He also emails a link to Gershon Veroba's blog post, "Michael Jackson and us..." Worth reading.
Finally, Bobo Bubalinsky writes:
Apparently I live a sheltered life, having never heard a Disco Hora. So I did what any modern person does and googled it. Found many an amusing clip YouTube - Jewish Drumming demo #3 Disco Hora variations so thanks for enlivening my life.That last link doesn't work, but you can hear the song in the player on the right hand side of Bobo's Blog.
I was however well aware that a large portion of the early NY Punk scene were jews. Watch End Of The Century http://www.endofthecentury.com/ the Ramones biopic. All not so nice jewish boys from queens.
Like Lenny Kaye I also have kept that cantorial sound somewhere in my world. For most of the past 25 years I have been involved in instrumental music, and a few years ago I began adding Klezmer tunes to our sets (but in a n almost Ska like way). We have recently recorded a song written by my great grandfather Israel Isaac Axelrod/Shamfrof/Shaw "Oif Der Fater" http://www.reverbnation.com/tunepak/162595 . He wrote it at the end of the 19th century, or the very beginning of the 20th, and I changed it a bit. Give it a spin if you care to.