- We have no movie theaters, but that won’t stop young Saudis from making movies. BBC has a short reportage about these young men. I have met most of these guys who appear in this reportage, and got a chance to watch some of their work. They are talented, creative, and determined. Too bad that our government refuses to acknowledge their talent.
- And speaking of Saudi talents, here’s that latest single from ReD CoasT, a band from Jeddah:
- Surprise! Surprise! BAE Systems will plead guilty to offenses of false accounting to settle bribery allegations made over al-Yamamah arms deals. BAE will pay $400m but only in the US, and not in the UK where the SFO dropped their investigation into al-Yamamah due to a request by former prime minister Tony Blair.
Okay okay, I know I’m late to the party but I’m finally back. I will post my thoughts on the government reshuffle later today, but for now I want you to listen to this song from my friend Thamer, the hip-hop artist from Jeddah. He left Dark2Men and started his own band, called ReD CoasT. Here’s their debut track, titled Fawdah: