of Bloggers) Music Weekend, when our blogging team members chime in with their music picks of the week. Given my background, I cover the World Music beat. I also highlight a trending topic or two on Twitter.
Today’s feature is Persian singer, Azam Ali, with a Middle Eastern lullaby, “Nami, Nami” (translation follows):
Go to sleep little one
Let us rest on this straw mat
Go to sleep while it is yet dark
Soon the clouds will disappear
And reveal a great light to light up the neighborhood
Tomorrow your father will return home
With money from the lemons he sold
He will bring you clothes and a scarf
To keep you warm in December
My beautiful one, with the lovely handpicked black hair
Whomever does not love you or kiss you
Knows not what they are missing
EdgeoftheSandbox, a “Circle of Mom’s blogging friend” also featured Persian music on her site, too. However, she focused on Persian Heavymetal — I did not know such a thing existed. She goes into detail here: IRANIAN METALHEADS.
Edge has the full translation: Trust me, it is not kind to the current regime in the least. A snippet:
our Cyrus gave them culture
no pain no sigh no torture
to live in peace is our nature
not killing like a vulture
Speaking of Persia/Iran: Benjamin Netanyahu said Obama’s sanctions haven’t slowed Iran’s nuclear bomb program down one bit. Meanwhile, the head of Israel met with Mitt Romney, who looks so presidential that I have decided to consider him POTUS as of right now. It is hard to believe that starting tomorrow, there will be less than 100 days until the general election and we make this a reality.
Loney Conservative, another Circle-of-Moms friend, has a great write-up of Romney’s magnificent speech in Jerusalem in her post: Mitt Romney Gives Speech in Jerusalem, ‘The Capital of Israel’. She highlights this part.
In a bit of cleverness the Romney team sent out the text of the speech with this header: “Mitt Romney today delivered remarks to the Jerusalem Foundation in Jerusalem, Israel.” That is a deliberate dig at this administration. which has repeatedly put out documents suggesting that Jerusalem isn’t in Israel and has attempted to scrub from the White House Web site the reference to Israel’s capital.
Meanwhile, we citizen activists have been burning up Twitter with our hot wit. Today, I participated in #WhenObamaIsGone — mentioning that after my celebratory hangover has ended, I would be off to Disnleyland (Great minds think alike – MOTUS is headed to Disneyworld.) However, my “Tweet of the Week” was Harriet Baldwin’s!
Hillaryis44 has a fabulous, must-read analysis of Romney’s world tour, featuring the allies most abused by Team Obama: THIS WEEK IN JERUSALEM! The mantra to be repeated is:
“Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.”
In conclusion, it is time to say “Good night and good bye” to Obama — the phrase “President Romney” will be music to my ears!