وزارد او دا وستساد
VIZITOR TO THE VESTSIDE
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American blog of Iranian dissent

Brown, Bald and Ballin'

Happy Thanksgiving y'all.

After buying some stuffing at Whole Foods last night, I got a notice from Maz Jobrani about his upcoming 2009 Tour. (Click on the pic for details.)

Having that "LiveNation" logo on the poster is a pretty big deal. LiveNation, a division of Clear Channel, is the most prominent live event producer in the world. (of course, it helps that their parent company is a monopoly) But if you head over to LiveNation's site for tix you'll see Maz's on the front page along with folks like Madonna and Metallica. And GWAR. Yes, even GWAR.

Speaking of being listed next to Metallica, until last night you would've seen the amusing link for "An Evening with EBI featuring Kamran & Hooman" over at the LA Forum site tucked between the Metallica and AC/DC shows. The show took place last night, which didn't make much sense (or dollars) because there was another show on Wednesday at the Kodak Theatre featuring Shahram and Shohreh.

Not that I would've gone to either, of course. Well maybe the Ebi one. Just to see the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar statue.

Speaking of the Lakers, I heard a bunch of Persians are planning a welcome party for the first irooni NBA player when he comes to the Staples Center with his team. This reminds me that the late Wilt Chamberlain was a friend of the Iranian community. Wilt once was a guest on the LA-based Parviz Gharib-Afshar Show on the now-defunct International Channel (beemed live at 10pm PST). Roohesh shaad.

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