شعب متنيل

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmoKlieywX0 Great song.  Lyrics here. Maryam Saleh is a fox.  Not this one. This one. Way underground. Forget Om Kalthoum. She's just a throwaway line in a Broadway musical now. Drink arak and listen to Arab underground music, and sigh like you aren't listening to the music of a doomed country. After all, there's still … Continue reading شعب متنيل

سيد الدبان

In Gouna, Egypt, the nights are long in winter, but the days go by fast. Already there are only 10 days left before my wife returns to FLA; after that, I shall, once again, be alone in this vast villa that faces the dust-covered, igneous Eastern Desert mountains of the Red Sea. I have been … Continue reading سيد الدبان