Monday, May 24, 2010

Klezmer Requests

Yesterday's fun requests...

Kale Bazetsn, Nign (Lorin Sklamberg), Doina Naftule, Der Alter Bulgar, Fisherlid/Klezmatics Khosidl, Firn Di Mekhutonim, Vu Nemt Men Parnosse, Der Nikolaever Bulgar, and 7:40. Plus we got to play a sweet version of Erev Shel Shoshanim sung by an Irish guest. Fun!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Nigun Project #3 is Up

Jeremiah Lockwood's latest for the nigun project is up at the Forward.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

How To Write A Hit Song!

The Axis of Awesome leaks Eli Gerstner's secret...

Sunday, May 09, 2010

What's The Matter with That One-Man-Band?

A few months back, I had the "pleasure" of attending a simcha where the entertainment was provided by a one-man-band and singer. (For my Yiddish readers, that's a von-men-bend un zinger"). The musician is one of the long-time "names" in that end of the business. I was actually interested to see how he approached playing a large yeshivish wedding. That is, I was interested until he started playing. Natch, the music was painfully loud. In addition to the volume issue, there was a larger issue. That is, the music just didn't sound good. Specifically, it sounded as though the music was EQed to be as shrill and annoying as possible. And then it occurred to me that he had EQed the music to compensate for high frequency hearing loss he's likely suffered from years of playing waaay to loud at parties. The music probably sounded great to him, because his hearing has been so damaged by years of high volume playing.

Hatin' on the "Get" song!

George doesn't like "Give Her A Get! An Ode To Jewish Divorce." He writes:
I think this song and other things like it make light of a serious and very private situation. What about Jewish men who are victims of women refusing to accept the get? There are many Jewish men who are being slandered because it is PC to attack men but not PC to bring up that women use the get as leverage. Maybe you can put up a video criticizing women too.
Sure, George. Just send us the video of your "#$@^ Won't Accept A Get" song, and we'll be glad to post it for you.