Friday, December 30, 2011

Mishehu Holech Tamid Iti
Avraham Fried - Live in Israel

A cover of Ofra Haza's song and in my opinion a far better attempt at interpreting a beautiful Hebrew song. La'afukei mai? La'afukai kidi'amaran. Gut Shabbos!

Ofra's performance plus transliterated and translated lyrics, here.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Shama Vatismach - Helfgott

Have you heard this Helfgott fellow? A year or so of quiet so he's not over-exposed, and then BAM! This is power!!!

Please excuse the previous post. It seems it's a Kitrug on Nochi. Doesn't happen to any other tracks, pooh, pooh, pooh.

Shalom - Nochi Krohn

Thank you Hashem for Chanukah and for Yud Shvat. Shalom! Here's a bit of Country Yiddem.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Keli Atah | Haneiros Halalu
(Avraham Fried "Hupp Cossack")

For Rosh Chodesh:

For Chanukah:

Thank you excellent people who joined the high, high, kumzitz last night! And to my partner, friend and harmony. For many particular things and all of them together.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Keli Atah - Avraham Fried - "Hallel"

By mentschlich request. Happy chanukah! Happy chodesh! I quite don't like most of this song, but for the tenuah "Ki, ki lecha..."

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Benny Friedman's New Single


Maoz Tzur - London School of Jewish Song

The thing with old-school Jew music--actually, lots of music--is that is is waaaay over-orchestrated. The bass line is dizzying on this track, it's almost playing [bad] lead; the horns between every signature are simply unneeded. Happy Chanukah!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Ko Ribon - MBD - Moshiach³

Good shabbos! "Oyoyoyoy AMEICH! AMEICH! Ameich di vichart mikol umaya..."

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Don't Forget - 8th Day

It is to the mushpa to know where to look, to the Mashpia to remember who's looking, and to all of us to remember that we are always both.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Eddie Albert and Sondra Lee sing "Little Child"

Hiney Kel - Nochi Krohn

Good morning, would you like a glass of mellow with that?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Nye Zuritzi - Andy Statman Quartet

This is such incredible and incredibly Jewish music! LOVE! Which is funny, because I have a special place in my heart for disliking klezmer. Oh, but Andy and his Quartet played at a wedding last night, and WOW! What a wedding! Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Yom Shlishi, shehuchpal bo "Ki tov!" Here is Niggun Lishabbos viYom Tov. The cymbal action is re-dikiliss!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Do As I Do - Good Shabbos Every Buddy!

There are now 43 tracks in the "Shabbos Label." We are 40 numeric values short of making "שבת" be bigematria "ממש סו דיפ, א געוואלד!" This is the sixth day of the first week of the third month of the year and it is Friday. Good Shabbos Yingelach and Meydullz!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Ufrois Oleinu - Shlomo Simcha

From Solid Gold 2. The last tnuah "...ushmor tzeiseinu, uvo'einu, lichaim ulishalom..." has been playing through my head for the last two days. Now in yours!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

K'ayol Taarog - Tzlil V'zemer

Cant get this song out of my head after seeing all the "Detroiter" counselors over the the Kinus weekend.

Yosef My Son - Moshe Yess

"Runnin though my head, runnin through my head." This song just kinda came to me this morning and I gave myself the chills. Brrrr. Originally posted on iMeem, so I re-post.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Hisoreri - Avraham Fried

Shuffled in yesterday. What a great remembery!

Off of "Holyland's Greatest Hits"/"You're Never Alone" - 1983.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hamerachem - Benny Friedman

Inspired by the Bomsteins, from Levi to Ber and back.

Bichlal, the harmonies on this recording are not too Eh!. Ah?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Coming next week IYH. This could be fun.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Parnuseh - Yom Tov Ehrlech

I don't always know what he's talking about, but i know i like it!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Kol Hamiracheim - Abie Rotenberg

Classic Abie: So sad, you wanna jump for joy! Great orchestration in the intro and interludes.

Full of vocalist (un)surprises... No idea where this recording is from.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"A Karahod!"

So THIS is what a Karahod is!


Friday, November 11, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thanks for Last Night!

Just wanted to give a shout out to Benny, Shloimy Gertner, and Leonard for helping me through an (almost) all nighter. Here are my faves from last night:

Benny - Batuach Ani

Shloimy Gertner - Hashomayim

Leonard Cohen - Democracy

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Vant (Oy Golus!) - Avraham Fried
The Good Old Days

Memories included.

Commercial Interruption - "Vote!"

A Monsey Robocall for yesterday's election...


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mekimi - Yosef Karduner

Moe was right.

Just beautiful.

Besides, I asked R' Yosef to play "Banai" from Nochi Krohn (see Nochi Krohn label, right) and he hesitated for second, unsure about which song I was referencing. Then he went "Oh! That was a beautiful song, wasn't it? I've never played it in concert. I don't know how it goes..." Or something. Yeah, Yosef, it really, really was.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Min Hameitzar - Yosef Karduner

Awesome concert/Kumzitz/Farbrengen last night! This was a crowd favorite.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Kol Zman Shehaneshama Bikirbi - Shlomo Artzi

This is a Belzer Niggun, a Tnuah really, that Shlomo Artzi ends up singing in studio. It looks like a collaborative "jam" of sorts in the late 80s. Whew! Whow!

Hat tip: Deep Awltirack.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Never on Friday - Dudu Fisher

A little bit of Dudu the Broadway performer, Dudu the kindergarten entertainer, Dudu the Chazzan. A lot of fun in every way anyway.

Shout-out and best wishes to SSY author Levi who will be running his annual twenty-six-point-two in New York this Sunday!

Good Shabbos, chevraya kadisha!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Eizehi Mekoimon - MBD

Inspired by Coolio in a comment on "A Sukkaleh a Kleine". Lyrics

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Se'u Shearim - Shauli

Ber wants. Ber gets.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

National Day of Al Kein Tzion - Cuz Ber Made Me

Shlomo Simcha - "Aneini"

Avraham Fried- "Around the Year II"

MBD - "MBD & Shira"

Monday, October 31, 2011

"Ilan / Kad Yasvun / Friday Night Niggun" - MBD

I found myself humming "Kad Yasvun" this morning and considered making it a National Day of Kad Yasvun. But there's only one other that I can think of, so instead, we'll use this opportunity to post a beautiful track from a relatively old recording that may have been conceived in the same brain section as the recent MBD & Shira. From "Once Upon A Niggun". track 6: "Yeshivish"

Friday, October 28, 2011

It's Time to Say Good Shabbos! - Journeys I

What a classic! Good Shabbos everyone.

UPDATE: Oooh, totally almost forgot to tag this as Dov Levine Whom We Love!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ima - Dedi

A great performer, a less perfect singer. I give you.... DEDI

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Yiddish Jems (Hebrew) - Yackov

IIRC Mendy Kaplan from Safed wrote the Hebrew lyrics. Listening to this, I decided that he's a true genius! He translated (almost) every word accurately, i.e. didn't add or remove words to re-write the story, and managed to keep them as a rhyme.


Im Eshkachech - Ben Asouf

This is what this song would sound like if Shwekey would just finally accept who he is!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Al Kein Tzion - MBD and Shira - Kissufim

This track was chosen using the method of Borer: Extracting the enjoyable from the undesirable. Please do not play on Shabbos or Yom Tov.

See Our New Look.
Ahh? Eh? Huh? Eek?

Still under construction. Thank you Peretz of Big Chair Design for the beautiful laying out, with particular thanks for the new mural/masthead!

Comments welcome!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Napoleon's March - Chabad Centennial Concert

The other part of the theme song of JEM's Living Torah series... It's pretty solid at full length with full sound.

I remember opining then--and my opinion hasn't changed--that Yisroel Lamm has one grab-bag of arrangements into which he dips at random. He then spreads a generous helping of whatever comes up over a few Miami Experiences, some HASCs and the occasional Chabad Centennial Concert.

Nyet, Nyet from the same concert

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dos Yiddishe Lid

Today I loved the song from the 6:12 mark. I think this song somehow really embodies the concept that from Rosh HaShana through Simchas Torah is really one long Yom Tov, with the Avoda differing for each Yom Tov.

P.S. Please excuse any typos, I typed only with my left hand :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Sukkale A Kleine - The Rabbis Sons

Found this great rendition of the old Yiddish song A Sukkele a Kleine, enjoy.

If you have any other versions please share.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Build a Sukkah - Rabbi Joe Black

Found it here: Save the Music

The Gvir - R' Peretz Mockin ז"ל


Niggun Rikkud Chabad - MBD

During the Presidential race between John Kerry and President Bush in 2004, the NYTIMES ran an editorial and pointed out the faults of the Kerry–Edwards logo. Their chief complaint was, that unlike the Bush-Cheny logo, when looking at the Kerry-Edwards logo all you saw was Edwards.

Sorry to say, the visual of this CD cover speaks volumes.

Niggun Rikkud

Niggun Talmidie HaTzemach Tzedek


Monday, October 3, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Webb - Shema Kolenu 2011

From this morning!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Motzen - Shema Kolenu 2011

From this years Selichos. Overall he did a good job, for me this was the highlight.

Ha'azinu Hashamayim - Moshav
Dancing in a Dangerous World

This should last a month or two of "Leben Mit Der Tzeit..."
הנה ימים באים, חברה!

Friday, September 23, 2011

V'Hachen - MBD - Ein Od Milvado

Yesterday, I held an MBD Singathon in my brain: Ein Od Milvado, Tomid Bisimcha, Efshar Letaken, Jerusalem Is Not For Sale, Let Me People Go, Ken Burgess, Kulam Ahuvim. This track is pretty high up there overall.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

B'Motzai Menucha

Retzai Asirosom - Rosenblatt

Machnisei Rachamim - Shlomo Simcha

Moron Di V'shmayo - זאנוויל קווארטין

K'Ayol Taarog - Avraham Fried

From The Time Is Now!
Good Morning friends.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hadran Alach - Laibel ben Moshe

Well before Lipa. Better than Journeys. And what can you say when someone so naturally rhymes "רבא" with "cover"?

Tal Yasis (R' Aharon Charitonov) - Dovid Horowitz

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ki Hamitzvah Hazos - Avraham Fried - Aderaba

From today's Chita"s for tonight's Gabbai.

Al Chomosayich Yerushalayim
Tzlil V'Zemer III + MBD at HASC XVII

Ahhhhhhhhh, Yerushalayim!

Tzlil V'Zemer:


Monday, September 19, 2011

Tzlil Meitar - Eyal Golan

Something more introspective and yearning. Maybe he is singing to the Shechina this Elul. What. Ever. I looove this song.

*Didn't realize this was the title track of this album. It just plays periodically on my shuffle and I can't get e-nough.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dolly Parton - Abie Rotenberg

Faster Beat - Dolly:

Slower Beat - Abie:

Banai - Banai
The Nochi Krohn Band featuring Josef N. Qarduner

Remember The Nochi Krohn Band? You know, "Tzeischem, tzeischem, tzeischem lishalom, tzeischem lishalom mal'achei hashalom, tzeischem lishalom mal'achei hashalom...mal'achai Elyon..." Or just: the Fourth Shalom Aleichem ;)

Soooo...their recent offering is more, like, less, but the title traq called "Banai" is super correct as far as right and righteous music goes.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Be a Friend - Tzlil V'Zemer IV

Love is all we need. (Love is all we need. Love is all we need. Love is all we need. Love is all nee weed. What is all we weed? All we need is love. All we love is weed. Weed is all we need. All we need is weed.) All The Weed We Need.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Jews of Silence - Tzlil V'Zemer


Oh, okay. I get it. Silence, silence, Gezeiras Shavah. Very cute.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

I Believe - Chaim Fogelman

You're my Strength, You're my Power, You're my Hero, You're my Tower

Music Video Code by Torah Cafe

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Meloch - Shlomo Simcha

I came across this for the first time today. Your thoughts?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Kale Ha'Hodaos - Avraham Fried

Speaking of 80's....I Couldn't resist.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Avraham Yagel - Avraham Fried

Pump up the 80s!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! This rocks :) :) :)

Good Shabbos, kids. Big treat coming next week.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Procrastinater's Theme Song - Matisyahu

Meant to post this ages ago...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Chanukah Song - Miami Boys Choir

Posted only for 4:13 to 4:20.

By the Waters of Bavel - The Yitzchak Halevi Band

Another reason for posting this is because "Bitzeis Yisroel" on Tzlil V'Zemer vol. 5 is a cover of "By the rivers of Babylon" and I was reminded of this today.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It's Rainin' In the Holy Land - Yitzkach Halevi Band

Real passion. I'm tempted to upload the entire CD at once but I'm shellfish. Enjoy!

Happy Elul, friends! Make it the best day of the best week of the best month this year until Next Year, in Jerusalem, and let's go get some sleep.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Nature - Hashem's Work

And Isn't It Irene-ic?

Our music network is offline. Blame it on Irene. No kidding.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Galei - Avraham Fried

From "The Decade Collection."

I don't know what that is. Or where this song comes from. Or why. But it is cute and you've never heard it before. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ach L'Elokim - Simcha Kanter

Just ignore the vocals if you can, or skip to 1:43.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Shehashalom – Avraham Fried – The Time Is Now

Haracham, Hu yivorech es Amo bashalom!

Oldie, Screechie, Goodie. Yippee!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Shalom Aleichem - Yitzchak Halevi Band

Shabbos, holy persons, is drawing near. And we're drawing near to her too.

Shalom Aleichem! If you finish this one nicely, I'll serve you another classic YHB! Enjoy.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tsama Nafshi - Yitzchak Isaac Bitton

Put on a pair of Bose Headphone, put the volume at 75% or so, and be transported to a world of great music!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Modeh Ani (x2) - Avraham Fried - Chazak

This morning, speaking of throwback music and thinking of thanksgiving, I remembered Chazak: c. 1999, Tzfas, Israel.

Arguably the best-sold Jewish pop recording, it is unarguably a well-arranged, well-produced CD with TWO songs of thanksgiving. The first and fast Modeh Ani is one of the most fun inter-harmonized songs, as demonstrated at the Ohel 5758 concert with a 12-tiled screen of inter-harmonation. The second is beautiful.

Fast and Fun

Slowly Moving

Thank You, and thank you, and thank you all.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ve'az Yihyu - Green / Chaim Yisroel

After a full week of this song stuck in my head, I present:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Who Needs to Sing? - Post 502

The Kotzker Rebbe said that the Jewish people have no fast days:
"Af Yom Kippur, ver darft essen? Un af Tish'a b'Av, ver KEN essen?" (On Yom Kippur, who needs food? And on Tish'a b'Av, who can eat?)

What can I say? What shall we sing? And who needs to hear who doesn't already know? No?

Friday, July 8, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hava Nagila - Barry Sisters

This has got to be the best rendition of this song I have ever heard!

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.

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!

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! :)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Chaim Yisroel - Uman

I was going to put this one up, but then i ran into this and i couldn't resist. (Seriously, I tried but I could not stop myself!)

Ritzei/Visechezenah - Avraham Fried

Monday, May 30, 2011

Im Ein Ani Li - Raya Mihemna

This recording was named Best Jewish Music Recording. Ever. Last night, by a dei'ah zogger who earned the right to speak. Rock on, CM!

Riddle: If I am not Four Me, who is Four Me? If I am only Two Myself, what am I?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ben Porat Yosef - Piamenta

Because yesterday's Tanya began with "כי על מוצא פי ה' יחי' האדם"; because I couldn't find the very fun Piamenta song with those words; because I found this interesting recording that I've not before heard; because it turns out to have a connection to today's Shacharis; and because though I don't especially love the song, the introduction and ending are especially sweet; I present: Ben Porat Yosef, by Piamenta.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

V'Zocher Chasdei Avos - Chaim Banet

I don't know it but I know I love it... (Ooooh, deep! :))

Friday, May 20, 2011

Just One Shabbos - MBD

We'll sing and dance to the sky,
With our spirits so high,
We'll show them all it's true...let them
Us toooooooo.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Yesh Eitza! Mili Dishtuta - Adi Ran

Oh. Em. Beeeee. THE most unrightfully underplayed artist Eh. Va. תשמח שלא התגגלת בצפרדע! (Not his best song, but one of his funner ones!)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Shomrim Hafked - Shlomo Carlebach

Because I LIKE it! And it's MY BLOG.

MY blog!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Hu Elokeinu - Shlomo Carlebach

I meant to post this for Shabbos but Yovel's Bar Mitzvah trumped. Wise choice, judging by the Ahh!s, to be found below :)

And besides, for us, the Erev Shabbos Millenials, tomorrow is always Shabbos!

v'Hu Yashmienu biRachamav sheinis l'einei kol chai! Lu yehi, people, Lu yehi...

Recording: "Last Shabbos in Golus!" released in 1999, five years after Shlomo passed away.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Yufyufisa II - A.K.A. Pella covers Kelly Clarkson's Breakaway

I always thought "cover" means you can't see what's underneath. Not the case.

From today's Tehillim.

(The other Yufyufisa was a cover of Metallica's Nothing Else Matters.)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ribono Shel Olam (Sefirah) - Moshe Schulhof sings Pierre Pinchik

Mostly Eh, with a bit of Ahh! during his "Ma Shepogamti" at 5:28.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Times They Are a-Changin' - Bob Dylan

My Mashpia said I have to listen to this and learn how to swim, or sink like a stone...

In related news: I'm on the market for a new Mashpia.


Monday, May 9, 2011

Heaven on Earth - MBD - HASC

There is art within earth, people!

Cuz He loves His special children.

Yesod Shebisiferes: The bass of beauty. I'm totally starting a band called that! And then I'm gonna learn how to play bass!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ashrei Ha'ish - Music of Miri ben Ari (feat. Piamenta)

This is how Sefer Tehillim begins: Ashrei ha'ish asher lo halach b'atzas risha'im, uviderech chata'im lo omad, uvimoshav leitzim lo yashav. Perhaps, colloquially: Lucky is the perceptive listener who would not mistake peer pressure for sound advice. Lucky is the person who does not get lost in the mob of popular opinion. Lucky is the one who can leave a party when there are only poopers left. And good luck to the rest of us. :)

Obviously, the chief excitement here is the Miri ben Fantastic violin! She recorded a Jewish music collection some years ago featuring all the usual suspects plus Gershon Veroba in a parody called The Rabbi Went Down to Georgia. Miri is really fantastic on that track :)

Striking to me as well is the theme of repentance that runs through Rosh Chodesh. Mussaf, tehillim, se'ir izim echod lichatas, and so forth.

As it is written in the Lessons in Tanya: Ritualistic adherence to the supernal endorphines that counterinterrelate amongst the qualitative immersiveness of a ritualarium, can and must exclusively extricate their sins through chibut hakever.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mekimi - MBD - Mona 4

Chodesh chadash umechudash!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Elan, Elan - Country Yossi

Today is the last "official" day to bless Hashem for not forgetting any details in His rush to, you know, create a world.

ברוך אתה ה אלוקינו מלך העולם שלא חיסר בעולמו כלום וברא בו בריות טובות ואילנות טובות ליהנות בהם בני אדם

Blessed are You Hashem, King of the universe; You've left no thing lacking in Your world; You created within it good creations and fresh trees for mankind to enjoy.

If you eat, pray or love near Lubavitch World Headquarters, there's a cherry tree in front of the Rebbe's office upon which to bless. If you don't, the cherry tree is still there, but you may have trouble getting to it.

We like that Country Yossi composed both the melody and the English lyrics to this song based on a Gemoro blessing trees. We once discussed that Gemoro, I believe.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Al Naharos Bavel - MBD - Memories - 1981

From today's Tehillim.

Also, in honor of Osama bin Laden's end, we sing: שירו לנו משיר ציון while acknowledging: איך נשיר את שיר ה' על אדמת נכר?

Lag Ba'Omer is on its way. Let's sing songs of Zion, in Zion—at home, at peace, at last.

BONUS from today's tehillim.