Posted by: didyouseethis | June 30, 2009

Stand By Me…For Freedom

Ok…I gave The Daughter ample time to post this and since she didn’t….here it is.

With all the wall to wall coverage of the sad demise of Michael Jackson, the news people seem to have forgotten there’s a big world of turmoil out there.   And that turmoil is  going to affect a whole lot more people…in more profound ways than MJ ever did.   Now, I’m not one for all this “we are the one world” crap… but the call for freedom?  Count me in.  Kudos to Jon Bon (as he’s affectionately referred to in our house…even if I usually find his politics a tad bit misguided).  Just sayin’.  And who knew Iran had “Superstars”?

On June 24, Iranian Superstar Andy Madadian went into an LA recording studio with Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and American record producers Don Was and John Shanks to record a musical message of worldwide solidarity with the people of Iran. This version of the old Ben E. King classic is not for sale – it was not meant to be on the Billboard charts or even manufactured as a CD…’s intended to be downloaded and shared by the Iranian people…to give voice to the sentiment that all people of the world stand together….the handwritten Farsi sign in the video translates to “we are one”. If you know someone in Iran – or someone who knows someone in Iran – please share this link


h/t  American Digest where I saw it first.



  1. Yes! I love this. Forget where I found it, but HAD to post it the other day, too. Reminded me how disconnected I am from the “MJ world view” people.

    I will NOT forget the men and women in Iran. And yes, I WILL be watching.

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