YIDDISHE CUP’S NEW BLOG,Yosef Sukenik writes:
UPDATED FREAKING DAILY.
You’re not looking at the blog right now.
You’re looking at an announcement,
which is screaming:
PLEASE CHECK OUT
YIDDISHE CUP’S NEW BLOG AT
The blog is “Klezmer Guy: Real Music & Real Estate.” It’s similar to Yiddishe Cup’s previous “gossip” emails, but to the 10th power.
Here are some sample post headings:
SHARP SALAMI . . . My clarinet teacher used to eat salami sandwiches during my lessons.
THE THING I DO WITH MY HANDS . . . Play clarinet.
BOUNCED CHECK . . . I've never gotten a bounced check at a gig in 20 years. Why?
SOFT SEATS . . . That's what bookers call college auditoriums. Cushy gigs.
A SLICE FROM THE KLEZ PIE . . . The klez scene is slightly bigger than a 12-inch pizza. Inbred? Rye.
BAGGIES ARE USEFUL . . . To pocket smoked fish.
ACCORDING TO THE TALMUD . . . Pay your musicians after every gig. How to be a bandleader.
THE LOWEST NUMBER STICKS . . . When you say "$6,500-$6,800," the client only hears the "$6,500" part. Negotiating for arts majors.
BERT STRATTON, a.k.a. Klezmer Guy, was a Sun Newspapers reporter. His articles have appeared in Rolling Stone, Downbeat and The World. He won two Hopwood Awards.
The blog will be updated daily through June 28 –
the day Yiddishe Cup's new CD, KLEZMER GUY, comes out.
Hello,Adam Andersen writes:
After doing my best to help the cause I'd like to ask your readers to take a few minutes to help improve the Wikipedia article on Contemporary Jewish music. Today Wikipedia is a major info source and it would help us all to have a clear unbiased history and summary.
Please contribute your knowledge: Contemporary Jewish religious music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Please keep in mind:
Try for a neutral point of view. We are informing. We are not promoting specific artists.
Please source as much as you can. Newspaper articles, album liner notes, anything.
Don't worry if you don't use the correct code formatting. Someone else will fix it.
Much love and thanks,
So this isn't jewish music, but it does relate to your email address
"I DONT WANNA HEAR YOUR BAND!"
Thanks for fighting the good fight & keeping music blogs not-lame!