Monday, December 26, 2005

Blunt instrument

A man called Abu Baker Mansha has been convicted of conspiring to kill or harm an off-duty soldier in order to make a telling Islamicist point.

All of this in the same week that President Ahmadinejad is banning Western music from Iranian radio. Apparently the 'easy-listening' genre will be particularly hard hit by this purge.

James Blunt's combination of a military and ... er ... musical record may make his next tour problematic. I also don't think it would be fair to the staff at Woolworths to insist that they stock his next release, do you?

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