Monday, January 30, 2012

Kadshenu - MBD

Posted for just the last few notes (2:54).

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel

Like a good wine. Only better, better and better with every year

Friday, January 20, 2012

Hisoreri - Shlomo Carlebach

Good Shabbos!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Adon Olam - Morris Sisters / Israel Edelson

Composed by Israel Edelson. If you can get past the very Reformish sound and the vocal performance, you'll find the music and overall composition to be quite beautiful. Watch here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Men Darf Bahalten (Ropshitz) - Lipa Shmeltzer

From the star who brought Lion King to the Jewish stage...

Monday, January 16, 2012

Vehar'einu - Shlomo Carlebach

After Kabbolas Shabbos, we stopped into CAY as we do, to catch the last few notes of this sing-ular service. Chezzi said kaddish and then "Mizmor Lidovid" before Aleinu. To this tune.

It.

Dug.

In

But by Shabbos morning I could no longer remember the tune.

So on motza'ei Shabbos, after maariv and Living Torah, I stopped into CAY as I do, to catch a last dance with this Havdala Jam. And I grabbed Chezzi and I drew him in and I yelled into his ear while his eyes were very closed: "WHAT WAS THE TUNE YOU USED FOR MIZMOR LIDOVID??????"

"SHLOMO'S 'VIHAR'EINU! THERE'S ONLY ONE!!!!"

Friday, January 13, 2012

Shomrei - MBD & Shira

Good Shabbos!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Birkat Hamazon - Piamenta

Remember when we loved this song?!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Candles - HASC IV

All it takes is one small candle.

Make it a good day, and have one!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I'm a Hippopotamus - Marvelous Midos Machine

This post was supposed to be "Candles" from HASC IV.

But then, Shmuel told me that Mishpacha Magazine interviewed Abie Rotenberg who gave them two incredible answers to the question "What is you favorite Abie Rotenberg song?"

The first answer was: "I hope I haven't written it yet!" Awesome. The second was: "The answer I have given since the day it was written: I'm a hippopotamus."

Us too, Abie. Us too.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Yosef Mokir Shabbos - Avraham Fried

Gut Shabbos!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Who Am I? - Abie Rotenberg

From HASC's Unforgettable Moments. So I don't know offhand which year. "And he's strumming a make-believe guitah' that he doesn't have!"

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My Fellow Jew - Ivrihim Frid

A great concert song!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Adir Ayom - Andy Statman Quartet

The album is called Between Heaven and Earth. But is it even? Or is it just Heaven?

He looks like this, for reference:

Monday, January 2, 2012

Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole

What a purely beautiful rendition!
It's 2012.
Happy, joyous, giving, finding, shining 2012 to every single person who wants it.

More about the singer.