Omani's who went to college in Texas might recognise some of the music that's made it's way into the Oman FM playlist recently. That's right, those Jesus Lovin' folks at the Ministry of Information are treating us to the latest in Christan rock, christian techno and christian country hits. Someone out there correct me if I"m wrong about this, but I'm 99% sure that that's what it is.
Does this indicate a change in the laws regarding proselytising, or is nobody there even fluent enough in English to recognise it? My guess is that they don't have to pay licencing for music that nobody in to listen to. I have yet to hear any outright references to "Jesus Christ, our only lord and savior" so clearly someone is keeping the really obvious stuff off the air.
I'm not complaining about the Christian-ness of it; it's fairly moral music which is more in keeping with the morals and values here than say, 50 cent or Eminem. But I thought that after high school, when I moved back here, I could say goodbye forever to the evangelical Christians and thier God-rock radio stations.
Still, I guess anything is better than the Phone-in recipe hour, Phone in radio-telphone feedback nights or "Press releases read verbatim by someone who can't pronounce most of the english language every afternoon drivetime show"
That's it from here for today, thanks to everybody who commented this last week, it really makes my day when people comment.