Thursday, December 31, 2009

Rebono Shel Olam - Dudu and Avremel

The Lonero Family - Destiny

See, at our Shabbos table we would actually all sing "La la la la la laiiii... la la la la la la laiiii..." And my sister still picks up the phone when I call: "Is that you my brooother?" And I sadly say, "Oh yes, it is I."

Oh my GODDDD, memories! Memories, my good people.

Happy two-thousand-and-ten! See you on the flip :)

You know Dov Levine?

He's gotta a pretty randomly pleasant voice, too.

There will be no song to prove it. Just what it is, is what it is and it is an exercise in trust.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Barba Abba - Tzipi Shavit

NO, I did not expect to bust THIS song! Hhhhhhhhhhhhhh...

Lyrics here. (It's actually a pretty lovely story :))

HT:Ber/Peninah Bombom

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Tza'aku - Rivie and Avrumi Schwebel

Maybe it's just the name. Maybe you'll never know.

HT:M Alevsky

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

TED Performance - Gustavo Dudamel

Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10, 2nd movement.
Then Arturo Márquez' Danzón No. 2. You will remember this from the time previous, and it is as stunning but more so. It is longer and softer at the long and soft spots (11:10) and harsher and crisper at the crispy harsh parts. And more fun where there is more fun being had.

(But I'm also kinda tired of this particular piece. Nu. Nu. Nu. L'artzei. Nu.)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Di Berditchever Kaddish - Jan Peerce

Eliyahu Hanavi - Avraham Fried

Vintage Fried, just because. Off one of my favorite his albums: We Are Ready.
I remember trying to get the "...ishtishebi al shemoni kra..." right. It is not, apparently, "...ishtishebi al shemoni kra..."

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Yngwie Malmsteen with the New Japan Philharmonic - Icarus Dream Fanfare

Long story short, read wiki-p about the man. So, he played one of the pieces off of his "Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra in E flat minor"—a set written by him, scored by a friend (Rosenthal, a Jew), conducted by a different friend (Levi, a Jew), and performed by the Czech Philharmonic (once full of Jews)—with the New Japan Philharmonic. And that is this.

UPDATE: Peretz noted in the comments that I posted the "wrong" clip. So here is the "correct" one. Special Moments: "Violin" at :37 and teeth-playing at 7:00.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Andre Rieu - Hava Nagila

With a tiny little nod to DeePee who introduced me to [the performances of] Andre Rieu.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Czardash - Miri Ben Ari

Violinist. Extraordinary.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Eliyahu Hanavi + Racheim - D'Veykus

I started posting Eliyahu Hanavi cuz it was playing in the Overture... and Racheim came on... and you needa hear both.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Veyatayu Kol + The Blind Chazan
Shlomo Carlebach, לזכר ולעילוי נשמתו

A song that can possibly be considered an overarching tribute. (Possibly not, but that's why you don't get to choose.) Gut Shabbos, Gut voch! Gut voch, Gut Shabbos! I wish you the best!

And a song I love, love, love.

Both from the Carlebach in Jerusalem recording.

16 Tons

Not sure why this song is stuck in my head.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Rebbe of Vilednik and the Shabbosdi'ke Licht - R' Shlomo

When she kindled lights... when she kindled liiiiights...when she kindled the holy candles, Friday night...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Adon Olam - Kol Achai

If you've seen Kol Achai in concert, you may not be familiar with their edgier, funner stuff. They are easily a benchmark for vocal harmonies in Jewish music.

This is Yossi Green's Adon Olam...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Shostakovitch Second Waltz - Andre Rieu

Simchas Beis Hasho'eiva


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Kol Nidre - Mordechai Ben David

Attention Mar Goldenshtain:

Please advise, if this is prime.

Thank you.

RH & YK Mix - Azi Shwartz

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

You Raise Me Up - Celtic Woman

AKA Londonderry Air, AKA Danny Boy (but not really). Some really special moments and some really dull. But nothing beats the 2:57 mark. It's breathtaking cuz it took my breath away, so I know.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Cab Calloway - Daddy Dear

Finally, the full original! I'm not sorry it was redone by MBD, though the comtent of this one is pretty pretty.

HT:Lazer Cohen

Mizmor Ledovid - Kwartin

Peretz, try this one...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

MBD/Aron Razel - Inyan Hasimcha

Like this: We will first take stock of the current state of Jewish music and decide if it is Jewish. We will then take stock of the current state of Jewish music and decide if it is music. We will then take stock of the current incarnation of the King of Jewish Music and decide if... you see what we are going to do, yes?

OK: Aron Razel has a weird way of inserting the laughies and the shouties without sounding disingenuous—which is to say, while retaining his, and its, genuineness. That's huge, especially in a borderline psychotic and altogether bad-advice song like this. I mean, I have been outside that circle, and a good pair of balls can be easily crushed when the Inside Guy follows this advice. But it's also SUCH a great—and really the only—way I can imagine putting these words to a tune. I hate it. I love it. I need to listen again.

UPDATE: I lied. And I hate it.

I don't hate it, of course, but having not heard it for several hours, my annoyances are: MBD's rough איש אחד מבחוץ at :26 and his general hav'ara mizrachi... this is, like, classic Rabbi Nachman! A bissel chassidishkeit? It takes me back to one of my PETTTT peeves: people who get excited by the spiritualness of Eastern religions--things like washing before bread and shaking a palm branch. Honk if you followed that thought. Beep.

Also, re my earlier comment: I didn't understand the whole passage at first. It is not advice to someone to be Chotef ish echod mibachutz, but to examine the way one might be Chotef someone from the side during his own dance, and translate it to yourself. Which is what I was saying though: I wouldn't do that cuz I would kill the person who did it to me. Maim. I'd maim the person who did it to me. Hurt him pretty badly. Glare at him.

A Jewish kid asks his father for fifty dollars. His father says: "Forty dollars! What the hell do you need thirty dollars for?"

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Yaakov Y. Stark - Hineni

Was his performance of Kel Moleh Rachamim at Lincoln Center just a stroke of luck?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Your Favorite Shabbos Songs

I'm trying to put together a collection of Shabbos songs that can be used for Shabbos davening in a Ashkenaz Shul. Please mention or post links to your favorite pieces starting from Friday Night L'Cho Dodi to Shabbos Mussaf. All genres are welcome, but really I'm looking for Chazzonus and traditional, with a little Carlebach mixed in (cause who doesn't love Carlebach!).

Thanks in advance!

Off the top of my head:
Rozo D'shabbos - Pinchik
Yishtabach - Yossele
U'vedivrei -
U'venucho - Yossele
Avinu Shebashamayim -
Ad Haina
Moshe V'Aharon - Carlebach

What would you add/take away?

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Mimkomcha - MBD - HASC 7

Sam, I let you say "Prime." :) Enjoy the horns @ 3:10.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Clouds of Shabbos - Shlomo Carlebach

Can you feel the wind of the six days of the week...making way for the wind of Shabbos?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Elokeinu v'Elokei Avoseinu - Shlomo Carelebach

From Mendy Spalter's private collection: R"H's Elokeinu...mloch al kol ha'olam kulo. Nusach followed by an on-the-spot composition...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sholomo Carlebach - Kol Nidrei

Takes whistling to a whole new level!

dont know if it gets cut off or this is the whole song.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Shmuly Sufrin

Here a nice little rendition of Shlomo's Im eshkochech , Story/Pshetel (starts at 4:12) beautifully remastered.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Noch a Shoh! - Avraham Fried - (YT Ehrlich)

I try not to give instructions with my posts, but it may help to stand up and dance a little with this one. Then sit down and start preparing YOUR pilpul! באלד קומט ער צו פאר'ן!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

Eleanor Rigby - Ray Charles

Why? Simple: I logged onto Facebook > It asked "What's On Your Mind?" > I thought "Georgia on My Mind" > I decided to Youtube Ray singing that > Found him singing it with Willie Nelson > Decided Willie Nelson killed it > Looked for Ray singing it > Found him singing Let It Be > Didn't let it > Found him singing Eleanor Rigby > Let it be.

What's on your mind?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Shlomo Carlebach - Moishele Gut Shabbos

Home of "And everybody knows you're not allowed to talk in middle of Nishmas...unless you have to."

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Simcha Kantor - Nigun Hakafos - V'anachnu Amcho

does uploading this mean everyone knows i was listening to music?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

MODI - Montreal Comedy Festival

A very funny clip that takes a couple of minutes to take off. Timemark 4:55 was invented—I say invented—for Mar Goldenshtein.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

3 Weeks Special

Lev Tahor - Deaf Man in the Shteeble
Moving song and especially chilling in this rendition. And it's music-free so it's kosher.

Which reminded me of their a capella "In a vinkele," which is in my opinion a better version than the original D'Veykus recording... but since Shmekey re-re-re-recorded In a Vinkele in a shtinkele way, we shall go back to basics...

...before presenting Lev Tahor's. (Which is technically an extension of D'Veykus's anyway considering the lead vocals are Rivi Schwebel's. DORKY dorky English narration.)

טאטע! מיר האבען שוין גענוג דורכגעמאכט

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

Ma Navu - Helfgott

On the topic, whose original is this?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Ba'avur Dovid - Helfgot

If anyone has a copy of the orginal (no idea who its from), please post it. Thanks.

Evën Sh'siyah - Ta'amu U'reu

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Evën Sh'siyah - Yerushalayim

In your sleep, I will feed them to you; one track at a time—one rocking, bass-driven track at a time—will you come to adore the Rock of Foundation. Take two doses of this first one and listen out for the English bridge at 3:28. Mellowest vocals, temimusdikkest lyrics.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Amen! Amen! Amen! - Jo Amar

I swear I want to post "Lashir" again, but, ya know... Anyhoo, this is "Livracha" but it is more like Amen! Amen! Amen! (Amen!).

From a fan (paraphrased): It's a bit eerie that you posted MJ and he died, you posted Jo Amar and he died. There is a beautiful single by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that you should really post...

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009


We are switching from imeem to divshare!!
*I guess it's funny to have an "important update" on an unimportant blog.**
**I guess it's funnier to make a distinction between important and unimportant blogs.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Haftorah - Midnight Minyan

OH my G-d!!! What a fantasticly brilliant piece! Enjoy.
HT: DeePee.

One may click through to the actual iMeem page to listen to this piece in its brilliant entirety, provided one washes one's hands before clicking, and follows the click with the blessing "...Who has blessed us and required us to perform the clicking of the mouses." One who clicked* his mouse but forgot to say the blessing, may continue listening to the song until the end but should place a sizable donation into a charity envelope and send it to my house. If two people listen to the song together and one of them is tone-deaf, the second one may forcibly prevent his friend** from singing along by mockingly insisting that he is not doing too bad for amateur harmony.***
*Other versions: Clucked.
**Many authorities maintain that one should re-evaluate friendships with tone-deaf people in the first place. What drew you to them if not music? Seriously, what? Conversation?
***I dunno why. To the whole thmajing.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Lashir - Jo Amar


No one liked it then, so here it is again. (Please note that no human logic was employed and no brain cells were harmed in the creation of the previous statement.) Peretz: Your comment there reminded me of my comment after your comment there.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

We Are the World - Michael Jackson

How much do I love choruses? Four. On a scale of one to two. Everyone who was ever anyone--and some people who still are--makes an appearance. שבת אחים גם יחד

and the Jewish "inspired-by" version...

Chazak Ameinu - We Stand As One

Friday, May 22, 2009

Di Kedusha Leibt - Mendy Wald

Another beautiful Yiddish song proving how Jewish music can be original and heartfelt without copying secular trends.

I was especially moved by the story chosen for this tune... a sacred servant of G-d going to his death for his beliefs. This is a uniquely Jewish concept.

Diss iss a jawk.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ana Avda - Berele Chagay

Avi/Levi, I dont mean to steal the thunder of the video, but i just came accross this in my playlist; loved it, shared it. Enjoy.

אבי דער זינגער געהייסן האט ער

א פשוטער מערלאט אבער א פיינער שטימע
וואס מער געדרייט ווערט זיסער דעם קול
א שמייכל אויפן פנים און א פינגער אויף דעם קאפ
אוי! וואס א ביסעלע וויין קען טאן

Avi Singing -

Sunday, May 10, 2009

What's Wrong With Lipa?

Not as much as I once thought. Seems his Lion King parodies float to the top of the pile while he has an extensive discography of actual, um, music. Like in this song, Lipa is a freakintasticly poetic lyricist, mediocrabulous singer and a decencredible arranger. And he's actually realy, really good. Unfortunately, I've already given this what they call "The Avi Treatment" at work and I can no longer bear to listen.

Into your hands I commend my song.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sickest Shit You'll Ever Hear

That is the official name of this video. :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Vehi She'omdo

Sorry if this offends anyone ;) but I really like this song!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Joseph Schmidt - Ano Avdo

Per the recommendation of Chazzan Netanel (b"r Naftali) Herstik

Josef Schmidt (March 4, 1904 – November 16, 1942) was a tenor and actor. He was born in Davidene (Ukrainian: Davydivka), a small town in the Bukovina province of Austria-Hungary, later Romania and now part of Ukraine.

As a child of musical parents, young Josef was influenced by many cultures. In addition to his native Yiddish, he learned Hebrew and became fluent in Romanian, German, French and English. His first vocal training was as an alto boy in the Czernowitz Synagogue. His talents were quickly recognized and by 1924 he was featured in his first solo recital in Czernowitz singing traditional Jewish songs and arias by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini and Bizet. Soon he moved to Berlin and took piano and singing lessons from Professor Hermann Weissenborn. He returned to Romania for his military service and became cantor of the Czernowitz synagogue.

In 1929 he went back to Berlin, where Cornelis Bronsgeest, a famous Dutch baritone, engaged him for a radio broadcast as Vasco da Gama in Meyerbeer's L'Africaine. This was the beginning of a successful international career. Owing to his diminutive stature (he was just over 1.5 m) a stage career was impossible, however his voice was extremely well suited for radio. He made many records, first for Ultraphone, then for Odeon/Parlophone, was featured in many radio broadcasts and acted in several movies in both German and English.

Ironically, Josef Schmidt enjoyed his greatest successes during the rise of the German Nazis, who subsequently prohibited Jewish artists and writers from working. In 1937, he toured the United States and performed in the Carnegie Hall together with other prominent singers such as Grace Moore. The Nazis banned him from performing in Germany and Austria, but he was still very much welcome in The Netherlands and Belgium, where he was immensely popular.

In 1939, he visited his mother in Czernowitz for the last time. When the war broke out that year he was caught in France by the German invasion. He attempted to escape to the United States but, unfortunately, this failed. Making a dash for the Swiss border, he was interned in a Swiss refugee camp in Gyrenbad near Zurich in October 1942. He had been already in frail health. Harsh camp life and lack of medical care brought about a fatal heart attack on November 16, 1942. He was only 38 years old.

He had a sweet lyric tenor voice with an easy high register, sailing up even to a high D. His warm timbre was perfectly suited for the melodies of Schubert and Lehár. His popular song recordings were the best-sellers of that age.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Yom Ha'atzmaut Special - All Original Post

Im Eshkachech

Avinu Shebashamayim

B'Tzet Yisrael

Me'al Pisgat Hatzofim

Yerushalyim shel zahav

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Ribono Shel Olam - Sefira (consolidated)




Shir Hamaalot (Yossele's) - Hanan Yovel

Mellow + beautiful = very excellent.

Hanan Yovel = composer of the original "Rak Tefila esa" not-sooo-recently remixed and recorded by Avraham Fried.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Aleph Bet - Moshe Yess & Megama

The L-rd will forgiveth however you liveth so long as you don't cease the poor man to giveth.


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Alla fiera dell'est - (Chad Gadya-ish) Angelo Branduardi

PS, Hi blog! Hi world! Hi, hi, hi! How has you been? We missed you. We love you. We thinkin o' you too as well. Ish.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Close your eyes and Imagine; You walk into a Beis Medrish and you see two buchrim shteiging away...there shuckeling is just getting faster....there hands are flying wildly...Peios out from behind their ears wiggling lightly....and the blond one brakes out in song "that’s why Hashem gave us to lips to keep our mouth shut tight, and to lobes to close our ears from hearing things not lashon lashon harah”. You had to be there!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Shmor el Ima

Read the credits at the end,pretty cool.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Min Hameitzar - Yeedle/MBD

Composed and originally performed by MBD for "Live in Brooklyn College" in the early 1900s. Really beautiful flute intro. The King arrives at 2:45.

A lichtigen, freilechen Choidesh Adar to all the staff and stalkers of ShirShelYom.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Name that Niggun

Which niggun is this, and how it become a niggun?

English lyrics posted as comment

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I Want to Ride My Bicycle - Queen

Lashir - Jo Amar

This is the soundtrack to the Israeli version of Frisco Kid. But there's no such thing. But this song would work great with it if there was. Also the "Lashir" refrain would be an excellent soundtrack to a drama-turned-sad-comedy-by-virtue-of-it-sucking-that-bad camp play with jungle people in underpants.

You know what I mean?

But the emes is, Jo Amar was NOT wrongly billed in HASC as the Sultan of Sephardic Music. Neither was MBD wrongly biled as the undisputed King of Jewish Music. Williger, billed in HASC as having coming off an Amazing and Showstopping Performance, is indisputably Amazing and Showstopping, but not the good kind. Mendy Wald isn't bad, but that's for another different time.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Racheim - MBD & Friends

A reminder. It is written in the holy books that one should listen to "MBD's classic Racheim" twice a week before Mincha. In the merit of being misbonen in the cross harmonies of MBD and Fried introduced at 2:25, one can become ois-tone-deaf and can him or herself learn how to fantastically harmonize. בב"א

Racheim - MBD & Friends

A reminder. It is written in the holy books that one should listen to "MBD's classic Racheim" twice a week before Mincha.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

THE KING! (Hineni)

The Old Song,Revised in his Prime!

Friday, February 13, 2009

That's Better

Shea Rubinstien - Window

Yuck. I need a shower.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Shlosha Kesorim - Sheya Rubenstein

Here's a man with a surprisingly pleasant voice for someone with an unbearably irritating voice. Paradoxically speaking.

The short story: A Yossi Green creation (ie, YG created him and composed his stuff). I love this song for Green's way of choosing lyrics that are not only obscure (these aren't necessarily) but that have been sliced-and-diced to extract a serious message that just freakin' WORKS with the tune and the and the and the arrangements and like, vocals. It just WORKS! And then Green injects a bunch of Greenitude into the later part of the song. Which I like.

.בשלושה כתרים נכתרו ישראל: כתר תורה, [וכתר] כהונה, ו[כתר] מלכות
כתר כהונה זכה בו אהרן [שנאמר: "והיתה לו ולזרעו אחריו ברית כהונת עולם",] כתר
מלכות זכה בו דוד [שנאמר: "זרעו לעולם יהיה וכסאו כשמש נגדי",] כתר תורה
הרי מונח ועומד ומוכן לכל ישראל, [שנאמר: "תורה צוה לנו משה מורשה קהלת
יעקב", כל מי שירצה יבא ויטול. שמא תאמר שאותם הכתרים גדולים מכתר
תורה? הרי הוא אומר: "בי מלכים ימלוכו ורוזנים יחוקקו צדק בי שרים ישורו",
הא למדת שכתר תורה גדול משניהם].


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Look of a Bad Unterzugger

this conductor is obviously good at what he is doing from the sound of his orchestra but watching him is just so nauseating.He looks like a guy standing trying to unterzug.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Im Eshkacheich - Y-Love + DeScribe

I cant just say this is talented yet(only listened to it twice), but something about the Loi Aleh thing is very addictive.

These guys are part of a quirky group of musicians (Jewish).

UPDATE:(9:46 PM 2.9.09) After repeatedly listening to this song i give it 4 out of 5 stars.(lyrics could use some strength, but the music is great!)

Friday, February 6, 2009

MBD - V'Ha'arev Nah - Double Album II

Arguably up there vocally with "Hold On." Certainly the song that makes me 10 minutes late to work every day. (Most mornings I sing it twice.)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Commercial Interruption

From Shimshon. Apparently choreography is the latest victim of outsourcing.

Piamenta - Prom Prom Prom

Its also fast, just not so fast, also its slow....

Itzhak Perlman - Greatest Hits

אן דרשות: Great violin and very very very fast. Faster than I play + he plays for real. Not sure what the piece is. Noider?

Monday, February 2, 2009

Birkat Hallel - Safam

Safam means mustache. Their emblem was a 1920s 'stache with 1920s glasses. And googly eyes.

Over the years they put out a SMASHING collection of folk/rock/jazz Jewish music (was that ambiguous enough?). We used to listen to them on records... Lots of topical lyrics.

Here's a sampling of their very moving song called Just Another Foreigner: "I met a man in Addis Ababa / his skin was black and his features kind of strange / he showed me a book that he said was the Torah / he spoke of his people, Falasha was their name. / Just another foreigner in another foreign land / but I knew he was my brother as he took me by the hand / singing Au tanastali, Salaam aleikhem. [CHOIR: Aleichem Shalom, Shalom Aleichem!]

Holy CRAP I need that recording!!!!!!!

So this is off the album "Songs for the Jewish Holidays" that I found in the Brooklyn Public Library about 2 years ago. The final four tracks run through Hallel pretty much from beginning to end. This is the brocha and the first paragraph.


Sunday, February 1, 2009

Habein Yakir Li - Tzlil V'Zemer 5

So, this is a Nevuah of Jeremiah Ch. 31. Only I don't think he prophecied "31." It was probably more of an organizational thing later on.

Aaaanyway, turns out this is the same nevuah as "כה אמר ה' מצא חריין במדבר" which is funny if it's funny that two choirs chose lyrics from this perek. It's also the same nevuah as "הנני מביא אותם מארץ צפון" which is not a song so far as I know unless it's a song that I don't know about and it's also the same nevuah as "קול ברמה נשמה" and "רחל מבכה על בניה" and "מני קולך מבכי" which is back to the first funny because the SAME choir chose two songs on one album from the same perek. Which reminds me of about four or five tangentially related items that I have no reason to share here but are alternately funny, sad and obnoxious. Does obnoxious have anything to do with "noxious?" What does noxious mean? Isn't that something that gives off an overpoweringly noxious smell--oops! I just answered my own question! Can anyone guess what book--or which author--I'm in middle of by the number of non-topics I've introduced in this one post?

This is the same nevuah too as "נקבה תסובב גבר" the significance of which I have yet to decide or decipher.

But the song posted is: הבן יקיר לי אפרים אם ילד שעשעים כי מדי דברי בו זכר אזכרנו עוד על כן המו מעי לו רחם ארחמנו נאם ה' Which means something like I love you Jews, says the Lrd.

יש תקוה לאחריתנו

Cute: The kid at 2:02 is Rocky Ziegler. Do you know who that is? Oh.

The answer is Michael Savage: Psychological Nudity.

UPDATE: Noxious actually means "physically harmful or destructive to living beings." Which probably made me associate the word with smells that are that. But it doesn't MEAN smelly. Obnoxious is something that is "disgustingly objectionable." From the Latin Noxa and not from the Latin "Nexo" or such which had to do with Necro and dead but I closed that page so I'm back dumb.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Changefest '09 - Obama's Inaugural Speech

MBD - The last good one?

Discuss. (In English!)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Waltz Efraim - Mona Rosenblum

It sounds like a classic Bobover niggun or the like but I don't specifically remember hearing it anywhere. Can it be a Mona composition? He's actually quite an underexposed composer and arranger. Very pretty song regardless...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Oidcha - Shlomo Simcha

My dad sang Kol Mekadesh Shevi'i to this. I tend to sing it with Mimkomach on R"H/Y"K. Still looking for the source. If you have it, give it to me. Song posted at the request of and on inspiration from MM.

UPDATE: It is a Modzitzer Niggun to the words "Omar Hashem l'Yaakov (Al Tira Avdi Yaakov)" - L. Purec

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Shnirele Perele

At the German Music Festival

Friday, January 23, 2009

Baruch Adomai - Benny Hinn Ministries

Magnificent! (Unless you are offended by Jews, Christians, Asians, women or crusade violinists.)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Akavya ben Mehalalel - Yossele

Very different then Koussevitzky's Akavya. Anyone have a recording, of them singing each others pieces?

Efshar Letaken - MBD

Moishele! Moishele! וודאי אפשר לתקן!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Ad Unu

I haven't heard this in like soooo long

The Piano Leads the way!

Avi ! with all due respect i apologize L'mafraya, i just couldn't wait till i returned your CD for you to post this.The Music here is absolutely great!

This song is by a group called Safam, the history behind them will be posted by Avi in comments ( yes, i am not asking you monkey - you are doing it)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Slach - MBD - HASC 5

Maybe in tribute to Salach Shabati. Probably not. :)

Friday, January 16, 2009

ולירושלים עירך

You ever wonder the history behind Moshe Kossueveitzky's Vile'Yerushalyim Ircha? Listen to the song, and then and hear him tell the story himself.

"און עס האט זיך געזונגען" I would like to see some of the modern day Chazzanim pull this off...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Forgotten Princess - London School of Jewish Song

Obnoxiously beautiful. Discuss.

!אבער עס איז היינט שבת! מיר האבען נישט קיין געלט היינט

We should probably have a label called REALLY English!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Jewish Child - Moshe Yess

YA comes through yet again. Thanks!

UPDATE: By popular request, I'm reposting this song (the original iMeem link is no longer usable). As I remember, YA gave us the studio version; I only have the 1981 Maple Street concert version. If you have the studio version, please email it to me!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

PSA: Thank you!

The staff and fans of Shir Shel Yom thank YA for editing and color-correcting the 1981 Megama concert that is now available on YouTube. This represents the best Jewish music renaissance ever. Says I.

If anyone has the track "Jewish Child," please share!

Chukoseha - MBD

Back to basics. Random awesome track off of Moshiach-triangled, arguably MBD's most underrated recording. After Hold-On.

Also, for those sober enough to remember, we sang it for Shalisheedis.

Monday, January 12, 2009

"Not Ashamed" By Moshe Yess

Once again, a big Shkoiach to Y.A. (Hey thanks for the color correction).

Megama (Moshe Yess) - Yosef My Son

Brrrr. Chills.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

!אלף, אלף בית

Thanks Adi. Peretz: sorry I got here first! This is "Oy VAAAAIIII!" on steroids. Enjoy!

But why do Israelis find this funny?

Thanks Pretz!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

"Our Land" by Moshe Yess

Special thanks to Y.A.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Dudu Fisher

I was always under the impression that Dudu Fisher, can bring the house down at will. I've been going through everything I have from him, and he seems to be holding back in every song...He seems restrained, like he wants to blow it all open, but his trainer warned him against it. This following, are two examples. Elu Devorim (M. Koussevitzky) in its entirety, and the last piece of Tiher Rabbi Yishmoel (Z. Kwartin).

ביטע דערציילט מיר וואס איר טראכט אויף דעם. יישר כח

PSA: Thank you!

The staff and fans of Shir Shel Yom thank Peretz--a month late--for his beautiful masthead mural. For more, please visit Big Chair Design dot com.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Gutt fune Avrohom

Who doesn't like Gutt fune Avrohom? Not the Entity. I mean Him too, but the prayer! It's a beautiful prayer.

This is that prayer and it's sung to one of the most beautiful tunes. The two issues it has are: 1) the Singer's voice and 2) the general execution/arrangements, 'וכו.

Anyhoo, ignore the singer's voice. It's Yehuda (not to be confused with Yeduha) and when it isn't forty minutes to Shabbos I'll share my admiration for his overall musical prowess. But it is true that his voice sucks and he Goyifies the most Yiddish of tefillos with his atrocious הברה.

Bichlal, I was thinking that execution is a dying trade, but you can actually make a killing doing it!

For Ole' Times Sake...

If only I can find the Russian guy who sings "Kol Nidre" doing this piece...