Friday, April 29, 2011

Shuvi Nafshi - Shlomo Carlebach

Beautiful! Shared with me this morning in Shul... Vive le blaque berie!

Shabbat Shalom!


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ribono Shel Olam (Sefira) - Rosenblatt

Yofyofisa - A.K.A. Pella (covering Shalsheles)

There is much that isn't right with this post. There is time that isn't much to spend expressing it. Is "insipid" the correct word to describe the sound? Ber asks. Maybe. "Insipid" means "lacking flavor". I think this just lacks taste. I love it.

The intro is a cover of Nothing Else Matters and they--get this--called it "Yuffing Else Matters!" Blaaaaahhhurghhhhghh!!! Ehhhhhhh!!! Buuuuhhhhhhhhhhhh....llurghhh. Can The Oatmeal provide a fitting interjection for me, please?

"We're counting, we're counting the days... Today is the ei-ei-eighth day, we're on our way... from Pesach until Shavuos time... ladida don't remember the woooords..."

This post is also to prove that our blog is capable of observing the ancient practice of musicless sefira, but won't because our rabbinic overseers consider it a simple oversight.

Peace and lunch!

Friday, April 22, 2011


A goot moyid!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Yismechu Bimalchuscha - Zalman Levin

Shabbos! Shabbos! Yom Menucha! (Shabbos, Shabbos Kodesh!)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Der Beinoni - Precise Melodies of the Chabad Rebbes

The previous Lubavitcher Rebbe called this song "Der Beinoni" after the personality profile described in Tanya: Different from the Tzaddik who, not drawn to evil, devotes himself only to drawing others to good; by far not the Rasha, enslaved to himself, his passion, his fear, satisfied with his own excuses for inaction and regression; but the Beinoni between them, the constantly fighting and endlessly winning human human.

Composed by Reb Aharon Charitonov MiNikolayev. HT:SM for the origin notes and this beautiful piano rendition of the niggun.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Shehashalom Shelo - Zalman Levin MiNevel

Toods and I had been told it was unsafe to drive in the Dominican Republic and we'd mostly realized it was unsafe to drive the vehicle we had. So the baker baked us baguettes and the maid made sandwiches and we drove and we didn't really know how long we'd be on the road and we hoped that we would not get stuck on the road because we'd been told it wasn't safe. It was Tuesday morning and we planned to be back for Shabbos and we were stuck in the first hour of driving in a political protest involving burning palm trees and rubber and boulders in the road and an Evangelical priest. Images provided. Captions below.

In the end, we drove a cumulative 1,000 miles and we had a single cassette with us—this cassette—for a cumulative 1,000 miles of driving. Now Toods and I don't speak anymore. We just nod with glazed eyes and sing "Misimoil umiYOmin al yisroel Sholom..."

Our first day of driving:
1) Lunch. 2) Stuck. 3) Help. 4) Moving. 5) Wow.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bird of Hope - MBD

Oh Hashem, please give us hope for tomorrow...
Good. Old. MBD. Off Vechol Maaminim, 1979.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

Tzeischem Lishalom! - Nochi Krohn Band

The intro for which subwoofers were invented.
The harmonies on which kumzitzes are built.
The energy with which Shabbos will rock.

Musical bridge 2:25 is a subtle example of their extreme musicality.

Once again, HT: CZ for sharing your personal collection.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Melech Rachaman - Nochi Krohn Band

Wow! I haven't been this excited to discover a new channel of music since Hamadregot. Thanks CZ for sending.

2:50 he turns into Chaim Dovid Saracik for a bit.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ad Ana Hashem? - Mesikus 3

Besides for this being a beautiful niggun in a sweet recording, it is saved in our music folder as "Poilisher Kid" making it both a wonderful track and a very, very funny one.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Mah Rabu - Nochi Krohn

Cute songy. Thanks Leibel!

Funny: Once, a woman saw her neighbor moving her couch for Pesach. "Shouldn't you wait for your husband to come home?" the woman asked. "Nah," answered her neighbor, "it's easier to move with nobody on it."

Monday, April 4, 2011

Heitivo - Tzlil V'Zemer

Growing up, I sang "Teeeeeaneck, Teeeeeeaneck, Choimois Yerushalayim..." Alas, those are not the words. This is Yudi Cohen-era stuff. Wolume four.

Friday, April 1, 2011

RE: Poll

Who do you think is most under appreciated singer/musician/band/choir?

Sholomo Simcha: I think it's pretty obvious that this guy can sing, yet no one seems to take notice.

Tzlil V'zemer: These kids are like the Mets to the Miami Boys Choir Yankees.

Chaim Yisroel: Malachim is a kick ass song!

Yeedle: Never lived up to being BMD's son, but still has a lot to offer.

Feel free to disagree, and add your own nominees.

Ani Shabbos - M.B.D.

I had this song stuck in my head for a long time, then i happened to hear it, now it's not.