Monday, July 27, 2015

Levy Falkowitz Debut Album Sampler

A lot of new Chasidic albums being released this season. This one sounds like it might be a nice hybrid of trad. and contemporary stylings. Falkowitz is a very good singer.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Senior Set List

Played a dinner for a shul with a largely senior population.

They requested line dancing.

Here's the request list.

Shalom Aleichem - Regesh

Turkish Kiss

Hinei Ma Tov - MBC

Hafachta - Avraham Fried

Chiribim - Oif Simchas

Adan Doeg - Avraham Fried

Revach - MBC

Numa Numa

Electric Slide

Rashi's Nigun - MBD

Hadegel Sheli

Adone Olam - MBC

Cotton-eyed Joe

Am Echad - Ari Goldwag

Fulfill Your Tefilah - Benny Friedman (Never had a request for this one before)

Felt like a Bat Mitzvah. One of the younger (20's) guests came over and requested that we play a game of Coke/Pepsi.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

From the mailbag...

Reuven A. Stone writes:
In memory of the Three Boys who were murdered last year in Israel, Shloimy Bluth and I wrote,
recorded and produced a video tribute called "Can You Hear Us," which is now on Youtube.

We humbly submit to you this link in hopes you will post it and keep the memory of these
boys alive.

Thank you!


An interview with Ben Finn, co-founder of Sibelius [Part 2 of 2]

Monday, June 15, 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

An Interesting Approach!

A producer started a GoFundMe page so people who pirated the album can pay for it.

Pay for the music you like! by Naftali Schnitzler - GoFundMe

Friday, June 05, 2015

This Does Not Look Good!

תחקיר: כך ניסה איש עסקים להפיל את הרב ריסקין

Several familiar names show up here. And to think I thought the minor lack of honesty/payment issues I've had to deal with recently from one office were troubling. Ouch!

UPDATE: Some details are at FM, "Top Modern Orthodox Rabbi Files Countersuit Against Enemy," but the entire story is laid out in the Hebrew Makor Rishon investigative article posted above.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Film Ban?

Over at Failed Messiah... Hasidim Ban Ex-Hasid Luzer Twersky's New Film, Felix And Meira

Personally, I'd be more impressed if FM had any actual info about which community this happened in, who was behind the ban etc.

The Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia Hebrew Project

Sagol 59 & Ami Yares - The Promised Land

Check this out!!! Hebrew translations of classic Dead tunes.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Pro Tip

If you're going to play a gig for one of those singers who gets all sweated up during his shows and doesn't carry a wallet... get the cash BEFORE the show. Bonus pro tip: Skip the post gig hug too!