I thought that I’d share a music related thought on the “Three Weeks” with you.
I heard in a taped shiur by R’ Yosef Gavriel Bechofer that it’s OK to play kid’s tapes for young children during the “Three Weeks”, despite the prohibition on listening to music, because “it’s annoying.”
Who says that music criticism doesn’t have practical halachik applications?
I wonder, would this mean that Michael Steinhart, would be permitted to attend a hypothetical Shwekey concert during the “Nine Days?”
As a side note, the end of the “Three Weeks” means that I’ll be really busy gigging over August as people try to squeeze their simchas in before the Chagim start so blogging may be intermittent for the next few weeks.