Tuesday, January 30, 2018

From the mailbag...

Kenneth Lyonswright writes:
I'm a Chicago based cantorial soloist, and I also compose music of my own.
Here's my soundcloud--these are songs that I recorded for the congregation I work at. https://soundcloud.com/user-401304917
Here's my YouTube channel--I'm recording a new song every single week in 2018! They all revolve around Jewish ideas and themes. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwpwX1EiRv6BnQ7BtMuVEXQ?view_as=subscriber
Thanks for taking the time to listen--and of course, for doing what you do!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

More Peeps

"The Break Music Guy" This peep is the one who will come over while the band is on break and some music is playing through the PA and remark "oh, so the keyboard plays itself!" or "so you guys just play along to recordings!" or another similar comment. It's always a guy, for some reason. "The Back of the Room Dancer" This peep can be spotted singing and dancing along to the music at the back of the room. She (it's always a she) can often be found attempting to lure her boyfriend/significant other, or even sometimes girlfriends onto the dance floor. Although she is often unsuccessful, we appreciate the positive feedback about song choice.

The Politics of Music

Israeli singer's visa request for UN performance denied