I was on my way to a bar in Budapest last night to watch the Spain-Portugal match (how about that David Villa? My god he's fantastic!). I was wearing my vintage iranian.com t-shirt. It felt special. I remembered that fifteen years ago this week, this site was born as THE IRANIAN in my studio on the 28th floor of Waterside Plaza overlooking the East River in New York. Yaadetooneh? :)
I began thinking that growing up as a kid, the coolest thing was to wear a t-shirt with a major sport logo; Adidas was the favorite of my generation. Here I was strolling in a European capital proudly showing off MY (and iranian.com shareholders' :) logo on my chest. I thought, wow... iranian.com has t-shirts just like Adidas. That's fricken awesome!
Well, my illusions of grandeur abruptly ended when I realized that, um, I'm the only one who wears an iranian.com t-shirt. Kheet shodam badjoor.
I'll tell you what's really great though.
(Completely by accident,) on iranian.com's 15th anniversary we're staging a concert for arguably the greatest and most influential Iranian rock band. They have set the standard for their field. Most admirably, they have been a voice with a conscience in this "Green Age". Now THAT's something to be proud about.
I'm talking of course about Kiosk and their concert in San Francisco this Sunday. That kid from Abadan can't believe he's collaborating with the coolest rockers around. Thank you Arash Sobhani and the gang!
And thank YOU all. iranian.com is the cup, you're the wine.
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