Thursday, September 20, 2018

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Mikveh - The Musical

At the J-Post... When women tell the truth about mikveh



Only a matter of time 'till someone writes one about the men's mikveh...

BD'E - Dr. Mordechai Sobol Z"L

Dr. Mordechai Sobol, who popularized cantorial music in Israel, dies in NY.



A huge loss to the world of Jewish music, especially the chazzonus world. Yehei zichro baruch.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Melech Elyon - Unesaneh Tokef - Ein Kitzvah

This is basically the transition from Melech Elyon - Unesaneh Tokef - Ein Kitzvah as I often experience it.



Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Shmueli Ungar - Mach A Bracha!

I like this guy. His album reminds me of Lipa Schmeltzer, back when Lipa was good.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Fabulous Halacha Debate

A debate at Tzelem Currents...

I am prepared to consider — not under religious freedom grounds but freedom of expression grounds — that if a customer wants an Orthodox Jew to make a unique artistic contribution that is crafted especially for that event, one cannot be forced to do so if one does not agree with the event.� So, if one sings at weddings for a living, one cannot be made to sing at weddings one does not morally or religiously approve of. But, if one sell CD’s of wedding songs, one has to sell them to everyone and they can use them for whatever they wish.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

BD'E Stacy Phillips Z"L

A Star Ascends To Bluegrass Heaven



I hadn't known he went to MTA for High School.



His Klemzer book he wrote for Mel Bay is great.



Amazon has it here:

Sunday, March 25, 2018

It's Peep Season

Drama Mama

This peep will come to a Motzei Shabbos Melave Malka at a hotel where the extended family has been celebrating a simcha all weekend. She'll be upset. The reason? At this specific meal, her son -- (the ba'al simcha) has not yet talked to her in the first 20 minutes or so. When the woman she's venting to in front of us says "he probably didn't see you yet, should I get him?" she responds: "No. I want to see how long it'll take him this time."

Who Are You
This peep is someone we've grown up with on our block or else have been in yeshiva with for a time. We'll recognize them on sight, but they won't recognize us at all. Eventually, they'll come over to offer a compliment on the music, at which point it becomes perfectly clear that they don't know who we are, despite watching us play for a while.




Friday, March 16, 2018

Not Iron Butterfly, But A Nice Hard Rock Shwekey Cover

A 3D video (you can click and drag on it to view 360 degrees of the recording studio) of a rocking cover of Shwekey's Im Eshkachech.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

From the mailbag...

Kenneth Lyonswright writes:
I'm a Chicago based cantorial soloist, and I also compose music of my own.
Here's my soundcloud--these are songs that I recorded for the congregation I work at. https://soundcloud.com/user-401304917
Here's my YouTube channel--I'm recording a new song every single week in 2018! They all revolve around Jewish ideas and themes. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwpwX1EiRv6BnQ7BtMuVEXQ?view_as=subscriber
Thanks for taking the time to listen--and of course, for doing what you do!