Wednesday, September 30, 2009

الليل يا ليلى

Last night in Rotterdam, Last post from Europe, next time you hear from me I will be back in Beirut.
Waiting to see you're wonderful faces once again.
نراكم قريبن يا أعزائي
لاف فروم أباف

Saturday, September 26, 2009


MASHROU3 LEILA VLOG001 - CENSORSHIP from mashrou3 Leila on Vimeo.

censorship |ˈsensərˌ sh ip|
the practice of officially examining songs, books, movies, etc., and suppressing parts unacceptable by certain groups in a society. the video captures what happens sometimes when we're performing outside beirut.

Friday, September 25, 2009

saida inspiration

رحرح حرحر نعنع حلحل رشرش كشكش مشمش بربر فرفر رفرف فلفل لفلف سمسم زمزم مزمز ولول زلزل طرطر قرقر لذلذ فتفت لملم زتزت هرهر همهم دسدس تشتش دبدب لبلب نقنق كنكن فضفض طبطب هدهد زحزح زكزك وزوز طزطز تمتم ترتر بحبح تكتك لتلت رفرف ذبذب زتزت سبسب بسبس مصمص لظلظ طقطق شقشق قشقش قصقص بصبص خمخم خلخل ثرثر ترتر مرمر طرطر دادا ماما بابا واوا كجكج دحدح دبدب
...إلخ إلخ إلخ

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Because in the Rhineland, even Jesus needs a bike.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


I was walking in Souk el Ahad this morning, and I found a very old vinyl. The stuff written on it was blured and scratched, I couldn't find anything about the author or the song name, but when I played it,
it sounded very familiar..

Saturday, September 19, 2009

the Legend of Carl's Drumset

Some say, it has the power to kill any sound engineer that mistreats it.
Some say, it has the equivalent energy of all the calories Carl has ever consumed at all his infamous "3asha's."
Some say, it can only be tamed by the beast that is "Carl."
Some say....but then, never "say" again, because they have become eternally speechless from its raw power and beauty.
The Legend:

Friday, September 18, 2009

why Bob's argument doesn't hold water (in Lebanon)

Picture this:
Ding-a-ling, alone on his IBM at his house in Sanayeh, creating ball busting beats, brain boggling bass licks, and a melange of melodic miracles, and then...
3.5 words...

...w ayr, 2in2ata3et elkahraba!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Why all of mashrou3 leila will be replaced by computers...

Since I am going to be out of the Lebanese music scene for a while, I thought my time would be well spent thinking about how to make mashrou3 more efficient.
But how do u fix all the problems that come out of a 7 member band... ego clashes, long sound checks and annoyingly loud jam sessions
Answer: Computers... lets just replace the whole band with a computer

This is why I will be taking 2 courses this term:
Machine Learning: About how to teach computers to replace architects and designers
Electronic Music Composition: About how to write music with computers

Hopefully, by the end of this term the new mashour3 leila front man will be my IBM thinkpad

Below are some pics of the "crazy" building where I work...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

عبوة/صيف ألفين و مئة


(Berlin Edition)مش زابطة بلا ليلى

West Berlin
East Berlin(view from the rooftops)

Lost in the Holocaust Memorial



great typeface on Alexanderplatz

Monday, September 14, 2009


Full of excitement on the way there, full of..(?)..on the way back
Either way, an experience we won't forget.


Photos Joanna Aniel Bidar