Hasidic Jewish Reggae

September 8, 2009

And I like it:

I Don’t Know You Anymore

May 12, 2009

Hark! Prompted by a fresh deluge of email notifications from spam comments, I no longer tarry but have returned to my blog.

I have a serious post in mind, but first, a silly / sappy / angsty one. Savage Garden’s “I Don’t Know You Anymore” (yes, I may be the only heterosexual male who will admit to liking the often soothing, often angsty, always cliche pop mix of the now- Australian super-duo) here in all of its live concert glory:

And yes, he’s wearing a mesh shirt.

Somewhere Different Now

January 9, 2009

It’s not the best live recording ever, but I really love these lyrics:

Now I don’t mind saying, I believe in the waiting
In the visions of grandeur, and the random encounter
I’m not on fire, not burned out
Just somewhere different now

The really fast blues

January 7, 2009

I was trying to upload a video of me playing some guitar to YouTube, and somehow it got scrambled in the upload. Does YouTube not like AVI files?

Anyway, the sound is at normal speed, but the video for about 60 seconds of audio was compressed into 16 seconds. I’m really fast:


January 7, 2009

I know you’ve probably seen this video a dozen times already, but it just popped inexplicably back into my head. Love the music, and the joy:

Open Mic Comedians…

January 7, 2009

A random rant: Tonight I played a couple songs–just me and my acoustic–at a local open mic night. Specifically, it was at Solly’s here in DC. I had fun, but I think I would have preferred a venue with just acoustic music and no stand-up comedians. There were a few (two, really) comics who were funny and at least mildly intelligent. Call me an elitist, but I just don’t understand why ever standup in the world needs jokes about racism and ‘getting pussy’. Enough already!

“Oh Bama” by Girlyman

January 5, 2009

One of my favorite groups doing a brief update of “Oh Donna”:


April 1, 2008

You have to listen til at least 1:10. Just trust me, it’s incredible.


March 30, 2008

The group, not the Schwarzenegger slur. Here they are:

Their MySpace page describes them as “a luxurious sonic bubble bath” and I think that’s about right. Unfortunately they don’t have any music videos on YouTube (other than live recordings that are great but miss some of the calmness of their recordings). But here are some RealPlayer .ram streams from their website:

I Know Where You Are – my favorite song of theirs

Young James Dean

St. Peter’s Bones

Here’s the live recording of St. Peter’s Bones: