Thursday, December 29, 2022

Monday, December 12, 2022

Friday, September 30, 2022

Thursday, September 22, 2022

From the mailbag... (Shana Tova edition)


There is a new Jewish song. 

Avraham Gottlieb - Birosh Hashana 

I would love it if you could post it. 



Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Gotta Hand It To Her

Over at Kikar Shabbat... U.S. Ambassador Tom Nides' comments on Yuval Dayan's Performance

This is super important and puts paid to those arguing she was disrespectful to President Biden. It's clear that the President and administration did not view it that way at all. In fact, I consider this rare video response to be an attempt by Ambassador to encourage religious tolerance, and I think the administration should be commended for it.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Shwekey Tribute to Piamenta

It's lovely that Shwekey tributed Yossi Piamenta Z"L. However, it's a shame that he didn't include more of Yossie and Avi's original music in this medley, like any of the songs off of "Mitzvah" for example. Instead, it's mainly focused on the (mostly) secular songs they adapted.

It's also a shame that the original artists for (most of) those songs aren't acknowledged. Kol Hamesameach is "Turkish Kiss" by Tarkan and Asher Bara is "Land Down Under" by Men at Work. Siman Tov is partially credited. The original track title is "Jungle" by Kongas feat. Cerrone. I don't know the original title for Yaala Mashiach, but I believe that's an adaptation as well.

Monday, February 21, 2022

Thursday, February 03, 2022

Vus Far A Casio Iz Dus?

How OMB beats influenced Reggae

One day, someone will write a doctoral thesis on how the beats in early one-man-band arranger keyboards influenced Chasidic music.

Thursday, January 06, 2022

Talmudic Ballad Project


BDE - Yoram Taharlev Z"L

Yoram Taharlev, well known Israeli songwriter and poet dies at 84.

Taharlev penned lyrics for numerous Israeli hits. One of his well-known songs was Al Kapav Yavi. Here's a classic recording of it by Yehoram Gaon.

Other well-known lyrics he penned include Bapardes, Od Lo Tamu Kol Pla'ayich, Kum Vehithalech Ba'aretz, and Shehashemesh Ta'avor Alai.

Yehei Zichru Baruch!

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

K'shmo Ken Hu

Beautiful song by Danny Zamir! He's had a rough time of late. So amazing that he can turn it into such powerful art.