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Another petty tyrant goes over the edge

by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / August 23, 2005 10:12 PM PDT
No lip-synching in Turkmenistan.
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>> He has outlawed opera and ballet and railed against long hair and gold teeth, but now the authoritarian president of Turkmenistan is determined to wipe out another perceived scourge: lip-synching. President Saparmurat Niyazov has ordered a ban on lip-synching performances across the tightly controlled Central Asian nation, citing "a negative effect on the development of singing and musical art," the president's office said Tuesday. In 2001, Niyazov banned opera and ballet as not corresponding with the national mentality. <<

Unfortunately, he's not just petty to those subject to his whims (about 5 million). And last I heard, banning opera was a lot bigger threat to musicality than lip-synching.

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H'mmmm
by Mac McMullen / August 23, 2005 11:04 PM PDT

"Old voiceless singers" could apply to many in many
countries. Too often, IMO, a "retired" singer is yet
getting in front of a microphone. So sad.

"lip-synching" has gotten a few in trouble right here in
the USofA.

"Young men with beards and long hair"...he probably has
nothing against this, just doesn't think they should
take them out in public.

I guess one of the first thoughts that comes to mind, is
the question of literacy level of that country. As petty
and tyrantical as he may be, I'll wager he enjoys popular
support in Turkmenistan, whereever that may be.

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hey! don't EVER criticise someone
by jonah jones / August 23, 2005 11:59 PM PDT

who might ban Bjork from the airwaves....

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