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.