Thursday, June 30, 2011

Flowering Jasmine - Gidon Kremer

Allow me to begin from the end: We were listening to the local classical station at 5or 6 AM when this piece came on. We scribbled the name that the DJ said, then Googled it as soon as we got to work. There we all found that we'd all found the same thing: That we'd heard this piece on the local classical station--mine is 105.9--in the very early morning, and felt compelled to Google it and share it.

Here I share "Flowering Jasmine" played on Vibrapahone. Perhaps "Ahh!" misses the feeling, so feel free to comment.

Today is Erev Rosh Chodesh July, which is in turn Erev Rosh Chodesh Alef d'Chodesh Tammuz. July is the month of my birth and other such things. Happy It :)

Happy, happy, It. :)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hut Bitachon! - Lipa

Can I share something somewhat personal with y'all Froggers (friend-bloggers)? I believe David: הבוטח בה', חסד יסובבנהו. Crazy, eh? Eh!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Gut Fune Avrohom - Yehuda Exclamation Point

A prayer recited in many communities at the conclusion of Shabbos, after Havdala. It is a tremendously beuatiful "techina" with a lovely, lovely tune. Sung by Yehuda Exclamation Point which is something of a de riguer downer. I don't know what de riguer means but I believe I used it correctly. If you think I didn't, you probably thought I meant something else.

Because we rarely post after Shabbos and it's weird to post a Bye-Bye Shabbos Lichovos Shabbos, ya know how do I mean?
Krechtz. Why the suffering, Man? And why the pain?

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Place Where We Belong - Rotenberg, Rotenberg & Tsfat

We heard this first as the Sefer Torah song on Journey's One. Then we heard it as Chasal Siddur Pesach on Lev V'Nefesh One and thought that Abie composed it for that and borrowed it for Journey's One. Then we met the Chezzard in Shul this morning who pointed us to Simply Tsfat An Old Jewish Melody. But, if we're all about the Journey anyway...anyway...

Simply Tsfat - An Old Jewish Melody

Journey's One - The Place Where I Belong

Lev v'Nefesh - Chasal Siddur Pesach


Friday, June 24, 2011

Me and My Daughters Five - Schwebel, Sharf and Levine

Mazel Tov, Squillers!

No joke. This song was composed, lyricized, recorded, and sold!

Good shabbos :D

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Oy Vey, Iz Far Zei... - Lipa

אוי וויי איז פאר זיי...א טויבין יאטשמיך האבען זיי!
אלוקינו בשמים, אונזער גאט* אין הימעל, כל אשר חפץ עשה, וואס ער ווילט טוט ער...

*You're already not allowed to erase our blog. Just saying.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bnei Heichala - Moshe Benasher

HT:CZ a really long time ago

Monday, June 20, 2011

Tefillas Haderech - Lipa Shmeltzer

We can be on a trip without traveling,
or travel and get nowhere;
we can stay in place and call it "home"
and we can go far yet never arrive.

And that last one is a very great place to be.

ותשלח ברכה והצלחה בכל מעשה ידינו! Safe trip, all!

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Forgotten Princess - London School of Jewish Song

Good Shabbos! The beauty of how to enjoy it can perhaps be gleaned from how not to. This is that, but I'm still way into this song! Listen, I'm from Monsey...

Once posted here.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Omnom - Dedi

I haven't had the time or brain space to listen to this song and internalize what it is teaching me. But I remember liking it much as a tyke. Ha! Who wanna enroll their kids in my new Jewish org: KikeTykes

Reeee-mehhhm-berrrr Dehhhh-di,
Remem-ber Dudu,
They have such weird names,
That sound like Voodoo

Everyone receives 3 points for placing that song. Well done, team!

A chapter from my upcoming book
1,000 Titles Never Written

Never ask a question you never want to answer.

Peace and Lunch, people! <3

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Heights - Matisyahu

Listen to that man Philophosize! We basically adore the opening petal-enhanced guitar riff. Unrelated, though nothing ever is, we are now a mobile blog for devices that don't stay in one place.

Hashem rays fire blaze burn bright and I believe! Or something.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Di Torah - Avraham Fried (Yom Tov Ehrlich)

S/he who has not heard Yiddish Gems has not heard a Yiddish gem in his or her life. -The Talmud

Dear Bloggers, Bloggees and Fellow Joyful Jews,

Let us accept the Torah with Simcha, and let's internalize what we receive. And let's be happy because we get it. And let's be happy, and therefore get it. and let's be happy.

Good Yom Tov!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011

Shades of Acapella - Yossi Green

For the beginning, a super-gawj Min Hameitzar composed for and recorded by Shlomo Simcha Sufrin. A gut shabbos, a gut choidesh, a gut yohr!

Today is Rosh Chodesh, the invisible beginning of everything bright! Let us grow, let us know. נצח ישראל לא ישקר!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Yesh HKB"H - Adi Ran

One of our favorite Adi Ran songs. B'etzem yesh !!RAK!! Hakoidish bu'chooo... To me, the vort is: A person must go through and experience many aspects of life, yes, even challenges, but not for pain and not forever: Just עד שהוא תופס ש--
יש הקודיש ב'כו
יש הקודיש ב'כו
בעצם יש רק הקודיש ב'כו!

Then the challenges ARE life. Then the victories are sweet. Then the next page is more interesting and the next stop more exciting and the surprises more pleasant and more surprising. Cuz בעצם יש רק הקודיש ב'כו! :)