This is displayed at the Lazer Beams site (left hand column):Hillel Fendel writes:
Or BaLev - Light in the Heart- Erez Levanon, hy"d
This is the CD that we've all been waiting for, the musical legacy of Rav Erez Levanon of blessed and saintly memory, who was murdered by terrorists in March, 2007.
Shalom. A Google search for "stanley miller band" sent me to your site, but I'm not sure how to get in to participate. Do you or some of your writers know how I can hear his records? I have one great song taped from 30 years ago - Ten Shabbat V'Ten Shalom - but I would love to hear the rest. Any info would be appreciated, including contact info for the guy who wrote that he once played for them.Judging by emails received, it appears that there's some interest out there in a reissue of the Stanley Miller Band recordings on CD or mp3.
Yerchmiel Altizio of Merkavah writes:
BS"DHeshy Rosenwasser writes:
Thanks for the review. Very accurate and honest.
Thanks for the suggestions for improvement!
I have to ask a pointed question of every current "JM" artist and producer:Psachya forwards a JWR article: 'All about me' Weddings.
WHAT IN THE WORLD IS UP WITH THIS EXCESSIVE USE OF "AUTO-TUNE"???
It seems like every artist in the Jewish Music genre has fallen prey to the use of this not-so-new technology! When used properly, it can correct notes that have gone sharp or flat, which can be a boon to singers with less than perfect pitch (and as such, I admit I've used it too). However, when you crank up the levels on this effect, it erases all the bent pitch that's supposed to be there between the notes and makes the vocals themselves sound thinner, with the result that the singer sounds like the "Borg" in the Star Trek films.
You've heard it before:
Do you believe in life after love
I can feel something inside me say
It's as if some JM producer had heard that Cher song about ten years ago and the light bulb went on over his head: Why don't we use that too? It would be so cool! (Besides, there isn't anything halachically wrong with it ... is there?)
And now, whenever I turn on the "JM in the AM" radio show, EVERYBODY AND THEIR BROTHER IS OVER-AUTO-TUNING THEIR VOICE! Everyone from the Yeshiva Boys Choir to this new Israeli guy Ohad, whose excessive use of it is particularly offensive.
I am not an artist in this genre, but I am a Jewish musician with an appreciation for Jewish music, and as such I'm calling on every single producer and artist in Jewish Music today:
S T O P USING AUTO-TUNE FOR DRAMATIC EFFECT! IT DOES ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO CONVINCE US THAT YOUR SINGER HAS A GOOD VOICE! ON THE CONTRARY, IT MAKES YOUR VOCALIST SOUND LIKE A ROBOT, AND IT GIVES THE IMPRESSION THAT HE REALLY DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO SING!
Let your singers shine while using their REAL voices! Use the technology SPARINGLY and JUDICIOUSLY!
'Nuff said! Now back to our original programming.
a/k/a THE HESH INC. - Musician, Artist, Writer
Alejandro Agdamus writes:
Hi, I'm Alejandro from Argentina. I was trying to download freely the sheet of Mahshav by John Zorn but I didn't find it at the web. Doesn't matter if it is for piano or other instrument. I just want the bass line and the melody. (I'm not good with english) ¿Do you know any site where I can download it from? Thank you very much.I'm not aware of any commercially available Zorn transcriptions.
Mordechai Shinefield forwards a link to his music column for AJL.
A Simple Jew forwards a link to "Question & Answer With Yoni Lipshutz Of Simply Tsfat - Im Atah Ma'amin."
Finally, someone [names omitted to protect the guilty] wrote:
I cam across your blog and thought you might like to hear [redacted]. You can see some video and hear mp3s at [redacted] Also more videos at[Redacted]. I hope you enjoyI'm always happy to link to JM artists. But, if you've sent in a link and we've posted it, sending a virtually identical email a few months later is pushing things. Especially if you haven'tbothered to acknowledge the earlier link.