Thursday, August 26, 2010

More Music Bans...

Here's a video, "Rav Amnon Yitzchak sits with Rav Shteinman" that demonstrates how "gedolim" are lied to. Shame on Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak. Simply put, he is lying.

Here's Rafi's 'nut' 'graph which sums up the scene:
Rav Shteinman doesn't seem to understand a lot of what Rav Amnon Yitzchak is saying. He doesnt seem to understand who Shwekey is and what he does. He doesnt understand what music albums are and what disks are. He doesnt understand what the internet is and how Shwekey uses it. Yet Rav Amnon Yitzchak persists until he can get Rav Shteinman to approve.
Rafi has more here.

Meanwhile, Rabbi Dov Lior wants to ban boogie-woogie. Shorter Rabbi Lior: Baruch Goldstein good, boogie woogie bad. Shameful.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Confidential To Greedy Office Owners...

... if you're going to ask musicians to work for reduced rates because it's a last minute "low-budget" gig, be honest. Especially if you intend the sub-leader to collect payment. We do see the contract, you should know, because you send it to us to collect payment at the end of the gig.

How To Book A Gig In One Act

phone rings

Client: "Hi! Do you play Bat Mitzvahs?"

Dm: "Sure!"

Client: "Have you ever played a Bat Mitzvah for kids from XXX school?"

Dm: "Yes. I recently played the XXX family's event."

Client: "My daughter told me she wanted us to hire the musician who played that event. I left messages for that family a few weeks ago asking who it had been, but they never got back to me. That was you?"

Dm: "Yes."

Client: "We'd like to book the date."