when the shiite hits the fan
well, saddam is dead.
what better time than to break out a little iraqi rock 'n' roll?
"They Taught Me" (MP3) is by jafar hassan and it's wonderful. give it a listen and show it some love.
the song comes from the excellent and bizarre compilation choubi choubi! folk and pop sounds from iraq. it's on the sublime frequencies label, which is apparently specializing in bringing you western-influenced sounds from axis of evil. they have a comp of pop from north korea! (i wonder what pyongyang's laurie berkner sounds like. wait, no i don't.) my personal favorite of theirs, though, is the garage rock collection from cambodia.